Technical Specialist - Animal Health
FHI 360
Hanoi, Vietnam
6 ngày trước

We are currently seeking qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese candidates to fill in the Technical Specialist, Animal Health position for the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Vietnam - Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam, based in Hanoi .

Prọject Description :

FHI 360 seeks a Technical Specialist - Animal Health for the extension period of the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Vietnam Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam.

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 animal health (AH) sector.

We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR / AMU surveillance, oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups, national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and Mott MacDonald, the Fleming Fund Management Agent.

Job Summary / Responsibilities :

The Technical Specialist, Animal Health will be responsible for activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for AMR / AMU surveillance in animals.

This position is based in Hanoi with field visits to different parts of Vietnam. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to :

Provide technical assistance to collect, assemble, and review data related to AMR and AMU patterns in human or animal populations.

Provide technical assistance / participate in epidemiological investigations (e.g., source, antibiotic use, and spread of infection).

Provide technical assistance to the AH reference laboratory, surveillance laboratories, and / or animal AMR / AMU surveillance sites to for assessment and improvement plans, operation of the referral surveillance network to collect and transfer the specimens and isolates for AMR testing

Participate in supervision and onsite training, coaching and mentoring to AMR / AMU surveillance sites at animal health sectors and related partners.

Provide technical assistance for sample collection, coordination, transport and testing for surveillance activities

Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit quarterly / semi-annually / annually reports and other AMR / AMU-related data and report as per the donors’, national and global requirements.

Share the findings including AMR / AMU trends to animal AMR / AMU TWG or one health TWG quarterly and annually

Support Project Lead to participate in and provide technical assistance to support and guide the animal AMR / AMU TWG.

Qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree in microbiology or other relevant subject and 5 years of experience in animal health, a clinical (preferably including microbiology, AMR / AMU or disease surveillance) laboratory, or a related area.

Microbiologists 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 animal health :

Animal nutrition, care, treatment, and prevention

Understanding of human health / one health and how it all interacts with animal health

Microbiology and related laboratory techniques

Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles

Ability to communicate and coordinate with stakeholders

Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment

Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes

Fluency in English

AMR / AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred)

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.

FHI 360 is an whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a , professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work / life balance.

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