Senior Technical Specialist – Human Health 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 Specialist - Human HealthRequisition: 2018200376Location: AbujaJob DescriptionFHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Specialist - Human Health 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 / ResponsibilitiesThis position will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans. This position is based in Abuja with frequent field visits (around 50 percent) in different parts of Nigeria. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:Provide technical assistance to collect, assemble, and review data related to AMR and AMU patterns in human populationsProvide technical assistance /participate in epidemiological investigations (e.g., source, antibiotic use, and spread of infection)Provide technical assistance /participate in mapping/investigating/assessing antibiotic distribution and use in human populationsProvide technical assistance for assessments and improvements of the human health reference laboratory, clinical laboratories/human AMR/AMU surveillance sitesProvide technical assistance for sample collection, coordination, and transportConduct supportive supervision and monitoring of, and onsite coaching and mentoring to the national reference laboratory and human AMR/AMU surveillance sites, as well as renovation work of selected surveillance sites.Support Senior Technical Advisor to provide technical assistance to establish and make functional Human AMR/AMU TWG. Provide support to conduct and participate in Animal AMR/AMU TWG meeting. Share the findings including AMR/AMU trends to Human AMR/AMU TWG quarterly and annually.Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements.

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