African Union Laboratory - Animal Health Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

African Union Laboratory - Animal Health Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Purpose

  • To provide laboratory support to the FMD (Foot and Mouth Disease) Projects between PANVAC and Pirbright Institute and ensure that laboratory facilities, animal and experiments are properly taken care of Project

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform FMD vaccine quality control tests

    • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of the AU-PANVAC/ Pirbright Project based on Good Laboratory Practice.

    • Maintain good husbandry practices for laboratory animal management,

    • Participate in the implementation safety studies for FMD vaccines quality control testing according to international standards,

    • Support laboratory activities for the production of FMD biologicals and reagents of animal base,

    • Assist in the preparation of Instruction manuals, Standard Operating Procedures and other technical manuals for management of laboratory animals,

    • Participate in network laboratories external quality assessment and accreditation, and

    • Perform any other related duties as required by the Director of PANVAC.


    Educational qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold at least a BSC in Laboratory science, Microbiology, Animal Science or related fields.

  • A DVM
    will be a preferred advantage.

    Work Experience

    The incumbent should have a minimum of 2 years of laboratory work experience in the field of:

  • Diagnostic/ research laboratory (knowledge of vaccine quality control and production would be an added advantage)

  • Animal husbandry

  • Laboratory Animal Management.

    Language Requirement

  • Proficiency in at least one of the African Union working languages (among English, French, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish).

  • Knowledge of one or more of the AU working languages will be an advantage.

    Competencies and Skills

    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

    • Ability to work in a team; and

    • Ability to work under work pressure and deliver on time.

    • Excellent drafting and reporting skills

    • Good communication and negotiating skills

    • Good planning and organizational skills

    Language Requirement

  • Applicants must be proficient in English or French.

  • Advanced Knowledge of one more or several other working languages of the AU (Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish) would be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; African Union Laboratory - Animal Health Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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