EuFMD - Programme Specialist (various profiles)
Various Locations (Various)
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The European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD) is an Article XIV body responsible to its Member States and donors to deliver an extensive work programme on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) emergency preparedness, response and control, to its 39 Member States, to a further 20 European neighbourhood countries, and to other regions through its arrangement with FAO decentralized offices.
The strategy is decided by the Member States every two years, revised programming occurs every six months after Executive Committee Sessions and in relation to disease emergencies. The programme is arranged in three Pillars with 16 workplan components. Technical input as well as operational delivery is entirely managed by the Commission Secretariat. Full details are available in the EuFMD work programme.
The programme involves considerable travel for its professional staff and consultants. The Training /Capacity Building programme is globally recognized and its growth in delivery to additional regions of Asia and Africa is foreseen in the workplan for the 2017-19 and 2019-23. The EuFMD plays a significant role in the animal health part of FAO’s programme to increase resilience of livelihoods to food and agriculture threats and crises (SO5).
FAO International Consultant and Call purpose
A consultant/PSA is engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions similar to those of staff members.
Candidates may be involved in more than one orientation and may be invited to undertake short-term assignments ranging in duration from a few days or weeks to a maximum of 11 months.
The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.
The purpose of this call is to attract talents to populate rosters for EuFMD Programme Specialists
Programme Specialists, in close collaboration with the Communications and Networks Manager, report directly to the Chief Operations Officer and to the EuFMD Executive Secretary for functional and policy guidance.
Support to delivery of donor-funded work programmes of the EuFMD Commission at global, regional sub-regional and country level.
The EuFMD workplan develops in three Pillars\:
Pillar I – Improve – Improve readiness for FMD crisis management by Member States
Pillar II – Reduce – Reduce the risk to EuFMD Member Countries from European neighbourhood
Pillar III – Promote – Improve uptake of the global strategy for progressive control of FMD
The EuFMD provides on-line and face-to-face courses and, considering the level of the progression along the FMD Progressive Control Pathway (PCP), identifies specific needs in the regions and the opportunities of making the best use of national and international expertise to assess the effectiveness of Risk Based Strategic Plans (RBSP), improve disease risk information and assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of risk based surveillance and risk based control measures.
Tasks and responsibilities
The consultant/PSA will provide support to the implementation of the EuFMD work programme at global, regional sub-regional and country level, this includes but it is not limited to the surge of support required for managing the changing priorities following disease emergencies and changes in programme decided by the Executive Committee and the major donors.
Following are the generic functions for which candidates are sought. Specific tasks and responsibilities will be defined in Terms of Reference prepared for different assignments, according to\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency