Term of Reference for Consultant– Frontline Epidemiology Training
Position Name: Consultant–Frontline Epidemiology Training
Position type: Full-time
No. of Positions: Two (2)
Reporting to: Program Adviser Safetynet / CDC Resident Advisor
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, as well as inter-agency and interdisciplinary collaborations to build applied epidemiology capacity among Asian nations. SAFETYNET supports frontline, intermediate and advance epidemiology trainings.
SAFETYNET is committed to supporting the countries in running FETP programs and thus is looking forward to recruit highly qualified persons with skills in field epidemiology for the position of Consultant – Frontline Epidemiology Training
to provide techno-managerial support to Frontline Epidemiology Trainings in India as a technical member, s/he is expected to undertake following activities related to the field work, mentorship for FETP trainees.:
Technical consultants for field epidemiology training programs
Supports field work related to FETP officers Core Activity of Learning (CAL)– outbreak investigations, surveillance system assessments, program evaluations, and epidemiological projects
Work with FETP mentors to build capacity
Coordinates with training officers
Supports FETP officers in analyzing data related to surveillance, summarize and report the findings of epidemiological research, proposals, publications for presentations at national and international meetings
Prepare regular and ad hoc progress reports on partner activities
Provide technical direction to interested public health officials and organizations on how to develop proposals that result in a memorandum of understanding, grant, contract and/or cooperative agreement for interventions that deliver surveillance services
Review technical aspect of FETP reports related to public health response 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 FETP trainees on their CALs and support government and non-government partners in updating database of FETP officers projects
Coordinate common FETP/EIS hub activities like monthly seminars, field investigations, EIS/FETP annual conference, hub meetings and other activities as assigned.
Develop an epidemiological analysis plan, conduct descriptive and analytical epidemiological studies
Plan surveillance to assess disease/ health condition/ risk factor burden of public health importance
Support in documenting FETP program guidelines, standard operating procedures and required monthly and quarterly reports
Visit to placement sites and field investigation sites to mentor and monitor FETP Officers activities.
Any other work assigned by the Safetynet Program Advisor or CDC Resident Advisor
MBBS with postgraduation in Community Medicine (MD)/ public health (MPH)/ postgraduate diploma in public health
Two year Public Health experience
FETP/EIS training program graduate
Experience and Skills
Minimum 2 years’ experience in public health; field epidemiology, implementation of public health projects and programs at state/national level. Preference will be given to those with India EIS Training
Experience of designing, implementing and managing epidemiological studies and other research projects
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Knowledge of public health issues, epidemiology, research methodology, and scientific writing
Excellent interpersonal relations; ability to network, work in multi-cultural team environment, and work harmoniously with multiple partners
Good working knowledge of computer applications, especially MS office, Epi Info
Strong and proven documentation and organizational skills
Ability to travel extensively at short notice
How to apply
After reviewing the job description and responsibilities, submit your application with latest CV, documents supporting education and experience to SAFETYNET at email@example.com. Please note that the last date of applying is November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM.