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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 22, 2020
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    Regional Coordinator

    Job Details

    • Higher education (post graduate degree) in public health, international development, adult education or similar.
    • Considerable experience working in a similar role providing technical oversight and project management/coordination for projects in low- and middle-income settings.
    • Experience of end-to-end grant management processes.
    • Working and living in Africa, with West Africa experience highly desirable.
    • Management of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Experience of working with major development partners such as DFID, USAID, EU, World Bank, UN agencies and global bodies that operate in the health sector.
    • Experience of coordinating and consolidating inputs from multiple stakeholders, including national governments.
    • Overseeing technical delivery of projects including:
    • Developing clear project scopes of work and ensuring activities are well defined for effective outcomes.
    • Quality assuring activities and outputs, providing constructive feedback to ensure strategic focus is maintained and agreed objectives delivered.
    • Ongoing oversight and support including trouble shooting and problem-solving.
    • Sourcing, selecting and managing technical assistance as required to support effective project delivery.

    Job Details

    • Experience of monitoring and evaluating programmes.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
    • Strong team management skills.
    • Able to multi-task and maintain a critical overview of interrelated tasks, projects and issues, ensuring delivery according to targets and timelines.
    • Able to provide constructive and timely feedback in a diplomatic way to improve the quality of outputs.
    • Able to negotiate and advocate with multiple stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively: communicating, building relationships and influencing effectively with colleagues, clients and stakeholders.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyse problems and select remedies and opportunities.
    • Excellent written and oral English language skills.

    Job Description

    The programme is a 5-year, large scale (£235 million), complex fund management programme which aims to operate in 24 Low and Middle-Income Countries. Reporting to the UK Programme Director, and working closely with the UK Global Technical Lead, the Regional Coordinator leads the Fleming Fund’s activities in West Africa, supporting the end-to-end process of grant management, which includes developing requests for proposals, country visits and engagement, evaluation of proposals, contributing to programme recommendations, and monitoring of grant implementation. The role manages the Accra Regional Hub, including a small team of technical experts and support staff, helping to ensure the highest quality professional standards in the conduct of the Fleming Fund. The Regional Coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities including implementation of standards, shaping and implementing agreed strategies for Fleming Fund investments, sharing responsibility for funding recommendations, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, and seeking to ensure that the Fleming Fund grants have maximum value for money. High-level liaison with AMR Coordination Committee members and governments throughout the region, and partners, including the FAO, OIE and WHO, is a key part of the role. This requires a high degree of diplomacy and a good working knowledge of global ODA organisations.

    • Undertaking periodic on-site inspections of grantees and grant-supported sites.
    • Ensuring appropriate mix of skills for any country visits, including sourcing consultants
    • Ensuring appropriate requests for support from the Core Technical Team as necessary.
    • Promoting coordination and lesson learning across the Regional Hubs.

    Managing the regional hub:

    • Line management for a team of up to 7 technical experts and support staff.
    • Ensuring periodic financial, operational, and technical reporting (weekly, monthly, and quarterly) to the UK team is completed in a timely manner.
    • Ensuring completion of deliverables on time to agreed standards.
    • Overseeing all operational aspects of the regional hub, including office arrangements, quality systems compliance, travel security preparation and risk management.
    • Liaising with the UK team to ensure operational compliance within the Regional Hub.

    Corporate responsibilities:

    • Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff in the Global Health Division and wider Mott MacDonald Group as a whole in a way which demonstrates respect for their particular roles and responsibilities.
    • When required, work closely with immediate colleagues and unit employees to provide a high-quality service to internal and external customers.

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    Clinical Microbiologist

    Job Profile

    Drug-resistant infections pose a grave threat to health and wellbeing across the globe. Bacterial causes of infection are becoming resistant to an increasing number of antibiotics, with consequent reductions in the effectiveness of treatment. Estimates indicate that up to 10 million people could die each year from illnesses that are resistant to antimicrobials by 2050. The UK Government is playing a leading global role in addressing this problem and has launched the Fleming Fund as a major component of the UK’s response.

    The aim of the Fleming Fund is to address critical gaps in surveillance of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in these areas are set to bear the highest burden of antibiotic resistant infections. Led by the UK, political action against the problem has resulted in a roadmap for global response – the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This is the blueprint for a multi-stakeholder global response to averting the burden of AMR.

    The Fleming Fund Grants Programme is designed to align with the objectives of the Global Action Plan and to support the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS). The objectives of the Fleming Fund Grants Programme are:

    • Laboratory infrastructure enhancement
    • Human resource strengthening and work force reforms
    • Surveillance systems strengthening
    • Greater alignment between human and animal surveillance systems
    • Building foundations for AMR surveillance data use
    • Promoting rational use of antimicrobial medicines in humans, animals and crops
    • To provide value for money in grant funding

    The Fleming Fund Grants Programme will assist LMICs by providing the technical support, grant funding and other support necessary to improve surveillance and use of data on antibiotic resistance. A number of funding streams will be delivered in selected countries and regions in Africa and Asia. The majority of funds will be invested to support the implementation of individual countries’ National Action Plans for antimicrobial resistance to ensure country ownership, alignment of approach with stakeholders, and sustainability. The Fleming Fund will use a One Health approach by promoting cross-sectoral approaches to surveillance of resistant organisms and the drivers of resistance development (e.g. use of antibiotics in agriculture, animal health, and in human medicine). Additional funding will be available for the Fleming Fellowship Scheme to provide professional development and improved awareness and advocacy. This will be complemented by funding streams to provide Regional Grants to improve surveillance and the use of data, operational research, online learning, and for strategic investments in collaboration with other donors.

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