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STOP: Immunization and Surveillance Data Specialist (ISDS) Position

General Overview

The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recruiting qualified data specialists to participate in STOP teams. STOP Immunization and Surveillance Data Specialists (ISDS) will be deployed as volunteers with the World Health Organization (WHO) to resource-limited countries to work on activities to strengthen health information systems for EPI and VPD surveillance programs.

All STOP ISDS participants will work with in-country counterparts on activities that aim to: :

  • Staff supporting immunization and VPD surveillance data
  • Improve the capacity of staff supporting immunization and VPD surveillance data
  • Improve the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of recording and reporting of VPD surveillance and immunization data
  • Improve data archiving, analysis, interpretation and use of VPD surveillance and immunization data for evidence-based decision making and action
  • Identify VPD surveillance and immunization data quality challenges and develop targeted, actionable recommendations

STOP Immunization and Surveillance Data Specialists must have strong mentorship skills, experience planning and facilitating trainings, be proactive and flexible, and work well under difficult conditions with people of different cultures.

Position Requirements

The STOP Program is seeking experienced data specialists, with extensive experience working within and supporting health information systems, specifically for immunization and VPD surveillance data. In order to qualify, candidates must:

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience working in the field of public health data management, specifically in: Planning and facilitating trainings related to data management processes and/or data quality improvement:
    • Planning and facilitating trainings related to data management processes and/or data quality improvement
    • Directly supporting public health surveillance or immunization health information systems
    • Developing system and/or human resource capacity to strengthen health information systems
    • Developing and/or implementing data quality assurance processes or data quality control activities
  • A graduate degree in a relevant field, or 10+ years of experience working in the field of public health data management
  • Fluency in English or French
  • Fluency in a second language desired, particularly Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic
  • Previous experience working or studying internationally is desired

 

  • Page last reviewed: November 28, 2016
  • Page last updated: November 28, 2016
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