Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake an Assessment of Rabies Elimination Status in 13 Selected Sub-Saharan Countries, and Position of Regional Bodies in…

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Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

World Animal Protection is urgently recruiting a qualified Consultant with expertise and experience in the domain of research. The goal of the consultancy is to help us understand the status of rabies elimination in 13 selected sub-Saharan countries in Africa and the position of regional bodies in Africa. Africa is the second continent (after Asia) most affected by Rabies and it is envisioned that the collated information from this study will assist and guide World Animal Protection in strategizing better lives for dogs campaign by ending poor dog treatment and brutal inhumane culling practices in Africa. The objectives of this study will aim to address questions grouped into two broad categories:

1. Regional level questions

a. What is the dog population in different regions of Africa?

b. Which Regional bodies/institutions are working on dog population management (DPM) and/or rabies elimination in Africa? c. Is there Regional financial institution/ mechanism addressing rabies in Africa? d. Is there regional level civil society bodies promoting dog welfare/DPM/rabies elimination in Africa?

2. National level questions: This section will answer questions relating to;

a. Existing legislation regarding rabies in the member states

b. Dog population management in each of the selected member state

c. Advocacy, Public Awareness and Education

d. Rabies surveillance, dog and human rabies vaccines

e. Outbreak responses and other rabies control strategies

f. Laboratory diagnostics

Academic Qualifications of the Consultant:

The Consultant(s) being sought to undertake the research must have at least Masters of Science degree in either of the following fields; Research Methodology; Veterinary Epidemiology; or Public Health from a recognised institution of higher learning. Experience in research will be an added advantage.

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

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