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Tuesday, 29 March 2022

New Job UN at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), National Consultant - To review SOPs for Laboratory Waste Management

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2022

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AJIRA MPYA TANZANIA 2022 | NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2022
2200842
National Consultant - To review SOPs for laboratory Waste Management
Organizational Unit:
FRURTJob Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 15 days
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Settings
FAO supports USAID’s Global Health Security investments through zoonotic disease preparedness and response, strengthening national laboratory systems, improving biosafety and biosecurity, scaling up workforce development, and reducing antimicrobial resistance. In Tanzania, the GHSA has been implemented since 2016 with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funding with significant milestones along with the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) ladder in accordance with International Health Regulations (IHR) and requirements for World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). GHSA is implemented through FAO’s Emergency Centre for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD). In addition, aims at developing capacity for preventing, detecting, and responding to Priority Zoonotic Diseases (PZDs) threats. This is directed towards strengthening the capacities of partner countries to reduce the risk and impact of epidemic-prone infectious disease threats and outbreaks. Within the action package Biosafety and Biosecurity, a formal structure for waste management is paramount, thus improving safe and secure waste management. Therefore, FAO will support the National veterinary laboratory service to review SOPs for waste management produced in a laboratory.

Reporting Lines

The National Consultant will work under the overall supervision of Senior Animal Health Officer, Head, and Global Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), the functional and administrative oversight of the FAO Representative in Tanzania, direct technical supervision of the ECTAD Country Team Leader and the National Laboratory Expert.
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Technical Focus
As part of the activities of the FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (FAO-ECTAD), the consultant will work closely with the Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA), FAO ECTAD Country Team Leader, National Laboratory Expert to support the country to review the document for the strengthening the management of the laboratory waste. The national consultant will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities;

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Review the existing SOP and identify the gaps and address all in order to adopt and use innovative and affordable solutions for waste management;
  • Analyse existing national and international procedures used to manage waste in all existing biosafety and biosecurity levels according to Laboratory Waste Management Plan;
  • Identify institutional, technical and operational challenges that are faced by the labs on the disposal of different types of waste originated from different laboratory procedures;
  • Identify and analyse all existing documents, various local, regional and international initiatives in the field of waste management based on the OIE/FAO/WHO recommended protocols and protocols used/recommended by international reference labs;
  • Prepared reviewed SOPs should be compliance with current legislation in the transportation, handling and disposal of waste according to ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • The reviewed SOP should clearly describe on how the Biohazardous waste for segregation from other types of waste prior to its disposal.
  • The reviewed SOPs should clearly describe the proper handling, treatment, and disposal of infectious waste materials
  • Advice on the methodology on which the laboratory can disposal their waste without polluting the environment as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • Facilitate validation workshop based on the national guidelines with all relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare and submit the Final documents incorporating all the recommendations on draft final.
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CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements

  • Hold a master’s degree in veterinary medicine or related disciplines, or degree in public health, Laboratory Management, and Molecular biology.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in the implementation of animal health and human health emergency programs; strengthening of health systems support, technical and or institutional and organizational support for laboratory management;
  • Candidates should be Tanzanian or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Have experience in laboratory management, emergency response, and good knowledge of government working system
  • Have experience in co-operation with the Public Administration (Veterinary Services, Public Health Services,
  • Have technical, institutional and organizational capacity in the area of diseases detection and diagnostics and laboratory management;
  • Have experience on supporting process to develop or review governance manual, SOPs, legal frameworks or guideline;
  • Be able to draft reports clearly, concisely, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent computer skills
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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Closure Date: 09/Apr/2022, 12:59:00 AM

HOW TO APPLY

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
• Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
• Incomplete applications will not be considered;
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
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