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(Senior) AMR Data and Surveillance Specialist

FHI 360

FHI 360

Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

We are currently seeking qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese candidates to fill in the (Senior) AMR Data and Surveillance Specialist position for the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Vietnam - Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam, based in Hanoi.

Prọject Description:

FHI 360 seeks a (Senior) AMR Data and Surveillance Specialist for the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Vietnam - Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam (FF). The Country Grant will address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Vietnam. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and will focus on selected number of AMR surveillance sites in the human health (HH) andd animal health (AH), Aquaculture and Environment Health sectors. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR/AMU/AMC surveillance, oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups, national and regional reference laboratories for animal health, other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and Mott MacDonald - the Fleming Fund Management Agent.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for oversight of activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals. This position responsibilities are as follows:

  • Serve as the technical lead of FFCG in working with vendors and partners in designing AMR/U/C data management platforms/information system (HIS/LIS) through the technical areas (including human health and animal health), and interfacing of the systems if applicable.

  • Provide technical support to hospitals microbiology labs to develop a tailored package on Laboratory Information System (LIS) installation, customization and upgrades, as well as interfacting with other data management systems and monitor/verify outcomes and completeness. Provide technical support for surveillance laboratories and sites in using the AMR/U/C data management software and portal (including WHONET and e-portals) as needed.

  • Provide technical assistance to reference and surveillance animal and human health laboratories and AMR/AMU surveillance sites to collect, refine and analyze the AMR/AMU surveillance data.

  • Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU/AMC-related data and reports as per the national, regional and global standards.

SUPPORT:

  • Coordinate and work with the subject matter experts on AMR/U/C to provide data review, data analysis and visualization of surveillance data at both HH and AH sectors.

  • Support sharing the findings including AMR/AMU trends to national stakeholders and AMR/AMU TWG quarterly and annually.

  • Support to collate and share data, results, and approaches to stimulate improvement and innovation in the field of AMR/AMU surveillance to reduce the risk of AMR in the country

  • Provide guidance, technical support and assist the project team on surveillance and M&E-related activities

  • Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of University degree or equivalent, preferably in Statistics/Computer Science

  • Three to five years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Cycle Management, or Statistics, managing and conducting epidemiological and/or social scientific research and surveillance

  • Experience in standard statistical methods/tools in research and with quantitative and qualitative research methods are preferrable

  • Knowledge and experience of disease surveillance and other relevant health programs

  • Experiences on AMR/AMU, WHONET and LIS/ Hospital Information System (HIS) is an advantage

  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases and spreadsheets, with advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: GIS, SPSS, Epi Info, Stata, SAS,MS Excel and MS Access

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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