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STOP: How to Apply for STOP Teams

Recruitment for STOP Team 49 (January 2017) will be open 1-31 of May 2016. Applications submitted before or after the open application period will not be considered. STOP Team 49 Training will be held in Kampala, Uganda. Although past STOP Trainings have been held in Atlanta, we will be moving our training to Uganda for STOP 49. There will no longer be any travel to the US required during participation in the STOP Program.

STOP Training and Assignments Calendar for 2016/2017

STOP 48 – Atlanta, GA

Field Epidemiology training dates: June 6-17, 2016 
Measles/Rubella training dates: June 20-23, 2016 
Immunization and Surveillance Data Specialist training dates: June 20-24, 2016 
Communication training dates: June 20-22, 2016 
Communication training dates: June 20-22, 2016 

Assignment dates: July 11-December 20, 2016

STOP 49 – Kampala, Uganda

Field Epidemiology training dates: January 9-20, 2017 
Measles/Rubella training dates: January 23-27, 2017 
Data Manager training dates: January 23-27, 2017 
Communication training dates: January 23-26, 2017 

Assignment dates: February 1 – June 15 2017

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Steps to Apply

If you wish to be considered by the STOP Program, please follow the instructions below:

For STOP Alumni

  1. Please read the instructions for your application process here:

For First-time STOP Applicants

  1. Before applying, please read the applicant instructions here:
  2. Please send the following information to the email address
    1. A completed STOP application form
    2. An updated English CV in the WHO format (which can be seen in the following documents)
  •  *A completed application and detailed CV are MANDATORY for your application to the STOP Program. If we do not receive both items, your application will not be processed.

     *Candidates must already possess a passport prior to applying for the STOP Program.

     *You must provide 5 professional references, 3 of which must be current or past supervisors. Please reach out to your references in advance to verify their correct email address. If we do not receive responses from your references, you will not be eligible for acceptance to the team.

     *If you are unable to open or access the application files, please ask for assistance via email to

    Application Timeline

    1. Applicant CVs and Applications are reviewed by STOP Program staff in Atlanta
    2. Qualified candidates are contacted by STOP Program staff for a phone interview
    3. Candidates with the most experience, identified during the interview, will be nominated to be matched with an open position in a STOP country of assignment
    4. Selected applicant CVs and Applications are sent to the countries, regions and partners for review and final approval
    5. Candidates that are successfully matched to a country of assignment are invited to participate in STOP training in Kampala, Uganda (see dates above) and are provided a visa support letter to present at the Uganda Embassy
    6. Candidates that successfully obtain a Ugandan visa, country clearance, medical clearance and participate are eligible for deployment to the field. Acceptance to the STOP Program does not guarantee deployment to the field on a STOP assignment
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  • Page last updated: April 30, 2016
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