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FAO Consultant Vacancy (FAO/UKR/2013/005): National Veterinary Epidemiologist
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||30-Aug-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Russian|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||150 days within 11 months period|
African swine fever (ASF) is an acute fatal haemorrhagic disease of pigs which has devastating economic consequences in affected countries. Because of its high mortality and morbidity rate and the lack of specific treatment or vaccine, it is one of the most dreaded epidemic diseases of pigs. African swine fever is not a direct danger for human health nor does it threaten other animal species as it only affects pigs and wild boar. However, it can impact people’s livelihoods, food security and nutrition. The spread of ASF since its first detection in Georgia in early 2007 has been progressive, first eastwards within Georgia, and next into Armenia and Azerbaijan, and eventually introduced and became endemic in Russian Federation in areas located in the nearest proximity to Ukraine. In July 2013 ASF was officially reported in Belarus for the first time. In 2009-2012 overall losses due to the disease in Russia reached over 1 billion USD.
The proposed project “Capacity development in early detection and response to African Swine Fever in Ukraine” has been tailored to contribute to strengthen the capacities of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine for surveillance and control African Swine Fever. The project will provide: a) capacity building training of the laboratory technicians in prompt and accurate ASF diagnosis and on ASF surveillance; b) capacity building on outbreak investigation and outbreak management: c) assist in development of the national epidemiological database for epidemiological data collection, analysis and practical use: d) provide with the necessary consumables and reagents for national and laboratory for the capacity building activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Duties and responsibilities:
The National Veterinary Epidemiologist shall operate under the overall supervision of the FAO Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia (REU), technical supervision of the Animal Production and Health Officer (REU), the operational supervision of the Field Programme Officer (REU), and in close cooperation with international and national consultants, experts from contracted institutions under the Letter of Agreement, with national counterparts, and staff of State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine. Under the direct supervision of the International Team Leader, the National Veterinary Epidemiologist will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the project. In performing his/her duties, the incumbent will:
Candidates should meet the following:
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates will be assessed against the following:
FOR THIS CONSULTANCY POSITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION by email with VA FAO/UKR/2013/005 in the subject-line to REU-Vacancies@fao.org
For this position, a duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter.
Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.
In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site (click on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/).
Important notes: As you fill in your information online you should make sure to click Save after each section before logging out. Also be aware that the session times out after 20 minutes of inactivity.
For details, please visit: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/docs/creating_your_application_irec.pdf AND http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/iRec/iRC_UG08_ExternalApplicant_UserGuide.pdf
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.