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Livestock Development Officer

Bangui (Central African Republic)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Bangui (Central African Republic)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-13

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• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position
FAO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.


Organizational Setting
The main of the FAO Country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

FAO Country Office activities include the design and implementation of country-specific field programs, liaison with local donors' representatives and active outreach activities related to FAO initiatives.

Reporting Lines
The Livestock Development Officer reports to FAO Representative in Central African Republic.
Technical Focus
Strengthening technical and institutional capacities for the peaceful conduct of transhumance.
Key Results
Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of Regional programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with Regional objectives and FAO’s Strategic Objectives.
Key Functions
• Plans and leads components of multidisciplinary teams, leads and/or participates in internal committees, project teams, and working groups and/or provides specialised expertise on technical networks and/or international technical policy and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies;
• Develops technical, analytical, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and related methodologies, tools, systems and databases etc. to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of programmes of work, projects, products and/or services;
• Designs and conducts research, data collection, validation, analysis and/or reporting activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovative approaches and strategies, new tools, technologies, technical reports/publications, and/or policy proposals as well as the provision of technical/policy/ specialist/advice and expertise;
• Responds to country requests for technical and policy assistance, provides technical advice, assistance and solutions to Decentralized Offices and provides technical backstopping to field projects;
• Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge sharing activities within Members such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, online tools;
• Promotes international cooperation/advocates best practices, increased policy dialogue and provides technical expertise at international/intergovernmental meetings;
• Participates in resource mobilisation activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate strategy.

Specific Functions
• Coordinates and leads the Technical Working Group in support of the Transhumance Platform, whose goal is to analyse the capabilities (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) to rehabilitate agro-pastoral communities as well as those of support services or organizations (public services, ONGs, etc.);
• Coordinates and compiles and analyses information from entities (Technical Working Group and Transhumance Platform) to identify short- and medium-term needs for an effective response to a return to normalcy;
• Plans up-to-date transhumance corridors, concentration zones and problems faced by herders and local populations (in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), FAO and other partners);
• Coordinates and advises on, with the technical support from the FAO Country, Subregional and headquarters offices, the preparation and development of Transhumance projects to strengthen mitigation strategies for managing intercommunal conflicts, promote cross-border institutional dialogue and social cohesion, and sustainable medium- and long-term solutions;
• Provides Emergency Veterinary Responses and Responsibilities in the Animal Production Section of the Resilience Unit.
Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in veterinary medicine, epidemiology or related field;
• Seven years of relevant experience in animal health, infectious disease management, including regulatory aspects, standard setting, and policies;
• Working knowledge of French and limited knowledge of English.
• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Communication
• Building effective relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience in international animal health (regulatory and developmental) programmes;
• Extent and relevance of experience in prevention and control of animal diseases, in particular in particular transhumant programs;
• Extent and relevance of experience in animal health projects and programmes management;
• Demonstrated ability to mobilise resources.

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