Incident Coordination Specialist – FAO – Multiple Locations

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Incident Coordination Specialist – FAO – Multiple Locations

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Incident Coordination Specialist – FAO – Multiple Locations

Technical Focus

  • Infectious disease (some of zoonotic importance) emergency management and incident coordination.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate emergency animal health and zoonotic disease events.
  • Finalize a coordination mechanism strategy applicable at the regional and global level, ensure the validation and buy-in from key and supporting partners.
  • Ensure the defined incident coordination group (ICG) is staffed with knowledgeable, qualified personnel.
  • Customize and lead the rollout and testing (Global and regional) of the web-based emergency management platform, and provides support/train to key partners involved to coordinate animal health events.
  • Lead updates on the emergency management platform.
  • Develop operations procedures on the use of the emergency management platform
  • Prepare and maintain an up-to-date strategy for Animal Health Emergencies of International Concern (AH-EIC).
  • Develop relevant standard operating procedures and operations plans.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of incident coordination and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure the Animal Health – Emergency Operations Centre (AH-EOC) is equipped and functional for EMC-AH activities.
  • Maintain coordination and collaboration with other strategic AH-EOCs, the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Health Operations Center, other strategic EOCs and partners, including the private sector and the Global Security Clusters (among others).
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops related to emergency management to share information and lessons learned, and network with other emergency management specialists.
  • Undertake travel and field missions as needed.
  • Perform other related duties, as requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in veterinary medicine. A certificate in emergency management, public health, veterinary epidemiology or related fields is an asset.
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience in animal health programmes, infectious disease management or conservation including regulatory aspects, standards setting, and managerial and operational aspects
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex humanitarian context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams.
  • Extent of knowledge of international humanitarian architecture, including agencies, NGOs, and other partners.
  • 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.
  • Extent of knowledge in software strategic design, implementation, training and testing.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in animal health projects and programmes management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effective team leadership and decision making skills with strong individual planning capacity.
  • Experience in IT solutions/new technologies used in Animal health programmes
  • Experience in software strategic design, management, implementation, and testing is an asset.
  • Experience in design and implementation of technical training in various cultures (Asia, Africa, S. America) is preferable.
  • Experience in other global coordination mechanisms and regulations (WHO, IAEA, UNOCHA, OIE) is an asset.
Closing date for applications 24 March 2020 before midnight.

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