Thailand
BACKGROUND
The spillover of infectious agents from animals to humans in recent decades has had a significant impact on the health of humans, animals, and our environment. To minimize the impact of future pandemic threats, the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) was established in 2011 to develop skillful and competent One Health (OH) workforce with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and its One Health Workforce – Next Generation (OHW-NG) project.
Since its establishment, SEAOHUN has expanded network membership from 10 universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to 95 universities in eight countries, including the four founding countries plus Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The expansion was made possible with the support of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), U.S. Department of State (DOS) through its Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), and USAID. Our university members come from multiple disciplines connected to the health of humans, animals, and the environment.
Our educational programs promote and facilitate collaborative activities and projects among the countries with an emphasis on improving One Health workforce capacity with cross-sectoral competencies to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to all hazards and emerging threats. Examples of our educational initiatives include the development of One Health core and technical competencies, curriculum development and strengthening, introducing innovative teaching methodologies such as One Health problem-based learning cases, building research capacity to provide an evidence-base for One Health advocacy, One Health student clubs, and scholarship and fellowship programs to support long-term capacity development.
The SEAOHUN Secretariat based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is the coordinating body for all the country networks. The Secretariat manages subawards with the country networks, facilitates SEAOHUN Executive Board meetings and regional activities, strengthens One Health university networks in Southeast Asia through capacity building activities, and partners with national, international and non-governmental organizations to build the next generation of One Health leaders. The Secretariat represents interests of its country networks at regional meetings/conferences/forums of Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Detect 1 and Detect 5 packages, ASEAN+3 Field Epidemiology Training Network (FETN), the Tripartite (FAO/OIE/WHO), among the others. SEAOHUN has partnered with Pfizer Thailand to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Thailand, and with Chevron to strengthen One Health education in Southeast Asia.
For more information, you may visit https://www.seaohun.org/ and http://facebook.com/seaohun.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall supervision of the Program Manager, the Senior Knowledge Management (KM) Officer will support knowledge management efforts of One Health training within Southeast Asia. This person will develop and manage an online platform similar to the One Health Workforce Academies (https://onehealthworkforceacademies.org/), contextualizing and adapting it for the region with IT support. The Senior KM Officer will also support the national One Health University Networks (OHUNs) in expanding and consolidating OH knowledge management within their networks. The responsibilities of the Senior KM Officer cover the following.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Interested candidates are invited to send an application letter, a resume or curriculum vitae in PDF format, and state a current and expected salary to [email protected] using the subject line “Apply for Senior KM Officer”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled with the first round of reviews on 22 August 2022. The candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. SEAOHUN reserves its rights to offer a KM Officer position to candidates with less experience. The salary for this position will depend on qualifications and experience and in line with projects funds.
SEAOHUN is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. While we respect all applications, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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