Path Deputy AMR Surveillance Team Leader - Kenya Country Program Jobs in Kenya

Path Deputy AMR Surveillance Team Leader - Kenya Country Program Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the team leader in establishing strategic coordination platform of key AMR/AMU stake holders:
  • Under guidance of the team leader, support NASIC in planning and establishing an effective coordination mechanism at national and sub-national levels among partners and key stake holders in AMR surveillance on animal health
    Support the team leader in convening multi sectorial meetings to link the concerned ministries and departments of human health, animal health and agriculture including fisheries department
  • Provide assistance for institutionalizing a structured accountability frame work, through review meetings with the national experts and monitoring progress, using AMR/AMU surveillance data on animal health surveillance
  • Help in establishing and strengthening a common data platform for various laboratory network existing, as part of the AMR/AMU sentinel-site network, across human and animal health side
  • Support the team leader in establishing regular communication and coordination among all key nodal officers in the selected sentinel site surveillance system, existing across both human and animal health.
  • Provide Technical assistance on Animal Health for AMR and AMU surveillance strengthening across Kenya
  • Support the project with need-based guidance to the project team including consortium partners for implementation of project deliverables in close collaboration with national program managers and in-country partners, from the animal health prospective
  • Assist the govt. on AMR/AMU surveillance network existing across the country, in collaboration with national stake holders and identified technical partners / universities and departments, and accordingly plan restructuring and rebuilding of the sentinel-site surveillance for animal health surveillance.
  • Conduct capacity building and training workshops for the bio-surveillance workforce in collaboration with technical partners, national experts using the national trainers for the animal health network of laboratories and hospitals across the country.
  • Undertake joint field monitoring visit to the identified sentinel site surveillance network hospitals and laboratories, to provide supportive supervision and feedback to the national program managers on animal health.
  • Ensuring adherence across animal health hospital and laboratories to ensure standard operating procedures, defined as global standards, including best practices per FAO global guideline and as outlined in the country’s AMR/AMU strategic plan.
  • Undertake field visit
    and provided oversight on the ground for laboratory renovation, refurbishment, restructuring and installation of laboratory equipment’s in partners and Govt. program managers.
  • Assist with donor reporting with support from the technical, financial administrative team.

    Technical monitoring

  • Coordinate with technical, finance and administrative staff and provide monitoring support to the team.
  • Continuously collaborate with other cross cutting ministries, departments, and PATH office to assess the technical progress and efficacy of AMR/AMU surveillance across animal health domain.
  • Any other activities required under AMR/AMU surveillance fortifications efforts across the country, as assigned by protect management

    Required Experience


  • Master’s in public health or related field, microbiology
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in surveillance systems/animal health /microbiology
  • Preference will be given to individuals having working experience, on AMR surveillance in the country

  • Minimum Master’s degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field with a focus on infectious disease detection, surveillance, or diagnostics
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision making
  • Strong English written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination
  • Proficient knowledge in surveillance and infectious disease epidemiology/AMR
  • Past/present teaching and training experience in Animal Health /Microbiology
  • Experience of project management in AMR or global health projects
  • Expertise in local vernacular language
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Basic computer skills in MS office packages
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply
  • PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
  • PATH is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.
  • PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Path Deputy AMR Surveillance Team Leader - Kenya Country Program Jobs in Kenya

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