Senior Technical Advisor at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated 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, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Senior Technical AdvisorRequisition: 2018200374Location: AbujaJob DescriptionFHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Advisor for an anticipated The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Nigeria-Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance 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.Job Summary / ResponsibilitiesThe 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 plan, implement, monitor and evaluate AMR/AMU resistance surveillance, identify gaps in capacity for AMR, and to improve policies, strategies, plans and systems for infection prevention 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. Specific responsibilities will include:Serve as technical lead on implementation of activities to strengthen and improve management and quality of services, which includes coordinating for high level coordination and representation of the with key stakeholders, donor and other partnersServe as the Team Leader for developing and implementing the project activities as per timeline, donor and the management agent requirementsServe as contact person for FHI 360 Nigeria management, national leaders, the Fund Management and other government and non-governmental stakeholdersProgram design during inception phase, working closely with national leaders, human and animal laboratories, and human and animal health representatives of the National GovernmentOversight and accountability of the program activities, budget, and finances and administrationLead development of periodic work plans, monitoring plans and progress report for timely submission to and approvalProvide technical assistance to make functional national oversight AMR committee and to establish and make functional One Health and AMR/AMU TWG. Provide support to conduct and participate in TWG meetings and share finding and recommendations from the surveillance.Lead the process to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirementsProvide technical assistance to provide evidence-based recommendations for further AMR/AMU surveillance and for AMU-related policies, strategies and planLead, manage and coordinate for planning, implementing, monitoring activities for strengthening AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animalsLead, manage and supervise the project team: Senior Technical Specialist-Human Health, Senior Technical-Animal Health and Senior Specialist-Surveillance and M&E

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