IETA International Assignment
International assignments determined to be appropriate for the IETA program will include:
A scope of work with a clear objective and specific tasks that will be performed;
An in-country supervisor who will be able to evaluate the assignee’s performance; and;
Clear opportunities for the assignee to develop his/her professional expertise, demonstrate leadership skills, and make tangible contributions toward the success of the international program.
Potential skill sets an IETA participant might be called to use:
- Program Management/Administration
- Program Delivery/Implementation
- Health Education/Training
- Health Communication
- Behavioral and Social Science
- Policy, Planning and Analysis
Since the IETA program began in 1998, 369 participants have served 12 global health programs in 42 countries.
Countries where IETAs have served: Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritania, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saipan, Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Currently, Cohort 19’s twenty participants represent CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). They are serving in Ethiopia, Kazakhstan (Central Asia Regional Office), Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, working with both the CDC Center for Global Health’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis (DGHT) and the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP).
The IETA program, in conjunction with hosting CDC programs and partner organization reserve the right to terminate an assignment if it is felt that the assignee is not fulfilling his/her duties, is not working well with the partners or is in any way damaging to the IETA program.