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). AU-IBAR 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 accomplishes its mandate through supporting and empowering the African Union Member States and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs). AU-IBAR’s vision is of an Africa in which animal resources contribute significantly to the reduction of poverty and hunger. Founded in 1951 to study the epidemiological situation and fight rinderpest in Africa, AU-IBAR’s mandate covers all aspects of animal resources, including livestock, fisheries and wildlife, across the entire African continent, but fills a unique and strategic niche by working at continental and regional levels, with the RECs being key partners.
AU-IBAR led a cross-section of stakeholders in the livestock sector in Africa to formulate the Livestock Development Strategy for Africa (LiDeSA), a 20 year framework for the collective and coordinated development of the livestock on the continent. The strategy was approved by the AU Heads of States and Governments of the AU in January 2015. AU-IBAR also developed a pan-African Strategy for the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Other Priority Diseases of Small Ruminants that is aligned to the PPR Global Control and Eradication Strategy jointly developed and launched in April 2015 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Since then, AU-IBAR, FAO and OIE have collectively provided technical and financial support to 39 Member States of the African Union and four RECs to develop and validate national strategies and Action Plans for the control and eradication of PPR.
In order to initiate the implementation of LiDeSA, the European Union made available funds to assist AU-IBAR implement the Sustainable Development of Livestock for Livelihoods in Africa (Live2Africa) project. As part of its coordination strategy and considering the high demand of services from RECs and Member states AU-IBAR is applying part of the funds to employ consultants in various disciplines to support the implementation of Live2Africa. In this regard, AU-IBAR seeks the services of a Consultant animal health expert with a broad range of competencies to provide technical support to AU-IBAR, RECs and Member States to prepare animal health strategies, support Member States in preparations for the performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) evaluations and support to the Editorial Board of the Bulletin for Animal Health and Production in Africa to ensure timely publication of the Bulletin. The Consultant will also provide specific technical support to selected Member States to implement activities towards the eradication of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in line with the respective national PPR Eradication Strategies and Action Plans
The objective of the consultancy is to assist the animal health component coordinator of live2Africa in providing technical support to enhance the implementation of key aspects of the animal health result areas of Live2Africa programme.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The following are the expected outputs:
The candidate must have a Masters in any field of Veterinary Science. A PhD will be an added advantage.
General Professional Experience
Specific Professional Experience
Skills and Competencies
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The consultants will be stationed in Nairobi with travel on specific assignments agreed with the AU-IBAR Management
The duration of this assignment is 7 months. The selected candidate should be available to undertake this assignment with minimum delay.
The remuneration for this Consultancy is a fixed amount of USD7,028.87 per month. Expenses for missions will be covered separately in accordance with the applicable African Union Commission rules and regulations.
The applications will be evaluated on the basis of the relevant technical qualifications, experience and competence of the candidates.
Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) should be submitted through email to: email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission of proposals is 20th August 2019, 17.00 hours, Nairobi Local Time