ICF Incorporated Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics and Surveillance Advisor Jobs in Kenya
ICF Incorporated Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics and Surveillance Advisor Jobs in KenyaKey Responsibilities The AMR Advisor provides leadership and technical assistance within the team on detection and surveillance of priority AMR pathogens.
This involves design, implementation and monitoring of technical strategies and programs, and the development of tools.
Specific responsibilities include:
Lead the project’s diagnostic advisors and other technical professionals in ensuring technically sound and feasible approaches for strengthening country capacity to conduct AMR testing across human, animal, and agricultural sectors.
Apply the project’s core technical approaches for key diagnostic network components such as supply chain, functional equipment and specimen referral and transport in support of AMR testing.
Bring an understanding of multi-sectoral AMR patterns and epidemiology to technical solutions; work closely with the project’s surveillance advisors to support lab-based AMR surveillance.
Provide technical expertise to ensure that project interventions target priority gaps;
Incorporate evidence-based methods, current practice, and established standards regarding AMR detection and surveillance;
Serve as the project’s key technical backstop for specific countries as assigned, including technical and administrative responsibilities related to work plans, budgets, activity implementation and reporting;
Provide virtual and in-person technical assistance to countries in GHSA and TB priority countries;
Represent the project to external stakeholders and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks;
Share new evidence and best practices with project, partners and host countries using informal and formal forums;
Contribute significantly to project work planning and reporting;
Ensure that technical approaches align with project’s logical framework and monitoring indicators.
Master’s degree or equivalent in clinical diagnostics or related discipline
At least 10 years of experience in infectious disease detection
Five years’ of working in developing countries in a related field
Knowledge and experience with the latest diagnostic technologies, tools and approaches and antimicrobial susceptibility testing in general and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
Knowledge and understanding of the World Health Organization’s Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS)
Ability to work with multiple partners on collaborative projects
Ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country governments, international organizations, and US Government Agencies
Ability to work in a complex project environment, set realistic priorities, and plan project implementation activities based on agreed upon priorities
Strong English writing and oral presentation skills
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Experience working in challenging country contexts
Ability to work and live in the US, India, or Kenya
Ability to travel internationally up to 35% time
PharmD, DVM or just Doctoral Degree (Human or Animal Health), DrPH or PhD in infectious Disease, clinical diagnostics or related field
Direct experience working with the Global Health Security Agenda or MDR-TB detection
French language skills
Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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