Regional Coordinator - Fleming Fund East/Southern Africa

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 July 2018

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions.

We work in developing countries to alleviate poverty, establish good governance, and increase access, capacity and resilience in healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and renewable energy while safeguarding the environment and promoting human rights and gender equity.

Drug resistant infections pose a grave threat to health and wellbeing 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 Regional Coordinator to manage the East and Southern Africa Regional hub, including a team of technical experts and operations staff and high-level liaison with AMR Coordination Committee members and governments throughout the region.

In this role you will be leading the end to end grant management process for the Fleming Fund Grants programme, reviewing grant programmes and making recommendations for grant approval, undertaking site inspections of grantees and grant supported sites, ensuring planning processes, project work plans, budgets and action plans are completed and monitored for the region.

You will be experienced in working in a similar role of technical oversight and project management/coordination for projects in low and middle-income settings. Working with multiple stakeholders including experience of effective client engagement you will be able to multi-task and maintain a critical overview of interrelated tasks, projects and issues ensuring delivering according to targets and timescales.

Location: Tanzania or Uganda

About the Organization

Mott MacDonald is a £1.1 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

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