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The Centers for Decease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Public Health Specialist/Senior Surveillance Advisor.

Publié le mercredi 22 septembre 2021 à 08h30min

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The Centers for Decease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Public Health Specialist/Senior Surveillance Advisor.

CDC OUAGADOUGOU

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # Ouaga-2021-030

SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST/SENIOR SURVEILLANCE ADVISOR

The Centers for Decease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Public Health Specialist/Senior Surveillance Advisor.
Opening Date : September 16, 2021
Closing Date : September 30, 2021
Open to : All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 28,161,841. a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-12)

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION :

Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) disease surveillance portfolio manager responsible for providing technical expertise and assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners in design, implementation and strengthening of routine disease surveillance systems and large, complex surveys to measure prevalence of emerging infectious diseases and other indicators to evaluate the impact of disease control programs. Plays active leadership role in strategic information working groups and technical groups. Position requires technical knowledge, results oriented data analysis skills, ability to facilitate communication and maintain collaborations with partner organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED :

1. EDUCATION : Doctoral level (terminal) degree (Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Doctor of Medicine (MD) or host country equivalent degree in medicine, public health, public health policy, epidemiology, demography, or behavioral science is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : Five years of mid- to senior-level public health experience in the management and development of epidemiological surveillance and/or large-scale surveys of emerging infectious diseases prevention, treatment, or care programs are required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level is required

3. LANGUAGE : English (fluency - speaking/reading/writing) is required.
French (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) is required. This may be tested
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4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Skill requirements include : (1) analytical skills to assess surveillance program/systems design, management, implementation and evaluation approaches including use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports ; (2) management skills to operate independently and lead results-driven project teams/workgroups ; (3) oral and written communication with key internal and external partners ; (3) Computer skills, at least one epidemiologic data analysis software. These may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Requirements include detailed knowledge of : (1) research methods ; collection, analysis, and presentation of public health data as a tool to plan, design, and direct the implementation of surveillance and response activities-including knowledge of internationally recognized standards for surveillance. (2) Host country public health systems, structures, policies, priorities, and regulations, and (3) overall administrative requirements to support grants, contracts, MoUs etc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at HROouaga@state.gov.
HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered :

• To apply, click on the "Apply to This Vacancy" tab at the top of the announcement, create an account, Select the Announcement Number Ouaga-2021-030 Senior Public Health Specialist/Senior Surveillance Specialist-FSN-12 and complete the online application. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g., cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :
• Doctoral level (terminal) degree (Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Doctor of Medicine (MD) or host country equivalent degree in medicine, public health, public health policy, epidemiology, demography, or behavioral science is required.
• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Relevant Work attestations and Certificates.
• Others

What to Expect Next : Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at HROOuaga@state.gov

Note :
• All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
• All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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