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
  • Informatics
  • Monitoring/Evaluation
  • Health Education/Training
  • Health Communication
  • Epidemiology
  • Surveillance
  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Policy, Planning and Analysis
  • Finance/Budget
  • Training
  • Laboratory

Since the IETA program began in 1998, 388 participants have served 12 global health programs in 42 countries.

Map of where IETA's have served

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.

IETA Cohort 20

Currently, Cohort 20’s nineteen participants represent CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Office of the Secretary (OS). They are serving in China, Cote d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Tanzania, working with the CDC Center for Global Health in the Division of Global HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis (DGHT), the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP), the Office of the Director (OD), and the Global Immunization Division (GID).

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.

Page last reviewed: May 31, 2019
Content source: Global Health