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Infectious Disease Control Specialists x 3- Epidemic Preparedness & Response

negotiable Expired 3 years ago
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Overview of position

The consultants will be responsible for the support & implementation of COVID 19 response & preparedness related activities in the geographic area of concern.

Role objectives

  • Developing infection control country / region specific policies, practical guidance & technical brief for the missions & projects taking in consideration the local specificity.
  • Develop strategies to improve infection control practices in all health facilities.
  • Conduct in depth assessments & analysis of the current situation in terms of administrative, environmental & personal protective measures needed.
  • Support the introduction of infection control committees in health facilities.
  • Put in place a followup & monitoring scheme of the IC measures in liaison with IC committees & IC Officers of relevant field missions.
  • Actively participate in discussions, the conception & in the design process of all construction & rehabilitation of facilities located in projects in particular with regard to improving natural ventilation.
  • Propose / facilitate regional training’s & joint field visits with IC Officers in different countries.
  • Participate in internal & external IC network (e.g. consulting engineers on bio safety measures, constructors on planned modifications, etc).

Project reporting

This position reports to the Project Manager.

Key competencies


  • University Degree in Epidemiology or Public Health or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Operational & field experience in outbreak preparedness & response, in public health, epidemiology & risk communication interventions.
  • Knowledge of Infection, Prevention & Control (IPC) measures for outbreak response & preparedness.
  • Operational & field experience in migration, refugee & displaced persons’ health related issues, program development, including experience in evaluating health programs & protocols.
  • Knowledge of structures & functions of national & international health agencies, donors & organisations.
  • Familiarity with the health sector in the African region, with Somalia experience an advantage.

Team management

This role requires team coordination & supervision responsibilities.

Further information

  • This is a future vacancy to support the pandemic outbreak.
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply…

This job has expired.