Organization: FHI 360
Position Title: Senior Surveillance and M&E Specialist
Senior Surveillance and M&E Specialist will be responsible for oversight of activities related to strengthening the capacity and systems for antimicrobial resistance (AMR)/antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance in humans and animals. This position is based in Kathmandu with frequent field visits (30 percent or more) in different parts of Nepal.
• Provide technical leadership in design, planning, implementation, monitoring, data analysis, report preparation and sharing of AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals.
• Provide technical assistance to National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) and AMR/AMU surveillance sites to collect, refine and analyze the AMR/AMU surveillance data.
• Share the findings including AMR/AMU trends to Antimicrobial Resistance Containment Multi-sectoral and Steering Committee (AMRSC), One Health and AMR/AMU technical working group (TWG) quarterly and annually.
• Provide technical leadership in mapping of distribution pathways of antibiotics in humans and animals.
• Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring of, and onsite coaching and mentoring to NPHL, CVL and AMR/AMU surveillance sites.
• Provide technical support and guidance to the project team on surveillance and M&E-related activities.
• Provide technical assistance to prepare and submit AMR/AMU-related data and report as per the national, regional and global standard and requirements.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Team Leader, Project Director, and/or Country Director.
• Master’s degree in Public Health or other relevant subjects and three years’ experience or a Bachelor’s degree in public health or other relevant subjects and five years’ experience in managing and conducting epidemiological and/or social scientific research and surveillance in public health.
• Experience in standard statistical methods/tools in research and with quantitative and qualitative research method.
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and use in public health.
• Strong negotiation, coordination, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Fluency in English and Nepali (spoken, written, typing).
• Knowledge and experience of AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance.