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Vacancy - Global Technical Manager - Poultry

Founded and grown as an Austrian family business, Delacon has been the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives for more than 30 years. We coined the term phytogenic feed additives and are researching, developing, and manufacturing feed additives composed of herbs, spices, other plants, and extracts such as essential oils for poultry, swine, ruminants, and aquaculture.

Our headquarters and our state-of-the-art production facility in Engerwitzdorf, Austria, export our products to more than 80 countries worldwide. Delacon's global team, located in about 23 countries, shares the commitment to phytogenic feed additives to further investigate their role in animal nutrition and showcase to our customers that they are a great opportunity in recent and future livestock challenges production.

We are looking for a Global Technical Manager – Poultry

The purpose of the position is:

To contribute to the optimization of our customers` experience via ensuring the technical side of our poultry product offering globally. 

Your tasks and responsibilities are:

  • under the professional guidance of the Global Unit Lead – Monogastrics, you are bringing Delacon's technical solutions to the market, professionally adapting them to the regional requirements together with the local sales colleagues
  • you are responsible for the technical content of our offers and the various forms of written technical materials
  • based on a solid market intelligence activity, you are continuously developing our solution portfolio in the poultry area
  • you are representing Delacon's poultry products at global events, conferences, and seminars, are conducting both internal and external training on nutrition issues and the modes of actions of our portfolio.

Your expected qualifications and professional background:

  • minimum MSc in animal nutrition or animal sciences, or veterinary
  • at least ten years relevant work experience (technical support or development), including fieldwork with broilers and layers alike – either in animal production or the animal feed business
  • international experience with company representation in front of various levels of stakeholders and decision-makers

Regarding your skills and personality, we need:

  • a truly international mindset, open to address nutritional issues on various continents
  • customer orientation and high level of proficiency
  • outstanding presentation and communication skills
  • flexibility
  • solid intercultural collaboration skills

What you need to know yet:

  • the position is based in home-office, with frequent traveling (ca 60%)
  • our internal language of communication is English

Please submit your application documents in English to:

Delacon Biotechnik GmbH, Langwiesen 24, A-4209 Engerwitzdorf, Austria

Krisztina Farkas, people operations manager, , +43 732 640531-227

Tenured: Professor and Department Head


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station invites applications for a tenured, Professor and Head that will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department and as an advocate for Poultry Science and the allied disciplines that it represents with the academic appointment beginning Fall 2021. The Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station. The position provides leadership and support for numerous faculty initiatives that include: enhancing and expanding undergraduate and graduate education, increasing contributions to knowledge and science through extramurally funded research, fostering collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, conducting extension and outreach programs, securing additional resources, strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, and promoting communication of science-based findings to inform public policy and private decision makers.

For further information and application click here.

Specialist in the field of animal breeding, reproduction and genetics

The IAEA is looking for a specialist in the field of animal breeding, reproduction and genetics (Livestock Breeder).

Livestock Geneticist / Breeder (P4) - (2021/0129 (016115))
Organization: NAFA-Animal Production and Health Laboratory
Primary Location: Austria-Lower Austria-Seibersdorf-IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf
Job Posting: 2021-02-23, 5:10:33 PM
Closing Date: 2021-04-05, 11:59:00 PM
Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
Probation Period: 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA's Major Programme 2, "Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection". This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme's objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.

The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture assists Member States of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the IAEA in using nuclear techniques and related technologies to improve food security, alleviate poverty and promote sustainable agriculture. The Joint Division consists of five Sections, each with an associated laboratory (located in Seibersdorf, 45 km south-east of Vienna), in the areas of: animal production and health; plant breeding and genetics; insect pest control; soil and water management and crop nutrition; and food and environmental protection.The Animal Production and Health Section and Laboratory assist Member States in improving livestock productivity through the efficient use of locally available feed resources, reproduction and breeding practices, and disease diagnostic tools and control measures.

Main Purpose

 As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Livestock Geneticist/Breeder provides expertise and services in the optimal utilization of local livestock genetic resources to ensure maximum productivity and the maintenance of biodiversity. She/he also provides technical and strategic advice and services to FAO and IAEA Member States through design, technical backstopping, and support for the implementation and appraisal of projects aimed at the sustainable enhancement of animal production.


The Livestock Geneticist/Breeder is: (1) a technical officer and research coordinator, ensuring the efficient and effective development, implementation and dissemination of research, training and scientific and technical knowledge, and evaluating and implementing TC projects and coordinated research projects (CRPs) for the IAEA and FAO; (2) a technical expert, planning and conducting technical meetings and project review missions; (3) a facilitator, working with Member States to meet their national and regional agricultural development objectives, and; (4) a liaison with relevant stakeholders on issues related to the transfer of sampling and analytical technologies to Member States.

The detailed job description can be found here.


Vacancy for the position of Technical Advisor

The FAO Saudi Arabia Technical Cooperation Programme has a vacancy for the position of Technical Advisor (Animal Husbandry Expert).

Job Posting: 24/Mar/2021
Closure Date: 05/May/2021, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa, RNE
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: Professional Project
Grade Level: P-4
Primary Location: Saudi Arabia-Riyadh
Duration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2007381
CCOG Code: 1A11
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Organizational Setting

The Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme (2019-2025) facilitates, coordinates and manages all technical and advisory services to be provided by FAO to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MoEWA) of Saudi Arabia. The project UTF/SAU/051/SAU ‘Strengthening MoEWA's Capacity to Implement the Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development Programme is part of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme (2019-2025). The project is to provide technical and advisory assistance to the MoEWA in implementing its flagship sustainable rural agricultural development programme that has recently been approved within the context of the National Transformation Programme of the Saudi Vision 2030. The project’s expected results will be achieved through the implementation of nine project components: 1) Development of coffee Arabica production, processing and marketing; 2) Development of beekeeping and honey production; 3) Development of rose production and trade; 4) Development of subtropical fruits production, processing and marketing; 5) Strengthening capacity of small-scale fishers and fish farmers; 6) Strengthening capacity of small-scale livestock herders; 7) Development of rainfed cereal production; 8) Enhancing value addition from smallholdings and rural activities; and 9) Strengthening MoEWA's capacity in sustainable management of rangelands, forests and natural resources to support rural livelihoods.
The incumbent will be part of the PMU of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will in particular support the strengthening of the capacity of small-scale livestock herders.

The full description can be found here.

Junior Research Scientist in genetics and behaviour of poultry in animal production

A permanent position is opened at INRAE in France, for a Junior Research Scientist in genetics and behaviour of poultry in animal production.

Read the complete description here.

A webinar to know more will be organized (in French) on this competition. In this webinar you will discover:

  • Science at INRAE
  • The laboratory and the position
  • How to apply

Registration for the webinar

Date and time: 11 February at 4:00 PM (Paris Time).
Link to participate:

WPSA Calendar

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Date: 11 May 2021

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Date: 18 May 2021

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Branch Development Proposal

In the Board meeting held during WPC2016 in Beijing, China, the Board decided to increase the funds available for Branch Development by making a formal call for Branch Development Proposals.
The maximum budget for a proposal is US$2,000.

Deadlines for submission are January 1st and July 1st.

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