Clinical Microbiologist / Laboratory Specialist

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 25 June 2020
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Closing on 2 July 2020

Job Description

Drug resistant infections pose a grave threat to health and well being 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 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 antibiotic 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)2. This is the blueprint for a multi-stakeholder Global response to averting the burden of AMR.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Microbiologist to lead the Fleming Fund’s approach to One Health within Fleming Fund grants. You will support experts in four regional offices and have high-level liaison with partners including the UK department of Health, WHO, FAO and OIE.

Key responsibilities will include providing technical and strategic input into the design and implementation, reviewing funding applications and making recommendations, supporting countries in the implementation of grants, support, train and provide quality assurance to the work of the regional experts and provide advice for problem solving and addressing technical challenges.

You will be a medical doctor/physician with a specialism in Clinical Microbiology/Infection or Clinical scientist with a in microbiology with significant experience working in the field in low- and middle-income settings. With excellent experience in implementation of One Health approaches to disease control, working with multiple stakeholders at high level and knowledge of advanced diagnostic techniques for bacterial pathogens, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to work in teams in a multi-disciplinary environment.

About the Organization

Euroconsult Mott MacDonald provides specialist assistance for any type or size of land, water and environmental management project from formulation through to execution. Our technical assistance and consultancy services range from one-man missions to fully-fledged multi-skilled teams, while the project period may vary from a few days to several years. We are now involved in more than 90 projects in over 40 countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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