ICF Incorporated Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics and Surveillance Advisor Jobs in Kenya

ICF Incorporated Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics and Surveillance Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Key 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.

    Required Qualifications

  • 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

    Preferred Qualifications

  • 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)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICF Incorporated Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics and Surveillance Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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