Overview

Vacancy

Position titleInfectious Disease Control Specialists-Epidemic Preparedness and Response
Place of performanceSomalia
Apply by31/03/2020
Start date24/03/2020
Durationup to 2 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field from an accredited academic institution with a Bachelor’s in Medicine and 2 years relevant professional experience and/or Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field from an accredited academic institution with a Bachelor’s in Medicine and 2 years relevant professional experience.
Sector experienceMinimum of 6 years of demonstrable relevant Humanitarian Aid experience and/or minimum of 6 years of demonstrable relevant Healthcare experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 4 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.

Job description

CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
The consultants will be responsible for the support and implementation of COVID 19 response & preparedness related activities in the geographic area of concern.
Role objectives
  • Developing Infection Control country/region-specific policies, practical guidance and technical brief for the missions and projects taking in consideration the local specificities
  • Develop strategies to improve Infection Control practices in all health facilities.
  • Conduct in-deep assessments & analysis of the current situation in terms of administrative, environmental and personal protective measures needed
  • Support the introduction of Infection Control Committees in health facilites
  • Put in place a follow-up & monitoring scheme of the IC measures in liaison with IC Committees and IC officers of relevant field missions.
  • Actively participate in discussions, the conception and in the design process of all construction & rehabilitation of facilities located in projects in particular with regard to improving natural ventilation.
  • Propose/facilitate regional trainings and joint field visits with IC officers in different countries.
  • Participate in internal and external IC network (e.g. consulting engineers on biosafety measures, constructors on planned modifications, etc).
Project reporting
This position reports to the Project Manager
Key competenciesEducation:
– University degree in Epidemiology or Public Health or a related field from an accredited institution

Experience;

– Operational and field experience in outbreak preparedness and response, in public health, epidemiology, and risk communication interventions;
– Knowledge of Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures for outbreak response and preparedness.
– Operational and field experience in migration, refugee and displaced persons’ health-related issues, programme development, including experience in evaluating health programs and protocols;
– Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international health agencies, donors and organizations;
– Familiarity with the health sector in the African region, with Somalia experience an advantage

Team management
This role may involve team coordination and supervision
Further information
This is a future vacancy to support the pandemic outbreak.