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Location : Kathmandu
No. of vacancy : 1
views : 1832
Job category : NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
job level : Senior Level
salary : Negotiable
qualification : Master's
experience : More than or equals to 5 years
posted date : 2020-09-04
expiry date : 2020-10-03
Days left : Expired days
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Job Summary / Responsibilities:

The Technical Advisor (Clinical Microbiology) , CG2 will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase the level of engagement between clinicians and laboratories to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), provide technical and strategic input into the design and implementation of the clinical microbiology aspects of the grant, that sustainable capacity is built in partners and recipients, that One Health approaches are incorporated into strategies and activities,  ensure appropriate use of technology and skills, and be the technical liaison with external partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise and mentorship to support country technical team, apply and adapt the global guidance to their country context.
  • Design and lead activities to support evidence-based policy changes to promote efforts to combat AMR and improve AMU
  • Support strategies to improve coordination and governance mechanisms and structures across sectors using a One Health approach
  • Develop a clinician engagement programme, to improve communication with and between clinicians, nurses, pharmacist and laboratory staff at surveillance sites; improve sampling and collection of clinical data; and ensure that clinicians are actively involved in the laboratory improvement programme.
  • Interact with clinicians to identify gaps in delivery of quality microbiological results and assist infection prevention and control (IPC) teams and stewardship team in utilisation of results.
  • Interact with hospital management to provide updates on gains accrued by the Fleming Fund investment and suggest areas of improvement and challenges for utilisation of the microbiology facilities.
  • Engage with the Nepal Association of Clinical Microbiologists and develop and implement strategies to enhance the AMR/AMU surveillance programme.
  • Engage with the Nepal Medical Association to provide information about the Fleming Fund and promote the involvement of clinicians in the country surveillance programme.
  • Lead activities to assess and strengthen laboratories supported by CG2.
  • Lead activities to build a sustainable microbiology work force in all sectors supported by CG2
  • Provide additional clinical microbiology support and review SOPs, clinical protocols, EQAS, laboratory aids and monitor strategies to enhance laboratory performance and quality 
  • Provide technical inputs for initiatives to integrate analysis of laboratory, clinical and prescribing data to support the economic case for investment in bacteriology laboratories
  • Provide technical support to enhance quality of data and reporting of AMR into national reporting systems and promote national use of data including policy recommendations
  • Lead the development and implementation of an AMU point prevalence survey in hospitals
  • Develop innovative ways to engage medical/clinical and veterinary staff in microbiology laboratory improvement programmes and improve communications between the clinicians and laboratory staff
  • Oversee CG2 staff to collaborate with partners to conduct a farm-based survey to understand AMU
  • Lead and implement activities to strengthen and expand microbiology EQAS in all sectors supported by CG2
  • Perform other CG2-related duties as assigned by the Project Director

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

job specification
  • Doctor of Medicine in Microbiology with 5-6 years of practical laboratory experience in clinical bacteriology, including in low-income settings
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with local partners and Government entities and structures
  • Understanding of laboratory information systems, including WHONET
  • Experience in surveillance for antimicrobial resistance and use at facility and/or national level
  • Teaching / Mentoring experience highly desirable
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an ICT environment
  • Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes
  • Fluency in English and Nepali
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance.
  • Local nationals preferred
Apply Procedure

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers