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Job Title: Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology
Job Number: 1702-ITOPSS3-TASE-02
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 2/15/2017
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Namibia,      Namibia
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE: Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology

Position Number: 1702-ITOPSS3-TASE- 02B

POSITION LOCATION: Namibia

ANTICIPATED START DATE:  Two weeks after candidate identification

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Position is filled

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 Namibia to provide support for the CDC, Center for Global Health. 

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology will support CDC Namibia in providing technical assistance, support and training to the Namibia government to enhance and build the epidemiologic and surveillance capacity of the government’s workforce and systems in order to detect, characterize and transparently report emerging biological threats at the earliest possible moment.
 
Support will primarily be focused on improving the accurate and rapid collection, interpretation, identification and dissemination of information of emerging and reemerging diseases in accordance with the overall operational objectives of the CDC DGHP and in accordance with the International Health Regulations of 2005 (IHR).
 
In addition to supporting DGHP Namibia program activities, involving surveillance and epidemiology and providing technical input into the analysis, interpretation, and use of surveillance data for policy making, the Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology will support the CDC Namibia surveillance team in training public health leaders in the use of epidemiological surveillance. Training services will include providing mentorship services to four senior level selectees for the existing CDC funded Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) on related surveillance projects. This service position requires working closely with CDC funded Government partners, including the Namibia Ministry of Health (MOH) and the related public health institutes to implement projects supporting the development of surveillance systems.

Qualifications:

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the current capacity for surveillance in Namibia in collaboration with the CDC Namibia Surveillance and Lab teams and the government of Namibia.
  • Prepare and submit a Summary Assessment report which includes identifying areas and recommendations for improvements and general steps to move forward on enhancements.
  • Develop a strategic work plan for surveillance capacity strengthening, working in collaboration with CDC Namibia Surveillance and Lab team and corresponding experts at the Namibia MOH.
  • Collaborate with the CDC Namibia in supporting the MOH’s efforts to:
    • Develop and expand sentinel surveillance for high-priority disease syndromes
    • Improve the event detection surveillance system for outbreak detection to, incorporate information streams from laboratories, clinicians, clinical care facilities, the media, communities and other sources
    • Develop standard operating procedures and reporting mechanisms for the surveillance system
    • Develop systems for the analysis, interpretation, and use of surveillance data for public health policy making
    • Identify specific requirements for an information management system and assist in the recruitment and oversight of information systems advisors
  • Provide technical guidance to CDC Namibia in monitoring the progress and quality of program activities, providing additional technical support as needed.
  • Assist CDC Namibia in developing and providing teaching workshops for Namibia Government staff and mentoring fellows in the Field Epidemiology Training Program in surveillance related projects.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings sponsored by DGHP, Namibia, writing progress reports, and assistance in providing development recommendations for funding applications.
  • Prepare input for reports, slides, and other materials as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate level degree (MD or PhD) with post-graduate training in field Epidemiology.
  • Master’s level degree in Epidemiology.
  • Five (5) years post-graduate work in public health, public programs or related area.
  • At least three (3) years international experience with progressive responsibility in Surveillance and Epidemiology.

Language Skills: 

  • 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, col

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
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Human Resources,  Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology
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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Contact Email: resume@ihrc.com
Web Address: https://www.ihrc.com
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