Detailed Job description / requirements:
FHI 360 Nepal
FHI 360 is seeking a highly qualified and dynamic Nepali citizen for the position of Project Director to work under the Second Fleming Fund Country Grant for Nepal (FFCGN2) to support surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in Nepal. The grant is funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), under its Fleming Fund Grants Programme, and managed by Mott MacDonald, the Management Agent. This Grant for Nepal focuses on sustaining earlier investments made under the First FFCGN, strengthening surveillance systems for antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial use (AMU), and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) in the human, animal health, environment and food sectors through One Health (OH) approach. This grant aligns with the national AMR priorities, policy framework and with the investments made by Government of Nepal (GoN), other donors and stakeholders in this area.
The Project Director, with guidance and support from Country Director, will be responsible for leading, planning, implementation, and monitoring of the programme to strengthen Nepal’s AMR/AMU surveillance programme. This will include oversight of capacity strengthening activities; identifying gaps in AMR capacity; and improving policies, strategies, plans and systems for AMR/AMU containment. S/he will be responsible for leading team members/technical specialists, and for coordinating and collaborating with government counterparts, the AMR Containment Multisectoral Steering Committee (AMRMSC), National Technical Working Committee (NTWC), stakeholders, and donors to bring innovative ideas, methodologies and approaches to problems and responses associated with AMR in the global and national setting. The position is based out of Kathmandu (Nepal) and reports to the Country Director, Nepal.
- Lead the development, planning, implementation and monitoring of programme activities to ensure they are delivered on time and in line with donor and the Fleming Fund Management Agent requirements
- Serve as contact person for FHI 360 Nepal country office management, AMRMSC, NTWC, the Management Agent and other government and non-governmental stakeholders relating to CG2 with the donor
- Work closely with the AMRMSC, NTWC, Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MOALD), National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), and Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) for AMR surveillance-related activities
- Lead the development of periodic work plans, monitoring plans and progress reports for timely submission and approval. Ensure programmes activities are implemented and targets and deliverables are met in line with grant requirements
- Provide technical assistance to AMRMSC and NTWC, including participation and facilitation of meetings and sharing findings and recommendations from the surveillance sites
- Ensure technical assistance is provided to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report per the national, regional and global standard and requirements
- Ensure technical assistance is provided to support the formulation of evidence-based recommendations for further AMR/AMU surveillance and AMU-related policies, strategies and plans
- Ensure planning, implementation and monitoring of activities for strengthening AMR/AMU surveillance in human, animals, the environment, and food completed as outlined in the project work plan
- Support the team to ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance from FHI 360 headquarters and regional office are acquired in a timely manner and CG2’s technical quality, expertise and contributions are shared widely with FHI 360, donors, government agencies and collaborating partners
- Critically assess needs and requirements from all stakeholders involved to suggest pragmatic responses
- Keep updated on state-of-the-art global technical advancements in public health, infectious disease, AMR/AMU and global health security
- Facilitate and ensure supportive supervision and monitoring are regularly planned and implemented and ensure issues and actions identified from the supervision visits are shared and addressed in a timely manner
- Work with relevant CG2 and FHI 360 staff for communications and public relations to coordinate publications, documentation and dissemination of CG2’s activities, successes, good practices and lessons learned
- Ensure effective management and monitoring of the programme through field visits, regular CG2 programme and technical team meetings, reporting out meetings, and annual and quarterly work plan meetings
- Coordinate all programme activities and facilitate coordination and collaboration on the programme with national stakeholders and donors to ensure country ownership and alignment
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor and Country Director.
- Senior public health professional with master’s in public health, medical science or microbiology and at least eight to 10 years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas: AMR/AMU surveillance, infectious disease surveillance, health system strengthening, public health or clinical microbiology
- Experience working in a senior position of a major international development project is required
- Experience working with government, particularly MOHP, MOALD and international non-governmental organizations, or bi- and multi-lateral agencies or UN agencies will be an asset
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and coordinate with government, national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies
- Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in in virtual/digital environment and in different time zones across the globe.
- Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of and compliance with the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali.
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines, and willingness to undertake additional responsibilities.
To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers
Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. September 17, 2021.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.