ADT Project Consulting GmbH

International Animal Production and Health Information System (APHIS) and Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS) Specialist and Team Leader (m/f/d) for a Livestock Health and Value Chains Improvement Project in Cambodia

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Deadline: May 23, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Cambodia
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience:Min 10 years
Date posted: May 17, 2024

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Description

ADT Project Consulting GmbH is an innovative and reliable German consulting firm that focuses on technical assistance and international projects in the areas of livestock, agriculture, veterinary & food safety, agribusiness and rural development. Since 1995 we have been working for governments, development agencies, public institutions as well as for enterprises and organisations in the agriculture and food industry in more than 60 countries (see www.adtproject.de). Main clients are the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), EU EuropeAid and other EU programmes, GIZ, FAO, USAID, WB and other public donors as well as private organisations/companies.

We are currently looking for open-minded and motivated International Animal Production and Health Information System (APHIS) and Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS) Specialist and Team Leader for a Livestock Health and Value Chains Improvement Project in Cambodia.

Job description

The international APHIS/LITS and team leader will: 

(i) APHIS

(a) analyze the current information systems used in Cambodia through an in- depth desk review of the existing data collection, documentation and databases management systems applied by the GDAHP and at Provincial Animal Health and Production Offices (POAHP), including their data collection tools;

(b) evaluate the degree to which mobile phone applications, media tools and digital technology can be reliably applied to eliminate paper records;

(c) review the animal health and production legislation, identify gaps concerning APHIS deployment and support GDAHP to develop legislation and regulations to redress those gaps;

(d) assess user requirements, prepare a detailed description of the information systems and databases needed to be integrated into the APHIS and compare these needs to the information systems that already exist in ASEAN countries and their compatibility with ASEAN data and trade harmonization requirements;

(e) identify the modules of a national APHIS and the phasing of their introduction, ensuring their integration with the planned Animal Identification and Traceability System and Laboratory Information Management System;

(f) prepare detailed specifications for each APHIS module and associated database;

(g) describe in detail the systems’ components, entities and their relationships, as well as the functional requirements in terms of database systems supporting software, web integration, licenses, hardware, etc.;

(h) conduct prototype tests to progressively analyze online prototypes performances, testing their functionalities and convening a workshop to discuss all functionalities and outputs of the tested modules with public and private sector stakeholders, including smallholder farming representatives;

(i) assist GDAHP to operationalize the selected APHIS, including the deployment of software and hardware to remote stations and testing and troubleshooting the system;

(j) develop curricula for training all relevant stakeholders in the use of the APHIS, and supporting e-learning modules and train trainers in their application;

(k) provide support during the implementation of the new information system including assisting GDAHP to set up an online support desk to assure prompt and efficient use of the new APHIS as soon as it has been operationalized.

(ii) LITS

(a) Assist the GDAHP in Cambodia to develop a detailed plan for the phased establishment of a national LITS;

(b) Support GDAHP to prepare or modify existing legislation to provide the legal framework for a national LITS, including provision for full cost recovery and private animal health services delivery of animal tagging and identification;

(c) Identify and specify the equipment needed to implement the LITS and collaborate with the National Project Management -Office (PIU) procurement manager for its purchase;

(d) Based on the agreed animal identification technology, develop a mobile phone-based App for its operationalization;

(e) Based on the agreed animal identification information to be collected, prepare the software to hold and provide individual animal records. The data must be available in both the Khmer and English languages and the database must be accessible to border quarantine official in neighbouring countries;

(f) Develop a training manual and conduct training programs for GDAHP and POAHP staff in the operation of the LIMS and use the training programs to pilot test the effectiveness of the technology and information systems;

(g) Support GDAHP and the POAHP pilot test the LIMS with cattle and buffalo in the proposed Prey Veng (PV) DCZ districts;

(h) Based on the experience of the PV DCZ pilot, revise the App and database software as appropriate;

(i) Support GDAHP and the Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh, Prey Veng, and Otdar Meanchey provinces to implement the LIMS for cattle and buffalo in these six provinces and in any additional project- supported DCZs operational at that juncture;

(j) Based on the provincial LIMS experience, update the national LIMS plan in preparation of a national rollout of the LIMS;

(k) Support GDAHP in the rollout of a national LIMS for cattle and buffalo.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Post graduate degree in veterinary science or informatics and at least 10 years of experience in APHIS/LITS design and implementation, including in emerging economies. APHIS/LITS development experience in ASEAN countries is preferred.
  • A good understanding of smallholder production systems in ASEAN countries, including Cambodia is required together with experience in the development of training curricula and e-learning.
  • The person should be a team-oriented professional with good analytical and communication skills.
  • The consultant should be capable of rapport with personnel at various levels, including farmers, government staff, national consultants, and international organizations.
  • A strong self-motivated individual working with no or minimal supervision and able to

travel to the rural areas and meet tight deadlines is required.

  • The person should have excellent skills in written and spoken English and be fully conversant with computer use and database management.
  •  It is also important that this person is sensitive to issues associated with gender, ethnicity, and poverty especially in the context of Cambodia.

Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter, CV, work references / certificates / salary expectation) by email until May 23rd, 2024 to adtproject@adt.de.