National Farm Biosecurity Advisor (ECTAD)

Job Posting: 25/Nov/2019 Closure Date: 15/Dec/2019, 11:59:00 PM Organizational Unit: FLVIE Job Type: Non-staff opportunities Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel) Grade Level: N/A Primary Location: Viet Nam-Hanoi Duration: 1 January – 30 July 2020. Post Number: N/A IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.   Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.   Organizational Setting The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. With presently 194 member states, FAO works in more than 130 countries worldwide, including Vietnam where the Organization has operated since 1978. The current Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the period of 2017‑2021 has four priority areas: (1) Increased food security with focus on alleviation of hunger, malnutrition and food safety concerns; (2) Sustainable development of the agriculture sectors, contributing to the national Green Growth and other strategies on improved natural resources management and environment protection; (3) New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction; and (4) Enhanced resilience of communities to disasters and threats. The incumbent’s tasks will largely fall under the fourth priority area.   Reporting Lines The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Viet Nam, the direct supervision of ECTAD Senior Technical Coordinator of the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) in Viet Nam.   Technical Focus: Animal Health and Production   Tasks and responsibilities
  • Support and assist the Senior Technical Coordinator to deliver ECTAD programme in Vietnam;
  • Provide technical advice to strengthen and support the improvement of safe animal production practices in MARD by developing  minimum biosecurity standards, technical guidelines, training materials and accreditation scheme;
  • Conduct activities to promote and develop local capacity to improve biosecurity practices
  • Foster linkages between hatcheries and parent flocks towards improved collaboration for safer practices;
  • Support communication and advocacy on risk reduction measures and policies along the value chain;
  • Provide technical support and coordinate the implementation of risk reduction component under the EPT2 projects
  • Provide technical inputs to reports, events, and support field missions as needed;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
  • Master degree in a field related to veterinary medicine or animal production;
  • At least 12 years of relevant experience in animal health and production development;
  • Woking knowledge of English with excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills: knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and email/internet software.
  • National of Vietnam
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Selection Criteria
  • Experience in working for development projects/international organizations/NGOs;
  • Willing to learn new things and share workload with colleagues when needed;
  • Knowledge of FAO works in Vietnam.
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
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