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Poultry Council to Hire Policy Consultant

07 November 2013

GLOBAL - The International Poultry Council (IPC) is seeking applicants for a part-time policy consultant to work with international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Codex Alimentarius Commission on issues that concern the global poultry industry.

At its recent meeting in Geneva, the IPC Executive Committee recommended hiring a consultant to monitor policy issues pertaining to poultry. Members of the organization unanimously approved the committee’s recommendation.

“The OIE, the FAO, WHO, and Codex establish policies, standards and guidelines that affect our industry on a global scale,” said IPC President Jim Sumner. “As the only global organization representing the interests of poultry organizations in the major poultry producing countries, the IPC believes that having a knowledgeable policy person to interact with these international groups on important poultry issues is essential.”

Sumner said the ideal candidate should be intimately familiar with issues that are of concern to the poultry industry, and would be based in Western Europe so that the consultant could travel easily to the headquarters of the organizations. The FAO is based in Rome, while the OIE’s headquarters is in Paris.

He also said that the candidate must be able to communicate effectively and have the necessary skills to produce technical papers and other correspondence to be submitted to the international bodies.

A position announcement is available by contacting IPC Secretary General George Watts at

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