One Health Technical Advisor

Job Title

One Health Technical Advisor


Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS)



Partner Organization

Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (IEHSD)

Placement Location

Remote (e-volunteer placement)

Based in Canada


4 months with the possibility of extension

Start Date

June 2021 

Pre-Departure Training Dates

VWB/VSF will provide pre-departure training

Eligibility Requirements

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Language Requirements



Note: Translation support will be required when communicating with a majority of policy makers and some researchers.

Academic Qualifications


Degree in Public Health/Veterinary Medicine/Education/Communication


Masters or PhD in Public Health or Veterinary Medicine

  • Experience and/or training in public health and/or veterinary medicine 

Professional Background/Skills


  • Curriculum development & teaching skills
  • Great organizational skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Able to understand and execute complex instructions
  • Outstanding computer skills
  • Experience and/or educational background in health, public health, veterinary sciences or environmental health/biology
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills
  • Commitment to the principles of volunteer cooperation and familiarity with participatory approaches to development, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance and environmental sustainability


  • Experience working in an educational and research environment
  • Teaching experience in public health and/or veterinary science
  • Previous international work / volunteer experience in Vietnam or other developing country

Placement Goal and Objectives (Preliminary)

Overall Goal:

To build the capacity of IEHSD staff to develop a One Health training curriculum and a One Health teaching methodology.


  • Provide guidance to IEHSD staff in the development One Health domains (soft skills and technical skills) and core competences.
  • Assist IEHSD staff in the design of One Health training modules based on the core competences, including selection of One Health modules, development of instructional materials and case studies, and integration of instructional design, gender issues and assessment component.
  • Advise IEHSD on teaching methodologies and strategies for effectively delivering the One Health training curriculum to communities.

All volunteers are expected to promote gender equality, environmental sustainability and good governance within their placement responsibilities.

Volunteer Terms and Conditions

VWB covers remote volunteer expenses for effective communication, including:

A modest monthly living allowance (MLA) that will be paid into the volunteer’s bank account in Canada. The MLA is designed to be sufficient to cover simple monthly living expenses incurred during the placement.


VWB/VSF encourages each volunteer to raise funds towards the organization’s operations.

How to Apply

If interested, please send your resume and a covering letter which clearly indicate the position you are applying for, and how your qualifications meet the requirements of this posting.

Please use subject line: VWB/VSF Volunteer Placement One Health Technical Advisor Vietnam

Resume and cover letters can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need more information, please contact Asia Program Officer Katherine Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About Veterinarians Without Borders

In the global south, more than 90 per cent of food animals are raised by subsistence farmers yet these small-scale livestock producers, the majority of whom are women, have very limited access to quality and affordable animal health services. Aside from the risks associated with the loss of valuable livestock who provide important protein and/or income for poor households, zoonotic diseases that can be passed from animals to humans offer a very real threat to human health on a wider scale.

Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF) works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us. VWB/VSF works nationally and internationally to train animal health workers, increase food security, and improve animal & public health. VWB/VSF provides overseas volunteer placements for veterinarians and other animal & public health professionals.

About the Project: Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS)

The Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS) project is funded through the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Volunteer Cooperation Program. The VETS project was established to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized people, particularly women and girls, in six countries, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, through support to animal, human and environmental health initiatives.  The project utilises the skills of Canadian volunteers to support smallholder farmers, primarily women, to reduce poverty by improving family income and nutrition principally through improved production of livestock and crops. The program is built around the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of people, animals and the natural environment are interconnected. It promotes the production of more and better food and increased incomes from livestock, all the while promoting land rehabilitation and conservation for sustainable development.



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