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Job Vacancy - One-Health Technical Consultant

17 May 2021

                               VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) invites applicants for the functions of One-Health Technical Consultant.

Duty station:       
Belize City

Essential:  A university degree in public health or veterinary studies.
Desirable: Master’s degree in One Health.

Essential: At least 5 years experience in public health, food safety or zoonotic diseases detection, prevention, and control.
Desirable:  Experience in public health or animal health systems in Belize.


  • Evidence-based knowledge of risk factors, for disease spillover from wildlife to domestic animals and humans, and clear mechanisms to prevent, predict, detect respond and manage disease outbreaks at local, regional and national level.
  • Ability to engage relevant sectors and disciplines across the human – animal – environment interface to address health in a way that is more effective, efficient, and sustainable.
  • Coordination and collaboration, to implement activities across the human-animal interface.
  • Very good understanding of the One Health approach and how it can be implemented in Belize.
  • Excellent communication ad interpersonal skills and sensitivity to political and cultural issues.
  • Ability to work in multisectoral teams and under pressure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook.  Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs for Statistical Analysis, Data Exploratory Analysis and Project Management would be an asset.

Very good knowledge of English and working knowledge of Spanish.

Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and two current letters of recommendation should be sent to blzmail@paho.org or to P.O. Box 1834, Belize City no later than 25 May 2021.

For further details, see Terms of Reference.  An interview will be held for this position and only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. 

PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.