Job vacancy announcement: Veterinary Epidemiologist Project Manager

Application deadline: 31 July 2015, midnight EST

Position title:             Veterinary Epidemiologist Project Manager

                                Surveillance and early warning systems for climate sensitive diseases in Vietnam and Laos

Location:                  Nabong campus, Xaythany District, 40km from Vientiane capital, Laos

Responsible to:         VWB Regional Director/Managing Director

Start date:                August/September 2015

Duration:                   Two years (with possibility of 2 years extension)

SCOPE OF ROLE

We are looking for applicants qualified to at least MSc level in veterinary epidemiology or a related field to lead the detailed planning and implementation of a four-year livestock based climate-sensitive disease surveillance and dissemination project, as well as to support VWB’s long-term livelihoods and food security programs in the Southeast Asia region. These projects are funded by the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program, as well as other government and private grants.

The role will include partner liaison and coordination, project scoping and fundraising, project design, management and budget oversight, monitoring, and collating and writing up data with the purpose of reporting and scientific publication.

The post holder will be self-motivated and driven. A team player, you are committed to improving people’s lives through veterinary and public health. Using scientific principles to ensure good project design, you will also draw on creative skills and participatory approaches to develop communication and dissemination mechanisms responsive to beneficiary communities’ needs.

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