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DAI International Job Vacancy: Fleming Fund - Human Health Surveillance Lead Officer, Jakarta

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The Fleming Fund Country Grant to Indonesia supports the government in implementing the National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

The grant is funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, under its Fleming Fund Country Grants Programme. The programme will strengthen Indonesian capacity to monitor and contain AMR, to monitor antimicrobial consumption and use (AMC/U) to improve antimicrobial stewardship, policy, and practice. The grant is implemented by a consortium led by DAI with partners the Eijkman Institute, Health Security Partners, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and AusVet. The implementation of the Fund adopts a One Health approach supporting activities across the human, terrestrial animal and aquatic animal health sectors. The project will strengthen Indonesian AMR and AMC/U surveillance systems by working closely with the Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and provincial counterparts, to support capacity development for laboratories and laboratory testing, surveillance systems, and information management. The project will also seek to engage private sector interests in AMR and AMC/U surveillance including clinicians, pharmacists and other human healthcare providers, and animal production industry stakeholders.

Scope of Work
FLEMING FUND - HUMAN HEALTH SURVEILLANCE LEAD OFFICER
Jakarta Base

Description of Duties:
The Human Health Surveillance Lead Officer will provide technical leadership and direct technical assistance on issues related to AMR including strengthening diagnostic networks and surveillance systems in the human health sector. The role will also be required to coordinate with the Animal Health Surveillance Lead Officer. This involves collaborating and coordinating with consortium partners, contributing to sector specific and multi-sectoral technical working groups, and other coordinating mechanisms. The Officer will also support the design, implementation and monitoring of technical strategies, interventions and programs, and have responsibility to develop operational tools to support implementation.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with the technical partners implementing the grant to ensure technically-sound and feasible approaches to AMR detection, surveillance and information management and AMC/U monitoring and information management in the human health sector;
  • Ensure grant partner capabilities in AMR detection and surveillance are leveraged to best respond to country needs;
  • Coordinate with and support the MOH and other government entities in the provision of technical assistance for the establishment of the AMR surveillance system in human health;
  • Support AMC/U monitoring and reporting in human health;
  • Apply a one health approach to coordinate human health activities with animal health activities, led by the Animal Health Surveillance Lead Officer and in coordination with consortium partners;
  • Serve as the project’s key technical backstop for specific project activities as assigned, including technical and administrative responsibilities related to work planning, costing and activity implementation;
  • Support the collection, analysis and interpretation of data from surveillance activities in the human health sector;
  • Contribute to the delivery of reports on surveillance activities and supporting reporting by partners;
  • Represent the project to stakeholders and contribute to policy, clinical and scientific forums and technical networks as required;
  • Ensure that activities and technical approaches align with project’s approaches, deliverables and relevant best practices.
  • Other tasks as required.
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in epidemiology, clinical diagnostics, infectious diseases, Public Health or related discipline or equivalent experience;
  • 10+ years of experience in implementing public health programs related to, or involving, surveillance and disease detection;
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant technologies, tools and approaches relevant to AMR monitoring and experience working with laboratory diagnostics, clinicians and other healthcare stakeholders;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules/programmes;
  • Ability to work with multiple partners on collaborative projects;
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relations with government (central and local), laboratories, healthcare providers, international organizations and development partners;
  • Ability to work in a complex project environment, set realistic priorities, and plan project implementation activities based on agreed upon priorities;
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia, strong English writing and oral presentation skills required
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Nationality
Indonesian national

Desirable:
  • Working experience in AMR monitoring and One Health principles and approaches
  • Experience designing and/or implementing surveillance systems
  • Experience with key human health laboratories (BBLK Surabaya and BBLK Jakarta)
  • Experience working with MOH leadership
  • Direct experience working with the Global Health Security Agenda or International Health Regulations
  • Experience conducting statistical analyses
Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on February 25th, 2020, at 05.00 PM Jakarta Time to [email protected] with “Fleming Fund HHS Lead Officer" in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.