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Animal Health And Veterinary Medicine

(One candidate)

Deadline for the application: 1 October, 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary is recruiting one candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 11.) with the following terms:

Duties and responsibilities:

FAO is the leading UN agency in terms of providing support for agriculture and rural development, forestry and fisheries. Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia REU and the technical supervision of the Animal Production and Health Officer, REU, the Junior Technical Officer (JTO) will work as part of a closely collaborating team to provide technical support to FAO projects related to livestock health and production development in Europe and Central Asia. The Service develops practical strategies and guidance to address endemic and emerging animal disease threats (such as African swine fever, foot and mouth disease, brucellosis, peste des petits ruminants, antimicrobial resistance, etc.), the assurance of safe trade, efficient production and food safety. Specifically the tasks include:

  • Assist in identification, formulation and implementation of livestock health and production development programmes and projects;
  • Assist in the delivery of capacity building (training and workshops) and awareness raising activities in the region;
  • Assist in the development of guidelines and policies, related to strengthening veterinary systems and public health;
  • Contribute to publications and presentations;
  • Contribute to public relations activities (web development and updating), take notes and file documents as required for the abovementioned activities;
  • Assist in conducting reviews and appraisals of the different aspects of the livestock health and production situation in the region, through studies and surveys;
  • Participate in the preparation and organization of national and international meetings, conferences, seminars and provide support in animal husbandry and animal health information networking, research and database management; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.

The Junior Technical Officer will work in a dynamic multicultural environment within a multidisciplinary team, where English is the official language of communication.  The position enables international travelling in the region and the engagement with various external organizations, including other international agencies, professional associations and NGOs, and academia.

Candidates should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Good working knowledge of English, spoken and written with a capacity to write and edit working documents in English. A good working knowledge of Russian is an asset;
  • University degree in animal production or veterinary medicine;
  • At least one year of relevant professional working experience in the field of animal health;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with national and/or international animal health agencies and/or associations dealing with veterinary aspects;
  • Strong understanding of the working relationships and factors affecting co-operation in formulating and delivery of activities;
  • Postgraduate experience with research, research projects, epidemiology, diagnosis or control of infectious disease is also considered and asset.

Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent information technology skills, including word processing, database applications, presentation software, and the Internet;
  • Excellent communication skills particularly in farmers’ setting as well with private and government veterinarians and government extension services;
  • Ability to think strategically; to express ideas clearly;
  • To work independently and in teams combined with cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Strong commitment to development;
  • An interest in adapting to varied physical and professional environments;
  • A desire to work with people of different language, national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Respect the principles of the United Nations Charter and FAO’s Vision Statement


  • Duration: Two years full time – non-renewable contract
  • Gross salary: 335.000 Ft/month + salary supplement net 100.000 Ft/month
  • Earliest start: as soon as possible
  • Deadline for the application: 1 October, 2019
  • Hungarian citizenship

Please send your application only by email, to Ms Ágnes Sarkadi-Szabó (email address:

[E-mail megjelenítése]). You are requested to attach the following documents: CV with your job experience, school certificate, certificate of language skills. A moral certificate (erkölcsi bizonyítvány) will be required for employment.