Project director/one health coordinator

Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI)

Job Summary

We are seeking a Project Director/One Health Coordinator for an anticipated Fleming Fund project in Nigeria. The Fleming Fund, a UK aid programme, is designed to increase national capacity to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description

Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI) is an international global consulting firm headquartered in the USA with offices in the UK and Nigeria. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.

Project Description

  • The Nigeria Fleming Fund program is expected to establish the foundations for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance in the human, animal and environmental health sectors and to facilitate a stronger One Health approach to surveillance.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • The Project Director/One Health Coordinator will have overall responsibility for the technical, strategic and administrative excellence of the project.
  • S/he will report to DAIs Home Office and be the primary contact for the Fleming Fund management agent, partners, in-country counterparts and consultants to ensure performance meets or exceeds contractual requirements including:
  • Leading and supervising all aspects of the project
  • Ensuring efficiency, team work, and an integrated One Health vision
  • Providing robust reporting, learning, communications and compliance with home office, management agent and Fleming Fund requirements
  • Acquiring talent and managing timely delivery of project outputs
  • Establishing and facilitating a well-functioning One Health National Steering Committee (OHNSC), National AMR Coordinating Committee (AMRCC), and National AMR Technical Working Group (TWG)
  • Providing quarterly and annual reporting by the TWG, through the AMRCC, to the OHNSC comparing AMR patterns in humans, animals and the environment, also including AMU in humans and animals Making evidence-based recommendations to further strengthen AMR/AMU surveillance
  • Establishing and maintaining a state-level AMR engagement plan aligned with the National Action Plan (NAP).

Requirements

  • Doctorate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • At least 15 years addressing animal and human health threats with at least 5 years in a managerial or leadership position
  • Demonstrated experience in applying One Health approaches to address Antimicrobial Resistance/Antimicrobial Use (AMRJAMU) challenges
  • Strong understanding of the Nigerian National One Health Strategy
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with team members, partners and government stakeholders
  • Experience staffing and managing projects or departments with 10-20 subordinates

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