Animal health and production specialist (AMR)
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The Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RNE also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RNE develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
The AMR Animal Health Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the Regional Programme Leader for Near East and North Africa and direct supervision of the RNE Senior Livestock Development Officer.
Contribute to the development and implementation of (i) projects and programmes, (ii) strategies and policies and (iii) provision of technical assistance on anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
Tasks and responsibilities
The expert will promote best practices in primary animal production in both specialized livestock production systems and integrated crop-livestock production systems, herd and flock health, prevention and hygiene, prudent use of antimicrobial medicines and mitigation of antimicrobial resistance. He/ She will assist countries in their implementation of AMR National Action Plans. This can include\:
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