Job Announcement

Position: Epidemiologist

Hours: Full time

Location: National Institute of Public Health (Phnom Penh)

Salary: 1,000 USD/month

Contract: One year

 

National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a public administrative establishment, which has a broad public health mandate, which includes three main functions: i) laboratory, including serving as the national reference laboratory; ii) research, mainly focusing on providing the Ministry of Health with health system research and policy support; and iii) public health training, including MPH and MSc programs in Epidemiology, Nutrition, Health and Community Development, and Hospital Administration. More information about NIPH can be found on this website https://www.niph.org.kh/.

 

NIPH in collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM) would like to explore issues of chronic interstitial nephritis among agricultural communities (CINAC) in Cambodia.

 

Research Purpose and Objectives

 

We aim to explore association between pesticides, in particular Glyphosate, and CINAC among farmers or field workers working in the agricultural fields in Cambodia.

 

Specific Objectives

 

  1. To validate a commercially available rapid test for Creatinine, which will be used in the next project phases;
  2. To explore and document CINAC cases and the use of pesticide, in particular Glyphosate, among agricultural communities in Cambodia;
  3. To explore associations between CINAC and different type of pesticides and different levels of its exposure.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

The selected applicant is expected:

  • To be responsible for designing and writing up the research proposal, with the technical support from senior researchers from both NIPH and ITM;
  • To coordinate the project with a research team set up at NIPH;
  • To closely work with ITM and relevant people to develop study protocols for the studies specified in the objectives and related research documents including questionnaires, informed consents, checklists and monitoring forms, etc.;
  • To arrange and submit protocol applications to the National Ethics Committee for Human Research (NECHR) and other IRBs as needed;
  • To conduct data collection, data management, and data analysis, and write up reports or publications;
  • To provide training to other NIPH staffs in epidemiology as requested;
  • To perform additional tasks as assigned by the project coordinator. 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

 

  • Be a Cambodian citizen;
  • Holding Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or relevant degrees;
  • Be proficient in using statistical computing software such as, STATA, R-programming, SPSS, etc.;
  • Having at least two year work experience in public health research;
  • Having good command of English;
  • Having good interpersonal skills and being able to effectively work in group and independently;
  • Having knowledge in use of pesticides or agriculture is a plus.

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, especially female candidates, are encouraged to apply. Please submit:

 

  • Your recent CV with
  • A cover letter and
  • Proof of English proficiency

 

To Dr Te Vannarath via email (vannarath_te@yahoo.com) by 18 August 2019. For further information, please contact Dr Te Vannarath through his email or phone number 016 524 518.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the application closes for an interview at NIPH.

National Institute of Public Health
Job Announcement

Position: Laboratory Information System Manager
Project Title: Project “Strengthening Public Health Laboratory, Workforce Development, and Health Systems Research Capacity of the Cambodian National Institute of Public Health” US CDC/GAP (CoAg. No. 1U2GGH000990-01)
Budget line: Salaries & Wages (Negotiable)
Salary: (600US$- 700US$/Month)
Duty Station: Phnom Penh
Duration: 12months (Possibility to renew)

Background
The National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) of the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a national reference laboratory assigned by the Cambodia Ministry of Health.  It is an administratively semi-autonomous institution. The NPHL has seven units, OPD, Hematology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Virology, Microbiology, and Quality Assurance unit to provide routine clinical laboratory services including hematology, biochemistry, serology and immunology. Furthermore, NPHL fills its public health mandates as a testing center for vaccine preventable disease surveillances including measles, rubella, Japanese encephalitis, and rabies surveillance in collaboration with WHO and the national expanded program on immunization (EPI). The NPHL is cooperating with the US CDC AI in implementing severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), and influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance to detect emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, external quality assessment (EQA) program, and Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) Training Program.    

The successful mission of the NPHL is essential for the prevention and control of public health event requires an efficient public health laboratory system. To address to the requirements for achieving our goal and mission, the NPHL is hiring a Laboratory Information System Manager to support in data centralizing and translate information that are generated from the system into specific public health action.

Terms of References

The Laboratory Information System Manager is expected to be in contact with the assigned officer working for US CDC, NPHL, NCHADS, and NIPH and has roles and responsibilities including the following:

`      A. Information System Development and Implementation

  1. Maintain NPHL database by identifying any existing errors (Laboratory Information System, Vaccination System, Stock Inventory Information, EQAS HIV Information System, Calibration Information System, SARI/ILI/AMR Surveillance System, etc.) and make some change and modification based on its practices.
  2. Follow-up the uses of computer system, finding bugs or errors, fix it to maximize quality of information system
  3. Provide training and onsite technical support on ‘How to use computer system’ to relevant staff.
  4. Support in data management and data analyses with the assigned NPHL team members.
  5. Support in generating periodic laboratory statistic in collaboration with the NPHL team members.
  6. Propose a meeting for distributing the produced report to stakeholders under request from chief of laboratory.
  7. Maintain information system implementation that complies with ISO 15189 accreditation.
  8. Provide administration support on information system to ensure its flexibility, responsiveness over the changes of laboratory activities and performances
  9. Initiate in developing new information system to support lab activities by request from chief of laboratory.

       B. Documents and Records Management 

  1. Implement LIS System under defined procedures and ensure staff follow the SOPs
  2. Modify and update written procedure or SOPs according to real practice adhering to quality standard
  3. Update Information System manual if there are any changes to the information system
  4. Provide training on ‘How to read new or updated SOPs’

       C. Cross-cutting Program Support

  1. Provide technical support on retrieving laboratory data when there is a request from Chief of Laboratory
  2. Manage access control system to ensure its work properly
  3. Coordinate with NIPH IT staff and IT service provider to ensure Laboratory IT infrastructure are maintained effectively
  4. Identify budget plan to improve current information system
  5. Any other tasks assigned by Chief of Laboratory

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Technology, computer science or a related field of study.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in information technology and database development.
  • Experience in designing and building management information system in PHP & MySQL Database.
  • Strong computer skill including Ms. Word, Excel and Power Point is preferred
  • Experience in analyzing data and making report in English is preferred.
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience is preferred.
  • Experience in document control is preferred.
  • Experience in ICT training is preferred.
  • Experience in web-hosting management is preferred.
  • Experience in health system is a plus.
  • Good proficiency in English both writing and speaking is a plus.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, and cover letter to Mr. Dy Dimanche, at National Institute of Public Health (#80, Samdach Penn Nouth (289), Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia). H/P 011 707 052, Tel: 023 991 697, Email: dimanche_dy@niph.org.kh, for technical information please contact to Dr. Chau Darapheak, Email: cpheak18@gmail.com.

The Deadline of the application is on 18th October 2019, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

National Institute of Public Health
Job Announcement

Position: Finance and Accounting Technical Assistant
Hours: Full time
Salary: (600US$- 800US$/Month)
Duty Station: Phnom Penh
Duration: One year with possible extension, starting as soon as possible

Background
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a semi-autonomous public institute, with a broad public health mandate. The NIPH mandate consists of three main functions. First, it serves as the national reference laboratory. Second, its technical bureau provides the Ministry of Health (MOH) with evidence-based advice in various fields, based on health policy and systems research. Finally, it provides public health training, including MPH and MSc programs in Epidemiology, Nutrition, Hospital Administration, and Community Health and Development. 
NIPH in collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM) received 5-year grant from the Belgian government to support NIPH capacity building. NIPH capacity in planning and managing research, in particular financial planning, management and accounting, has been found to be limited. Further improvement in this capacity will ensure effective implementation of research projects and resulting best research outcomes. Therefore, NIPH is looking for a full-time Finance and Accounting Technical Assistant to help improve NIPH capacity in planning and managing research projects. 

Scope of Work
The successful candidate will work closely with NIPH accounting and financial management team under the direct supervision of Head of Accounting Bureau. Basically, s/he will assist NIPH research project management, accounting and finance team to perform the following tasks:

  • Set up adequate financial controls to maintain propriety and proper accountability of expenditures; 
  • Ensure that the financial transactions be properly authorized, recorded with adequate supporting documents, filed, maintained and easily extracted for reporting and auditing purposes; 
  • Monitor budgets and expenditures and contribute to preparation of budget revision;
  • Prepare project financial reports, statement and submit to Project Director for clearance and NIPH as required;
  • Establish a computer-based monitoring system for expenditures
  • Check and ensure that all procurement process and expenditures of the projects be in line with the NIPH and donors’ financial regulations and procedures, including using correct budget lines;
  • Provide and interpret financial information;
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out;
  • Develop external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors and bankers
  • Carry out any financial tasks  related to organization of conferences, workshops, and training; and other financial assignments as requested by the Project Director.

Requirements & qualification

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. Higher level qualification in related field is a plus
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience in accounting and financial management. Experience with donor funded projects, in particular Belgian and EU funded project(s) will be an added advantage
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of accounting theory, concepts and principles, combined with proven practical skills in financial and cost accounting reporting, business planning, work programming, budgeting, financial management and audit, with ability to understand different financial reports and ledgers;
  • Demonstrated experience in procurement and preparation of financial reports and budget variance analysis;
  • Strong communication skills (in English), both written and oral
  • Strong problem solving, conceptual, and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Experience using financial software and MS Office applications is a must;
  • Ability to work under pressure; flexibility in handling a number of concurrent assignments, including project management skills.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CV along together with a cover letter to NIPH director, Prof Chhea Chhorvann, by email to lsereyraksmey@niph.org.kh or at the National Institute of Public Health (Lot #80, Samdach Penn Nouth Blvd, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) before 06 December 2019. For further information, please contact to Miss Long Sereyraksmey through the above email or phone no. 012 266 015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further interview. 

National Institute of Public Health
Job Announcement

Position: Financial Management Advisor
Hours: Part-time (5 working days/month)
Duty Station: Phnom Penh
Duration: 4 months, starting as soon as possible 

Background
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a semi-autonomous public institute, with a broad public health mandate. The NIPH mandate consists of three main functions. First, it serves as the national reference laboratory. Second, its technical bureau provides the Ministry of Health (MOH) with evidence-based advice in various fields, based on health policy and systems research. Finally, it provides public health training, including MPH and MSc programs in Epidemiology, Nutrition, Hospital Administration, and Community Health and Development. 

NIPH in collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM) received 5-year grant from the Belgian government to support NIPH capacity building. NIPH capacity in planning and managing research, in particular financial planning, management and accounting, has been found to be limited. Further improvement in this capacity will ensure effective implementation of research projects and resulting best research outcomes. Therefore, NIPH is looking for a consultant/consulting firm to fill the position of part-time Financial Management Advisor to help improve NIPH capacity in planning and managing research projects. 

Scope of Work
The successful candidate will work closely with NIPH management and accounting team under the direct supervision of Project Director. In general, s/he will assist NIPH in developing financial regulations externally funded projects and provide technical support to NIPH in setting up an effective financial management and accounting system. More specifically, s/he will undertake the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Review existing operational budgetary processes, identify process gaps, recommend and implement process improvements;
  • Identify and collate all existing internal or external policies related standard operating procedures (SOPs) for financial system;
  • Define and develop the NIPH financial regulations for externally funded projects and related SOPs, including overhead policy, travel cost policy, and consultancy fees policy;
  • Develop the formulation of the expenditure framework and linkage with the budget lines. 
  • Guide better budget documentation, including through inclusion of forwarding year estimates, macroeconomic outlook, macro-fiscal targets, and sector strategies;
  • Guide and improve revenue and expenditure recording and monitoring system of NIPH and projects; and
  • Provide hands-on functional training to Budget and Planning staff in preparing budget documentation and reports. 
     

Requirements & qualification

  • Master Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field;
  • Proven work experience as a finance consultant or advisor or similar role;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing financial Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs);
  • At least 5 years of preceding work experience with governments or development partners on Public Financial Management (PFM) reform, design and implementation and management restructuring. Relevant international experience will be considered as an advantage;
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software;
  • Excellent interpersonal, mentoring, facilitation, and communication skills are motivated.
  • Confidentiality;
  • Proven English proficiency in both written and speaking;
  • Willing to work under pressure. 

Interested individuals/firms are requested to submit a CV along together with a cover letter (and if applicant is a group of experts/firm, please also submit the profile of the group/firm) to NIPH director, Prof Chhea Chhorvann, by email to lsereyraksmey@niph.org.kh or at the National Institute of Public Health (Lot #80, Samdach Penn Nouth Blvd, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) before 06 December 2019. For further information, please contact to Miss Long Sereyraksmey through the above email or phone no. 012 266 015.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further interview. 

សេចក្តីជូនដំណឹង ស្តីអំពី ការបើកវគ្គបង់ថ្លៃសិក្សានិងអាហារូបករណ៍ ថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាបត្រជាន់ខ្ពស់សុខភាពសាធារណៈ ថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាបត្រជាន់ខ្ពស់វិទ្យាសាស្រ្ត  និងថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាបត្រជាន់ខ្ពស់គ្រប់គ្រងរដ្ឋបាលមន្ទីរពេទ្យ  នៅសាលាសុខភាពសាធារណៈ នៃវិទ្យាស្ថានជាតិសុខភាពសាធារ

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Antibiotic resistance is a global public health threat. It is a multidisciplinary challenge to communities, patients, health services, laboratories and health policies. The 59th Colloquium of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM) and its Cambodian partners will feature the latest clinical, biomedical and public health research on antibiotic resistance.

 

Experts from the Mekong region and around the world will also discuss how this research can be translated into evidence-based policy. They will also address agricultural and livestock production practices in a “One Health” approach to contain antibiotic resistance. The Colloquium will offer a platform for researchers, health professionals and policy makers to identify how key research findings can contribute to solutions and inform policy-making.

The five pillars for  the containment of antibiotic resistance identified by the Word Health Organization will be used to structure the content of the colloquium:

  • Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.
  • Strengthening the knowledge and evidence base through surveillance and research.
  • Reducing the incidence of infection through effective sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention measures.
  • Optimising the use of antimicrobial medicines in human and animal health.
  • Developing the economic case for sustainable investment that takes account of the needs of all countries and to increase investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions.

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School of Public Health would like to inform that we organize a Lunch Time Seminar on “Strengthening One Health workforce to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats”. This seminar aims to introduce One Health approach, SEAOHUN and its role in Cambodia and in the region. Let’s work together to prevent and combat new, emerging, and re-emerging infectious disease threats. Time and Date: September 01, 2018 12.20PM-13.20PM Phnom Kulen Room, the second floor of School of Public Health Building.

For more Information: https://goo.gl/kbiWKX