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STOP: Field Epidemiology Position

General Overview

The STOP program is recruiting qualified applicants to participate in STOP assignments working as field epidemiologists. These participants will be deployed through the World Health Organization (WHO), a STOP/CDC partner, to countries requiring support and technical assistance in polio and vaccine preventable disease immunization and surveillance activities.

STOP Field Epidemiology participants will be assigned to work with in-country counterparts on activities that may include the following:

  • Improving surveillance for AFP, measles/rubella, tetanus and other priority VPDs
  • Supporting the planning, implementation and monitoring of polio, measles/rubella, and other immunization campaigns to improve vaccination coverage
  • Strengthening Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) systems through capacity building of EPI staff, training and advocacy
  • Supporting outbreak response activities for outbreaks of VPDs and other infectious diseases

STOP Field Epidemiology 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 in EPI, surveillance and capacity building. To qualify, candidates must have:

  • At Least 5 years of relevant experience working in the field of public health and an advanced degree in a relevant field, or 10+ years of experience working in the field of public health, specifically in:
    • VPD surveillance, including AFP, measles and rubella, yellow fever, neonatal tetanus, and other VPDs
    • Planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating immunization program activities, such as polio and measles/rubella SIAs and routine immunization activities
    • Conducting suspected case investigations, as well as disease outbreak investigations for AFP, measles/rubella and other VPDs
    • Performing training and capacity building activities for health workers especially for immunization and surveillance programs
  • Fluency in English or French
  • Fluency in a second language desired, particularly Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish
  • Previous experience working or studying internationally is desired
  • Page last reviewed: October 23, 2018
  • Page last updated: October 23, 2018
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