Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the abovementioned position in the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency with assigned duty station in Suriname.
FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the direction of the Board of CAHFSA this position is responsible for developing regional programmes that facilitate the strengthening of national agricultural health and food safety systems of Member countries. It is also responsible for liaising with the relevant international, national and regional organisations and private sector bodies to ensure successful management and operation of CAHFSA. This includes Technical Advisory Committees and other agencies, organisations, and national contact points in the planning and development of regional programmes, positions, representations and recommendations on agricultural health and food safety. The position is required to liaise with the relevant Technical Advisory Committee to ensure integrity of recommendations to the Board.
The incumbent will be required to provide strategic guidance and manage the daily operations of CAHFSA, direct the work of the technical officers and make recommendations for appointment of other staff with due consideration to qualification and experience in the critical areas of animal and plant health, food safety and project management. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to ensure good accounting practices in CAHFSA, submit the annual budget, work programmes and annual report of CAHFSA to the Board which includes audited financial statements.