FAO Somalia Livestock Emergency Inputs & Supply Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

FAO Somalia Livestock Emergency Inputs & Supply Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/39/2015
Issued on: 23 December 2015
Deadline for Application: 05 January 2016
Position Title: Livestock Emergency Inputs & Supply Officer
Grade Level: SC8
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Organizational Unit: FAO Somalia
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension
Eligible Candidates: Kenyan nationals only
Anticipated start date: Immediately
General description of tasks and objectives to be achieved
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Somalia Representative, and the Livestock Sector Coordinator; under the general supervision of the relevant technical divisions in FAO and the direct supervision of the Livestock Operations and Emergency Programme Coordinator, the Emergency Inputs Officer will be responsible for the following tasks
  • Support the Livestock sector technical operations;
  • Identify in coordination with Livestock Emergency Coordinator, emergency situations where livestock interventions may reduce asset losses and advise on specific actions in accordance with Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS);
  • Identify in agreement with Livestock Emergency Coordinator adequate procurement needs and compile technical specification for procurement of veterinary drugs, vaccines, others veterinary supplies, livestock inputs; and services as per the FAO guidelines;
  • Prepare contracts and letters of agreement to be issued for services providers in compliance with FAO MS 502 and MS 507;
  • Update on emergency inputs provision under various projects and ensure timely delivery of inputs and services;
  • Coordinate the positioning of veterinary supplies and equipment for disease surveillance and control (sampling equipment, vaccines, veterinary drugs, cold chain);
  • Organize consultation meetings with all key implementing partners of livestock projects on a regular basis and coordinate the activities with the partners;
  • Prepare regular project reports and briefing papers on the livestock sector and animal health;
  • Organize and carry out trainings on disease control measures, emergency preparedness and disease reporting especially of TADs.
  • Report any challenges or constraints in a timely manner and ensure timely and effective response;
  • Receive, revise and provide first assessment of field reports (weekly, interim and final reports);
  • Track record of achievements made by purchase orders and letters of agreements against work plan;
  • Provide regular updates on project implementation to Head of Sector in close collaboration with the information and monitoring officers;
  • Perform any other duty and activity upon instructions of the Livestock Operations and Emergency Coordinator; Livestock Sector Coordinator or the Officer in Charge for SomaliaEnsure timely preparation and submission of regular updates of project implementation progress;
  • Perform other related duties as required.Minimum Requirements
    Education: Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine and a relevant post graduate diploma/ certificate will be an advantage
    Work Experience: Minimum of three years professional and relevant experience implementing livestock emergency interventions;
    Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge and experience in food security and livelihoods.
  • Experience in facilitation of trainings on livestock projects and training on Livestock
  • Emergency Guidelines and Standards will be considered an added advantage.
  • Significant Project Management experience especially on input distribution with previous experience with Somalia/Somali people is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, good knowledge of computers especially Microsoft office package and data analysis software.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to work independently as well as a team.
  • Languages: Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word,
  • Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments.
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency.
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
  • Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment.Tact and courtesy.
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.
    How to Apply:
    Interested applicants are required to submit
    (1) a covering letter,
    (2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and
    (3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment.
    To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:
    FAO Somalia Livestock Emergency Inputs & Supply Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.
    Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Livestock Emergency Inputs & Supply Officer 39 2015” in the subject heading.
    Applications received after the closing date and applications without all the specified/ required documents will not be given consideration.
    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
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