Coordinator of implementation support for infectious disease management in low resource settings (SPICE)

Coordinator of implementation support for infectious disease management in low resource settings (SPICE)

Published Deadline Location
8 Jul 30 Jul Nijmegen

Job description

There is a global need to have access to expertise for sustainable solutions in infectious disease care: from surveillance and infection prevention, to clinical infectious diseases management, to microbiological diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship. At Radboudumc we are committed to advancing these solutions through the creation and maintenance of the so-called SPICE registry for experts. This initiative seeks to bring together top experts worldwide to address these critical issues effectively. Join us in making a significant impact on infectious disease care globally through the SPICE expert registry. Apply today!

Radboudumc initiated the Specialized Programme for Infectious disease Care Everywhere (SPICE) to provide expert support in low resource settings worldwide. In collaboration with the AMS Masterclass, the support is currently available for countries in Africa, Europe and South-East Asia. For this initiative we are seeking a dynamic and highly organized Project Coordinator to lead the development and management of the SPICE expert registry. You will be responsible for coordinating with the SPICE committee, developing standard operating procedures, managing partnerships, organizing committee meetings and ensuring the sustainability of the registry.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Development of SPICE expert registry, based on SPICE vision document and in consultation with the SPICE committee, including standard operating procedures and digital (IT) solutions for the evolving database.
  • Development of procedures for vetting and certification for the registered experts, guidance and practice for exchange of registry data with partners.
  • Practical organization of the SPICE registry, including matching of available experts to required expertise.
  • Innovating and developing partnerships with other international organisations and professional societies in the field (ICARS, WHO, ISAC, ESCMID, etc.), including the establishment of SPICE Advisory Board.
  • Preparing and organizing SPICE Steering Committee meetings, including technical and financial reporting to donors and partners.
  • Development of a sustainable and self-supporting registry, including internal and external communication.

Specifications

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

Requirements

Our ideal candidate has a bachelor or master degree in management, (international) communication or a similar study. Furthermore other (healthcare oriented) masters with affinity towards the position are invited to apply. You have a strong sense for political and inter-institutional sensitivities and have the ability to exercise flexibility and empathy to motivate and activate colleagues and partners. If you already have experience in project management, that is an advantage. It also works to your advantage if you have experience in coordinating collaborative projects with partners in Africa and Asia. You are also willing to travel abroad occasionally for this project.

In addition you possess the profile below:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Excellent planning skills, with experience in applying these in a complex and dynamic (international) context.
  • An independent and well-structured working style.
  • Ability to multitask with good time-management skills.
  • Competences in Excel; familiarity with accounting/project management software will be considered an asset.
  • A work permit for the Netherlands.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with prospect of extension.

At Radboud university medical center, you build on your future. We are committed to providing the best care, education, and research. And we are true to our word, because we help you develop and seize opportunities and give you the room to grow. As an employer, we believe that employees should feel vital and happy at work in all stages of life. We are also committed to creating a healthy and safe working environment. Our employment conditions contribute to that. What we offer:
  • A gross monthly salary of between € 3.330 and € 4.429 (scale 8) for full-time employment (36 hours per week). You will also receive an 8% vacation allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, and, depending on the position, an allowance of 47% to 72% for working irregular hours.
  • Plenty of opportunities to develop yourself. For example, you can follow various courses via our online learning environment. A lot of attention will also be paid to your wellbeing and vitality. For instance, you can take advantage of:
    • a 40% discount on gym membership at the Radboud Sports Center.
    • the Company Support Team and a personal coach if you experience a life-changing event.
    • a financially favorable option to work less through a generation scheme if you are approaching state retirement age.
    • support with achieving a good work-life balance at every stage of your life. This includes advice and training (from ‘Millennial Dilemmas’ to ‘Your Career After 57’), activities at our own mindfulness center, and informal caregiving consultations if you have any questions about combining your work and caregiving tasks at home.
  • 168 vacation hours per year based on a 36-hour working week. Want more vacation? You can buy additional vacation hours with your end-of-year bonus.
  • 26 weeks of parental leave, of which 9 weeks are paid.
  • Extra-favorable leave conditions. For example, our short-term caregiving leave is not 2 but 4 weeks per year and even 12 weeks per year for partner and child.
  • Pension accrual with the ABP Pension Fund. Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension contribution.
  • Discount on the supplementary packages of two collective health insurance policies and on ten other types of insurance, from home insurance to legal assistance.
  • A travel allowance via our Employment Conditions Selection Model and a working-from-home allowance of € 2,35 per day.

Employer

Radboudumc

The position is based at the Department of Medical Microbiology, you will be part of the multidisciplinary cross-departmental Radboudumc Global Health team. The research groups of Medical Microbiology (with main focus on Antibiotic Resistance, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Malaria, Virology and Vector biology) are nationally and internationally well established. The groups provide a unique combination of expertise and resources and maintain unique facilities.

The Department of Medical Microbiology hosts the SPICE program that provides expert support to the Antimicrobial Stewardship implementation program (called Drive AMS) for effective and contextualised interventions to improve antimicrobial use. This program has already been piloted in over 20 countries in Africa, Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia, and with the increasing interest by countries and hospitals to use this support, it has a huge potential for growth and multiplier effect.

Radboudumc
Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on health and healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Additional information

Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Then call, send a message or email to Neda Kostova, postdoc MMB & Radboudumc Global Health, via 06 31 14 74 57. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation; Management; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Health
  • 24—28 hours per week
  • €3330—€4429 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 194566-P1560281-1

Employer

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen

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Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Then call, send a message or email to Neda Kostova, postdoc MMB & Radboudumc Global Health, via 06 31 14 74 57. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Then call, send a message or email to Neda Kostova, postdoc MMB & Radboudumc Global Health, via 06 31 14 74 57. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).