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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year United States Agency for International Development-funded project with the following overall objectives:
(1) improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system.
(2) improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and,
(3) generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems. PATH is seeking a Team Lead to be responsible for technical direction and overall management of activities in Senegal as well as coordination with other project team members and partners who lead specific activities.
The Team Lead will work closely with USAID/Senegal to provide thought leadership and represent the project in country.
This position reports to the PATH Country Director with a dotted line to the IDDS Surveillance Lead, both based in Dakar, Senegal.
- Represent IDDS in Senegal to the USAID mission (Global Health Security Agenda), the Government of Senegal, and other stakeholders.
- Provide technical AMR surveillance leadership and assistance in Senegal.
- Lead efforts to improve laboratory AMR testing and reporting procedures leading to the development of a national AMR action plan
- Ensure IDDS’ activities are aligned with country priorities and are well-coordinated with other organizations working in Senegal.
- Utilize evidence- based methods and best practices to implement work plan activities.
- Lead the project team in Senegal– providing the vision, coordination, resource management, and oversight of technical and administrative staff required to accomplish work plan activities and meet project objectives.
- Ensure country financial and technical reporting requirements are met.
- Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS work in Senegal and overall responsiveness of the technical team. This can include making necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements when necessary or recommended by USAID.
- Ensure that any departures in work scope or budget or any legal, regulatory, or ethical concerns are promptly reported to IDDS leadership in the US.
- Work closely with USAID and with the IDDS US-based team to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities.
- Work closely with Global Health Security Agenda partners, regional and country Technical Leads, and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation.