Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Laboratory Diagnostics Specialist
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
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.
The Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) provides technical assistance on animal health in the region of Europe and Central Asia. For this purpose, REU is responsible for programmes and activities to promote and strengthen, in close coordination with FAOâs Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) the development in each country of the region of a National Action Plan (NAP) against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the "One Health" approach.
Laboratories from the food and agriculture sector play a major role in collecting, producing, compiling, analysing and sharing standardized, thus reliable and comparable, data on of antimicrobial resistance in agriculture. Various laboratories and other types of institutions can be involved in national AMR surveillance, covering different fields, including food safety, animal health â terrestrial or aquatic, or the environment. An assessment of national AMR surveillance systems including the whole laboratory system will be conducted to assess how these are structured and how they operate. In parallel, laboratoriesâ capacities for AMR testing will be assessed. Evaluating existing laboratoriesâ capacities, strengthening them based on the gaps assessed and enhancing linkages with Public Health laboratories are key steps in the development of an integrated surveillance systems on AMR.
Surveillance and epidemiological capacities need also to be strengthened in parallel to ensure data on detection of AMR and antimicrobial residues are collected and shared appropriately.
The tasks envisaged for this consultancy are to be carried out under regional project GCP/RER/057/RUS entitled Reducing the advance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in food and agriculture. The project is funded by Government of the Russian Federation and assistance is provided to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
The Consultants will work under the overall supervision of the FAO REU Assistant Director General, the direct technical guidance of the FAO REU Animal Production and Health officer.
Technical support and guidance to AMR activities under FAO REU/AGAH.
Tasks and responsibilities
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Additional Selection Criteria
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FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
- Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
- Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
- Biology and Chemistry
- Public Health and Health Service
- Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
- Closing Date: 2018-07-05