Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
FHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Specialist - Human Health for an anticipated The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Sierra Leone—Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Sierra Leone. The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Sierra Leone. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance, and will focus on selected number of AMR surveillance sites. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans. This position is based in Freetown with frequent field visits (around 50 percent) in different parts of Sierra Leone. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree in microbiology or other relevant subject and 8 years of experience in human health, a clinical (preferably including microbiology, AMR/AMU or disease surveillance) laboratory, or a related area. Masters’ degree with 5 years of similar experience is considered equivalent. Medical Technologist with relevant work experience are preferred. This combination of education and work experience would provide the following relevant specialized knowledge and skills in areas associated with human health:
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.