FAO recruits 01 Livestock Business Management Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Livestock Business Management Specialist


Harare, Zimbabwe
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description: 2100400 Livestock Business Management Specialist
Closure Date: 22/Feb/2021, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRZIMJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Zimbabwe-HarareDuration: 12 months renewablePost 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 SettingFAO is implementing the European Union funded project “Transforming Zimbabwe’s Animal Health and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS)/ Food Safety (FS) Systems for the Future” (SAFE) under the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP).  The project focuses on building the capacity for Animal Disease Control and Sanitary and Phytosanitary & Food Safety services in the livestock sector. The overall objective of the project is to transform Zimbabwe’s animal health, sanitary and phytosanitary/food safety systems for improved livestock productivity, food safety and consumer safety to enhance market access. The project is being implemented throughout the eight rural provinces of Zimbabwe from March 2019 to May 2022.

Reporting LinesWorking under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, and in close collaboration with the head of operations, the lead technical officer and the National Project Coordinator, the Livestock Business Management Specialist will provide expert technical support to the project implementation team (PMT).  

Technical Focus

The technical areas/profiles covered will be as follows:
Support the livestock business units under the PPP arrangement such as the Anchor Animal Health Management Centres (AAMHCS)the vaccine production, distribution and sales at the CVLKnowledge sharing and capacity buildingLivestock production information management systems Tasks and responsibilitiesProvide expert advice on all livestock business development related matters,  regulations and SOPs to the project team for smooth project implementation.Provide technical back-up on business management concepts to the targeted business units under SAFE such as the animal health management centres and vaccine production unit.Participate the setting up of coordination platforms such as the livestock business forum (LBF) and animal production and health and food safety under the one health concept.Lead the development of specifications for livestock equipment, infrastructure, accessories and services on vaccine production, distribution and sales.Provide technical analyses of the business units under PPP and advise the partners accordingly.Participate in the development and testing of the national livestock identification and traceability systems (LITS).Collaborate and build healthy synergies between the farmers associations, public and private sectors for the establishment of sustainable Public Private Partnerships (PPP) with specific reference to establishment of quality payment schemes in selected livestock value chains. Work closely with the animal health specialist, policy specialist and the Food safety Specialist to guide the processes of livestock and animal health related policies, strategies, and regulations for the benefit of livestock enterprises.Contribute to the processes of review of the curriculum for training veterinary technical field staff and the environmental and port health field technical staffParticipate in project monitoring and drawing up lessons learnt and course corrections.Perform other related duties, including the direct implementation of some technical activities, as required.
Minimum RequirementsAn advanced degree in Business Management or related field
Advanced degree in Animal Science is a distinct advantage.At least ten years of experience in the livestock production sector, animal health, extension and/or research.Excellent English, communication, facilitation and computer skillsNational of Zimbabwe FAO Core CompetenciesResults Focus
TeamworkCommunicationNetworkingKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional SkillsPrevious similar work on project/program working with government, NGOs, UN and private sector.
Good interpersonal relationships and strong personality.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO 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: Careers@fao.org
Applications received after the closing date will not be acceptedOnly 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 applicationsFor additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

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 Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org


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