[Vacancy] [SAFETYNET] Consultant - Field Epidemiology Training Program (India)

Updated: Aug 26

Position Description

Position Name Consultant

Position type Full-time

No. of Positions Four

Organization SAFETYNET

Reporting to FETP Course Coordinator, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology

Location Chennai


Background

SAFETYNET, or South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network, Inc. is an organization that fosters collaboration and cooperation in disease prevention and control efforts among countries in the Asia Pacific region by supporting applied epidemiology programs and enhancing surveillance systems.

SAFETYNET cooperates with government, non-government, and international agencies to increase inter-regional exchange, expertise sharing, and inter-agency and interdisciplinary collaborations to build applied epidemiology capacity among Asian nations. SAFETYNET supports frontline, intermediate and advance epidemiology training.


SAFETYNET is committed to supporting the countries in running FETP programs and thus is looking forward to recruiting highly qualified persons for the position of Consultants.


Job Summary

The Consultant for EIS Program, under the guidance of NIE-EIS Program Director will provide techno-managerial support to India EIS Program for smooth running of the program. As consultant, s/he is expected to undertake activities related to the field work, mentorship and for India EIS Officers.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the India EIS officers on their Core Activity of Learning (CAL)

  • Mentor India EIS officers related to outbreak investigations, evaluations of public health surveillance system and epidemiological studies

  • Review EIS reports related to public health response technically and facilitate administrative approval

  • Review scientific abstracts for conferences and scientific presentations at national/international forums

  • Review manuscripts for administrative submission and publications

  • Review progress of the EIS trainees on their CALs and support NIE-ICMR in updating database of EIS officer projects

  • Coordinate with the NIE-EIS team for Weekly Afternoon Seminar (TAS)

  • Coordinate common EIS hub activities like monthly seminars, field investigations, EIS annual conference, hub meetings and other activities as assigned.

  • Develop an epidemiological analysis plan, conduct descriptive and analytical epidemiological studies

  • Support in district level Frontline Epidemiology Training conducted by NIE-ICMR.

  • Plan surveillance to assess disease/ health condition/ risk factor burden of public health importance

  • Support in documenting EIS program guidelines, standard operating procedures and required program monthly and quarterly reports

  • Visit to placement sites and field investigation sites to mentor and monitor EIS Officers activities and Frontline Epidemiology Training Activities.

  • Any other work assigned by the NIE EIS Director/CDC Advisors for EIS.

Essential Qualifications:

  • MD in Community medicine/PSM (OR)

  • DNB (Epidemiology) (OR)

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology / Applied Epidemiology / Public Health / India – EIS (FETP) after MBBS (OR)

  • PhD in Epidemiology/Public Health after MBBS

Desirable Qualification:

  • Additional Doctoral/Post-doctoral research/ teaching experience in above subjects in recognized institute(s)

  • Knowledge of Computer Applications or Data Management.

  • Working experience in Government sector/PSU or any reputed organization in management of research/programme activities

Remuneration

The remuneration will be INR 1,25,000/- per month (taxable as per GOI rules). Travel allowance and per diem will be paid for work-related travel as per NIE travel policy.


Last Date:

The last date for applying to this post is September 10, 2021


Please submit your application and CV to mohankumar@nieicmr.org.in

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