STTA AMR Technical Officer, AMR Secretariat, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

DAI - Fleming Fund
Full time Full day
Islamabad
Posted date


19th March, 2024


Last date to apply


2nd April, 2024






Locations


Islamabad






Category


Others






Position


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Introduction:


The Fleming Fund (FF) is a U.K. Department of Health and Social Care program to help low- and middle-income countries fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). AMR poses a severe global threat, expected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. With potential costs reaching $100 trillion, its impact on the global economy is significant. Fleming Fund Grants aim to tackle the AMR challenge in developing countries including Pakistan. The grants are funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and managed by Mott MacDonald for the country, regional, and fellowship grants. Pakistan has received Fleming Fund support since 2019 in the form of two Country Grants, 9 Fellowships, and central and local procurement of equipment, reagents, and consumables. Between 2017 and the end of phase-1 of the program in March 2023, the program has provided financial support to grantees to establish and support local development of national AMR surveillance systems.


In partnership with the Fleming Fund, DAI's program in Pakistan collaborates with the Pakistani government to strengthen systems using a “One Health” approach – a multisectoral approach to complex health problems that reaches across human health, animal health, and environment sectors. As global leaders in One Health, the DAI team helps incorporate One Health across program interventions. DAI is helping Pakistan become a leader in combating antimicrobial resistance, and a model for better management of antimicrobials in human and animal populations. DAI and its consortium partners have successfully secured an additional round, Phase 2, of the Fleming Fund Country Grant in Pakistan which spans from January 2024 to December 2025. Phase 2 of the FFCG program focuses on achieving four intermediate outcomes: 1) Production of quality AMR/U/C and burden of disease data; 2) Conducting quality data analysis; 3) Sharing quality data analysis with decision-makers; and 4) Contributing to sustainable investments at both the country and global levels to counter AMR.


Position Summary


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant global health challenge, threatening the effective prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. The AMR Secretariat NIH plays a pivotal role in coordinating efforts to combat AMR by facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, developing strategies, and supporting implementation at the national level.


Purpose of the Assignment:


The AMR Technical officer will support the National AMR Secretariat NIH in its activities aimed at addressing antimicrobial resistance effectively. The role will involve providing technical expertise, administrative support, and coordination assistance to ensure the smooth functioning of the Secretariat's initiatives.


Assignment Scope


The AMR Technical officer will be responsible for:



  • Providing technical support in the development and implementation of AMR-related policies, strategies, and action plans.

  • Conducting research, analysis, and synthesis of information on AMR trends, interventions, and best practices.

  • Assisting in organizing meetings, workshops, and events related to AMR, including preparing agendas, presentations, and background materials.

  • Supporting communication and knowledge-sharing activities, including drafting reports, articles, and communication materials.

  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, international organizations, civil society, and the private sectorProviding administrative support as needed, including managing schedules, arranging travel, and maintaining documentation.


The consultant will liaise and report directly to National coordinator (One Health) based at AMR secretariat NIH and submit progress reports to DAI team throughout the assignment process to ensure the tasks are being undertaken as per agreed scope and share all interim outputs, tools, reporting formats, and deliverables for review, feedback, inputs, and final approval.


Timeframe/Duration


The AMR Technical officer position is a part-time role with an initial contract duration of 12 days LoE/month for three months with the possibility of extension based on performance and program needs. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Deliverables


The Consultant will be responsible to produce a monthly progress report.


Requirements (Education, Experience, Skills, Languages etc.):


The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications and skills:



  • A degree in a relevant field such as public health, pharmacy, or related disciplines.

  • Knowledge of antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases, public health, and related issues.

  • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other relevant software applications.

  • Previous experience working in the Public sector, especially in AMR-project, public health, or international development is desirable.

  • Fluency in English; proficiency in other languages is an asset.



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