Drug-resistant infections pose a grave threat to health and wellbeing across the globe. Bacterial causes of infection are becoming resistant to an increasing number of antibiotics, with consequent reductions in the effectiveness of treatment. The UK Government is playing a leading global role in addressing this problem and has launched the Fleming Fund as a major component of the UK's response.
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.
About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the UK Department of Health and Social Care as the Management Agent for the Fleming Fund Grants Programme (more detail can be found at www.flemingfund.org). Following an extensive design phase, the Fleming Fund is now implementing the programme. We are operating with a head office in London, UK and four Regional Hubs in Ghana, Uganda, India, and Thailand. Mott MacDonald is seeking to recruit a qualified individual to support the roll-out of the programme. Applicants will join a multidisciplinary team of technical and grant programme management experts.
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering and development consultancy committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions. Mott MacDonald works in developing countries to alleviate poverty, establish good governance, and increase access, capacity and resilience in healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and renewable energy – while safeguarding the environment and promoting human rights and gender equity.
As an employee-owned company, Mott MacDonald has the freedom and independence of mind to find new ways to enhance human well-being and foster social and economic development through connected thinking.
The programme is a 5-year, large scale (£235 million), complex fund management programme which aims to operate in 24 LMIC countries. Reporting to the UK Programme Director, and working closely with the UK Global Technical Lead, the Regional Coordinator leads the Fleming Fund’s activities in South East Asia, supporting the end-to-end process of grant management. The role helps to ensure the highest quality professional standards in the conduct of the Fleming Fund. In order to do so, the Regional Coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities including setting standards, shaping and implementing agreed strategies for Fleming Fund investments, sharing responsibility for funding recommendations, engaging with stakeholders, and seeking to ensure that the Fleming Fund grants have maximum value for money.
The role manages the Regional Hub, including a team of technical experts and support staff. In addition, high-level liaison with AMR Coordination Committee members and governments throughout the region, and partners, including the UK Department of Health and Social Care, FAO, OIE and WHO, is a key part of the role. This requires a high degree of diplomacy and a good working knowledge of the global architecture of AMR.
You will have experience of working in a similar role of technical oversight and project management/ coordination for projects in low- and middle-income settings as well as of effective client engagement and coordinating and consolidating inputs from multiple stakeholders.
With experience in monitoring and evaluating programmes you will be able to demonstrate your ability at overseeing technical delivery of projects, working collaboratively, building relationships and influencing colleagues, clients and stakeholders. Experience in sourcing, selecting and managing technical assistance as well as in planning and delivering public health programmes will also help you in this role.
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Contact : Janet.Thatcher@mottmac.com