FAO Yangon, Myanmar
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 1902955
Job Posting: 16/Dec/2019
Closure Date: 30/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : FAMYA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Myanmar-Yangon
Duration : 11 months
Post Number : N/A
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The Myanmar Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are initiating the project ‘Antimicrobial monitoring in poultry in Myanmar (AM-PM)’ with funding from the UK Government’s Fleming Fund.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognized as a problem caused by unregulated antimicrobial use in the human health and animal health and production sectors, which exerts selection pressure on pathogen populations and encourages the development of resistance. Use of antimicrobials in the livestock production industry for therapeutic, preventative, and growth promotion purposes across Asia is widespread, particularly in the pig and poultry production sectors. At present, farm antimicrobial use (AMU) is poorly understood in Myanmar and there is no systematic, regular AMR surveillance in the livestock sector. The ‘AM-PM’ project aims to contribute to the overall goal of a world in which effective antimicrobials will be preserved for the future to combat bacterial infections, thus, helping to mitigate this slow-onset disaster. It will contribute to this goal by improving AMU practices in the Myanmar poultry production sector.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for Myanmar, the technical and direct supervision of the Senior Animal Health and Production Officer in FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) in Bangkok, technical guidance of the FAO Country Team Leader of the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Myanmar, in close coordination with the Project Coordinator (OSRO/RAS/902/UK).
The consultant will assist in implementing Antimicrobial Monitoring in Poultry in Myanmar (OSRO/RAS/902/UK).
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Lead the project coordination, management and implementation, in collaboration with the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MoALI), and related Ministries, Departments and Organisations under a One Health approach, and the Myanmar National Action Plan for containment of AMR;
- Work with the ECTAD-Myanmar national consultant team to ensure project is implemented efficiently, including,
regularly review project progress, work plans and budgets;
- Provide technical input and support to all project components;
- Assist with organizing and facilitating workshops, training sessions and project coordination meetings;
- Ensure FAO project monitoring and evaluation requirements are fulfilled;
- Alert the ECTAD CTL and/or the project Lead Technical Officer on any issues that affect implementation;
- Act as principle technical liaison for the project between implementing partners (such as, poultry producers, the Myanmar Livestock Federation or Poultry Production Zone Committees, contracted project Service Providers) and the ECTAD team at the country level;
- Assist with promoting reduced AMU poultry production in regular consultation and coordination with the FAO Representation Communication Officer (or, as required, the Regional Communication Officer, FAORAP) to ensure coherence with FAO’s corporate communication policy and operational guidelines for all communication and information outputs.
Fulfil the Government’s, Resource Provider’s and FAO’s project reporting and M&E requirements;Contribute to technical reports and papers, in collaboration with other international and national consultants, and ensure required clearances or authorizations are obtained before publication; andPerform other duties as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
- Advanced university degree in veterinary science, microbiology or epidemiology;
- Minimum three years’ work experience in low and middle-income countries with AMR and/or epidemiology
- Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
- Results Focus
- Leading, Engaging and Empowering
- Partnering and Advocating
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Strategic Thinking
- Extent and relevance of experience in the tasks described above
- Ability to organize work systematically, set priorities, coordinate a team, and meet deadlines. Proactively advising the ECTAD in Myanmar Country Team Leader and/or Lead Technical Officer regarding current, emergent, and anticipated issues that might affect successful project delivery, suggesting solutions when possible. Ability to structure and convey information in an appropriate format, ensuring accuracy, attention to details and consistency.
- A cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment are needed. Utmost tact, discretion, courtesy and trustworthiness, accountability and integrity are essential personal attributes
- Excellent report-writing skills
- Proficiency with standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
- Experience of working with International organizations and UN agencies
- Experience of project coordination and managing small teams
- Experience of working in Southeast Asia
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
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