Job Opportunity for Public Health Specialist – Surveillance & AMR at PATH in Jaipur

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About the Organization

At PATH, we are a global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. We advise and partner with public institutions, businesses, grassroots groups, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Job Description

PATH through this proposal envisages supporting the state of Rajasthan for combatting AMR, strengthening the multisectoral approach for One Health and helping strengthen disease surveillance mechanisms through effective TA to the state.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide quality technical assistance to the State government in strengthening disease surveillance, AMR and One Health related activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead the initiative at state, drive critical discussions, coordinate convenings and integrate partnerships to support the state on strengthening surveillance, One Health and battling AMR.
  • Work with the State Nodal Officer to anchor the state’s efforts for developing the state action plan for AMR and strategy for One Health
  • Work closely with the State Nodal Officer for establishment and operationalization of Metropolitan Surveillance Unit (MSU) in Jaipur.
  • Work closely with Health Systems Strengthening team at PATHand state government counterparts to develop, implement, monitor state specific project activities including development of roadmaps, work-plans, activities, reports etc.
  • Develop training modules, design training plan for the state and lead the required trainings of stakeholders – both program managers and service delivery staff in the state for strengthening AMR surveillance and AMS in the state.
  • Develop and write technical documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), guidelines and research material on combatting AMR, disease surveillance and One Health
  • Support in integration of surveillance work with the establishment of IPHL and BPHUs under PM ABHIM and XV FC health grants
  • Ensure multi sectoral coordination and establishment of robust state governance mechanism for One Health.
  • Conduct trainings to strengthen AMR surveillance.
  • Provide leadership for demonstration of district surveillance models.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the State Nodal Officer or the supervisor from time to time, for the smooth functioning of the project and for the achievement of project/ organizational goals.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Preferably MBBS with an essential post-graduation in relevant disciplines like epidemiology/ community medicine/ microbiology
  • Applicants must have 8-12 years of professional experience in similar activities at national or state level.
  • Thorough understanding of surveillance, AMR, and infectious diseases is essential.
  • Prior experience of working with national/ state agencies such as ICMR, NCDC, IDSP or technical partners like WHO, CDC, FIND will be an added advantage
  • Prior experience of working in the space of disease surveillance, AMR or One Health will be an added advantage.

Essential skills

  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills in English and Hindi
  • Self-starter and committed to performing their duties with a high degree of autonomy and independence in line with project goals and objectives
  • Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic documents such as training modules, operational guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders include national and state government counterparts, donors, and development partners
  • Excellent coordination, organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks under stringent timelines.
  • Familiarity with stakeholders in the space of surveillance, AMR and One Health.
  • Familiarity with data analysis and producing information and data visualization.
  • Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS Word,
  • Excel, Power Point, Outlook & Web surfing to search relevant data & documents.
  • Familiarity with the Indian health system, newer initiatives in disease surveillance including IHIP and relevant programs like IDSP, NHM, Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centers, PM-ABHIM and XV-FC etc.
  • Ability to travel about 30% of the time

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