World Organisation for Animal Health Job Vacancy: Project Officer - Mandalay, Myanmar

Salary: International salary package, depending on the level of qualifications and experience.

Duration: One year, renewable.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health, veterinary public health and animal welfare worldwide, as well as for ensuring transparency of the global animal disease situation. The standards it develops for the trade of live animals and products of animal origin are recognized by the World Trade Organization as reference international sanitary rules.

The OIE, then known as the « Office international des √©pizooties », was created on 25 January, 1924. Its Headquarters are based in Paris, France. It comprises 181 Member Countries and is present on all continents through 12 Representations, including the Sub-Regional Representation for South- East Asia based in Bangkok, Thailand, which manages the South-East Asia and China FMD (SEACFMD) Campaign that coordinates the prevention, control and eradication of FMD in 10 ASEAN Member States, China and Mongolia, in alignment with the OIE /FAO Global FMD Control Strategy.

Positioning and reporting

Under the authority of the OIE Director General and supervision of the OIE Sub-Regional Representative for South East Asia and the Project Coordinator of New Zealand-funded FMD Control Project.

Job purpose
The Project Officer will support the implementation of a pilot FMD control project in Central Myanmar by planning, coordinating and ensuring the delivery of activities. He/she will provide monitoring and evaluation of the project to ensure the achievement of the Project’s outputs and ensure communication and reporting on the Project’s implementation. He/she will also contribute to maintaining working relations with all stakeholders in Myanmar and promoting the visibility of the OIE.

Missions and activities

  • Providing technical support for an OIE FMD Control Project in Myanmar:
  • Planning, implementing and following-up the Project Outputs as identified by the annual work plan. These include but are not limited to:
    • In-country FMD risk assessments;
  • Supporting bi-annual FMD vaccination campaigns;
  • Supporting FMD outbreak investigations;
  • Assisting development, implementation and evaluation of a national FMD control training programme;
  • Assisting development, implementation and evaluation of a national FMD stakeholder FMD awareness programme.
    • Drafting progress and annual reports to OIE SRR-SEA in accordance with donor requirements;
    • Preparation of other reports from Project meetings and missions;
    • Providing technical assistance to OIE Member Countries on FMD surveillance, prevention and control;
    • Developing and implementing project monitoring and evaluation plans;
    • Overseeing and monitoring activities being implemented by other Project partners;
    • Liaising and coordinating with other Project staff based in the region.
  • Maintaining working relations with all stakeholders in Myanmar, including but not limited to: the OIE Delegate, SEACFMD FMD Coordinator, members of the National FMD Control Committee, members of the National Project Training Programme, other Government officials, industry and farmers.
  • Participating in major relevant regional and international meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Promoting the visibility of the OIE as an independent, scientific and highly professional center of excellence.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A degree in Veterinary Medicine, with relevant experience in animal health and veterinary administration; or a degree relevant to the responsibilities mentioned and relevant experience in the livestock sector;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the international arena;
  • Experience in the management of complex animal health programmes;
  • Experience with strategy/action plan development and implementation, including monitoring and evaluation;
Technical skills
  • Proven project management skills;
  • Skills in, and a detailed understanding of, technical and scientific animal health management;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nature and epidemiology of FMD;
  • Excellent spoken and written English including scientific report writing;
  • Proficient in the use of office computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and e-mail and presentations). Knowledge of GIS will be an advantage.
Interpersonal skills
  • Good communication, facilitation, analytical and diplomatic skills;
  • Strong organisational and coordination skills (group logistics);
  • Capacity to work in a team within an international environment.
Working conditions
This is a full-time position based in Mandalay, Myanmar, requiring frequent travel, both domestic and international.

The OIE places high value on a multicultural and positive work environment.

The OIE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their ethnic origin, gender, opinions or beliefs.

The successful applicant is required to start from 1 November 2017, or as soon as is practically feasible thereafter

If you are interested in the position, please complete the application online by 14 October 2017 at the latest by clicking on the link below.

Should you have any questions and/or technical issues, please contact Human Resources at