Team Leader, Human Health

  • Posted on 17 July 2019
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Closing on 30 September 2019

Job Description


The Team Leader for Human Health will provide technical expertise in the area of human antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) and antimicrobial-usage (AMU), and will provide overall direction and management of activities to strengthen the surveillance system in the human health sector. S/he will ensure that human health project outputs are achieved. The project aims to address critical gaps in surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in Bangladesh. The project will focus on establishing and strengthening national AMR surveillance, reporting and research systems and workforce capacity. This position will work closely with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock of Bangladesh, in addition to other key international and local partners and stakeholders applying a “One Health” approach. The project will operate over a three-year period with the likelihood of further funding for future program phases.

This position is contingent upon award from the Fleming Fund. Bangladeshis are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Design strategies leveraging global best practices along with Technical Director and Advisor, and lead the formulation of innovative approaches for greater impact, institutionalization, and scale up of successful AMR and AMU surveillance system in the human health sector
  • Provide technical oversight and strategic direction overseeing efforts to provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in AMR and AMU surveillance system in the human health sector
  • Support the customization, roll-out, adoption, and effective use of monitoring reporting and management tools and systems
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality and fidelity across target provinces and districts
  • With the Deputy Project Director inform the design and execution of data quality assessments and strengthen the use of data for decision making, including their respective systems
  • Collaborate closely with the Team Leader for Animal Health to ensure harmonization of project approaches
  • Key personnel to coordinate the activities of human health surveillance team and to maintain day to day communication with the technical advisory body.
  • Collaborate and coordinate closely with ongoing and other aligned programs
  • Provide technical support for the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring plan, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Fleming Fund, and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums
  • Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to AMR and AMU surveillance system in the human health sector to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise, coach and mentor project and client staff
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work and monitoring performance against targets
  • Maintain excellent relationships with donor and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or MSc in Microbiology, Health Sciences, or a related field. PhD preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in AMR, AMU, or AMC surveillance or similar projects/research
  • In-depth understanding of Bangladeshi public healthcare system
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing health financing and resource mobilization plans and strategies
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and budget execution tools and systems, including defining user and system requirements, and system roll-out (Expertise using MS Dynamics NAV system preferable)
  • Experience strengthening data quality, data use for decision making, and respective systems including DHIS2
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with, coach and mentor health system leaders and decision makers at the national and sub-national levels
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donor, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, references, and salary history.

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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