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 the 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 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 the 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.
- 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.
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