African swine fever technical specialist
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African Swine Fever (ASF) is a haemorrhagic viral disease of pigs, which does not pose a direct threat to human health, but has devastating impact on livelihoods, food security, nutrition and incomes in a variety of ways. The recent escalation of the ASF epidemic around the world has placed the majority of the world’s swine population under direct threat. To respond to this challenge, well-coordinated national, regional and global efforts will be required, not only by governments of the FAO Member Countries, national Veterinary Services and other public institutions, but also by a range of different stakeholders, including but not limited to the pig production industry, universities, research centres, forestry management bodies, hunter’s associations, tourism and animal transportation organisations, civil society sector and international organisations. A holistic, inter-sectoral and trans-disciplinary collaborative approach, with effective and participative allocation and management of sufficient resources, will be of paramount importance to prevent further spread and to control ASF worldwide. The ASF specialist will contribute to the implementation of ASF component of the Global Framework for Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) DTRA-funded project, participate and coordinate activities on the development, revision and implementation of the Global control of African swine fever \: a GF-TADs initiative and regional control strategies in Asia and Africa.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Animal Health Service (AGAH)/Chief Veterinary Officer – FAO (CVO), and the direct supervision of the Animal Health Officer of AGAH, in close coordination with the GF-TADs DTRA- funded project task force, including the Lead Technical Officer, Project Coordinator and Operations team, the incumbent will focus on providing required technical support to FAO project implementation.
The incumbent will focus on providing required technical support to the implementation of the ASF global control initiative at the global and regional levels.
Tasks and responsibilities
Coordination the implementation of the Global control of ASF\: a GF-TADs initiative
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