Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics And Surveillance Advisor

Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics And Surveillance Advisor

Icf International

Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics And Surveillance Advisor

Details of the offer

The AMR Advisor provides leadership and technical assistance within the team on detection and surveillance of priority AMR pathogens. This involves design, implementation and monitoring of technical strategies and programs, and the development of tools. Specific responsibilities include:


Lead the project’s diagnostic advisors and other technical professionals in ensuring technically sound and feasible approaches for strengthening country capacity to conduct AMR testing across human, animal, and agricultural sectors.
Apply the project’s core technical approaches for key diagnostic network components such as supply chain, functional equipment and specimen referral and transport in support of AMR testing.

Bring an understanding of multi-sectoral AMR patterns and epidemiology to technical solutions; work closely with the project’s surveillance advisors to support lab-based AMR surveillance.

Provide technical expertise to ensure that project interventions target priority gaps;

Incorporate evidence-based methods, current practice, and established standards regarding AMR detection and surveillance;

Serve as the project’s key technical backstop for specific countries as assigned, including technical and administrative responsibilities related to work plans, budgets, activity implementation and reporting;

Provide virtual and in-person technical assistance to countries in GHSA and TB priority countries;

Represent the project to external stakeholders and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks;

Share new evidence and best practices with project, partners and host countries using informal and formal forums;

Contribute significantly to project work planning and reporting; and

Ensure that technical approaches align with project’s logical framework and monitoring indicators.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 10 years

Required languages:
French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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