Operational Research Fellowships for Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance-(1905340)Grade : No gradeContractual Arrangement : Special Services Agreement (SSA)Contract duration : 02-January to 31 December 2020 :
Jan 31, 2020, 9 : 29 : 31 AM
Feb 21, 2020, 10 : 59 : 00 PM
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This research fellowship which will be based at the WHO Country Office (WCO) is meant to strengthen country capacity to support and lead on operational research projects on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
Under the global guidance of the WHO Country Office AMR team the incumbent will assist to improve the use of medical and other relevant data, drive the operational research agenda, and support evidence-informed decision making.
The selected candidate will work closely with decision makers and AMR national coordination committee members and would be involved in mentoring and capacity building forresearch activities linked to AMR in the country.
The Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative (SORT IT) is a global partnership coordinated by the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and implemented with partners since 2012. SORT IT aims to :
a) conduct operational research according to national priorities
b) build sustainable operational research capacity and
c) promote evidence-informed decision-making.
A key purpose of the Initiative is to improve the tracking and use of health and other relevant information to tackle AMR and improve public health.
Through operational research, the programme seeks to make countries data rich, information rich and action rich in areas of One Health .
Operational research will help identify gaps and help with developing the science of solutions. The intent is to generate and utilize evidence on the emergence, spread and health impact of AMR to limit this serious public health problem.
Under the direct supervision of the WCO AMR team and in link with the SORT IT coordinator in Geneva and overall direction of the WHO country Representative, the AMR fellow will specifically :
Summary of Assigned Duties
Building and Promoting Partnerships across the organization and beyond
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Functional Skills and Knowledge
Essential : An advanced university degree (Master’s level and above) in public health or an equivalent qualification .
Desirable : A PhD would be of added advantage. Successful completion and / or having facilitated in previous SORT IT courses would be an additional asset.
Experience : Essential :
At least three years of progressive and relatedexperience, at the national level, in areas related to scientific researchand publications in an academic setting
Excellentknowledge of English.
Excellentknowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Workingknowledge of online data collection applications, statistical analysis packages(Stata, SPSS, etc.).