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Senior Technical Advisor, AMR Amman

2021-06-01 06:01:09
Senior Technical Advisor, AMR Amman

The Senior Teachnical Advisor (STA), provides management support and technical assistance for the design and implementation of country interventions related to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), working as part of the country MTaPS team with focus on one-health infection prevention and control (IPC), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

The STA provides support to the Country Program Director (CPD) and provides direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, national focal point and other country partners and stakeholders. As required, the STA also provides technical assistance to other country activities and works with MTaPS Technical Strategy Lead and other MSH technical staff on opportunities, new and existing tools, and country implementation programs related to strengthening pharmaceutical management systems.


Technical Support 40%
• Work with the MOH, national steering committee... (NSC), country stakeholders and international counterparts to help develop, review, implement, and monitor technical approaches and strategies for strengthening response to AMR challenges in accordance with national strategies and action plans.
• Provide direct technical assistance to relevant stakeholders and public and private facilities in designing and implementing AMR-related work plan activities and interventions with focus on one-health IPC, WASH, and AMS.
• Under the leadership of CPD provide assistance in the development of specific policies, guidelines, standard operating procedures, job aids, and other relevant materials relevant for AMS, IPC and other technical areas as appropriate
• Collaborate with stakeholders for the development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools necessary to improve pharmaceutical management information systems and their appropriate use for decision making.
• As needed provide technical support to other MTaPS pharmaceutical systems strengthening and health elements activities in the country

Coordination and communication 20%
• Coordinate with other MTaPS country project technical activities ensuring harmonized approach in line with MSH quality standards
• Coordinate assigned technical areas and activities with other USAID-funded and international projects in the country
• Work closely with the Home Office based Technical Lead for GHSA/AMR portfolio and other technical team members for appropriate and timely technical guidance and support
• Maintain close liaison with USAID mission focal point and national focal point in the MOH on progress, challenges and way forward and provide regular update

Capacity Building 30%
• Work with country and Home Office based team to develop costed project capacity strengthening strategies, roll-out plans, training and follow-up timelines
• In conjunction with country counterparts, develop/revise required training packages and materials
• Design, develop training packages, and conduct Training of Trainers exercises as needed
• Facilitate AMR, AMS and IPC trainings and other capacity building exercises as planned
• As required, participate in the planning and delivery of broader capacity building programs aimed at national pharmaceutical system strengthening.

Monitoring & Evaluation 10%
• In coordination with other team members in the country and home office, contribute to the development of country project M&E plan, and support the collection and validation of relevant data to report project indicators.
• Contribute to the adequate documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned, including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to scientific journals and conferences.



• Graduate degree in a health-related field with specialized training and/or experience related to AMR and its key elements such as multisectoral coordination; IPC and AMS.

• Physician, nurse, pharmacist or public health qualification preferred.


• At least seven (7) years of pharmaceutical management or public health experience, of which at least 2 years in areas contributing to antimicrobial use, IPC or other aspects of AMR containment.
• Experience in IPC and/or rational antimicrobial use including AMS highly preferred.
• Experience with public health programs in developing country context supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international agencies such as the Global Fund, FAO, WHO and World Bank preferred.

Knowledge and Skills
• Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.
• Languages of other USAID-supported countries is an asset.
• Strong computer skills; Excel, MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint.
• Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.

• Ability to work independently and in team.
• Good judgment for decision-making.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team.

Physical demands:

Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 30% of time as required to support the progress of program activities

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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