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Job Description Summary
The BD Global Health Programs Manager, Africa is responsible for working with in-country teams to drive global health programs primarily as part of various public-private partnerships, e.g. BD- PEPFAR Labs for Life and the Fleming Fund AMR Lab Quality Scorecard Programs. This will require overall in-country planning and coordination, developing and delivering training and education for the laboratory and country teams.
Further this role will maintain external relationships with partners, organizations and institutions. Specifically, hospital and laboratory management will be key, as well as strong internal collaboration with BD business. This position will report to the Global Health Leader, EMA and with a dotted line to the Director, Global Health in the US.
Scope of responsibilities:
1.Work with diverse groups both at national and regional laboratories to deliver quality assured diagnostic processes for HIV and AMR with a bias to the BD solutions
2.Lead capacity building activities for Fleming Fund supported labs through, training, mentorship, development of SOPs, strengthening specimen and isolate referral mechanisms within the laboratory network
3.Lead capacity building and data collection and communication for the Labs for Life program countries
4.Work with the Global team and India team to develop content and roll out the online training program on safe phlebotomy and SLIPTA
5.Develop and implement training materials for bacterial isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing
6.Support with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities using the defined tools and action plans
7.Conduct assessments using the WHO SLIPTA checklist and AMR Lab Quality Scorecard with the aim to provide a clear framework for continuous quality improvement, corrective and preventive actions
8.Assist laboratories prepare for accreditation to regional and internationally recognized agencies as guided by MOH.
9.Support the labs to implement good laboratory practices, ensure biosecurity and bio risk protocols are adhered to by the technologists
10.Perform other job-related duties as assigned
The Global Health Programs Manager, Africa will demonstrate the following:
1.The candidate must have at least 5 years’ hands on experience working within the life sciences and diagnostics space in a clinical capacity.
2.Candidate must have hands on experience in the Laboratory
3.Candidate will have experience and knowledge implementing laboratory quality standards
4.A candidate must demonstrate ability to teach and train adult learners
5.Excellent oral and written skills are essential, including ability to clearly explain clinical and technical information.
6.Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work under tight deadlines,
1. BSc Medical Microbiology, laboratory medicine or Clinical diagnostics or its equivalent, a master’s degree in microbiology or public health with be an added advantage
2.Knowledge of programs and or project management
3.Fluency in written and spoken English Knowledge and training on Antimicrobial resistance an added advantage
4. SLIPTA experience and or training will be an advantage Mastery of Microsoft Office – word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
This role will report to the Global Health leader, EMA with a dotted line to the Director Global Health based in the US.
Key Contacts Internal & External
- Worldwide BD Global Health Team
- The BDB and BDIDS business Teams
- Key partners and leaders at MOH in the areas of HIV, TB and AMR
- PEPFAR partners – CDC, local MOH