Clinical Research and Laboratory Sciences- Senior Technical Specialist (Animal Health) NGO 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 (Animal Health)
will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and
systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in animals. This position is based in Kampala
with frequent field visits (50 percent or more) 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 animals
    (e.g., AMR trends for the zoonotic bacteria/antibiotic combinations in
    broiler and layer populations). 
  • Provide technical assistance /participate
    in animal health investigations (e.g., source, antibiotic use, and spread
    of infection)
  • Provide technical assistance /participate
    in mapping/ investigating/assessing antibiotic distribution and use in
    food livestock. Provide technical assistance for assessments and
    improvements of the veterinary reference laboratory, microbiology
    laboratories/surveillance sites for animal health
  • Provide technical assistance for sample
    collection, coordination, and transport. Conduct supportive supervision
    and monitoring of, and onsite coaching and mentoring to CVL and animal
    AMR/AMU surveillance sites.
  • 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
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or other relevant subject and 8
    years of experience in Animal Health, Animal Science, Animal Production,
    Veterinary Technology, or a related area.
  • Masters’ degree with 5 years of similar
    experience is considered equivalent.
  • Registered Veterinary
    Technician/Technologist is 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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