* NOTE * – This is a consultant position for a duration of 4 months only.
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The Fleming Fund Country Grant seek to address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Zambia. The project will work closely with local entities that are already involved in AMR surveillance, AMR/AMU oversight and improvement activities, local and national Technical Working Groups and national and regional reference laboratories for human and animal health, participating AMR/AMU surveillance sites, and other government and national and international non-government stakeholders, and UN agencies as well as Mott MacDonald, The Fleming Fund Management Agent.
PATH is seeking an AMR Surveillance Consultant to support the Fleming Fund Country grant managed by Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) as sub-granted to PATH. The consultant will support the implementation of activities to strengthening capacity and systems for AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals undertaken by the Zambia Public Health Institute (ZNPHI).
- Review the existing Draft AMC/AMU Surveillance strategy and Protocols for finalization
- Conduct Desk review, stakeholder mapping and Key informant interviews for existing AMU/AMC practices, data management systems and policy environment
- Develop Survey protocol and adapt data collection tools complemented with desk review and key informant information
- Facilitate a one-day consensus building meeting to discuss survey protocol and data collection tools
- Support Ethical clearance efforts for the protocol and data collection tools
- Train 10 data collectors in AMC/AMU data collection, entry, analysis, reporting and use and support the pre-testing of Survey tools for further refinement
- Supervise data collectors during the survey, reviewing complete scripts as soon as possible during the Consumption and Use Survey
- Analyze Survey findings and prepare a draft report
- Facilitate at a one-day stakeholder workshop to discuss survey results and seek their input
- With input from stakeholder, finalize Survey report and prepare for dissemination
- Facilitate at a dissemination meeting on the findings of the survey
- Support finalization of the AMC/AMU strategy, protocols and tools based on findings from the Survey
- Support a stakeholder meeting to disseminate the finalized AMC/AMU strategy
- Create and maintain a work plan based on assigned tasks and share with point of contact
- Monthly report of progress against assigned tasks
- Achievement of work plan deliverables
- Draft Survey protocol and data collection tools
- Draft AMC/AMU Survey Report
- Final AMC/AMU strategy, protocols and tools