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Job Title: Senior Medical Advisor for Disease Outbreak
Job Number: 1702-ITOPSS3-SMA-03B
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 2/15/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New Delhi,      India
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE: Senior Medical Advisor for Disease Outbreak

Position Number: 1702-ITOPSS3-SMA- 03B


ANTICIPATED START DATE:  2 weeks after candidate identification


TRAVEL: As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management and administrative program support to various Centers, Institutes and Offices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under several contracts.  The successful candidate will be assigned work in New Delhi, India to provide support for the CDC, Center for Global Health. 


The Senior Medical Advisor for Disease Outbreak will provide technical assistance, consultation and support services to the EBOLA response and recovery efforts in India to satisfy the overall objectives of CDC India and international collaboration responsibilities. The Senior Medical Advisor for Disease Outbreak will provide assistance to CDC India in their subject matter expert role to the India government emergency/incident management system during the EBOLA EOC activation and emergency response operation. In this role the Senior Medical Advisor for Disease Outbreak will work closely with the emergency management development team leaders, the international task force leaders, host government team leaders, and in-country emergency management specialists to coordinate support activities designed to improve emergency management capacity in India.

  • Participate in the CDC India Country Team emergency/incident management response as subject matter expert during the EBOLA EOC activation and response operation in India to support the efforts of the USG team in providing support to the India government to address and contain the disease outbreak.
  • Work closely with the Government of India’s emergency management leaders, the international task force leaders, and in-country emergency management specialists to coordinate support activities designed to improve emergency management capacity in India.
  • Assess India’s public health emergency management programs for compliance with established public health and emergency management standards and provide expert consultation the Government of India and other partners for improving and demonstrating such compliance.
  • Represent the emergency management capacity development function at public health emergency management meetings. Establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with the Government of India, and program personnel from international agencies to facilitate awareness and support for emergency planning, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
  • Facilitate, mentor, and/or provide public health emergency management capacity development support directly to the India government and Ministry of Health for activities that include, but are not limited to:
    • Emergency operations management and administration
    • Emergency management system policy development and implementation to support work in-country (e.g., strategic planning for overall country work, transition planning from response to longer term capacity development)
    • Emergency management operational, planning, logistical, and financial functions
    • Public information/emergency risk communications
    • Situational awareness activities
    • Safety and risk management functions
    • Liaison coordination
    • Emergency management system training considerations
  • Collaborate with CDC India in assisting the India government in the coordination of the identification of emergency management support needs across India and potential sources for meeting those needs.
  • Identify, track, and provide recommendations to enhance an impacted country’s incident management structure.
  • Provide input to planning activities such as the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and status reports such as Situation Reports (SITREPs). Reviews IAP’s, recommend emergency management goals and objectives, identify response capability limitations, and recommend proposed tactics for coordinating response activities.
  • Provide weekly detailed updates on India’s progress towards improving emergency management capacity to the CDC Director and the DGHP India Lead. Updates are compiled and sent to CDC Atlanta to notify CDC leadership of concerns and highlights of India’s progress in emergency management capacity development.
  • Participate in the weekly Emergency Management Coordination Call which allows CDC Atlanta based staff to respond to and support the CDC India office during the emergency.
  • Prepare input for response reports, slides, and other materials as required.
  • Travel to Mumbai and Jaipur, India and Lahore, Pakistan to collaborate with India government and partners from other international agencies on identifying emergency management support needs and improving emergency management capacity.



Education and Experience:

  • Medical Degree
  • Experience in senior advisory positions. Specific skills include the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and succinctly, to work cooperatively in a team environment and support different working styles, to quickly and effectively resolve problems and make recommendations.
  • Knowledge of emergency management principles, response operations, public health practices, and the fundamentals of establishing a national level emergency management system or a Ministry of Health emergency operations center.
  • Skills associated with establishing an organization for response planning, conducting response management, providing logistical support, tracking resources, and coordinating policies and operations in a national level or a Ministry of Health emergency operations center. These skills are used to assist the host government in a response to a public health emergency event.
  • Ability to connect the use of the emergency management physical space, identified as an emergency operations center (EOC), with the management systems used to conduct or coordinate emergency operations through the use of emergency management functional staff.
  • Specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience with:
    • EOC and emergency response management, EOC administration, and event/emergency management system policies, protocols, and procedures.
    • Outbreak response planning and operations, gaining situational awareness, and managing outbreak information.
    • Resource management, logistic support, and finance considerations.
    • Evaluating a response environment and the options for dealing with it; experience in developing action plans (engaging in a planning function).
    • Initiating and monitoring a response (engaging in an operational function).
    • Making decisions about how to respond (engaging in a management function).
    • Acquiring resources to respond and an awareness of how to track resources (engaging in a logistical function and an administrative function).
    • Reporting activities to someone with authority either to seek direction or to account for their activities (engaging in a policy function).
  • Familiarity with:
    • Risk communications, environmental infection control communications, and the general flow of communication information.
    • Coordinating international cooperation and liaison support, and mobilizing international support for public health emergencies.
    • Coordinating medical services that include infrastructure, human resources, specimen transport, patient evacuation and care, medical equipment, and medical supplies.
  • Skills/experience in project management, data analysis, organizational development.
  • Understanding of the missions, policies, operations, resources and organizational structures of the key partners.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining working relationships with a broad range of individuals, public health systems, sectors and agencies.

Language Skills:

  • Language proficiency in Hindi preferred
  • Level IV speaking and writing proficiency in English
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English on a daily basis with various groups (speaking, reading and writing).

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, and veteran or disability status and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. IHRC is a minority woman-owned small business and participates in the 8(a) business development program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 5/15/2017
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Senior Medical Advisor for Disease Outbreak
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Drive
Suite 1200
Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Drive
  Suite 1200
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
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