Clinical Research Laboratory Sciences – Senior Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist NGO 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 Clinical
Research Laboratory Sciences – Senior Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation
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 Kampala with frequent field visits (50
percent or more) in different parts of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership in design,
    planning, implementation, monitoring, data analysis, report preparation
    and sharing of AMR/AMU surveillance in’ humans and animals.
  • Provide technical assistance to reference
    and regional animal and human health laboratories and AMR/AMU surveillance
    sites to collect, refine and analyze the AMR/ AMU surveillance data.
  • Provide technical leadership in mapping of
    distribution pathways of antibiotics in humans and animals.
  • Carry out supportive supervision and
    monitoring of, and onsite coaching and mentoring to national and regional
    human and animal laboratories and AMR/AMU surveillance sites.
  • Offer technical support and guidance to
    the project team on surveillance and M&E-related activities.
  • 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 applicant must hold a Master’s degree
    in Public Health or other relevant subjects and three years’ experience or
    a Bachelor degree in Public Health or other relevant subject and five
    years’ experience in managing and conducting epidemiological and/or social
    scientific research and surveillance in public health:
  • Previous 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
  • Excellent negotiation, coordination,
    communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • 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.
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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