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In order to build on and strengthen the long-existing and effective collaboration between FAO and WHO in a number of sectors, FAO has established the Joint FAO/WHO Centre (CJW), which hosts important areas of collaboration, namely: CODEX Food Standards, Zoonotic Diseases, and AMR. The Centre serves as a globally coordination platform dedicated to reduce impact of zoonotic diseases and AMR on food safety, food security and global health. The One Health approach requires strong cross-sectorial coordination for strengthening systems to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases and related issues such as AMR that threaten human, animal, and environmental health.

A consultant/PSA (Personal Service Agreement) is to be engaged for recruitment by t to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of the One Health activities of Animal Production and Health Division (NSA) and Joint Centre for Zoonoses and Anti-Microbial Resistance (CJWZ)
  • Conduct desk review studies and assessments on various topics related to One Health;
  • Perform epidemiological analysis, risk assessment and forecast of health threats requiring One Health interventions;
  • Contribute to adapt existing information systems to improve information sharing within and across health sectors;
  • Prepare, organize, participate in and provide technical support, as facilitator, trainer and/or evaluator, at the national and multi-country events such as technical meetings, workshops and simulation exercises in liaison with the key stakeholders at the involved countries.
  • Contribute to extending of One Health approach to engage relevant sectors and disciplines including animal health, wildlife, environment, public, academia, research and private sectors at global, regional and national levels.
  • Support the identification of the One Health core competencies required for Veterinary Services and other relevant sectors at national and field levels

 Requirements

For Consultants:

  • University degree in a discipline relevant to the duties listed or otherwise related to FAO’s Programme of Work, including technical field disciplines
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in One Health related matters activities (such as assessment, training, strategy)
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in working with international and/or regional Organizations and/or Institutions
  • Surveillance related to One Health in food and agriculture sectors
  • Epidemiology data analysis and risk assessment
  • Project design, budget planning and management
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and limited knowledge (Level B) of one of FAO’s Official languages: French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

For PSAs:

  • University degree, technical specialization or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the duties listed or otherwise related to FAO’s Programme of Work, including technical field disciplines;
  • At least one year of relevant work experience in One Health related matters activities (such as assessment, training, strategy)
  • At least one year of relevant work experience in working with international and/or regional Organizations and/or Institutions
  • Surveillance related to One Health in food and agriculture sectors
  • Epidemiology data analysis and risk assessment
  • Project design, budget planning and management
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English is required.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

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