Expert Global Health, ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance
Sort on published: 2019-01-31
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
ReAct (www.reactgroup.org) is an international network dedicated to the challenge of antibiotic resistance. ReAct was founded in 2005 and is currently active on five continents, working to increase knowledge about the problem and to identify both political and technical solutions. ReAct works with a wide range of stakeholders, including international organizations, governments and civil society organizations to limit the negative consequences of antibiotic resistance.
ReAct Europe is a part of Uppsala University and is now looking for an Expert in global health. The position is based in Uppsala, but work includes collaborative projects with international organization and ReAct network nodes in the USA, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Working within ReAct’s projects in accordance with the current work plan, which is revised annually after prioritization within the network. Duties may include:
- Following the international policy debate related to antibiotic resistance and participating in devising strategies for ReAct’s work, in collaboration with the ReAct “Policy team” and regional nodes.
- Analyzing relevant documents and producing position papers for ReAct, based on ReAct’s vision and values and experiences from our nodes.
- Working together with our “Science team” to translate the latest scientific evidence into policy recommendations.
- Represent ReAct at external meetings or conferences and driving ReAct’s positions towards governments, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional societies and media.
- Support policy and advocacy work in the regional nodes.
- Collaborate with partners, including governments, NGOs and professional societies to support multi-stakeholder actions on antibiotic resistance.
- Perform literature reviews and collect relevant data for ReAct projects.
- Support organization of meetings by e.g. compiling background documents, recommending participants etc.
- Assisting in the maintenance of the ReAct Toolbox (www.reactgroup.org/toolbox) by identifying new resources and adding content that can support different stakeholders to act on antibiotic resistance.
- Support annual planning of work, development of long-term strategies and writing grant applications for ReAct.
As ReAct has a very flat organization structure with a small core team, some administrative tasks are occasionally included.
We are passionate about the issue and are looking for someone who can fit into our team. Emphasis will be on personal characteristics like initiative, planning skills, co-operation skills and drive. Applicants should embrace ReAct’s core values, see https://www.reactgroup.org/about-us/our-values-and-vision/.
ReAct offers a dynamic working environment with great opportunities for the right candidate to make their mark on an important issue. Note that it is possible to live in Stockholm and commute to Uppsala. We are looking forward to your application!
- Academic degree of at least Master, in global health, pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, political science or other relevant field of study.
- At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience of advocacy towards policymakers, NGOs or multilateral organizations like the WHO.
- Good professional skills in English (spoken and written).
- Documented experience of both oral and written communication, like lectures, publications in scientific or popular journals, policy reports or op-eds.
- Possibility and interest in duty travel.
- Interest in working in a multicultural network and awareness of the challenges posed by working in a decentralized team.
- Flexibility and capability to function independently and with periodically short deadlines.
- Basic knowledge in bacterial infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance including its causes.
- Experience from work within global health with a focus on research and policy work, preferably within infectious diseases.
- Skills in languages other than English, especially Spanish and Swedish.
- Experience from work on antibiotic resistance and understanding of the current policy debate and stakeholders in the field.
- Knowledge about the UN system and the sustainable development goals (Agenda 2030).
- International experience, especially from low- and middle-income countries.
- Work experience from public sector (e.g. WHO, other UN organizations or international civil society organizations).
Salary: Individually negotiated salary
Starting date: As soon as possible
Type of position: Temporary position two years, full-time
For further information about the position please contact: Anna Zorzet, Head of ReAct Europe, +46 18-471 66 76, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications in English are preferred.
Please submit your application by 24 February, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/261
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fast lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/261
Last application date: 2019-02-24