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Senior Animal Health Officer (Global Programme Coordinator, ECTAD)

Organizational Setting

The Animal Production and Health Division (NSA) promotes and facilitates the sustainable development of the livestock sector, integrating scientific and technical expertise and policy advice. It hosts technical networks in area of animal health, genetics, feed and animal husbandry and provides analysis, policy dialogue (incl. intergovernmental bodies) and technical assistance. It also supports emergency responses, mostly in animal health. FAO's global effort on One Health is involves multiple divisions and the decentralised and national offices, with overall co-ordination through the Joint Centre for Zoonoses and AMR (CJWZ), with the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) being both the Director of the Joint Centre and Leader of the Animal Health Programme (NSAH).

The post is located in the Animal Health Service (NSAH). The FAO Animal Health Service (NSAH) is primarily concerned with aspects related to the prevention, detection and timely response to health threats of animal origin (zoonotic diseases, transboundary animal diseases, production diseases, diseases of wildlife, arthropod-borne diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance) that affect public health or efficiencies, sustainable livestock production and conservation efforts. NSAH capacity development work ensures the strengthening of veterinary systems at national and regional level and bridges agriculture development, public health and ecosystem health.

The tasks envisaged are to be carried out through the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) a joint platform between NSAH and the Office of Emergencies and Resilience (OER). OER is the leader of FAO's humanitarian efforts in supporting countries to more effectively prepare for and respond to food and agricultural threats and crises, and to strengthen the resilience of agricultural livelihoods.

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