Clinical Research and Laboratory Sciences- Senior Technical Specialist (Human Health) US Non-profit Careers – FHI 360

Organization: FHI 360
Funding Source: Fleming Fund
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FHI 360 is an international non-profit human development organization
dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally
driven solutions. Our professional staff include experts in education, health,
nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as
cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior
change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address
today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from
60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About Fleming Fund Grant:
FHI 360 is implementing a Fleming Fund country grant for Uganda –
Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Uganda. The Country Grant will address
critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Uganda. 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: The Clinical
Research and Laboratory Sciences- Senior Technical Specialist (Human Health)
will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and
systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans. This position is based in Kampala
with frequent field visits (around 50 percent) in different parts of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Support Senior
    Technical Advisor to provide technical assistance to establish and make
    functional Human AMR/ AMU Technical Working Group (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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should
    preferably hold a 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 Technologists
    with relevant work experience are preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the CHC Project
should send a cover letter, copies of their updated CVs, academic
transcripts/testimonials and three professional referees to: The Human Resource
Manager, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or by
email to:
Deadline: 5th March 2018
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