This is an upcoming project that intends to enhance detection and response to infectious disease threats globally by developing networks to implement prevention and containment strategies at local, national, and regional levels. Interventions to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in healthcare, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and COVID-19, will be developed and implemented within networks. Additionally, this aims to improve the detection of emerging AMR threats and identify AMR risk factors and prevention strategies across healthcare and the community to inform global AMR containment efforts.
Overview of the Position:
The Team Leader (TL) is responsible for the technical leadership and in-country management of the programme and staff in Pakistan. The TL will be responsible for the programme’s overarching aim enhance detection and response to infectious disease threats globally by developing networks to implement prevention and containment strategies at local, national, and regional levels in Pakistan. The TL will provide leadership, direction and strategy for the programme and will be responsible for delivery of all programme outputs and for the meeting of all milestones. The TL will be responsible for leading the programme team through planning, implementing and managing the delivery of activities, reports, knowledge products and other results as approved in programme documentation or work plans. The TL will be responsible for representing the programme with a range of Pakistan government stakeholders, other donors, international and local partners, and civil society. S/he will regularly report to CDC Pakistan and will maintain strong working relationships with all relevant stakeholders
Requirements (Education, Experience, Skills, Languages.):
- Master’s degree in health-related discipline; MD preferred.
- Significant years’ experience as a team leader or project director of donor-funded health programmes.
- Prior experience and technical expertise in AMR and HAIs surveillance in human populations or a similar context.
- Proven leadership and management skills, including a track record of managing and coordinating high-performance teams across multiple programme office locations, including the ability to coach, guide, and inspire the team members to meet their KPIs.
- Proven ability to cultivate effective working relationships to engage with the senior government and its counterparts at the national and sub-national levels, as well as other key stakeholders such as donors, other implementing partners, NGOs, civil society, academia, and the private sector.
- Strong familiarity with donor-funded programme requirements.
- Demonstrated capacity to manage financial resources effectively and transparently to achieve maximum impact and value for money.
- Previous experience leading consortia and managing local and international implementing partners to deliver results across a range of programme elements.
- Proven leadership guiding health programming through a flexible and adaptive programme approach, monitoring effectiveness, opportunities and challenges, and adapting implementation based on learning to achieve desired programme outputs/outcome.
- Ability to manage uncertainty, offering flexibility and thriving at the edge of change.
- Ability to work under pressure and deliver under tight deadlines on a continual basis.
- Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English and Urdu. Knowledge of Punjabi desirable