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FHI 360 is in need of some Specialists to fill the vacant position.

FHI 360

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FHI 360 in a non-profit human development organization dedicate to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition Environment, Economic Development Civil Society, Gender, Youth. Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges.  FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S states and all U.S territories.

FHI 360 anticipates a grant from the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Nigeria- Tracking Antimicrobial Resistant bacteria in Nigeria. The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Nigeria. 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

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of:

Position Title Contract Type No Required Location
Senior Surveillance and M&E Specialist Full Time 1 Abuja
Senior Technical Specialist-Human Health Full Time 1 Abuja
Senior Technical Advisor Full Time 1 Abuja
Senior Technical Specialist Animal Health Full Time 1 Abuja

Position:  Senior Surveillance and M& E Specialist 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 Abuja with frequent field visits to different parts of Nigeria

Minimum Recruitment Standards:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other relevant subjects and three years’ experiences
  • Bachelor’s 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
  • 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

Position: Senior Technical Specialist Human Health will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans. The position is based in Abuja with frequent field visits to different parts of Nigeria

Minimum Recruitment Standards:

  • Bachelor’s degree in microbial or other relevant subject and 5 years of experience in human health, a clinical (preferably including microbiology, AMR/AMU or disease surveillance) Laboratory or a related area
  • Master’s degree with 5years of similar experience is considered equivalent
  • Medical Technological with relevant work experience is considered equivalent
  • 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
  • String coordination, communication and interpersonal aptitude
  • AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred)
  • Sensitivity in cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

Position: Senior Technical Advisor will utilize his/her technical capabilities in public health program management infectious disease epidemiology and/or surveillance to help the project to pan, implement, monitor and evaluate AMR/AMU resistance surveillance, identity gaps in capacity for AMR, and to improve policies, strategies, plans and systems for infection 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

Minimum Recruitment Standards

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.

  • Experience working in a senior position of a major international development project is desirable
  • 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
  • Strong coordination communication and interpersonal aptitudes
  • Strong coordination, communication and interpersonal aptitudes
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

The Senior Technical Specialist- Animal Health will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in animals. The position is based in Abuja with frequent field visits (50 percent or more) in different parts of Nigeria.

Minimum Recruitment Standards:

Bachelor’s degree in animal science or other related subject and 8 years of experience in animal health, animal science, animal production, veterinary technology or a related area

Master’s degree with 5 years of similar experiences is considered equivalent. Registered Veterinary Technician/Technologist is preferred

Livestock management (e.g. nutrition care, treatment and health) with an emphasis on poultry

Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles

 

  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with livestock producers and animal industry stakeholders
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment
  • Strong coordination, communication and interpersonal aptitude
  • AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred)
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding if the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

Vacancy closes Monday 5th April 2018. For detailed information, please visit our international employment webpage at www.fhi360.org. FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may go to FHI 360’s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careers to register online and to submit CV/resume. FHI 360 is an equal Opportunity Employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Disclaimer:

FHI 360 does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview

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