The African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU- IBAR) is mandated to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries, and wildlife as resources for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU). The International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) was established in the 1960s on the realization that the removal of tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T) required an international platform that would serve as a vehicle of cooperation and implementation across national, regional, and continental barriers. AU-IBAR seeks to engage a resource person to guide the process in the development of a coffee table book, guided by the ISTCRC Working Group, Stories Guide, and Checklist and supported by a Copy Editor.
- Consult with relevant stakeholders and guide the preparation of contributions to be considered for the final publication
- Participate in meetings in order to consult with key stakeholders
- Review and analyze the data collected, contributions and submissions received, and synthesis and consolidate in accordance with the agreed chapter outline of the Coffee Table Book
- Participate in the planned workshops and contribute to the development of the agenda of the workshops
- Prepare presentations to guide the contributors and facilitate workshops as required
- Present the draft publication at the validation workshop and incorporate comments received
- Prepare final publication, together with Copy Editor
- Work closely with AU-IBAR and the Working Group, and Copy Editor to refine the understanding of the assignment, its scope, and level of details by participating in skype discussions and planned meetings as necessary.
- Review relevant background material from contributors.
- Work closely with the Working Group, Editor/Copy Writer and AU-IBAR to refine the understanding of the assignment, its scope, and level of detail by participating in online discussions and planned meetings as necessary
- Master’s degree or Ph.D. in relevant technical areas relevant to Animal Health, including entomology, Public Health/ One Health approaches, regional integration, policy development and planning, research, and institutional development.
- At least 20 years of relevant experience in integrated pest control in particular tsetse flies
- Vast knowledge of the history of ISCTRC and PATTEC program
- Vast knowledge and experience of T&T prevention and control tools
- Vast knowledge of Institutions and networks working on T&T in the continental and globally
- Excellent writing skills Excellent as demonstrated by the publication of articles and books
- An understanding of regional integration particularly on the African continent in the context of T&T prevention and control.
- Knowledge of the English language is a must and knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an added advantage.
- Being a member of the ISCTRC would be an advantage
Application Deadline is October 6, 2020