RTI International Senior Technical Advisor and Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

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Technical Positions – Proposal
 
RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 
With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. 
Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

 

RTI International is seeking qualified candidates for a client funded project. 
This project is focused on the goals of bolstering low and middle income country (LMIC) capacity to improve the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including the collection, management and analysis, use and sharing of AMR data and related issues in the global community. 
These positions are contingent on Award and availability of funds.
 
Senior Technical Advisor (Antimicrobial Resistance Grants Senior Technical Advisor – Regional)
 
Location: This position will be based in Kenya or Indonesia
 
Responsibilities: The Senior Technical Advisor will utilize his/her technical capabilities in public health program management, infectious disease epidemiology and/or surveillance to help country grantees create comprehensive national plans to combat antimicrobial resistance, identify gaps in capacity for AMR, and to improve policies and systems for infection prevention and control. 
Public health surveillance experience is preferred, particularly with antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. 
Areas of work may be in public health capacity development, field epidemiology, and surveillance and laboratory systems strengthening, One Health research, Global Health Security, and/or applied public health research on infectious diseases in various international settings including Africa, and Southeast Asia. 
The successful candidate is expected to develop collaborative relationships with other project staff, interact with internal and external clients and partners, and bring innovative ideas, methodologies and approaches to problems associated with AMR and infectious disease surveillance and response in the global setting.
 
Programme Officer (Antimicrobial Resistance Grants Country Programme Officer)
 
Location: This position may be based in countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America
 
Responsibilities: The Programme Officer will utilize his/her technical capabilities in public health program management, infectious disease epidemiology and/or surveillance to help country grantees create comprehensive national plans to combat antimicrobial resistance, identify gaps in capacity for AMR, and to improve policies and systems for infection prevention and control. 
Public health surveillance experience is preferred, particularly with antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. 
Areas of work may be in public health capacity development, field epidemiology, and surveillance and laboratory systems strengthening, One Health research, Global Health Security, and/or applied public health research on infectious diseases in various international settings including Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America among others. 
The successful candidate is expected to develop collaborative relationships with other project staff, interact with internal and external clients and partners, and bring innovative ideas, methodologies and approaches to problems associated with AMR and infectious disease surveillance and response in the global setting.

Applicants will possess a minimum of a Master’s in public health, epidemiology and surveillance, laboratory sciences, biology, microbiology, medicine or other health-related field and 5-10 years of experience or equivalent education/experience. 
Strong background in monitoring and evaluation combined with a technical health background. 
Applicants will have a minimum of 5 years of international project experience with experience in project and/or program management and coordination and research/practice training in Public Health Surveillance. 
Applicants will have the ability to travel for up to two weeks multiple times (4-6 trips) a year to international locations in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. 
Travel will include site visits to project locations. 
Applicants will have a high-proficiency in the area of cultural competency as evidenced by living / working in various locations throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, or Latin America.
Excellent oral / interpersonal and written communication skills
 
To Apply; please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 10th June, 2016 
Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. 
Please do not attach copies of certificates.
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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