(Senior) AMR Data and Surveillance Specialist (FHI 360)


We are currently seeking qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese candidates to fill in the (Senior) AMR Data and Surveillance Specialist position for the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Vietnam - Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam, based in Hanoi.

Project Description

FHI 360 seeks a (Senior) AMR Data and Surveillance Specialist for the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Vietnam - Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam (FF). The Country Grant will address critical gaps in the surveillance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Vietnam. This grant will support the implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and will focus on a selected number of AMR surveillance sites in the human health (HH) and animal health (AH) sectors. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR/AMU surveillance, oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups, national and regional reference laboratories for animal health, other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and Mott MacDonald - the Fleming Fund Management Agent.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for oversight of activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals. These position responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide technical assistance to the AMR reference and surveillance animal and human health laboratories to collect, refine and analyze the AMR surveillance data.
  • Provide technical support for surveillance laboratories in using WHONET and AMR portal, as needed,
  • Work with international/governmental partners to support the development of the protocol for AMU surveillance in both human and animal sectors, and facilitate collection and analysis of AMU data.
  • Share the findings including AMR/AMU trends to national stakeholders and AMR/AMU TWG quarterly and annually.
  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and reports as per the national, regional and global standards.
  • Provide data review, data analysis and visualization for AMR surveillance data at both HH and AH sectors.
  • Support to collate and share data, results, and approaches to stimulate improvement and innovation in the field of AMR/AMU surveillance to reduce the risk of AMR in the country
  • In collaboration with implementing partners, provide supervision to the development of a tailored package on Laboratory Information System (LIS) installation, customization and upgrades, as well as interfacing with automated laboratory equipment and other data management systems; and monitor/verify outcomes and completeness.
  • Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of University degree or equivalent, preferably in Microbiology, Health science, Statistics
  • Familiar with standard statistical methods/tools in research and with quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Minimum of three year experience of Biostatistics, managing and conducting epidemiological and/or social scientific research and surveillance.
  • Knowledge and experience of disease surveillance and other relevant health programs
  • Experiences on AMR/AMU surveillance, WHONET and LIS/ Hospital Information System (HIS) is an advantage;
  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases and spreadsheets, with advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: GIS, SPSS, Epi Info, Stata, SAS, MS Excel and MS Access
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding:FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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