FHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Specialist - Animal Health for an anticipated Fleming Fund Country Grant for Sri Lanka. The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Sri Lanka. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance and will focus on selected AMR surveillance sites. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, national Technical Working Groups and national reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.
Country nationals are encouraged to apply.
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 Colombo with frequent field visits (50 percent or more) in different parts of Sri Lanka.
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, aquaculture, 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 and shrimp
• 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
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance
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 vacancy is archived.
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