Vacancies at The Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations (FAO-UN)

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The Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations (FAO-UN) – An intergovernmental group, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two affiliate members and one member group, the European Union. Its workers come from numerous cultural backgrounds and are specialists within the a number of fields of exercise FAO engages in. FAO’s employees capability permits it to assist improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt current instruments and tips and supply focused governance assist as a useful resource to nation and regional degree FAO workplaces. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is current in over 130 international locations.

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Job Title: ECTAD Nationwide Operations / Admin Assistant

Ref No: 2002749
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Organizational Unit: FRNIR
Job Sort: Non-staff alternatives
Sort of Requisition: NPP (Nationwide Undertaking Personnel)
Grade Stage: N/A
Length: 12 Months
Submit Quantity: N/A

Organizational Setting

  • The primary intention of the FAO nation workplace, which is headed by an FAO Consultant (FAOR), is to help authorities in creating insurance policies, programmes and tasks to realize meals safety and to scale back starvation and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to make use of their environmental and pure assets in a sustainable method. In Nigeria, transboundary animal illnesses (TADs) reminiscent of PPR, FMD and ASF, together with zoonoses reminiscent of HPAI, EVD, Lassa Fever and different points together with AMR pose severe threat to agriculture and meals/diet safety particularly in view of their impression on the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers.
  • Additionally they signify a persistent risk to the nationwide, regional and international well being safety if not detected early and management on time. FAO had supported Nigeria to hold out a number of evaluations and develop a variety of strategic paperwork and plans by way of a multisectoral/multidisciplinary method with majority of the paperwork signed collectively by Ministries of Agriculture, Well being and Surroundings: Nationwide Motion Plan for AMR (2017); Joint Exterior Analysis (JEE) of the Worldwide Well being Rules (IHR) (2017); Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety – NAPHS (2018); Nationwide One Well being Strategic Plan (2018); Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan (2018) and OIE PVS (2019) comply with up mission.
  • These evaluations and strategic paperwork have recognized the gaps and precedence actions wanted to stop, detect, and reply to public well being threats. Within the framework of International Well being Safety Agenda (GHSA) Program in Nigeria, FAO Animal Manufacturing and Well being (NSA)/Workplace of Emergencies and Resilience (OER) – Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Ailments (ECTAD) goals to assist the Nationwide Veterinary Providers to deal with these gaps consistent with JEE suggestions.

Reporting Strains:

  • The incumbent will work underneath the general supervision of the FAO Consultant to Nigeria, the direct supervision of the FAO Nigeria ECTAD Nation Crew Chief, in collaboration with the ECTAD Regional Operations Officer in Accra and the FAO Nation Illustration Operations Unit.

Technical Focus:

  • Help the implementation of FAO’s International Well being Safety Agenda (GHSA) Program at nation degree.

Duties and Tasks

  • Help the preparation of venture proposals, Letter of Agreements (LoAs) and contracts in response to FAO, United Nations (UN), authorities and donor necessities and procedures; follow-up on submission of experiences and funds to Service Suppliers;
  • Help within the preparation of venture paperwork, work plans, procurement plan, mid-term and last venture experiences from an operational perspective, for technical clearance by FAO’s technical providers;
  • Help within the implementation of environment friendly monetary circulation mechanisms and in guaranteeing well timed availability of assets for the sleek implementation of venture actions together with monitoring of finances monitoring and area expenditures;
  • Help to take care of efficient monetary controls together with reviewing, clearing and certifying for accuracy, appropriateness, correctness and compliance with the authorised finances & FAO Guidelines and Rules, all administrative & monetary paperwork submitted to FAO Consultant for approval and signature;
  • Keep efficient supply follow-ups management monitoring the supply of products and providers;
  • Put together Subject Finances Authorization (FBAs) requests for submission to the ECTAD Regional Operations Officer in Accra;
  • Keep the doc submitting system each in laborious and digital copy, kind correspondence and paperwork, obtain and display correspondence, connect essential background info and keep information of the communications;
  • Keep monetary information and monitoring techniques to file and reconcile expenditures, balances, funds, statements and different information for day-to-day transactions and experiences.
  • Put together periodic budgetary experiences as required by the FAOR and Related ECTAD workplace
  • Comply with up the preparation of recurring experiences on assigned accounts, noting variations from budgeted bills and revenue and experiences thereon.  Prepares particular experiences as required for finances experiences as required for finances preparations, audits or different causes;
  • Advises and assists worldwide employees, specialists and consultants on all respects of allowances wage advances, journey claims and different monetary issues and calculates and authorizes funds due for claims and providers;
  • Put together month-to-month money account by recording receipts and disbursements (ledgers, money books, vouchers, digital spreadsheet, and so on.) and reconciling information for recurring or particular experiences; present month-to-month monetary experiences/briefs on the present venture finances and expenditures within the nation;
  • Carry out month-to-month financial institution reconciliation and venture monetary closure report
  • Monitor financial institution stability repeatedly and request for replenishment by way of GRMS
  • Maintains liaison with officers of native banks to acquire day-to-day info on alternate and rates of interest, adjustments in procedures and laws and issues pertaining to upkeep of workplace financial institution accounts;
  • Deal with journey preparations, reminiscent of reserving flights, vehicles, and making lodge and restaurant reservations.
  • Help the ECTAD CTL and FAOR to temporary worldwide personnel on basic administrative issues referring to visas, licenses, safety; present recommendation and guarantee administrative assist as required;
  • Help the group of workshops, conferences and coaching programs together with reserving of internet hosting amenities/venues, journey, transportation, translation, and so on.
  • Liaise and supervise actions with involved workplace and grounds upkeep, safety, transport and comparable providers;
  • Means of month-to-month payrolls for each common employees and NSHR
  • Help in preparation of employees contract
  • Carry out different associated duties as required

Minimal Necessities
Candidates will likely be assessed in opposition to the next:

  • College Diploma in Enterprise Administration, Finance, Accounting or any associated area in Social/Administration Sciences;
  • Minimal of three years sensible expertise typically venture operational actions (monetary assets and human assets administration, contract and asset operations) together with at the least 2 years work expertise with UN System, multilateral establishments or worldwide NGOs;
  • Working information of English (degree C);
  • Nationwide of Nigeria

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Outcomes Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Constructing Efficient Relationships
  • Information Sharing and Steady Enchancment

Technical / Practical Expertise:

  • Work expertise in a couple of location or space of labor
  • Demonstrated capacity to research issues, make applicable suggestions, efficient selections, together with in emergency settings;
  • Wonderful organizational and communication expertise
  • Extent and relevance of expertise in
  • Extent and relevance of expertise in
  • Familiarity with venture, finance, asset and human assets administration instruments
  • Familiarity with Workplace instruments together with digital/teleworking platforms

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Job Title: ECTAD Nationwide Undertaking Coordinator

Ref No: 2002748
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Organizational Unit: FRNIR
Job Sort: Non-staff alternatives
Sort of Requisition: NPP (Nationwide Undertaking Personnel)
Grade Stage: N/A
Length: 12 Months

Organizational Setting

  • The primary intention of the FAO nation workplace, which is headed by an FAO Consultant (FAOR), is to help authorities in creating insurance policies, programmes and tasks to realize meals safety and to scale back starvation and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to make use of their environmental and pure assets in a sustainable method. In Nigeria, transboundary animal illnesses (TADs) reminiscent of PPR, FMD and ASF, together with zoonoses reminiscent of HPAI, EVD, Lassa Fever and different points together with AMR pose severe threat to agriculture and meals/diet safety particularly in view of their impression on the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers.
  • Additionally they signify a persistent risk to the nationwide, regional and international well being safety if not detected early and management on time. FAO had supported Nigeria to hold out a number of evaluations and develop a variety of strategic paperwork and plans by way of a multisectoral/multidisciplinary method with majority of the paperwork signed collectively by Ministries of Agriculture, Well being and Surroundings: Nationwide Motion Plan for AMR (2017); Joint Exterior Analysis (JEE) of the Worldwide Well being Rules (IHR) (2017); Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety – NAPHS (2018); Nationwide One Well being Strategic Plan (2018); Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan (2018) and OIE PVS (2019) comply with up mission.
  • These evaluations and strategic paperwork have recognized the gaps and precedence actions wanted to stop, detect, and reply to public well being threats. Within the framework of International Well being Safety Agenda (GHSA) Program in Nigeria, FAO Animal Manufacturing and Well being (NSA)/Workplace of Emergencies and Resilience (OER) – Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Ailments (ECTAD) goals to assist the Nationwide Veterinary Providers to deal with these gaps consistent with JEE suggestions.

Reporting Strains:

  • The incumbent will work underneath the general supervision of the FAO Consultant in Nigeria in collaboration with Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO)/Chief, Animal Well being Service (AGAH), the useful steerage of the Assistant FAO Consultant (Programmes) on programmatic points and nation priorities, and the direct supervision and technical backstopping of the ECTAD Nation Crew Chief (ECTL) (or the Regional Supervisor of ECTAD for West and Central Africa in absence of the ECTL), and in collaboration with the ECTAD nation workforce and RAF epidemiologist.

Technical Focus:

  • Help the implementation of FAO’s International Well being Safety Agenda (GHSA) Program at nation degree.

Duties and Tasks

  • Advise the ECTL on technical choice issues and allocation of required assets for environment friendly implementation of the USAID supported EPT-2/GHSA nation programme and different ECTAD tasks
  • Act as ECTL in his/her absence. This consists of planning and administration of the ECTAD nation workforce and technical and human assets wants in coordination with the Workplace of the FAO Consultant to Nigeria and the ECTAD Supervisor for West and Central Africa.
  • Beneath the steerage and with assist of the Assistant FAOR (Programme) and the ECTL, liaise with the Authorities of Nigeria, growth companions, multi-lateral companies and nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, and the non-public sector in all issues associated to excessive impression rising and re-emerging zoonotic and non-zoonotic illness (rEIDs) prevention and management programme and associated actions.
  • Take part in technical intersectoral conferences underneath the One Well being framework with the main companions of the EPT-2/GHSA programme
  • In shut collaboration with the ECTL and the Supervisor of ECTAD in West and Central Africa, advise the beneficiary authorities of nation of project on any technical and coverage issues associated to excessive impression zoonotic and non-zoonotic transboundary animal illnesses.
  • Contribute within the preparation of applicable nation methods and programme for the administration of rEIDs and different endemic Zoonotic and non-zoonotic illness, in shut collaboration with the beneficiary authorities consistent with the nationwide insurance policies, methods and priorities, the FAO’s Strategic Targets, and the UNDAP II framework.
  • Help in:
    • The preparation of venture work plans, well timed provision of inputs, group of workshops, coaching programme, and liaison with accountable officers at nationwide and sub-national ranges for easy coordination and supply of FAO-implemented tasks underneath the EPT-2 programme.
    • The graceful integration of the EPT2 programme actions and programme employees into the programmatic and administrative operations of the FAO Illustration within the nation of project; and contribute in direction of the event and implementation of the FAO nation programme sustaining hyperlinks with the established nationwide networks on analysis and epidemiology to alternate and share technical info significantly associated to precedence and excessive impression animal illnesses
    • The preparation and assessment briefs upon request from FAOR, ECTL
  • With the recommendation and assist of the Assistant FAOR(Programme) and ECTL help useful resource mobilization efforts, leveraging current funds, to broaden animal well being associated tasks which might be recognized as priorities by the federal government of the nation of project.
  • Conduct common area missions within the nation to watch and guarantee easy implementation of the rEIDs associated actions.
  • Contribute within the preparation of well timed experiences as required by the federal government, FAO and donors.
  • Contribute in offering common updates of TADs epidemiology scenario within the nation in addition to speedy notification to GLEWS of any vital epidemiological occasions
  • Submit a last technical report upon completion of the project to the FAOR and the ECTL
  • Carry out different associated duties as required.

Minimal Necessities
Candidates will likely be assessed in opposition to the next:

  • Superior college diploma (Grasp’s or PhD) in Veterinary Epidemiology, ideally with specialization in zoonoses management, management of infectious illnesses in animals or associated Emergency Administration Disciplines; (candidates with Bachelors’ diploma in Veterinary Medication with at the least 5 years of direct expertise in linked to GHSA Program at nation degree will likely be exceptionally thought of)
  • Minimal of three years’ expertise in area veterinary epidemiology, surveillance, illness administration or coordination programmes/platforms, together with at the least one-year expertise linked to Authorities (Federal or State), UN System, organised non-public sector, multilateral establishments or worldwide NGOs;
  • Working information of English (degree C);
  • Nationwide of Nigeria

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Outcomes Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Constructing Efficient Relationships
  • Information Sharing and Steady Enchancment

Technical/Practical Expertise:

  • Wonderful organizational expertise and a stable basis in programme and venture formulation, planning, implementation, administration and analysis;
  • Familiarity and expertise with nationwide animal well being interventions linked to GSHA motion packages: Zoonotic Ailments (ZDs); Biosecurity and Biosafety (BSS); Nationwide Laboratory Methods (NLS); Human Sources/Workforce Growth (HR/WFD) and Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety (NAPHS); Nationwide One Well being
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyse issues, make applicable suggestions and efficient selections, together with in emergency settings;
  • Wonderful written and oral communication expertise in English, together with the power to current complicated points to FAO administration and senior authorities representatives, in addition to to non-specialist audiences;
  • Wonderful written and spoken communication expertise
  • Familiarity with Workplace instruments together with digital/teleworking platforms

and certified candidates ought to:
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Job Title: ECTAD Nationwide Epidemiology Advisor

Ref No: 2002747
Location: Abuja
Organizational Unit: FRNIR
Job Sort: Non-staff alternatives
Sort of Requisition: NPP (Nationwide Undertaking Personnel)
Grade Stage: N/A
Length: 12 Months

Organizational Setting

  • The primary intention of the FAO nation workplace, which is headed by an FAO Consultant (FAOR), is to help authorities in creating insurance policies, programmes and tasks to realize meals safety and to scale back starvation and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to make use of their environmental and pure assets in a sustainable method. In Nigeria, transboundary animal illnesses (TADs) reminiscent of PPR, FMD and ASF, together with zoonoses reminiscent of HPAI, EVD, Lassa Fever and different points together with AMR pose severe threat to agriculture and meals/diet safety particularly in view of their impression on the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers.
  • Additionally they signify a persistent risk to the nationwide, regional and international well being safety if not detected early and management on time. FAO had supported Nigeria to hold out a number of evaluations and develop a variety of strategic paperwork and plans by way of a multisectoral/multidisciplinary method with majority of the paperwork signed collectively by Ministries of Agriculture, Well being and Surroundings: Nationwide Motion Plan for AMR (2017); Joint Exterior Analysis (JEE) of the Worldwide Well being Rules (IHR) (2017); Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety – NAPHS (2018); Nationwide One Well being Strategic Plan (2018); Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan (2018) and OIE PVS (2019) comply with up mission.
  • These evaluations and strategic paperwork have recognized the gaps and precedence actions wanted to stop, detect, and reply to public well being threats. Within the framework of International Well being Safety Agenda (GHSA) Program in Nigeria, FAO Animal Manufacturing and Well being (NSA)/Workplace of Emergencies and Resilience (OER) – Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Ailments (ECTAD) goals to assist the Nationwide Veterinary Providers to deal with these gaps consistent with JEE suggestions.

Reporting Strains:

  • The incumbent will work underneath the general supervision of the FAO Consultant in Nigeria in collaboration with Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO)/Chief, Animal Well being Service (AGAH), the useful steerage of the Assistant FAO Consultant (Programmes) on programmatic points and nation priorities, and the direct supervision and technical backstopping of the ECTAD Nation Crew Chief (ECTL) (or the Regional Supervisor of ECTAD for West and Central Africa in absence of the ECTL), and in collaboration with the ECTAD nation workforce and RAF epidemiologist.

Technical Focus:

  • Help the implementation of FAO’s International Well being Safety Agenda (GHSA) Program at nation degree.

Duties and Tasks

  • Contribute to the preparation of nation methods and programme for the administration of excessive impression rising and re-emerging zoonotic and non-zoonotic illness consistent with the nationwide priorities and FAO’s Strategic Targets
  • Take part in and assist the design and implementation of nationwide methods and programmes/tasks following EMPRES/ECTAD methods, consistent with the FAO/ OIE International Framework for the Progressive Management of TADs and Regional priorities
  • Help the design, coordination and implementation of surveillance actions related to rising and re-emerging zoonotic and non-zoonotic illnesses on the livestock-wildlife-human interface to mitigate the excessive (present/potential) impression of illnesses in Nigeria. These embrace:
  • Supporting applicable stakeholder workshops and facilitate dialogue and growth of a surveillance method that addresses nationwide and regional precedence illnesses to focus on by way of a surveillance program
  • Help the drafting of an idea be aware, LoA, preparation and implementation of nationwide surveillance plan for Ebola and different filoviruses in livestock
  • Contribute to growth and the implementation of surveillance protocols (epidemiological sampling) from livestock in focused livestock farming techniques, worth chains and at home animals-wildlife interfaces
  • Plan, arrange and implement capability growth of in-service professionals by way of using area epidemiology coaching and participatory epidemiology approaches focusing on veterinarians, animal well being technicians, group animal well being employees, farmers, and the place applicable, public well being or different stakeholders/companions
  • Conduct threat assessments on the human/livestock/wildlife interface and Supervise in-country professional missions on epidemio-surveillance to make sure that high-quality samples are collected.
  • Set up stakeholders’ conferences and lead the method for the event of animal well being and associated coverage devices in Nigeria
  • In shut session with related sectors and stakeholders, provoke a nationwide zoonotic illness management program to function an entry level for a useful intersectoral One Well being collaboration
  • Facilitate nearer linkages of the EPT-2 program with related Ministries and different technical companions and Present common updates of TADs epidemiology scenario within the nation, bi-weekly venture exercise updates, and put together draft net articles on technical accomplishments as wanted
  • Set up a useful nationwide epidemiology and laboratory community
  • Take part in animal well being emergency preparedness and contingency planning workouts, or tabletop situations
  • Help within the group of deliberate coaching workshops, simulation train and technical conferences.
  • Present speedy notification to GLEWS and the Nation Crew Chief, of any vital epidemiological occasions
  • Contribute to epidemiological intelligence at Nationwide and Regional ranges
  • Contribute to the preparation of standard experiences on the progress of the implementation of tasks carried out by the ECTAD Nigeria, for FAO, donors or different stakeholders
  • Submit a last technical report upon completion of the project to the ECTAD Nigeria Nation Crew Chief and the FAOR
  • Carry out different associated duties as required

Minimal Necessities
Candidates will likely be assessed in opposition to the next:

  • Superior college diploma (Grasp’s or PhD) in Veterinary Epidemiology, ideally with specialization in zoonoses management, management of infectious illnesses in animals or associated Emergency Administration Disciplines; (candidates with Bachelors’ diploma in Veterinary Medication with at the least 5 years of direct expertise in linked to GHSA Program at nation degree will likely be exceptionally thought of)
  • Minimal of three years’ expertise in area veterinary epidemiology, surveillance, illness administration or coordination programmes/platforms, together with at the least one-year expertise linked to Authorities (Federal or State), UN System, organised non-public sector, multilateral establishments or worldwide NGOs;
  • Working information of English (degree C);
  • Nationwide of Nigeria

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Outcomes Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Constructing Efficient Relationships
  • Information Sharing and Steady Enchancment

Technical/Practical Expertise:

  • Wonderful organizational expertise and a stable basis in programme and venture formulation, planning, implementation, administration and analysis;
  • Familiarity and expertise with nationwide animal well being interventions linked to GSHA motion packages: Zoonotic Ailments (ZDs); Biosecurity and Biosafety (BSS); Nationwide Laboratory Methods (NLS); Human Sources/Workforce Growth (HR/WFD) and Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Nationwide Motion Plan for Well being Safety (NAPHS); Nationwide One Well being
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyse issues, make applicable suggestions and efficient selections, together with in emergency settings;
  • Wonderful written and oral communication expertise in English, together with the power to current complicated points to FAO administration and senior authorities representatives, in addition to to non-specialist audiences;
  • Wonderful written and spoken communication expertise
  • Familiarity with Workplace instruments together with digital/teleworking platforms

and certified candidates ought to:
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Software Deadline  11th December, 2020.

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