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AMR Project Coordinator

Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting:

The FAO Zambia Country office is implementing a project under the Fleming Fund Phase 2, GCP GLO 710 UK. In this regard, FAO wishes to hire the services of an AMR Project Coordinator to lead the implementation of this project.

Reporting Lines:

  • The incumbent will be under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR (Programme)

Technical Focus:

  • Under the technical guidance of the global and regional project coordinators and in collaboration with relevant technical and operational colleagues within the FAO Representation and within the global project team, the incumbent will focus on:
  • Coordination of AMR activities
  • AMR surveillance
  • AMR strategy and implementation
  • Improvement of Biosecurity, husbandry and animal health

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the strengthening of a ‘One Health’ aspects of existing legislative processes and coordination mechanisms in place including through supporting meetings of the National AMR Coordinating Committee, and through activities for World Antibiotic Awareness Week in collaboration with the global and regional AMR communications consultants;
  • Lead and facilitate and contribute to the development of any revision to the national strategy on Antimicrobial Usage (AMU) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in agriculture, fisheries, food and livestock production
  • Engage and collaborate with relevant national authorities, institutions, organizations and stakeholders, including the WHO & OIE in country, Mott Macdonald and their operating partner, on the development, revision and implementation of the Strategy for the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance in Zambia to reduce the threat of AMR;
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of a National AMR Surveillance system and facilitate the review of available data on antimicrobial usage (AMU) in the livestock and aquaculture sectors; including application of the ATLASS tool to assess progress in strengthening the national surveillance system
  • Facilitate validation of the existing Review of national legislation relevant to the safe and effective use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in livestock and aquaculture production, and implementation of key recommendations of the review in collaboration with the FAO global development law unit.
  • Participate in the development of advocacy and communication materials relevant to the livestock sector that raise awareness about the safe and effective use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in livestock production and aquaculture; including the development of targeted messaging on the results of the completed KAP survey to ensure wide dissemination and encourage action regarding the findings by the national government.
  • Develop and implement the pilot intervention to improve biosecurity, husbandry and animal health in broiler production, in order to minimise AM use, informed by the KAP study results and targeting the KAP participants and other related stakeholders such as agrovets.
  • Deliver the activity in collaboration with the national pilot team and the regional and global pilot support team, and facilitating harmonisation of the study design and M&E tools with other countries within the project.
  • Seek collaboration on delivery and reporting of the study, e.g, government, academia, in order to raise awareness and also to increase available resource for delivery
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of project implementation to ensure that all activities are carried out in line with the work plan and the project document; coordinate the review of inputs, expenditures and time frames; identify inconsistencies and delays and, when necessary, propose corrective measures to overcome operational constraints.
  • Prepare Quarterly Project Implementation Reports (QPIR) and any other periodic and ad hoc reports and ensure their timely submission to project management.
  • Participate to the identification, formulation and preparation of project work plans; participate in the preparation of draft project documents; ensure their high quality and consistency.
  • Prepare necessary financial and human resources and the procurement of goods and services for the project; collaborate with the Assistant FAORs, the Administrative Associate, and other relevant colleagues on the above duties
  • Prepare a final report that summarizes the details, activities and outcomes listed in the TORs
  • Perform any other duties as required
  • Candidates will be assessed against the following

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in Animal Sciences or Veterinary Medicine or Agricultural Sciences or the equivalent.
  • Experience of not less than Seven years working with livestock or crops or fisheries health
  • A Zambian national with working experience in animal health projects or plant health project or related work
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Ability to coordinate project activities and multi-stakeholders efforts
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with various stakeholders

Additional Information

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

How to Apply

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Application deadline
17 Feb 15:00
Apply online
http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
Email applications to
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