Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Family Health International (FHI 360) Tanzania - Nafasi Za Kazi.

TITLE: Senior Technical Specialist - Human Health
REPORTS TO: Sr. Technical Advisor
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology—creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Specialist -Human Health.

Project Description:
FHI 360 seeks a Senior Technical Specialist - Human Health for an anticipated The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Tanzania—Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Tanzania. The Country Grant will addrets critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Tanzania. This grant will support implementation of national plans for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance, and will focus on selected number of AMR surveillance sites. We will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent

Bachelor's degree in microbiology or other relevant subject and 8 years of experience in human health, a clinical (preferably including microbiology. AMR/AMU or disease surveillance) laboratory, or a related area. Masters' degree with 5 years of similar experience is considered equivalent. Medical Technologist with relevant work experience are preferred. This combination of education and work experience would provide the following relevant specialized knowledge and skills in areas associated with human health:

    Human nutrition, care, treatment, and health
    Microbiology and related laboratory techniques
    Biosafety and biosecurity and how to apply principles
    Ability to communicate and coordinate with stakeholders
    Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment
    Strong coordination, communication, and interpersonal aptitudes
    Fluency in English
    AMR/AMU and disease surveillance and other relevant health programs (strongly preferred)
    Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at or send the resume (max. of 3 pages) to,

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