The aim of the Fleming Fund is to address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in these areas are set to bear the highest burden of antibiotic resistant infections. Led by the UK, political action against the problem has resulted in a roadmap for global response – the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This is the blueprint for a multi-stakeholder Global response to averting the burden of AMR.
The Fleming Fund Country and Regional Grants Programme is designed to align with the objectives of the Global Action Plan and to support the Global Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS). The objectives of the Fleming Fund are:
Laboratory infrastructure enhancement
Human resource strengthening and work force reforms
Surveillance systems strengthening
Greater alignment between human and animal surveillance systems
Building foundations for AMR surveillance data use
Promoting rational use of antimicrobial medicines in humans, animals and crops
To provide value for money in grant funding
The Country and Regional Grants Programme will assist LMICs by providing the technical support, grant funding and other support necessary to improve surveillance and use of data on antibiotic resistance. A number of funding streams will be delivered in selected countries and regions in Africa and Asia. The majority of funds will be invested to support the implementation of individual country’s National Action Plans for Antimicrobial Resistance to ensure national ownership, alignment of approach with stakeholders, and sustainability.
The Fleming Fund will use a One Health approach by promoting cross-sectoral approaches to surveillance of resistant organisms and the drivers of resistance development (e.g. use of antibiotics in agriculture, animal health, and in human medicine). Additional funding will be available for the Fleming Fellowship Scheme to provide professional development and improved awareness and advocacy. This will be complemented by funding streams to provide Regional Grants to improve surveillance and the use of data, operational research, online learning, and for strategic investments in collaboration with other donors.
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Your duties will include:
Contributing to the orientation and induction of Regional Hub M&E coordinators;
- Providing professional leadership /’back up’ to M&E coordinators at the regional level;
- Ensuring programme systems are in place and functioning to meet monitoring and reporting requirements of grantees, and upwards to the client;
- Regular data verification + quality assurance checks are being conducted to a high professional standard.
This may also include the commissioning + oversight of expert technical assistance;
- Undertaking and producing timely data analysis reports of M&E programme performance findings, within and across regions, by grant types (country, regional, fellowship).
This includes a vital emphasis on ‘learning lessons’ and identifying recommendations for Grant Implementation.
Such data analysis and results compilation responsibilities are required on a quarterly and annual basis, along with other ad hoc data ‘deep drills,’ as required;
- To participate and contribute, from an M&E perspective, to grant proposal review and grant agreement processes, as required.
This includes the review and strengthening of grant performance frameworks;
- Taking responsibility, along with the Lead M&E Adviser, for M&E related internal and external communications, including M&E content on Fleming Fund related web communications, and other relevant media;
- Data and performance driven management oversight and decision making by the MA
- You support the regional and core HQ management teams in the end-to-end process of grant management, and ensure the highest quality professional standards in the conduct of the Fleming Fund grants programme.
- Working as part of a wider M&E team, with support from M&E coordinators and experts in regional offices, and at HQ level. You will engage with a range of important stakeholders and implementers, that include: grantees, national governments, UN partner organisations such as WHO, FAO and OIE.
- In addition, the position requires travel to countries (up to 25% of time) for to support and monitor country activities, capacity build and train, as well as ‘trouble shoot’ as required.
- Participation in on-site data verification and quality control reviews is also a requirement.
- Higher Education (post-graduate) degree in related
- Appropriate certification and levels of continual professional development with focus on M&E, data management and statistical analysis, including multi-variate analysis techniques
- experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes, including experience of large scale, multi-country programmes
- Experience managing, analysing, and reporting on large data sets
- Experience of working in a range of low- and middle-income settings
- Experience working with multiple stakeholders at a senior level
- Demonstrated ability to work within teams in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Working with a funding agency or similar organisations
- Competent management of large data sets, with a mix of programmatic and financial data.
- Strong statistical analyses skills, including multi-variate methods.
- Experienced using a variety of software and technology platforms for communicating data in a variety of user friendly and visual formats to a range of audiences
- Excellent verbal and report writing skills in English
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively: communicating, building relationships, and influencing effectively with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Able to multi-task and maintain a critical overview of interrelated tasks, projects, and issues, ensuring delivery according to agreed timetable and requirements
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