Posted on :
8 Feb, 2018
8 Feb, 2018
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Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist – Animal Health.
FHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Specialist – Animal Health for an anticipated The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Ghana—Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Ghana. The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Ghana. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance, and will focus on selected number of AMR surveillance sites. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in animals. This position is based in Accra with frequent field visits (50 percent or more) in different parts of Ghana.
Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree in animal science or other relevant subject and 8 years of experience in animal health, animal science, animal production, veterinary technology, or a related area. Masters’ degree with 5 years of similar experience is considered equivalent. Registered Veterinary Technician/Technologist is preferred. This combination of education and work experience would provide the following relevant specialized knowledge and skills in subject areas associated with animal health:
•Livestock management (e.g., nutrition, care, treatment, and health) with an emphasis on poultry
•Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles
•Ability to communicate and coordinate with livestock producers and animal industry stakeholders
•Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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