Finance and Administration Assistant, Yangon, Myanmar
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
City: Yangon, Myanmar
Office: FAO Yangon, Myanmar
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Finance and Administration Assistant
Job Posting: 12/Nov/2019
Closure Date: 26/Nov/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : FAMYA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Myanmar-Yangon
Duration : 12 months
Post Number : N/A
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The Myanmar Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are initiating the project ‚Antimicrobial monitoring in poultry in Myanmar (AM-PM)‘ with funding from the UK Government’s Fleming Fund.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognized as a problem caused by unregulated antimicrobial use in the human health and animal health and production sectors, which exerts selection pressure on pathogen populations and encourages the development of resistance. Use of antimicrobials in the livestock production industry for therapeutic, preventative, and growth promotion purposes across Asia is widespread, particularly in the pig and poultry production sectors. At present, farm antimicrobial use (AMU) is poorly understood in Myanmar and there is no systematic, regular AMR surveillance in the livestock sector. The ‚AM-PM‘ project aims to contribute to the overall goal of a world in which effective antimicrobials will be preserved for the future to combat bacterial infections, thus, helping to mitigate this slow-onset disaster. It will contribute to this goal by improving AMU practices in the Myanmar poultry production sector.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for Myanmar, the technical and direct supervision of the AFAOR (Programme)/ Senior Animal Health and Production Officer in FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) in Bangkok, technical guidance of the FAO Country Team Leader of the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Myanmar, in close coordination with the Project Coordinator (OSRO/RAS/902/UK).