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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Consultant Job at Food and Agriculture Organization ( FOA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Food and Agriculture Organization ( FOA ) 

Deadline of this Job:
15th August 2018 

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Date Posted: 6th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time
Post: Consultant for the finalization of the Uganda National Veterinary, Medicinal products and Devices Policy (VMPD) and development of an implementation plan for the VMPD policy.
Duty station: Uganda
DURATION: 20 days
Deadline For Application: 15th August 2018

Uganda is currently faced with a number of challenges related to governance, management, administration and regulation of veterinary drugs and related services in Uganda. There exists a bad situation of animal health especially the high prevalence of animal diseases and tick resistance to drugs. In addition, major challenges exist in the procurement, storage, licensing, distribution and inspection of veterinary drugs. There is no well-established and coordinated Management information System that can provide valid and timely information on the availability and accessibility of the medicinal products and equipment, traceability of animals and surveillance data related to disease outbreaks among others. This situation requires an elaborate and clear policy and regulatory framework to ensure effective delivery of a proper governed and managed veterinary drugs and related services in Uganda. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) under FIRST project, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) developed a draft policy through a technical working group comprised of key actors within the animal subsector.
To that end, FAO is seeking a consultant to finalize the draft policy but also develop an elaborate implementation plan with clear activities, costed budget and M&E plan for operationalizing the policy.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the consultant will work on a day to day basis and in consultation with the project manager for the FISRST Project, to tarry out the following tasks:
  • Review the existing relevant policies, laws, bills and any other literature '
  • Based on results of 1, finalize the Uganda National Veterinary, Medicinal products and Devices Policy (VMPD)
  • Develop an implementation plan for operationalizing the policy.
  • Present a revised policy and its implementation plan to a technical committee
Minimum Requirements
Academic qualification in Veterinary Medicine, Policy and other related subjects preferably with a master's degree and above.
Experience Requirement:
  • Should have extensive experience in research related to veterinary sen/ices
  • Previous experience in working on Veterinary Policy, veterinary laws and regulations.
  • Should have excellent analytical, research, writing, communication and presentation skills;
  • Successful previous consultancy with FAO and MAAIF in Uganda will be a distinct
Job application procedure
Ugandan nationals who meet the requirements above are requested to submit applications together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates via email to: , addressed to: The Representative, the Food and Agriculture Organization on the United Nations in Uganda not later than 2.00 pm on the closing dates of application