Animal Health Information Officer – WAHIAD Department – OIE Paris, France

Open position


Positioning and reporting
Under the authority of the Deputy Director “International Standards and Science” and the direct supervision of the Head of the World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department (WAHIAD) and her/his Deputy.
Duration: 2 years
Salary conditions: between 2.250-2950€ net per month (depending on the experience)
Expected start date:  01/01/2022
Job purpose
The Animal HealthInformation Officer contributes to the publication of a transparent and coherent animal health situation in Members through the collection, verification and dissemination of animal health information provided by Members and non-member countries through the OIE World Animal Health Information System (OIE-WAHIS). In particular, he/she is responsible for following the notification process of countries or territories, as well as participating in capacity-building activities on disease notification (training and e-learning support), active search for non-official animal health information activities and contributing to the improvement of OIE-WAHIS.
Missions and activities

Following the notification process of designated countries or territories
Applying a standard verification process on six-monthly reports, annual reports and annual reports on wildlife;Interacting with countries’ nominated representatives on issues related to notification, including providing them with support in order to facilitate disease notification;
Participating in trainings of countries’ representatives on OIE-WAHIS, delivering global and regional training;
Following-up with countries to encourage them to provide regular and timely animal health reports in line with their obligations;
Providing regular reports on the state of play of notifications;
Participating in the coordination of team activities within the WAHIAD.  

Participating in activities associated with the development of OIE-WAHIS and its evolution
Contribute to the development of functional specifications;
Participate in the functional testing and validation of functionalities, providing feedback to the project management team;
Contribute to the identification of needs and follow-up on future evolutions.  

Contributing as required to the activities of the team:
Participating in the Early Warning System of OIE-WAHIS.
Applying a standard verification process on immediate notifications, follow-up reports and final reports;
Proposing relevant tools to facilitate the standard verification process and follow-up processes;
Reviewing formats of working databases, developing automated tools within these databases to facilitate the verification and follow-up processes.
Developing and establishing monitoring and evaluation indicators of the verification and follow-up processes.  
Participating in the team for active search for non-official animal health information of OIE-WAHIS.
Verifying the non-official information related to the animal and public health situation;
Contacting the countries when needed to verify the information found through the active search  
Participating in the training team Support the development of training content for OIE-WAHIS users Provide support to OIE-WAHIS users;
Participating in the preparation and design of material for training OIE-WAHIS users and OIE Focal PointsReview and improve training methods;
Overseing and contributing to the development of e-learning platforms.  
Qualifications and Experience

Required qualifications
A graduate degree in veterinary sciences (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
At least 3 years of professional experience with data collection, processing, and analysis of animal diseases;Proven experience working with databases and geographical information systems.  

Additional requirements
Exposure to or work experience with Veterinary Services, animal or human health institutions, research institutions.
Additional degree in aquatic and/or terrestrial animal health, wildlife health, epidemiology or public health.  


Technical skills
Excellent command of English, both written and oralProficiency in a second OIE official language (French or Spanish)
Very good command of the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
Good computer skills in geographical information systems (e.g. QGis), database management systems (e.g. Microsoft Access)    

Additional competencies
Good knowledge of a third OIE official language (French or Spanish);
Working knowledge of Russian; Good computer skills in statistical software (e.g. R).  

Interpersonal skills
Proactivity and initiative;Keen sense of observation, attention to detail and accuracy;
Ability to work under pressure, and to efficiently prioritize work across multiple parallel tasks;
Courtesy, tact and ability to establish and maintain good working relations in a multinational and multicultural environment;      
Good communication skills and team working abilities especially under tight deadlines.  
Working conditions
This post requires flexibility to travel internationally and long hours in a seated position at a computer.  
General Information  
The OIE places high value on a multicultural and positive work environment.  
The OIE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their ethnic origin, gender, opinions, or beliefs.  
This is a full-time position as an international civil servant based at the OIE Headquarters in Paris (France) that is available immediately.
If you are interested in the position, please complete your application online by 7 December 2021 at the latest by clicking on the link below.