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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
FHI 360 seeks candidates for
01-East and Southern Africa Regional Senior Technical Specialist - Animal Health
for an anticipated Fleming Fund Regional Grant program – Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance – for the East and Southern Africa region. The Regional Grant program will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antimicrobial use in the region. This grant will support implementation of regional strategies to improve antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and detection, and will focus on a selected number of countries in the region. We will work closely with local and regional entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU (antimicrobial use) oversight and improvement activities, national and regional Technical Working Groups, and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies, as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.


Job Summary / Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in animals. Currently, we anticipate that the East and Southern Regional program will be based inTanzania, with frequent regional field visits (50 percent time or more).
Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical assistance to collect, assemble, and review data related to AMR and AMU patterns in animals (e.g., AMR trends for the zoonotic bacteria/antibiotic combinations in broiler and layer populations)
  • Provide technical assistance/participate in animal health investigations (e.g., source, antibiotic use, and spread of infection)
  • Provide technical assistance to enhance regional diagnostic networks for animal health, including standardized testing protocols and tools
  • Provide technical assistance to ensure the development and implementation of standards, processes, and strategies to ensure a consistent approach and high level of quality for regional animal health diagnostics
  • Provide technical assistance/participate in mapping/investigating/assessing antibiotic distribution and use in food livestock
  • Provide technical assistance for assessments and improvements of the veterinary reference laboratory and microbiology laboratories for animal health
  • Provide technical assistance and lead mentoring efforts to build diagnostic capacity of regional animal health laboratories, including the capacity of national laboratories to serve as local mentors
  • Provide technical assistance/participate in epidemiological investigations (e.g., source, antibiotic use, and spread of infection)
  • Provide technical assistance to develop systems for isolate and sample sharing, as well as regional repository systems
  • Support the Regional Senior Technical Advisor to provide technical assistance to establish and make functional the regional animal AMR/AMU Technical Working Groups (TWG)
  • Assist in the interpretation of both AMR and AMU surveillance data
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and reports as per the national, regional, and global standards and requirements

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in animal science or other relevant subject and at least eight (8) years of experience in animal health, animal science, animal production, veterinary technology, or a related area, with a preference for relevant regional experience. Registered Veterinary Technician/Technologist is preferred. This combination of education and work experience would provide the following relevant specialized knowledge and skills in subject areas associated with animal health:
    • Livestock management (e.g., nutrition, care, treatment, and health) with an emphasis on poultry
    • Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles
    • Ability to communicate and coordinate with livestock producers and animal industry stakeholders
  • AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred)
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment
  • Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes
  • Fluency in English
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

How to Apply:
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
Please click
here
to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 seeks a
02-Senior Technical Specialist - Human Health
for an anticipated The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Tanzania—Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Tanzania. The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Tanzania. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance, and will focus on selected number of AMR surveillance sites. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.
  Job Summary / Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans. This position is based in Dar es Salaam with frequent field visits (around 50 percent) in different parts of Tanzania. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical assistance to collect, assemble, and review data related to AMR and AMU patterns in human populations
  • Provide technical assistance /participate in epidemiological investigations (e.g., source, antibiotic use, and spread of infection)
  • Provide technical assistance /participate in mapping /investigating /assessing antibiotic distribution and use in human populations
  • Provide technical assistance for assessments and improvements of the human health reference laboratory, clinical laboratories/human AMR/AMU surveillance sites
  • Provide technical assistance for sample collection, coordination, and transport
  • Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring of, and onsite coaching and mentoring to the national reference laboratory and human AMR/AMU surveillance sites, as well as renovation work of selected surveillance sites.
  • Support Senior Technical Advisor to provide technical assistance to establish and make functional Human AMR/AMU TWG. Provide support to conduct and participate in Animal AMR/AMU TWG meeting.  
  • Share the findings including AMR/AMU trends to Human AMR/AMU TWG quarterly and annually.
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in microbiology or other relevant subject and 8 years of experience in human health, a clinical (preferably including microbiology, AMR/AMU or disease surveillance) laboratory, or a related area. Masters’ degree with 5 years of similar experience is considered equivalent. Medical Technologist with relevant work experience  are preferred. This combination of education and work experience would provide the following relevant specialized knowledge and skills in areas associated with human health:
  • Human nutrition, care, treatment, and health
  • Microbiology and related laboratory techniques
  • Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with stakeholders
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment
  • Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes
  • Fluency in English
  • AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred)
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
Please click
here
to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
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