The Programme Officer is responsible for the support of FIND’s AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) programme. In this position, he/she will provide technical support for the programme, and support the management of the overall portfolio of projects.

Job Description

This position is responsible for the support of FIND’s AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) programme under the supervision of the Head of AMR Programme. In this position, you will provide technical support for the programme, and support the management of the overall portfolio of projects. These address gaps in the availability and use of diagnostic tests to better identify causes of fever and guide appropriate use of antimicrobials, as well as tests for early detection of epidemic-causing pathogens for acute febrile illness, AMR, and outbreak preparedness.

The specific activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate a consolidated view of the programme’s workload, risks and budgets

  • Work with project staff to ensure that projects are adequately and appropriately planned (realistic, achievable, describing major activities and milestones)

  • Ensure that schedules are updated on a regular basis and after major changes

  • Coordinate the AMR projects under the responsibility of the Head of AMR and the Director of Emerging Threats, in collaboration with key stakeholders, and with input from FIND’s executive leadership

  • Ensure effective execution and management of approved projects within the programme, including progress/milestone monitoring, and identification of critical success factors and key performance indicators for project evaluation

  • Be a key coordinator amongst the FIND R&D and Access teams as well as external stakeholders involved in AMR management, policy, and programme implementation in resource- Manage R & D projects

  • Coordinate a consolidated view of the programme’s workload, risks and budgets

  • Work with project staff to ensure that projects are adequately and appropriately planned (realistic, achievable, describing major activities and milestones)

  • Ensure that schedules are updated on a regular basis and after major changes

  • Help identify and coordinate project interdependencies, in particular where they are cross-cutting (i.e. Fever, AMR projects)

  • Ensure smooth translation between phases in project execution

  • Ensure efficient and cost-effective use of FIND resources

  • Interact with team and partners on a regular basis to help them meet milestones

  • Participate in regular internal cross-team project reviews together as appropriate (e.g., business development, communication, fundraising, etc.)

  • Present progress reports at interim and formal management reviews

  • Work on budget plans for AMR portfolio projects

Contact
HR (FIND).
  • hr@finddx.org

Required profile

  • Master Degree in microbiology or other scientific field is required
  • A thorough understanding of relevant infectious disease epidemiology and public health issues, with specific experience in AMR is preferred

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Project Management

  • Experience in IVD R&D and trials with at least some of that experience related to diagnostics for use in resource-limited settings is an asset

  • Work experience in low and middle income countries implementing laboratory activities is an asset.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Team-oriented

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)

  • Working knowledge of French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish would be an asset

To apply:

Please send a motivation letter, a CV (maximum 2 pages) and three references to hr@finddx.org.
Deadline to send your application: 15 July 2020

Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted. Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered. (But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)

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