Epidemiologist

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Epidemiologist

Description

Support the development of early warning systems (including event/community based and indicat​or-based surveillance) for epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases for early detection and response to public health incidents.

Conduct field investigation, provide technical support for vulnerability assessment, risk mapping and development of preparedness/contigency plan at district level.

Maintain a clean line list of all reported COVID-19 cases at National and Subnational level and ​document all steps taken in the verification and response process.

Facilitate the district surveillance regular review meeting including the tracking of the surveillance performance indicators. In cooperation with the team, monitor and evalate the implementation of the planned surveillance activities, as well as alert and response capacities for incident detection, verification and response in compliance with IHR 2005.

Prepare and disseminate outbreak updates and assessments to World Customs Organiztion (WCO) as required using standard tools and templates.​

Perform any other incident-specific related duties as required by the functional supervisor

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level

Master degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

Master's degree or equivalent in epidemiology, health, or public health from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required, or, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required experience

36 Months

Experience remark

At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national level in implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation and response.

Previous experience in implementation of Intergrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDST) is required.