The Team Leader, FFCGN will be responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of AMR/antimicrobial use (AMU) resistance surveillance system and capacity strengthening activities, identify gaps in capacity for AMR, and to improve policies, strategies, plans and systems for AMR/AMU. The position is responsible to collaborate and coordinate with Government counterparts, AMR AMRMSC, National Technical Working Committee (NTWC), stakeholders, and donors, and bring innovative ideas, methodologies and approaches to problems associated with AMR and response in the global and national setting.
- Lead to develop, plan, implement and monitoring of the project activities as per timeline, donor and the Fund Management Agent requirements
- Serve as contact person for FHI 360 Nepal country office management, AMRMSC, NTWC, the Fund Management Agent and other government and non-governmental stakeholders
- Work closely with the AMRMSC, NTWC, Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MOALD), National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), and Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL)
- Oversight and accountability of the program activities, budget, and finances and administration
- Lead development of periodic work plans, monitoring plans and progress report for timely submission to and approval. Ensure project activities are implemented, targets and deliverables are met as per requirements
- Provide technical assistance to AMRMSC, NTWC including participation and facilitation of the meeting, and sharing finding and recommendations from the surveillance sites
- Ensure technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements
- Ensure technical assistance to provide evidence-based recommendations for further AMR/AMU surveillance and for AMU-related policies, strategies and plan
- Ensure planning, implementing, monitoring activities for strengthening AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals
- Lead, manage and supervise the project team: Senior Technical Specialists - Human Health, and Animal Health, and Senior Specialist-Surveillance and M&E
- Support FFCGN Project Director to ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations from FHI 360 HQ in timely manner, and to ensure FFCGN’s technical quality, expertise and contribution is shared widely with HQ, donors, Government and collaborating partners
- Keep updated on state-of-the-art global technical advancements in public health, infectious disease, AMR/AMU and global health security
- Facilitate and ensure supportive supervision and monitoring are regularly planned and implemented and ensure issues and actions identified from the supervision visits are shared and addressed in time
- Work with relevant FFCGN and FHI 360 staff for communications and public relations to coordinate publications, documentation and dissemination of FFCGN’s activities, successes, good practices and lessons learned
- Ensure effective management and monitoring of program through field visits, regular FFCGN program and technical team meetings, reporting out meeting, annual and quarterly work plan meetings
- Perform other FFCGN-related duties as assigned by the FFCGN Nepal Project Director or FHI 360 Nepal Country Representative
- Senior public health professional with at least 5-7 years’ experience in one or a combination of the following areas: AMR/AMU surveillance, infectious disease surveillance, health system strengthening or public health
- Experience working in a senior position of a major international development project is desirable.
- Experience working with government particularly MOHP, MOALD and international non-governmental organizations, or bi- and multi-lateral agencies or UN agencies will be an asset
- 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 ICT environment
- Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes
- Fluency in English and Nepali
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance
The duration of this position is until July 2020 with possibility of extension.
Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. March 13, 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.
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.
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