OFFICES IN Washington D.C. & New Delhi

The Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy

Country Engagement Coordinator (Microbiologist), West Africa

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) urgently seeks an energetic individual with strong microbiology expertise to provide in-country support to the Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP), a consortium of partners including CDDEP, African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), IQVIA, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), West African Health Organization (WAHO), East Central & Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) & Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters (InSTEDD). The MAAP consortium aims to surveil antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) across Africa and is funded by the Fleming Fund Regional Grant.

 

The Country Engagement Coordinator will be required to attend in-country workshops in West African Francophone countries and will work closely with CDDEP’s researchers in New Delhi (India) and Nairobi (Kenya). The position is based in West Africa and must be filled immediately (frequent travel will be required). A Master’s degree in Microbiology and fluency in English and French is required.

 

DESCRIPTIONAND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate with in-country teams, National Working Groups and other regional coordinators to assist the consortium in advocacy activities and strengthen relationships with relevant stakeholders in Francophone West African countries
  • Serve as CDDEP’s point person for the consortium, which will include attending in-country regional/continental workshops and participating in periodic interactions with other MAAP project partners to ensure successful implementation of ongoing projects
  • Provide support in all aspects of operational planning activities including the development of scoping questionnaires, data collection training tools and analytical models
  • Assist with data collection, management, quality assurance, and analysis.
  • Assist in the development and presentation of data/project findings, and contribute to the writing and dissemination of facility- and country-level reports in a format useful to local policy

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Essential: A Master’s degree in Microbiology
  • Desirable: Training in laboratory quality systems/public health

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Essential: Two years’ experience in health/development sector
  • Desirable: Previous work on antimicrobial resistance containment/data management/epidemiology

 

LANGUAGES

  • Essential: Fluency in both English and French

 

SKILLS

  • Strong writing & presentation skills, well organized, attention to detail and a passion for global health

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualifiedcandidates should send their CV/resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and 3 professional references by email to [email protected]. The email should have “[YOUR NAME] Country Engagement Coordinator (Microbiologist), West Africa”in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

CDDEP is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Principals only. EOE. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.