Apply Now! Consultant Opportunity – Network Coordinator (Indonesia)
Consultant Opportunity – Network Coordinator (Indonesia)
Position Description: Health Security Partners (HSP) is looking for a skilled professional with experience in the health care facility (HCF) or diagnostic laboratory setting to support the establishment of a network for healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance in Indonesia. The Network Coordinator will work in collaboration with Health Security Partners (HSP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to coordinate activities across a country network of at least three hospitals and one reference laboratory. This is a full-time position to support regional and country-specific efforts to improve HCFs’ ability to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 and other HAIs. HSP is seeking a professional with a background in clinical or public health, familiarity with HAI/infectious disease surveillance, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships. The ideal network coordinator will be affiliated with or have experience working with RSUD Dr. Soetomo, RSUP H. Adam Malik, RSUP Dr. Hasan Sadikin, and the Institute of Tropical Diseases-Universitas Airlangga. All applicants MUST currently reside in Indonesia.
The position is for one year, with the possibility of extension up to five years. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
All work will be done in collaboration with HSP, the U.S. CDC and its (in-country) regional office, the Data Manager and the in-country HCF network. The scope of this position will include but is not limited to the following:
· Serve as a liaison between network partners and CDC/HSP.
· Schedule and conduct regular meetings with HCF and laboratory network partners to facilitate program activities and data exchange.
· Manage personnel and activities across the HCF network, in coordination with HSP, CDC and the Data Manager.
· Conduct gap analysis of existing COVID-19 surveillance protocols, sequencing/RT-PCR capacity, and data-sharing mechanisms across network hospitals and laboratories.
· Conduct survey of existing or planned COVID-19 variant surveillance activities within network country.
· Contribute to the establishment/adaption of a purpose-built data system to support and harmonize surveillance activities and data-sharing within the network.
· Assist with data analysis, identification of data discrepancies, and rectify cause of discrepancies.
· Support network procurement of laboratory equipment, consumables and reagents.
· Where needed, help arrange transport and storage agreements between HCFs and the reference laboratory for genetic characterization of collected COVID-19 specimens.
· Organize and facilitate trainings for hospital and laboratory staff based on identified gaps.
· Coordinate with the Data Manager to pilot innovative reference testing methods in concert with network partners and CDC and share results with global network collaborators.
· Assist with the development of program standards, policies, goals, and evaluation plans.
· Write regular reports summarizing and evaluating network activities.
· Facilitate obtaining necessary approvals, data sharing agreements, and ensure coordination with Ministry of Health.
· Attend global network meetings to share summaries of network activities, surveillance data, best practices, gaps and lessons learned from the in-country network.
Timeline for the Position:
The Network Coordinator will be required to begin as soon as possible (ideally September 2022) and the consultancy will extend through 30 September 2023, with the possibility of extension up to five years. The position will require 40 hours per week, and regional travel when it becomes feasible.
· Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or related field. Preference for candidates with doctoral degree and research experience utilizing molecular and genomic technologies.
· At least 10 years of experience working in a hospital and/or diagnostic laboratory setting; experience and/or familiarity with conducting COVID-19/HAI surveillance.
· Demonstrated experience collaborating with government and other partners such as the Ministry of Health, the National AMR Committee, universities, NGOs, professional Organizations, WHO country-office.
· Experience in coordination and logistics to implement trainings and workshops.
· Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
· Proven record of teamwork and ability to manage others.
· Proficiency in written and spoken English essential.
· Proficiency in the use of MS Office and other relevant software; familiarity with a statistical package (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS) is preferred.
· Excellent communication skills.
This is a contract position funded by an external grant. Compensation is based on a daily rate commensurate with experience. Health Security Partners is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply: Please send your detailed CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience to Cecelia Madsen, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and Kate Taylor, Email: email@example.com with the subject line: Network Coordinator (Indonesia): YOUR NAME.
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