Epidemiology And Veterinary Services Provider Jobs Vacancy in Camris International Johannesburg
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CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.
CAMRIS seeks an Epidemiology and Veterinary Services Advisor for an upcoming task order under the International Technical, Operation, and Professional Support Services (ITOPSS) IDIQ. The Epidemiology and Veterinary Services Advisor assists the CDC Influenza Division with implementation, monitoring, and oversight of influenza surveillance projects on the continent of Africa; serves as a regional provider of influenza- and veterinary-related technical assistance to ministries of health or their bona fide agents associated with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region and, as needed, other nations served by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (AFRO); and assists CDC-South Africa and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg with projects, such as surveillance studies, outbreak investigation, and animal-human interface activities.
Note: This position is contigent on contract award.
- Coordinate and assist international and non-governmental organizations that conduct influenza activities in South Africa, the SADC Region, and as needed, other countries served by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (AFRO). This includes CDC cooperative agreement recipients and referred to as partners throughout this document. These activities will require local and international travel to coordinate.
- Provide focused technical assistance on surveillance enhancement to partners.
- Provide technical support to ensure partner participation in the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) network and CDC-Atlanta.
- Support intra-agency collaborations that promote the successful implementation of Influenza Division programmatic goals and objectives (e.g., working with WHO, a grantee, and CDC to implement coordinated or co-funded surveillance projects).
- Conduct regular meetings and ad hoc communications with CDC and global/country/local agencies to effectively facilitate the completion of programmatic and reporting goals and objectives, to include telephone, email, face-to-face meetings, and trainings.
- Coordinate with CDC to provide technical expertise, analyze surveillance data, conduct studies, provide recommendations to partners, and conduct epidemiologic and programmatic assessments using CDC-provided instruments and tools.
- Develop an action plan for each country in English, French, or both languages o prioritize CDC support and technical assistance.
- Provide epidemiologic and surveillance subject-matter expertise to partners in the design, implementation, and evaluation of MOH-owned and operated surveillance systems.
- Organize collaborative regional meetings and conference calls to increase national capacity and to share information on influenza surveillance.
- Organize and conduct regional influenza-related surveillance trainings.
- Participate in meetings and technical working groups on epidemiology and surveillance data systems.
- Confirm SADC countries’ reporting of seasonal, avian, and novel influenza reports to WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), WHO Collaborating Centers, CDC Atlanta.
- Provide outbreak response and support in the SADC region with the United Staters Government (CDC or USAID), FAO, and WHO/AFRO.
- Provide technical support to partners to assist them to analyze and interpret data and produce abstracts for scientific meetings and manuscripts for publicatation.
- Write and submit articles on epidemiological studies and influenza surveillance to peer- reviewed medical and public health journals.
- Translate and transcribe documents, including correspondence, presentations, and training materials as needed.
- Assist in partner capacity building for Rapid Response and Outbreak/Pandemic Preparedness.
- Attend Integrated Conference Approval Portal (ICAP)-approved conferences and make presentations as required.
- Complete and maintain up-to-date certification for all CDC- and National Institute for Health.
- Communicable Diseases-required trainings including, Security Awareness Training and High Threat Security Overseas Seminar training. Submit training certificates as they are completed.
- Five years of minimum experience in health or public health program management.
- PhD and DVM with a master’s level epidemiology degree.
- Experience in animal and human influenza in an African setting.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively, seeking advice and support when necessary.
- Willingness and ability to converse with various groups using French and English languag (FSI Level 4 required in French language (Level 5 is desired).
- Experience conducting burden of disease studies.