Incident Coordination Specialist – FAO – Multiple Locations
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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