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STOP: Field Position

General Overview

The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program is recruiting qualified applicants to participate in STOP assignments working toward the goal of polio eradication. These participants would be deployed through the World Health Organization (WHO), a CDC partner, to countries requiring support and technical assistance in VPD immunization and surveillance activities.

STOP Field participants will be assigned to work with an in-country counterpart on activities that may include any of the following:

  • Improving acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), measles/rubella, and general VPD surveillance
  • Assisting with the planning, implementation and monitoring of polio and measles/rubella immunization campaigns to improve vaccination coverage
  • Improving Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) systems through capacity building, resource mobilization and advocacy

STOP Field participants need to be extremely motivated and flexible individuals, who can work well independently and on teams, under difficult conditions, and with people of different cultures.

Position Requirements

The STOP Program is seeking experienced public health professionals with extensive experience working within the public health system, specifically with EPI, surveillance and capacity building. To qualify, candidates must have:

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience working in the field of public health, specifically in:
    • VPD surveillance, specifically for AFP, measles and rubella
    • Planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating immunization program activities, such as polio and measles/rubella SIAs and NIDs and routine immunization activities
    • Conducting disease outbreak investigations, specifically for suspected cases of AFP and measles/rubella
    • Training others through capacity building activities on immunization and surveillance programs
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field, or 10+ years of experience working in the field of public health
  • Fluency in English or French
  • Fluency in a second language desired, particularly Arabic or Spanish
  • Previous experience working or studying internationally is desired
  • Page last reviewed: November 28, 2016
  • Page last updated: November 28, 2016
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