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.
Working closing with the UK Finance manager, you will be responsible for financial aspects of the programme in the region including: conducting grant application financial reviews, overseeing financial monitoring, spot checks of grants, providing accurate financial forecasts and financial reports.
Duties will also include responding to both internal and external audits, supporting the Project manager on sub-project monthly budgeting and balancing and ensuring internal controls to protect donor assets are enforced.
For this role you will need experience of implementing grant/fund management programmes in low and middle-income countries. Having previously managed the finances of complex programmes, you will have experience in financial monitoring and reporting of grant expenditure, undertaking compliance checks and implementing finance process and policy. You will be a good communicator with strong relationship building skills. Experience of due diligence, financial assurance and fiduciary risk assessments would benefit this role.