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Pekua Ndani: Job Opportunity at FHI 360, Senior Technical Specialist – Animal Health


TITLE: Senior Technical Specialist – Animal Health
REPORTS TO: Sr. Technical Advisor
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
About FHI 360: 
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology—creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Specialist -Animal Health,

Project Description: 
FHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Specialist – Animal Health for an anticipated The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Tanzania—Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Tanzania. The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Tanzania. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and will focus on selected number of AMR surveillance sites. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.

Bachelor’s degree in animal science or other relevant subject and 8 years of experience in animal health, animal science, animal production, veterinary technology, or a related area. Masters’ degree with 5 years of similar experience is considered equivalent. Registered Veterinary Technician/Technologist is preferred. This combination of education and work experience would provide the following relevant specialized knowledge and skills in subject areas associated with animal health:

  • Livestock management (e.g., nutrition, care, treatment, and health) with an emphasis on poultry 
  • Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles 
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with livestock producers and animal industry stakeholders 
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment 
  • Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes 
  • Fluency in English 
  • AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred) 
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance 

This job description summarizes the main duties of the iob. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers or send the resume (max. of 3 pages) toAPROProposal@fhi360.org  

Source: The Guardian February 16, 2018

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