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National Specialist on Poultry Farms Biosecurity

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Remote | Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2022-01-27

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

  • 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 Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

The cooperation between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Ukraine has been designed to reinforce national capacities and to contribute to a broader development of agriculture, sustainable management of forests and fisheries, and animal and plant disease control. FAO is providing technical support for climate change adaptation, as well as working with civil society to mitigate soil erosion and degradation. FAO is also contributing to building resilience and boosting development in conflict-affected regions by supporting the economic recovery of farmers and rural communities. FAO’s presence in Ukraine is distributed by offices in Kyiv, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Zaporizhzhia, and Lviv under the overall responsibility of the Regional Programme Leader for Europe and Central Asia and managed by the Head of the FAO Office in Ukraine.

Reporting Lines

The National Specialist on poultry farms biosecurity reports to Head of FAO Office in Ukraine (FAOUA) and works under the technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer – Senior Animal Production Officer at FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, based in Budapest (REU), and in close collaboration with International Expert (IE) on Poultry Farms Biosecurity, other staff and other projects.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the international expert (IE) in collecting the necessary documentation to allow the review current policies and guidelines either from Government or private sector on poultry setting biosecurity measures
  • Support the IC field visits to small and medium poultry farms and jointly identify gaps and breaches in biosecurity management
  • Support the organization of meetings for the IC with relevant actors along the poultry value chain to understand gaps in biosecurity
  • Provide mission (TOR/BTOR) for the duty travel.
  • Support the IC in the formulation of recommendations to improve biosecurity that are implementable on the medium term and solutions
  • Lead the preparation of trainings on biosecurity for small-medium farms and training on avian influenza preparedness, training material and if pertinent farmer field schools on the improvement of biosecurity measures in small and medium poultry farms, including carcasses management.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, including the work progress, problems, recommendations and solutions;
  • Provide assignment report.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University degree in Veterinary medicine or Agriculture engineering or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the poultry or swine sector.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Ukraine or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in NGOs, INGOs, UN or other technical and/or humanitarian assistance organizations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to carry out several tasks in a timely fashion and under tight deadlines, with minimum supervision.
  • Relevant experience and skills in programme and project implementation, project formulation, analysis, and planning.
  • Good understanding of the purpose and functions of technical programmes, UN’s guidelines, and project / programme management procedures.
  • Systematic and efficient approach to work on assignments, good judgment, and analytical ability.
  • Direct project implementation experience is an asset.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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