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Job Title: Emergency Response and Preparedness Consultant
Job Number: 1702-ITOPSS3-ERPC-03
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: Emergency Response and Preparedness Consultant

Position Number: 1702-ITOPSS3-ERPC- 03C


ANTICIPATED START DATE:  Two 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 Emergency Response and Preparedness Consultant will provide technical assistance, consultation and support services to the EBOLA response and recovery efforts in India for emergency management activities (EM) including developing and strengthening preparedness and response skills to satisfy the overall objectives of CDC India and international collaboration responsibilities. The Emergency Response and Preparedness Consultant will serve as a subject matter expert for public health emergency management capacity development and in providing technical expertise, support and training in the implementation of emergency management (EM) activities to the CDC, primarily to the India Government and health care workers at the local levels to continue to rapidly detect and respond to the EBOLA outbreak. The Emergency Response and Preparedness Consultant will coordinate closely with the CDC EBOLA response team on all activities.


  • In coordination with the CDC and the EBOLA response team, provide technical assistance to host government response and health care staff (primarily at the local levels) to meet established public health and emergency management standards to effectively respond and contain the EBOLA epidemic.
  • In coordination with the CDC EBOLA response team and host government, develop, provide and coordinate emergency management capacity development training for central and local level host country staff to build and improve health emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation at the central and local levels. Activities include, but are not limited to:
    • Emergency operations management, planning, logistics, administration tasks
    • Public information/emergency risk communications
    • Preparedness, Response and Situational awareness activities
    • Safety and risk management functions
    • Liaison coordination
  • Assist CDC in the identification, tracking of progress, and provision of ongoing recommendations to enhance country’s incident management structure.
  • Provide technical expertise on development of emergency management capacity at public health emergency management meetings.
  • Provide input to the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and status reports (e.g. the Situation Reports- SITREPs. Review IAP’s, identify response capability limitations, and recommend proposed tactics for coordinating response activities.
  • Prepare input for response reports, slides, and other materials as required.
  • Travel to Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Lucknow, India to provide and coordinate emergency management capacity and development training for central and local level host country staff



Education and Experience:

  • Master degree, plus 2 years of experience in emergency management or related area; or Bachelor degree, plus 3 years of experience in emergency management or related area;
  • Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and past experience with:
    • Emergency management principles, response operations, and the fundamentals of establishing and implementing an emergency management and response effort, or developing, providing TA to a foreign government /Ministry of Health Emergency Operations Center.
    • 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 experience in engaging in planning and developing action plans; and in initiating and monitoring a response.
    • Acquiring resources to respond and an awareness of how to track resources
    • Reporting activities to someone with authority either to seek direction or to account for their activities.
  • Familiarity with:
    • Risk communications, environmental infection control communications, and the general flow of communication information.
    • Coordinating medical services that include infrastructure, human resources, specimen transport, patient evacuation and care, medical equipment, and medical supplies.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and providing effective training
  • Excellent writing skills and experience in development of strategic documents, briefing documents, protocols, survey tools, and reports.

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,  Emergency Response and Preparedness Consultant
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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