National Project Coordinator – FAO – Quezon City

Quezon City, Philippines
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National Project Coordinator – FAO – Quezon City

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National Project Coordinator – FAO – Quezon City

Tasks and responsibilities

Oversee the implementation of the work plan under the Philippine component of the GCP/GLO/710/UK Engaging the food and agriculture sectors in sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-east Asia in the global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance using a One Health approach by ensuring that all activities under the four outputs are implemented, addressing the following specific tasks:

  • Work closely with the AMR group (Animal Health and Welfare Division, Veterinary Laboratory Division, Feeds Standards Division, etc) in the Bureau of Animal Industry as well as other national authorities responsible for the control of AMR within the Department of Agriculture
  • Work closely with the Philippines Inter-Agency Committee on AMR (ICAMR) and network with all the national agencies working on AMR/AMU and ensuring that activities proposed by the ICAMR are aligned with the project and the Global Action Plan on AMR
  • Liaise with WHO, OIE, ASEAN and FAO AMR Reference Centres to keep abreast with developments on respective AMU/AMR activities, identify and follow up on any opportunities for collaboration
  • Work with the coordinating mechanism among and between the different regional field units and local government units, the central laboratory, private sector partners to work towards the smooth implementation of AMU and AMR activities to sustain AMR as a viable agenda;
  • Monitor and report on the output of the AMR surveillance program for the Philippines particularly working with BAI and NMIS as lead agencies for AMR surveillance;
  • Monitor and ensure that advocacy activities on AMR is mainstreamed into the regular work program of concerned government agencies;
  • Work with relevant institution, like the academe, and work in identifying research agenda relevant to AMR and AMU
  • Coordinate AMR/AMU activities with other AMR project activities in the country;
  • Participate in the teleconferences conducted by FAO RAP

Work with the government counterpart on other concerns such as  control and prevention of emerging infectious diseases and transboundary animal diseases, addressing the following tasks:

  • Assist the government in developing possible work plans for support by FAO or other partners
  • Assist the government in conducting stakeholder consultations and other relevant engagements such as trainings
  • Recommend control measures as well as farm biosecurity measures to contain the spread of EIDs, TADs
  • Advice the government in the control efforts of EIDs and TADs such as need for vaccination, quarantine, stamping out.
  • Inform ECTAD RAP of any developments EID/TADs occurrence.
  • Monitor progress against this work plan by tracking activities and targets with periodical review and revision;
  • Participate in and provide inputs to periodic FAO project planning activities;
  • In close liaison with FAO country office, ensure that expenses project expenses are regularly updated and reflected in FAO accounting system. Produce on a regular basis narrative progress report as well as financial delivery estimates, with forecast expenses as well as activities milestones.
  • Submit an End of Assignment report
  • Carry out other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as requested by FAO Representative.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of veterinary medicine with relevant Masters Degree on the field of veterinary science; training in epidemiology, microbiology of zoonotic food-borne diseases and knowledge in veterinary public health would bean advantage
  • Experience in managing projects and knowledgeable on the Philippine livestock industry, its stakeholders including partners and how these relate to the current national bureaucracy
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English is required
  • A national of Philippines

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Proven knowledge on animal health
  • With relevant experience in applying a programmatic approach in handling 2 or more initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong understanding of United Nations and FAO’s work
  • Experience working for a development and/or humanitarian organization
Closing date for applications 21 March 2020 before midnight.

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