22 Feb 2021

National Consultant One Health Specialist at FAO

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Job Description

Job Posting: 22/Feb/2021

Closure Date: 07/Mar/2021, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRURT
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 17 days
Post Number: N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Settings

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FAO is implementing the sustainable operationalization of the One Health in Africa project, funded by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and to strengthen the operationalization of the one health approach in 6 countries (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal and Tanzania). These countries have adopted this approach and its operationalization is ongoing through activities supported by FAO and others partners. Building on institutions, partnerships, frameworks and infrastructures at the regional, national and local levels, the project aims to accelerate the implementation of the one health approach through innovative activities, which will contribute, to the improvement of the implementation of this approach in the beneficiary countries. The project is being implemented in close collaboration with others projects that support the one health care approach such as the GHSP program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Reporting Lines

The National Consultant will work under the overall supervision of Senior Animal Health Officer, Head, Global Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), the functional and administrative oversight of the FAO Representative in Tanzania, direct technical supervision of the ECTAD country team lead and the One Health Coordinator

Technical Focus

As part of the activities of the FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (FAO-ECTAD), under the overall supervision of Senior Animal Health Officer, Head, and Global Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), direct technical supervision of the ECTAD country team lead and the One Health Coordinator, the national consultant will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Develop guidelines of the One Health (OH) platform for the effective operationalization of OH at sub National levels.
Develop ToRs for the workshop to adopt the new OH guidelines.
Facilitate the workshop for the adoption of the new OH guidelines.
Develop a country-specific multi-sectoral reference document to be used by the One Health Platform to plan and conduct multisectoral simulation exercises.
Develop, in collaboration with the One Health Platform, the scenario of the simulation exercise which will take place at central or sub-national level.
Plan in collaboration with the One Health platform the roll-out of the table-top simulation exercise and after-action review;
Lead the table – top simulation exercise and after-action review.
Submit a consultation report including; the reference document, guidelines, the simulation exercise scenarios of selected disease and the after-action simulation exercise review.


Minimum Requirements

Hold a degree in veterinary medicine or a doctor in medicine or degree in public health, disaster management, epidemiology;
Have a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in the implementation of animal health and human health programs; strengthening of health systems support, technical and or institutional and organizational support for public services in risk preparedness and management;
A master’s degree in above related fields will be an added advantage.
Candidates should be Tanzanian;

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Have experience in simulation exercises: programming, indoor or full-scale exercise planning, development of the simulation exercise scenario, implementation of the simulation exercise, after-action review. simulation exercise;
Have experience in co-operation with the Public Administration (Veterinary Services, Human Health Services, Environmental Services, and Prime Minister’s Office) and / or international organizations (OIE, FAO, WHO, AU-IBAR, IAEA, World Bank, etc.).
Have technical, institutional and organizational capacity in building risk preparedness and management;
Have experience on supporting process to develop or review governance manual, SoPs or guideline;
Be able to draft reports clearly, concisely, and good oral and written communication skills.
Be able to work in English and Kiswahili
Excellent computer skills.

Selection Criteria

Academic qualifications;
Extent and relevance of work experience;
Excellent communication skills.

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Closing Date : 22nd March, 2021.

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