FAO ROAP Bangkok
Animal Production and Health Officer (SSC Regional Project Coordinator)
Job Posting: 16/Dec/2019
Closure Date: 16/Jan/2020, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, RAP
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition : Professional Project
Grade Level : P-4
Primary Location: Thailand-Bangkok
Duration : Fixed term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number : 2007206
CCOG Code : 1H01
The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments
- FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
- People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase
- All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
- The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
Candidates who have already applied, do not need to re-apply.
Organizational Setting The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities. RAP also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RAP develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs).
The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
The post is located in the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) in RAP. ECTAD RAP works with governments in the region in the prevention and control of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, in close collaboration with national stakeholders in the animal production and health sector.
Reporting Lines The Animal Production and Health Officer reports to the ECTAD Regional Manager in RAP, working in close collaboration with ECTAD RAP staff, as well as with national project counterparts.
Technical Focus The Animal Production and Health Officer will be tasked with overseeing the assigned project (GCP/RAS/303/CPR) that contributes to SO5 Output (Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises,) with a focus on regional capacity building for the control of high impact animal diseases in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Key Results Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of regional programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with regional objectives and FAO Strategic Objectives.
- Plans and leads components of multidisciplinary teams, leads and/or participates in internal committees, project teams, and working groups and/or provides specialized expertise to technical networks and/or international technical policy and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies;
- Develops technical, analytical, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and related methodologies, tools, systems and databases, to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of programmes of work, projects, products and/or services;
- Designs and conducts research, data collection, validation, analysis and/or reporting activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovative approaches and strategies, new tools, technologies, technical reports/publications, and/or policy proposals as well as the provision of technical/policy/ specialist/advice and expertise;
- Responds to country requests for technical and policy assistance, provides technical advice, assistance and solutions to decentralized offices and provides technical backstopping to field projects;
- Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge sharing activities within member countries such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, online tools;
- Promotes international cooperation/advocates best practices, increases policy dialogue and provides technical expertise at international/intergovernmental meetings;
- Participates in resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate Strategy. Specific Functions
- Ensures overall management of the project and required resources, including timely recruitment of consultants and procurement of appropriate equipment and services as specified in the project document;
- Collaborates with other members of the ECTAD team at country and regional levels and coordinates with relevant units in FAO as well as partners at country, regional and global levels to ensure smooth implementation of the project activities alongside other FAO projects in the region ensuring a programmatic approach and synergy;
- Oversees the assessment of existing practices, systems and gaps for safer cross-border cattle trade;
- Facilitates the development and implementation of a capacity building strategy to strengthen disease prevention and control and facilitate safer cross-border trade;
- Provides technical inputs to target countries as per the project document;
- Liaises with countries, partners and the donor to discuss areas of work that would contribute to enhancing risk management in the livestock sector;
- Coordinates the organization of strategic and technical meetings for the exchange of information and the coordination of project activities;
- Coordinates the production and submission of appropriate reports to the donor;
- Provides advice to promote advocacy, public awareness and other project related communication issues.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
- Advanced university degree in animal science, veterinary science/medicine or a related field;
- Seven years of relevant experience in national and regional approaches to animal disease control and prevention, preferably with experience in managing transboundary animal diseases (TADs);
- Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
- Extent and relevance of experience in planning, coordination and organization of national or regional networks for control of diseases of strategic relevance to the ECTAD programme;
- Extent and relevance of experience in animal disease control in Asia with regional organizations like ASEAN, SAARC or other relevant bodies is considered an asset;
- Extent and relevance of experience in preparing technical reports;
- Extent and relevance of experience in liaison with partners and institutions in both formal and informal contexts;
- Familiarity with UN or other international agencies field programmes is an asset;
- Working knowledge of English is considered a strong asset.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency. GENERAL INFORMATION
- Candidates endorsed in the selection process for this vacancy announcement will be considered for the FAO Professional Employment Roster for a period of two years. The Roster is used to fill other similar positions at the same or lower grade, and in the same or another duty station;
- FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries allowances/salary.htm Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
- Dependency allowances
- Rental subsidy
- Education grant for children
- Home leave travel
- 30 working days of annual leave per year
- Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
- International health insurance; optional life insurance
- Disability protection
FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:
- elements of family-friendly policies
- flexible working arrangements
- standards of conduct
HOW TO APPLY
- To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;
- Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
- Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
- Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
- Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
- Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
- Incomplete applications will not be considered;
- Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
- Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date;
- We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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