ADT Project Consulting GmbH

International Viral and Bacterial Vaccine Production Specialist

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Last update: May 20, 2024 Last update: May 20, 2024

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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 Viral and Bacterial Vaccine Production Specialist for a Livestock Health and Value Chains Improvement Project in Cambodia.

Job description

Responsibilities of the consultant include (but are not limited to) the following:

(i) Review the NVVC vaccine and viral production unit designs and equipment procurement list and suggest variations to these documents as required;

(ii) Inspect the construction of the NVVC viral and vaccine production units and ensure that conditions for the achievement of GMP and BSL2 standards are met;

(iii) Prepare a set of WOAH-compliant SOPs to produce hemorrhagic septicemia, fowl cholera and fowl pox vaccines;

(iv) Establish procedures for the establishment of the NAHPRI laboratory information management system (LIMS) in the NVVC viral and vaccine production units;

(v) Train GDAHP appointed NVVC viral and vaccine production staff in the implementation of the WOAH-compliant viral and bacterial vaccine production SOPs and the LIMS and supervise their implementation of viral and bacterial vaccine production programs;

(vi) Provide supervision and refresher training for NVVC viral and bacterial vaccine production staff on an annual basis for the first three years of NVVC operation;

(vii) In partnership with the ISO 17025 specialist, develop a strategic plan to implement GMP and BSL2 standards in the NVVC QCL;

(viii) In partnership with the ISO 17025 specialist, develop a plan for the GMP and BSL2 accreditation process

(ix) Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Project Director.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Post-graduate level qualification in veterinary sciences with at least 10 years of experience at a senior level in viral and bacterial vaccine production unit management, including using cell culture technology.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a senior position in a vaccine production facility applying GMP and BSL2 standards. The viral and bacterial vaccine production expert should have experience in vaccine production in a developing country. Good understanding of WOAH viral and bacterial vaccine production protocols is essential.
  • A team-oriented professional with good analytical and communication skills, able to make easily understandable practical and technical ISO17025 inputs. The consultant should be able to strike rapport with personnel at different levels, including 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.
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English and be fully conversant with computer use. Sensitivity to issues associated with gender, ethnicity, and poverty especially in the context of Cambodia is important.

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

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