Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Employment Opportunities at FHI 360

  Xpresstz       Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Overview

FHI 360 seeks a Regional Senior Surveillance and M&E Specialist for an anticipated Fleming Fund Country Grant for X-Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in X. The Regional Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antimicrobial use in X. 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 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.
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Job Summary / Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for oversight of activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals. This position is based in X with frequent regional field visits (50 percent or more). Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical leadership in design, planning, implementation, monitoring, data analysis, report preparation and sharing of AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals.
  • Provide technical assistance to reference and regional animal and human health laboratories and AMR/AMU surveillance sites to collect, refine and analyze the AMR/AMU surveillance data.
  • Share the findings including AMR/AMU trends to national and regional stakeholders and One Health stakeholders.
  • Provide technical leadership in mapping of distribution pathways of antibiotics in humans and animals.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the project team on surveillance and M&E-related activities.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the surveillance and M&E teams working on country grants in the region so that they comply with programme M&E requirements.
  • Provide support to regional and country teams to collect agreed indicators and verification processes to validate data reported and that quality assurance checks are implemented and adhered to.
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements.
  • Lead the preparation of country and regional quarterly synthesis (M&E) reports.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other relevant subjects and three years’ experience or a Bachelor degree in Public Health or other relevant subjects and five years’ experience in managing and conducting epidemiological and/or social scientific research and surveillance in public health
  • Experience in standard statistical methods/tools in research and with quantitative and qualitative research method
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and use in public health
  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken, written, typing)
  • Knowledge and experience of AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers or send the resume (max. of 3 pages) to healthjobs@fhi360.org.
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.
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Overview

FHI 360 seeks a Regional Senior Technical Specialist - Human Health for an anticipated Fleming Fund Regional Grant for X—Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in X. The Regional Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antimicrobial use in X. 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 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 regional capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans. This position is based in X with frequent regional field visits (around 50 percent) across the region. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical assistance to develop regional systems for AMR/AMU surveillance and data sharing
  • Provide technical assistance to enhance regional diagnostic networks for human 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 human health diagnostics
  • Provide technical assistance to collect, assemble, and review data related to AMR and AMU patterns in human populations.
  • Provide technical assistance and lead mentoring efforts to build diagnostic capacity of regional human health laboratories including that 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
  • 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 laboratories and clinical laboratories.
  • Support the Regional Senior Technical Advisor to provide technical assistance to establish and make functional regional Human AMR/AMU TWG. Provide support to conduct and participate in Animal AMR/AMU TWG meeting.
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements.
  • Support implementation of country grants in the region.
  • Provide guidance to country grants for problem solving and addressing challenges in human health AMR/AMU.

Qualifications:

Master’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.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers or send the resume (max. of 3 pages) to healthjobs@fhi360.org
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.
APPLY NOW
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