The African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). The organization is mandated to support and coordinate the sustainable development and utilization of animal resources (livestock, fisheries, and wildlife) to enhance nutrition and food security and contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of the people in the Member State of the AU.
AU-IBAR is providing support to the Economic Commission for Central Africa States (ECCAS) to develop their regional animal Health strategy for central Africa (RAHS-CA) in line with the continental strategy (AHSA). To this effect, AU-IBAR in partnership with ECCAS Secretariat is seeking a suitable consultant to develop the regional Animal Health strategy for and a 5-year action plan for Central Africa.
- Assess animal health status in the region and in Africa
- Review the different strategic documents of AH in member states in Central Africa, RECs and other international organizations;
- Develop a comprehensive regional animal health strategy for the region for 2020-2035 in line with LiDeSA and AHSA;
- Develop a 5-year action plan to initiate the implementation of the RAHS-CA
- Propose an implementation framework of the strategy with ECCAS; RAHC-CA and other partners such as OIE and FAO among others.
The candidate shall have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine and a post-graduate degree in economics applied to the animal resource sector. A postgraduate qualification in socio-economics, impact assessment, and disease surveillance, control, and management will be an asset.
Others requirements include:
- At least 10 years of hands-on relevant professional experience with a proven record in socioeconomics assessment and livestock policies;
- Proven experience in animal assessment and animal health or vet services strategic plans;
- Good knowledge of the African animal health institutional environment and national, regional international actors involved,
- Solid animal health consultancy experience, analytical, diplomacy, and facilitation skills required.
- Strong writing and reporting skills
- Good communication skills and ability to work in a team and with minimum supervision.
- Fluency in English or French with excellent facilitation skills and knowledge of Africa socioeconomics context and readiness to travel to AUC MSs.
- Working experience in the African region and/or RECs in the animal health sector particularly is commendable.
The consultant will be stationed in his/her own country with the process involving a virtual collaborative process with countries. Exceptional travel on specific assignments will be agreed upon with the AU-IBAR Management and ECCAS Commission. Also, the consultancy will be for 30 days from the signing of the contract spread over a period three months.
Deadline is 30th October 2020