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Technical Specialist-Animal Health

FHI 360

FHI 360

Kathmandu, Nepal
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Technical Specialist – Animal Health

The Technical Specialist – Animal Health is responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for antimicrobial resistance (AMR)/antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance in animals and aquaculture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to collect, assemble, and review data related to AMR and AMU patterns in animals and aquaculture (for instance, AMR trends for the zoonotic bacteria/antibiotic combinations in broiler and layer populations).
  • Provide technical assistance/participate in animal health investigations (for example, source, antibiotic use, and spread of infection).
  • Provide technical assistance/participate in mapping/investigating/assessing antibiotic distribution and use in food livestock.
  • Provide technical assistance for assessments and improvements of Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), microbiology laboratories/surveillance sites for animal health.
  • Provide technical assistance for sample collection, coordination and transport.
  • Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring of, and onsite coaching and mentoring to CVL and animal AMR/AMU surveillance sites.
  • Provide support to conduct and participate in Animal AMR/AMU Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting.
  • Share the findings including AMR/AMU trends to Animal AMR/AMU TWG quarterly and annually.
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare guiding documents/protocols on AMR and AMU surveillance in animal and aquaculture.
  • Provide technical assistance in development and maintenance of digital tools/system to collect AMR and AMU data in animals.


  • Master’s degree in veterinary medicine, animal science or other relevant subject with three to five years of experience in animal health, animal science, animal production, veterinary technology, or a related field or bachelor's degree with five to seven years of experience in above mentioned field.
  • Registered Veterinarian is preferred.
  • Livestock health management (e.g., nutrition, care, treatment, and health) with an emphasis on poultry.
  • Biosafety and biosecurity and antimicrobial stewardship principles and application.
  • AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred).
  • Proactive in managing multiple tasks, managing, and working in the virtual work environment, and flexible and open to managing time for working with different teams in different time zones as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, team building and management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English and Nepali including documentation skills.

The final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. February 11, 2024.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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