Technical Advisor – Clinical Research and Laboratory Sciences Fleming Fund Grant Jobs – 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 Technical
Advisor – Clinical Research and Laboratory Sciences will utilize his/her
technical capabilities in public health program management, infectious disease
epidemiology and/or surveillance to help the project to plan, implement,
monitor and evaluate AMR/AMU resistance surveillance, identify gaps in capacity
for AMR, and to improve policies, strategies, plans and systems for infection
prevention and control. The position is expected to develop collaborative
relationships with other project staff, interact with internal and external
clients and partners, and bring innovative ideas, methodologies and approaches
to problems associated with AMR and infectious disease surveillance and
response in the global setting.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The suitable expert will be a senior
    public health professional with at least 10-15 years’ experience in one or
    a combination of the following areas: laboratory diagnosis of AMR, AMR/
    AMU, surveillance management of microbiology laboratory, external quality
    assurance of data, disease surveillance within low and middle-income
    countries, health system strengthening in low and middle-income countries
    or public health.
  • Previous experience working in a senior
    position of a major international development project is desirable.
  • Broad experience working with government
    particularly Ministry of Health and international non- Governmental
    organizations, or bi- and multi-lateral agencies or UN agencies is a clear
    advantage.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with
    government, and national and international non-government stakeholders,
    and UN agencies.
  • Ability to work efficiently and
    effectively in an IT environment.
  • Excellent coordination, communication, and
    interpersonal aptitudes
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and
    understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance
  • Fluency in English
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: uganda-info@fhi360.org
Deadline: 5th March 2018
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