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[VACANCY][SAFETYNET] Consultant Epidemiologist - Delhi, India

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

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Position Description


Position Name: Consultant Epidemiologist

Position type: Full-time

No. of Positions: One (1)

Organization: SAFETYNET

Reporting to: Program Adviser SAFETYNET

Location: Delhi


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, 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 Epidemiologist


Job Summary

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


Qualifications


Essential

  • 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


Remuneration

The remuneration will be between 2000-2500 USD per month (taxable as per GOI rules) depending on qualification and experience. Travel allowance and per diem will be paid for work related travel as per SAFETYNET travel policy.


Please send CVs to s.choudhary@safetynet-web.org with copy to n.mandhi@safetynet-web.org by December 20,2022

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