8 Apr 2016

ACDI/VOCA Job Vacancy : Veterinarian & Plant Pathologists

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Since 1963, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in 145 developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy, Based in Washington, D.C, ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.


Job Description

Start Date: April 18, 2016
Term: 12-15 days

  • ACDI VOCA is recruiting two expert consultants to take part in a study to identify key food safety issues and opportunities for investment within the maize and livestock value chains in four West African countries.
  • We are looking for two technical pperts, a veterinarian and a plant pathologist to assist in this study

The objectives of this assessment include:

  • Identifylng sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS)-related constraints affecting regional trade of maize and livestock in the West Africa region;
  • Mapping current initiatives to address these constraints;
  • Identifying gaps in the policy cycle regarding technical areas and deficient institutional capacity that are not currently being addressed;
  • Generating a set of actionable recommendations for regional and country level interventions with five or more priority needs identified.

Required Skills or Experience

  • PhD degree in either veterinary sciences or plant pathology or a strong background in food safety, issues related to livestock, meat, poultry and maize is required.
  • Strong research and writing and writing skills required conducting assessments around SPS measures.
  • Experience working on food safety sanitary/phytosanitary policy issues at the national and or ECOWAS levels is strongly preferred.

How to Apply

Please send us a CV and cover letter by no later than Monday, April 15, 2016 to: [email protected]

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