The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their ethnic origin, gender, opinions, or beliefs. Our mission is to improve animal health globally, thereby ensuring a better future for all.
WOAH has permanent contact with international regional and national financial organizations to convince them to invest more and better in the control of animal diseases and zoonosis.
- The Deputy Head of the Science Department participates in the scientific excellence and integrity of the WOAH standard setting process and global control programmes by guaranteeing the identification, prioritisation and response to science needs across WOAH activities.
- He/she therefore contributes to the WOAH’s management of global disease control programmes by supporting the HoD in managing the coordination of technical and administrative processes in line with strategic objectives, and in coordinating the network of WOAH Reference Centres to ensure the scientific capability is supporting the WOAH work programme and Members’ needs.
- He/she seconds the HoD in ensuring the performance of the activities of the Science Department annd other additional responsibilities.
MISSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The major activities that is expected to be carried out includes the following;
- Provide support to the HoD in the leadership and management of the team
- Participate in and support the HoD in ensuring the management and delivery of the team’s missions
- Contribute to providing strategic guidance regarding the WOAH activities related to the work of the Department
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must posses the following requirements and experience as at the time of application to be considered eligible for the position
- A Bachelor’s degree and post-graduate qualification in Veterinary Science
- At least ten (10) years of working experience, including some years in a National Veterinary Authority
- At least five (5) years of experience in an international environment
- At least three (3) years of experience in managing teams
- An additional experience in disease control programmes for animal influenza, ASF, Rabies, Vector borne diseases or Zoonotic tuberculosis, would be an asset.
Technical skills: these includes
- Strong understanding of and experience in international systems for animal disease research
- Excellent computer and writing skills with ability to summarise complex technical discussions
- Regulatory specification of animal disease programmes
Interpersonal skills: these includes
- Excellent leadership skills and the capacity to motivate and develop team members
- Courtesy, tact, and ability to establish and maintain good working relations in a multinational and multicultural environment
- Organisational awareness such as proven effective organisational skills, ability to multitask, strong ability to establish priorities and work within tight timelines.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 13, 2022