Job opportunities at ICARS

Executive Administrative Assistant

Deadline: 17-06-2022
Start date: 01-08-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

ICARS is looking for an Executive Administrative Assistant with an interest in international cooperation
Are you a skilled Administrative Assistant with interest in and experience from international cooperation? Would you like to help secure effective administration in a new institution cooperating internationally? Then you may be our new Executive Administrative Assistant.

About ICARS
The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) is a new organization with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries. Working in partnership with low- and middle-income countries, ICARS use intervention and implementation research to support the countries in implementing their National Action Plans. ICARS is a self-governing organization obliged to follow many of the rules and regulations for the Danish Public Sector.

About the position
As an experienced Administrative Assistant, you will provide ongoing administrative support to both ICARS operational team and science team and thus undertake a broad range of tasks. You will report to the Director of Operations.

Your main tasks

  • Making travel arrangements and travel accounts for ICARS staff and participants in ICARS seminars
  • Organisation of meetings and events as well as writing of minutes from these meetings
  • Being super user in the electronic archiving system Public360 and the time registration Mtime (training will be provided if limited knowledge)
  • Troubleshooting  – as ICARS is a rather new organization it is key that you enjoy finding solutions when the organization face administrative challenges or when it moves into unknown territory.
  • Administrative tasks in relation to hiring new staff and on-boarding
  • Focal point for all communication with Statens IT as well as Statens Serum Institute.
  • Processing invoices
  • Procurement of office supplies, furniture, IT equipment etc.
  • A broad variety of administrative and practical tasks with a strong requirement to be self-driven.

Your background, professional and personal qualifications
We are looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant who is interested in working in an international environment and in a new international organisation. The tasks will be diverse and will evolve as the organisation continue to develop. It will be considered an advantage, if you have experience from international cooperation and/or from a self-owned, self-governed institution.

Professional skills

  • Minimum 7 years of experience from administrative positions in public administration, international organisations or self-owned, self-governed institutions.
  • IT-literate – superuser knowledge of Microsoft Office will be an advantaged
  • Previous experience with travel arrangements/accounts, processing invoices and procurement
  • Strong experience with archiving and archiving systems is seen as an advantaged
  • Proficiency in Danish and English (English is our working language but you will also cooperate with certain Danish institutions)
  • Experience in organising meetings and events

Personal qualifications

  • Service-minded, responsible and patient
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing priorities
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to undertake a wide variety of big and small administrative and practical tasks

We offer

An exciting opportunity to join a new initiative in its inception. You will be part of a currently small but growing team (currently 25 employees with 12 different nationalities). Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success. The Executive Administrative Assistant will have an important role in providing the necessary administrative support for this work.

Terms of employment
Depending on your educational background and level of experience, salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement between the organizational agreement between The Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisation for Salaried Employees HK/Stat (Organisationsaftale for kontorfunktionærer, laboranter og it-medarbejdere (HK)), according to chapter 3 in the agreement, and the collective agreement between The Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisation of Public Employees (OAO-S-Fællesoverenskomsten).

We are currently based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This is a three-year full time position with the possibility of extension. The position is available as soon as possible.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Director of Operations Helle Engslund Krarup, at +45 24852974.

Application and recruitment process
Press “apply for the position” and submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 25.

Communications internship

Deadline: 26-06-2022
Start date: 01-08-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Do you have an interest in working with communications in an international organization? Do you have good writing and graphic-design skills? Then you might be our new communications intern in ICARS

About ICARS
The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) is a new organization with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries. Working in partnership with low- and middle-income countries, ICARS use intervention and implementation research to support the countries in implementing their National Action Plans.

About the intern position
ICARS is looking for an intern to support the communications officer with:

  • Creating, editing and uploading content to the ICARS website
  • Drafting web copy and news stories
  • Developing social media content and tracking audience engagement
  • Creating infographics and laying out reports for print
  • Supporting event and virtual campaign planning
  • Developing intranet and internal communications framework

ICARS envision that the position could be combined with a position as student assistant, if favourable to the candidate. The position will potentially include a field mission to a low- or middle-income country to cover, for example, the launch of a project or signing of an agreement with representatives from governments.

You will mainly assist the ICARS communications officer.

Your background and experience
In order to become our intern, you must be enrolled at a university as an active student within a subject like communications or similar. We will consider it an advantage if you have an interest in working for an international organization with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

It is a requirement that the internship gives the student ECTS-points and ICARS is willing to adjust the duration of the position, as well as the tasks, in order to meet the requirements for ECTS-points.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Research communications
  • Strategic approaches to communications and advocacy
  • Social media management

To succeed in this position, you must have strong IT skills, be structured, independent, good at cooperating interdisciplinary and service-minded.

Since English is our working language, it is important that you have proficiency in English both verbally and in writing.

Working at ICARS we offer an exciting opportunity to join a new international organization. As our intern, you will gain a unique insight in how an international organization works with communication and outreach to global partners just as you will have the opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge in a professional context.

You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organizational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of 25 enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and is highly motivated to ensure its success.

We are currently based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Terms of employment
The intern position is unpaid (preferably 30 hours but less/more hours can be negotiated) with the possibility to combine with a paid position as student assistant. You will be working from the ICARS office based in Copenhagen.

The internship will be of max 6 months duration but can also be less depending on what is possible to obtain ECTS-points. Prior to employment the parties will enter into a dialogue in order to discuss what tasks are required to obtain ECTS-points and how ICARS can fulfil this.

Starting date is anticipated to be August or September.

It will be possible to combine the position with a longer term position as student assistant within ICARS that will be covered by the terms of the collective agreement between The Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisation of Public Employees (OAO-S-Fællesoverenskomsten) and the organizational agreement between The Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisation for Salaried Employees HK/Stat (Organisationsaftale for kontorfunktionærer, laboranter og it-medarbejdere (HK)), according to chapter 6 in the agreement concerning hourly paid employees.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact director of operations Helle Engslund Krarup, at +45 24852974.

Application and recruitment process Press “apply for the position” and submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 26 and 27

(Expired) ICARS Executive Director

Deadline: 15-05-2022
Start date: 01-10-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and in particular bacterial resistance to antibiotics is an urgent public health problem that is causing an estimated 1.3 million annual deaths globally. Its response has gained traction on the global political and public agendas in recent years. Using the Global Action Plan on AMR as a blueprint, 140 countries have developed National Action Plans (NAPs) for the mitigation of AMR in 2021. This is a significant achievement and a sign of increasing awareness about the threat of AMR as the next pandemic. However, only 32 countries (including only 7 LMICs) are actively implementing and monitoring their NAPs.

Born out of a dialogue between the Danish Government and the World Bank, the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) became a self-governing organisation in November 2021. ICARS further launched its first projects in 2021 with a mission to develop evidence-based, context-specific solutions to mitigate AMR across the human, veterinary, agriculture and environment sectors taking a One Health approach. Working in partnership with LMICs, Quadripartite Agencies on AMR (FAO, OIE, UNEP and WHO), and other stakeholders, ICARS uses Intervention and Implementation Research to support LMICs in implementing their National Action Plans on AMR.

ICARS now seeks to appoint its first Executive Director to lead the organisation through its next stage of development. This is a critical time for AMR and ICARS and the Executive Director will take the lead in setting the strategic direction ensuring ICARS becomes independently funded and grow significantly to become a critical player in the global AMR response architecture. ICARS will significantly expand its outreach and research projects and the Executive Director will be a driver of this growth and oversee significant change and opportunity.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work with the Scientific Director and Director of Operations. They will:

Growth and Strategic Direction

  • Ensure strategic direction. Develop and execute ICARS strategy, in partnership with the Board of Directors
  • Take ICARS to the next level by developing ICARS into a critical global player in the response to AMR response
  • Fundraise by securing resources from governments, charitable foundations, philanthropists, businesses and industry in order to secure the long-term success of the organisation;

Representation

  • Promote the aims, standing, and interests of ICARS to external stakeholders and the public;
  • Maintain effective and influential relationships with key stakeholders in governments, multilateral organisations such as the UN and OECD, professional bodies, and other organisations which contribute to the achievement of the ICARS’ objectives;
  • Be an advocate for ICARS and promote its activities globally.

Management and Operational Delivery

  • Lead a highly effective staff through inspirational leadership
  • With the support of the Scientific Director set the scientific direction for ICARS
  • With the support from the Director of Operations continue to develop ICARS so that the organisation is a trusted partner, dynamic and fit for purpose with the necessary structures and systems.
  • With the support from ICARS staff ensure that ICARS deliver first class results with projects and evidence to scale best practises to national scale in LMICs;
  • Ensure that the ICARS finances are well managed in accordance with legislation and that proper safeguards are maintained.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be able to evidence:

Experience

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field;
  • Understanding of the challenge of antimicrobial resistance including One Health related issues;
  • Previous experience in “taking an organisation to the next level” in terms of growth and global outreach.
  • A proven track record of developing partnerships and securing funding;
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee operational and governance functions including working with boards;
  • Strong experience in external networking, lobbying, and representation of an institution;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage and influence a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Experience working with or in LMICs;
  • Experience in managing budgets of relevant scale;
  • A sound awareness of and deep interest in science, science policy, and science
  • funding.

Skills

  • Strong inspirational leadership skills with a facilitative leadership style;
  • Strategic vision with the ability to deliver organisational change;
  • Sound diplomacy and negotiation skills, with a well-honed political awareness;
  • Comfortable networking and liaising with people at all levels, dealing with key opinion leaders and the media;
  • Excellent English communication skills with proven ability to present confidently to a range of audiences and ability to write clear and persuasive written reports;
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills with an ability to multitask, work under pressure and prioritise work effectively;
  • Financial acuity and the ability to manage resources effectively and to a budget.

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate about science and what it contributes to society and the economy;
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and empathy, and a willingness to understand different perspectives and philosophies;
  • Empowering and supportive leadership style with capacity to delegate effectively;
  • High levels of resilience;
  • High level of intellectual capacity;
  • Evidenced commitment to equality and diversity;
  • Highly credible with diverse groups of people;
  • Sufficiently flexible to accommodate extensive international travel.

Appointment Process & How to Apply

The position is based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark. You will be employed on an individual contract that follows Medarbejder- og Kompetencestyrelsens current circular on the framework agreement on contract employment of managers in the state with salary classification according to group 2. We offer a 4 year contract with the possibility for extension.

The Board of Directors will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Enquiries may be made directly to Alex Hurlow via email at Alex.Hurlow@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 7340 6282.

Completed applications should be uploaded to the application portal. The closing date for applications will be 11:59pm, 15th May 2022. Please note that all applications will be shared with Perrett Laver and for more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/ .

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications and experience, full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, relevant achievements and budgets and staff managed, and latest remuneration including any benefits. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role.

(Expired) Programme Manager (3-year contract) and Project Coordinator (maternity cover) with international experience to ICARS

Deadline: 20-03-2022
Start date: 01-06-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Visit application portal

Are you a skilled Programme Manager or Project Coordinator with experience in international cooperation and project management? Can you take on both strategic and administrative tasks and deliver on both accuracy and persistence? Do you hold strong planning and coordinating skills? Then you might be one of our new colleagues. We are currently looking for two new staff members: an experienced Programme Manager for a 3-year contract and Project Coordinator for a maternity cover (8-9 months).

About ICARS
The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS), was established by the Danish government in 2018 with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across the human, veterinary and environment sectors taking a One Health approach. Working in partnership with LMICs, ICARS use Intervention and Implementation Research to support LMICs in implementing their National Action Plans on AMR.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new initiative at its inception. You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

About the positions
ICARS is a new and developing institution, and we are looking for candidates who are willing to take on various tasks that will develop and expectedly change over time in relation to building our new institution and developing our collaboration with LMICs.

Programme Manager (3-year contract)
As our new Programme Manager, you will be involved in a wide range of areas to assist our Director of Operations in the work to build and operate the new institution. We expect you to take lead on tasks concerning ICARS compliance with relevant legal and internal guidelines, including a robust safeguarding environment, HR-related issues and issues in relation to data protection, and to engage in tasks concerning outreach to potential donors. Performing these tasks, you will be expected to be proactive and work independently, while of course also working closely with other members of the team.

Your tasks will primarily be to:

  • support the operation of ICARS as an organisation with effective administrative and legally compliant procedures – both externally when collaborating with countries, organisations and funders as well as internally among ICARS’ staff
  • act as Safeguarding Officer, i.e. oversee and monitor the implementation of the ICARS Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and its complementary policies and be the first point of contact for all staff, consultants and partners to go to for advice or concern related to any safeguarding issues, including managing the ICARS whistleblowing system
  • be the point of contact between ICARS and the HR department of the Danish Ministry of Health which is servicing ICARS on all HR related matters
  • plan and support outreach to potential funding partners, e.g. countries both in the global south and the global north as well as private foundations
  • assist in servicing ICARS’ Board of Directors
  • write policy briefs and meeting material and support the overall functioning of the office.

Project Coordinator (maternity cover 8-9 months)
As our new Project Coordinator, your primary role will be to assist the Scientific Director and our entire Scientific Team in relation to developing and managing a portfolio of projects testing solutions to mitigate AMR in low- and middle-income countries.

Your tasks will primarily be to:

  • assist our Scientific Team in developing and implementing project plans and schedules
  • maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules and budgets
  • coordinate reporting and progress reports
  • document and follow up on actions and decisions from meetings
  • ensure that projects adhere to guidelines, policies and frameworks and that all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project
  • liaising with our wider ICARS team across partnerships and operations to support project monitoring and reporting across the organisation.

Your education, experience and personal qualifications
The ideal candidates for both positions hold a relevant academic degree at masters level (for instance in political or social science, public administration or law) and has experience from:

  • working in governmental or international organisations (IGOs or NGOs)
  • international collaboration, preferably from collaboration with LMICs and possibly from organisations working with international research projects and/or with development aid
  • preparing meeting material and policy briefs for seniority levels
  • organising meetings and events
  • project management (formal project management training would be an asset)
  • policy implementation
  • coordinating processes both internally and externally.

For the Programme Manager it will be seen as an advantage if you have experience from similar roles (compliance and safeguarding officer role and/or outreach to donors).

For the maternity cover, recent graduates and candidates with a bachelors degree with demonstrated high level of qualifications may also be considered.

In your capacity as our new colleague, you must:

  • have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • be able to work across global teams
  • be proficient in English (our working language)
  • be proactive and self-motivated
  • be highly analytical and with strong attention to detail
  • be flexible, creative and enthusiastic with a pioneer spirit
  • be able to work independently as well as with teams.

We offer
An exciting opportunity to join a new initiative in its inception. You will be part of a currently growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

Terms of employment
You will be employed in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) (overenskomst for akademikere i staten). Salary and appointment terms will depend on your educational background and level of experience.

We are based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Programme Manager position is a three-year full time position with the possibility of extension.

The Project Coordinator is an 8-9 months maternity cover, depending on the start date, with the possibility of extension.

Both positions are available as soon as possible.

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Director of Operations Helle Engslund Krarup at +45 2485 2974.

Application and recruitment process
Visit the application page to submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

Please indicate clearly whether you apply for the position as Programme Manager or Project Coordinator (maternity cover) or both.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 12 and 13.

We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

ICARS Executive Director

Deadline: 15-05-2022
Start date: 01-10-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and in particular bacterial resistance to antibiotics is an urgent public health problem that is causing an estimated 1.3 million annual deaths globally. Its response has gained traction on the global political and public agendas in recent years. Using the Global Action Plan on AMR as a blueprint, 140 countries have developed National Action Plans (NAPs) for the mitigation of AMR in 2021. This is a significant achievement and a sign of increasing awareness about the threat of AMR as the next pandemic. However, only 32 countries (including only 7 LMICs) are actively implementing and monitoring their NAPs.

Born out of a dialogue between the Danish Government and the World Bank, the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) became a self-governing organisation in November 2021. ICARS further launched its first projects in 2021 with a mission to develop evidence-based, context-specific solutions to mitigate AMR across the human, veterinary, agriculture and environment sectors taking a One Health approach. Working in partnership with LMICs, Quadripartite Agencies on AMR (FAO, OIE, UNEP and WHO), and other stakeholders, ICARS uses Intervention and Implementation Research to support LMICs in implementing their National Action Plans on AMR.

ICARS now seeks to appoint its first Executive Director to lead the organisation through its next stage of development. This is a critical time for AMR and ICARS and the Executive Director will take the lead in setting the strategic direction ensuring ICARS becomes independently funded and grow significantly to become a critical player in the global AMR response architecture. ICARS will significantly expand its outreach and research projects and the Executive Director will be a driver of this growth and oversee significant change and opportunity.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work with the Scientific Director and Director of Operations. They will:

Growth and Strategic Direction

  • Ensure strategic direction. Develop and execute ICARS strategy, in partnership with the Board of Directors
  • Take ICARS to the next level by developing ICARS into a critical global player in the response to AMR response
  • Fundraise by securing resources from governments, charitable foundations, philanthropists, businesses and industry in order to secure the long-term success of the organisation;

Representation

  • Promote the aims, standing, and interests of ICARS to external stakeholders and the public;
  • Maintain effective and influential relationships with key stakeholders in governments, multilateral organisations such as the UN and OECD, professional bodies, and other organisations which contribute to the achievement of the ICARS’ objectives;
  • Be an advocate for ICARS and promote its activities globally.

Management and Operational Delivery

  • Lead a highly effective staff through inspirational leadership
  • With the support of the Scientific Director set the scientific direction for ICARS
  • With the support from the Director of Operations continue to develop ICARS so that the organisation is a trusted partner, dynamic and fit for purpose with the necessary structures and systems.
  • With the support from ICARS staff ensure that ICARS deliver first class results with projects and evidence to scale best practises to national scale in LMICs;
  • Ensure that the ICARS finances are well managed in accordance with legislation and that proper safeguards are maintained.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be able to evidence:

Experience

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field;
  • Understanding of the challenge of antimicrobial resistance including One Health related issues;
  • Previous experience in “taking an organisation to the next level” in terms of growth and global outreach.
  • A proven track record of developing partnerships and securing funding;
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee operational and governance functions including working with boards;
  • Strong experience in external networking, lobbying, and representation of an institution;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage and influence a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Experience working with or in LMICs;
  • Experience in managing budgets of relevant scale;
  • A sound awareness of and deep interest in science, science policy, and science
  • funding.

Skills

  • Strong inspirational leadership skills with a facilitative leadership style;
  • Strategic vision with the ability to deliver organisational change;
  • Sound diplomacy and negotiation skills, with a well-honed political awareness;
  • Comfortable networking and liaising with people at all levels, dealing with key opinion leaders and the media;
  • Excellent English communication skills with proven ability to present confidently to a range of audiences and ability to write clear and persuasive written reports;
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills with an ability to multitask, work under pressure and prioritise work effectively;
  • Financial acuity and the ability to manage resources effectively and to a budget.

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate about science and what it contributes to society and the economy;
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and empathy, and a willingness to understand different perspectives and philosophies;
  • Empowering and supportive leadership style with capacity to delegate effectively;
  • High levels of resilience;
  • High level of intellectual capacity;
  • Evidenced commitment to equality and diversity;
  • Highly credible with diverse groups of people;
  • Sufficiently flexible to accommodate extensive international travel.

Appointment Process & How to Apply

The position is based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark. You will be employed on an individual contract that follows Medarbejder- og Kompetencestyrelsens current circular on the framework agreement on contract employment of managers in the state with salary classification according to group 2. We offer a 4 year contract with the possibility for extension.

The Board of Directors will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Enquiries may be made directly to Alex Hurlow via email at Alex.Hurlow@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 7340 6282.

Completed applications should be uploaded to the application portal. The closing date for applications will be 11:59pm, 15th May 2022. Please note that all applications will be shared with Perrett Laver and for more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/ .

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications and experience, full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, relevant achievements and budgets and staff managed, and latest remuneration including any benefits. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role.

(Expired) Programme Manager (3-year contract) and Project Coordinator (maternity cover) with international experience to ICARS

Deadline: 20-03-2022
Start date: 01-06-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Visit application portal

Are you a skilled Programme Manager or Project Coordinator with experience in international cooperation and project management? Can you take on both strategic and administrative tasks and deliver on both accuracy and persistence? Do you hold strong planning and coordinating skills? Then you might be one of our new colleagues. We are currently looking for two new staff members: an experienced Programme Manager for a 3-year contract and Project Coordinator for a maternity cover (8-9 months).

About ICARS
The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS), was established by the Danish government in 2018 with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across the human, veterinary and environment sectors taking a One Health approach. Working in partnership with LMICs, ICARS use Intervention and Implementation Research to support LMICs in implementing their National Action Plans on AMR.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new initiative at its inception. You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

About the positions
ICARS is a new and developing institution, and we are looking for candidates who are willing to take on various tasks that will develop and expectedly change over time in relation to building our new institution and developing our collaboration with LMICs.

Programme Manager (3-year contract)
As our new Programme Manager, you will be involved in a wide range of areas to assist our Director of Operations in the work to build and operate the new institution. We expect you to take lead on tasks concerning ICARS compliance with relevant legal and internal guidelines, including a robust safeguarding environment, HR-related issues and issues in relation to data protection, and to engage in tasks concerning outreach to potential donors. Performing these tasks, you will be expected to be proactive and work independently, while of course also working closely with other members of the team.

Your tasks will primarily be to:

  • support the operation of ICARS as an organisation with effective administrative and legally compliant procedures – both externally when collaborating with countries, organisations and funders as well as internally among ICARS’ staff
  • act as Safeguarding Officer, i.e. oversee and monitor the implementation of the ICARS Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and its complementary policies and be the first point of contact for all staff, consultants and partners to go to for advice or concern related to any safeguarding issues, including managing the ICARS whistleblowing system
  • be the point of contact between ICARS and the HR department of the Danish Ministry of Health which is servicing ICARS on all HR related matters
  • plan and support outreach to potential funding partners, e.g. countries both in the global south and the global north as well as private foundations
  • assist in servicing ICARS’ Board of Directors
  • write policy briefs and meeting material and support the overall functioning of the office.

Project Coordinator (maternity cover 8-9 months)
As our new Project Coordinator, your primary role will be to assist the Scientific Director and our entire Scientific Team in relation to developing and managing a portfolio of projects testing solutions to mitigate AMR in low- and middle-income countries.

Your tasks will primarily be to:

  • assist our Scientific Team in developing and implementing project plans and schedules
  • maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules and budgets
  • coordinate reporting and progress reports
  • document and follow up on actions and decisions from meetings
  • ensure that projects adhere to guidelines, policies and frameworks and that all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project
  • liaising with our wider ICARS team across partnerships and operations to support project monitoring and reporting across the organisation.

Your education, experience and personal qualifications
The ideal candidates for both positions hold a relevant academic degree at masters level (for instance in political or social science, public administration or law) and has experience from:

  • working in governmental or international organisations (IGOs or NGOs)
  • international collaboration, preferably from collaboration with LMICs and possibly from organisations working with international research projects and/or with development aid
  • preparing meeting material and policy briefs for seniority levels
  • organising meetings and events
  • project management (formal project management training would be an asset)
  • policy implementation
  • coordinating processes both internally and externally.

For the Programme Manager it will be seen as an advantage if you have experience from similar roles (compliance and safeguarding officer role and/or outreach to donors).

For the maternity cover, recent graduates and candidates with a bachelors degree with demonstrated high level of qualifications may also be considered.

In your capacity as our new colleague, you must:

  • have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • be able to work across global teams
  • be proficient in English (our working language)
  • be proactive and self-motivated
  • be highly analytical and with strong attention to detail
  • be flexible, creative and enthusiastic with a pioneer spirit
  • be able to work independently as well as with teams.

We offer
An exciting opportunity to join a new initiative in its inception. You will be part of a currently growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

Terms of employment
You will be employed in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) (overenskomst for akademikere i staten). Salary and appointment terms will depend on your educational background and level of experience.

We are based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Programme Manager position is a three-year full time position with the possibility of extension.

The Project Coordinator is an 8-9 months maternity cover, depending on the start date, with the possibility of extension.

Both positions are available as soon as possible.

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Director of Operations Helle Engslund Krarup at +45 2485 2974.

Application and recruitment process
Visit the application page to submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

Please indicate clearly whether you apply for the position as Programme Manager or Project Coordinator (maternity cover) or both.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 12 and 13.

We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

Programme Manager (3-year contract) and Project Coordinator (maternity cover) with international experience to ICARS

Deadline: 20-03-2022
Start date: 01-06-2022
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Are you a skilled Programme Manager or Project Coordinator with experience in international cooperation and project management? Can you take on both strategic and administrative tasks and deliver on both accuracy and persistence? Do you hold strong planning and coordinating skills? Then you might be one of our new colleagues. We are currently looking for two new staff members: an experienced Programme Manager for a 3-year contract and Project Coordinator for a maternity cover (8-9 months).

About ICARS
The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS), was established by the Danish government in 2018 with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across the human, veterinary and environment sectors taking a One Health approach. Working in partnership with LMICs, ICARS use Intervention and Implementation Research to support LMICs in implementing their National Action Plans on AMR.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new initiative at its inception. You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

About the positions
ICARS is a new and developing institution, and we are looking for candidates who are willing to take on various tasks that will develop and expectedly change over time in relation to building our new institution and developing our collaboration with LMICs.

Programme Manager (3-year contract)
As our new Programme Manager, you will be involved in a wide range of areas to assist our Director of Operations in the work to build and operate the new institution. We expect you to take lead on tasks concerning ICARS compliance with relevant legal and internal guidelines, including a robust safeguarding environment, HR-related issues and issues in relation to data protection, and to engage in tasks concerning outreach to potential donors. Performing these tasks, you will be expected to be proactive and work independently, while of course also working closely with other members of the team.

Your tasks will primarily be to:

  • support the operation of ICARS as an organisation with effective administrative and legally compliant procedures – both externally when collaborating with countries, organisations and funders as well as internally among ICARS’ staff
  • act as Safeguarding Officer, i.e. oversee and monitor the implementation of the ICARS Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and its complementary policies and be the first point of contact for all staff, consultants and partners to go to for advice or concern related to any safeguarding issues, including managing the ICARS whistleblowing system
  • be the point of contact between ICARS and the HR department of the Danish Ministry of Health which is servicing ICARS on all HR related matters
  • plan and support outreach to potential funding partners, e.g. countries both in the global south and the global north as well as private foundations
  • assist in servicing ICARS’ Board of Directors
  • write policy briefs and meeting material and support the overall functioning of the office.

Project Coordinator (maternity cover 8-9 months)
As our new Project Coordinator, your primary role will be to assist the Scientific Director and our entire Scientific Team in relation to developing and managing a portfolio of projects testing solutions to mitigate AMR in low- and middle-income countries.

Your tasks will primarily be to:

  • assist our Scientific Team in developing and implementing project plans and schedules
  • maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules and budgets
  • coordinate reporting and progress reports
  • document and follow up on actions and decisions from meetings
  • ensure that projects adhere to guidelines, policies and frameworks and that all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project
  • liaising with our wider ICARS team across partnerships and operations to support project monitoring and reporting across the organisation.

Your education, experience and personal qualifications
The ideal candidates for both positions hold a relevant academic degree at masters level (for instance in political or social science, public administration or law) and has experience from:

  • working in governmental or international organisations (IGOs or NGOs)
  • international collaboration, preferably from collaboration with LMICs and possibly from organisations working with international research projects and/or with development aid
  • preparing meeting material and policy briefs for seniority levels
  • organising meetings and events
  • project management (formal project management training would be an asset)
  • policy implementation
  • coordinating processes both internally and externally.

For the Programme Manager it will be seen as an advantage if you have experience from similar roles (compliance and safeguarding officer role and/or outreach to donors).

For the maternity cover, recent graduates and candidates with a bachelors degree with demonstrated high level of qualifications may also be considered.

In your capacity as our new colleague, you must:

  • have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • be able to work across global teams
  • be proficient in English (our working language)
  • be proactive and self-motivated
  • be highly analytical and with strong attention to detail
  • be flexible, creative and enthusiastic with a pioneer spirit
  • be able to work independently as well as with teams.

We offer
An exciting opportunity to join a new initiative in its inception. You will be part of a currently growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

Terms of employment
You will be employed in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) (overenskomst for akademikere i staten). Salary and appointment terms will depend on your educational background and level of experience.

We are based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Programme Manager position is a three-year full time position with the possibility of extension.

The Project Coordinator is an 8-9 months maternity cover, depending on the start date, with the possibility of extension.

Both positions are available as soon as possible.

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Director of Operations Helle Engslund Krarup at +45 2485 2974.

Application and recruitment process
Visit the application page to submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

Please indicate clearly whether you apply for the position as Programme Manager or Project Coordinator (maternity cover) or both.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 12 and 13.

We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

(Expired) Scientific AMR Advisor with a background in veterinary medicine

Deadline: 11-02-2022
Start date: 01-05-2022
Position type: Academic employee
Workplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Would you like to join a young institution motivated to make a positive global difference, mitigating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries? The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions – ICARS – is expanding its team in Copenhagen with a scientific advisor with background in veterinary medicine and experience in AMR-mitigation.

About ICARS
The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS), was established by the Danish government in 2018 with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across the human, veterinary and environment sectors taking a One Health approach. Working in partnership with LMICs, ICARS use Intervention and Implementation Research to support LMICs in implementing their National Action Plans on AMR.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new initiative at its inception. You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

Please visit https://www.icars-global.org for more information.

About the position
We are recruiting a Scientific AMR Advisor who will work together with other members of the ICARS team to assist in the development of ICARS’ portfolio of demonstration projects with LMICs focusing on mitigating AMR in the veterinary sector. The Scientific Advisor will be facilitating project development and implementation in close collaboration with LMIC project coordinators and other stakeholders. The Advisor will additionally take part in the general tasks of the science team. Furthermore, the Scientific Advisor will represent ICARS at meetings with multiple stakeholders, build a global network of experts who can contribute to ICARS’ vision, mission and goals.

In close collaboration with other members of the team, you will:

  • Develop and oversee study designs for AMR-mitigation across the One Health spectrum
  • Work closely with the science and policy teams to evaluate the progress of the projects and identify opportunities to successfully deliver on the objectives
  • Maintain a high level of awareness of scientific research relevant to ICARS, its relation to veterinary and public health needs
  • Represent ICARS at formal project working groups or boards as well as at conferences, workshops and networking events
  • Be ICARS’ primary contact point for LMICs for co-developing Intervention and Implementation Research projects, providing expert scientific advice
  • Build a global network of experts who can engage with the programme and strengthen the knowledge of interventions related to AMR in the veterinary sector
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders, researchers and policy makers
  • Advise on the veterinary science aspects across all projects and ICARS in general
  • Undertake any other work that may be reasonably required from time to time.

You must be ready to travel as necessary (covid permitting) for the purposes of visiting partner LMICs, and to nurture, build and maintain networks of relationships with researchers, advisors and consultants for the purpose of delivering ICARS’ priorities.

Your background, professional and personal qualifications
We are looking for a person with a DVM, PhD or MSc in veterinary medicine, or with equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5-7 years of applied research experience in AMR and experience in working with or in LMICs. Field epidemiological expertise is an advantage.

Professional skills:

The position requires experiences

from working with or in LMICs

  • in conducting intervention and implementation research studies including using advanced research methods
  • in project management including planning, resourcing, allocating budget, monitoring and reporting
  • in initiating and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • in working across science and policy
  • in leading technical assessments and review of research.

Experience in cross-sector/One Health research is desirable.

Personal qualifications

  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated ability to successfully manage competing priorities
  • Evidence of ability to multi-task and manage a fluctuating and at times heavy workload
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesise information conveying key points clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work across global teams
  • Proficiency in English (English is our working language).
  • Strategic thinker with a global perspective
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Flexible, creative and enthusiastic with pioneer spirit
  • Responsible and solution-focused
  • Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of having developed and maintained effective stakeholder/working relationships
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.

We offer
An exciting opportunity to join a new initiative in its inception. You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organisational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

Terms of employment
Salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) (overenskomst for akademikere i staten).

This is a three-year full-time position with the possibility of extension based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The position is available as soon as possible.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Scientific Director Robert Leo Skov, at +45 2072 3291.

Application and recruitment process
Visit the application page to submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 8 and 9.

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