Levels of advancement
staffing of the Veterinary Services
The appropriate staffing of the VS to allow for veterinary and technical functions to be undertaken efficiently and effectively. . A. Veterinary and other professionals (university qualification
appropriately qualified personnel.
professional positions are occupied by appropriately qualified personnel at central and state / provincial
professional positions are occupied by appropriately qualified personnel at local (field) level.
There is a systematic approach to defining
procedures for veterinarians and other professionals 5. There are effective management procedures for performance assessment of veterinarians and
Results Strengths : Organizational structure and hierarchical levels appear to be well defined. Completion of on‐ going review will demonstrate the degree of improvements made The DVS has well defined activities aimed at training and recruiting. At the completion of the evaluation, a complete set of documents was provided on the restructuring of the Veterinary Service. Weaknesses : Understaffed due to vacancies, one reason being that there is not sufficient qualified professional technical personnel present in the country, often higher professionals leave for better paying jobs in the private sector once skills and experience have been obtained within VS (e.g. laboratory) No VS involvement (no veterinarians present, nor VS personnel) in municipal and local non‐ export abattoirs. Although very low throughput abattoirs, these can be most likely points of occurrence of emerging diseases Insufficient numbers of professionals and technical personnel north of the VCF Many of the well‐trained professionals (with post‐graduate degrees) are not Namibian citizens and remain in Namibia as temporary residents. Supporting documentation (documents or photos): Directorate of Veterinary Services ‐ Annual Report 2005 (p. 12) Directorate of Veterinary Services ‐ Annual Report 2006 (p. 14) DVS: various updated Post Profiles PVS CVL updated 25 Jul 2008 version (Table 1 Restructuring DVS 2008‐12‐04