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Disease Surveillance and Information Systems Expert (m/f/d)

Country:
Regional: Central Asia and Caucasus
Position:
Disease Surveillance and Information Systems Expert (m/f/d)
Department:
Health and Social Development
Status:
Tender
Published:
Deadline:
Name of project:
Addressing Health Threats in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries and the Caucasus
Task description:

The main objective of services is to provide capacity development, analysis and implementation support to prepare, mitigate and respond to regional health threats, including the current COVID-19 outbreak, with a view to build resilient health systems and strengthen regional and/or cross-border cooperation in CAREC region and the Caucasus through innovative solutions. The consultant will further support organizing workshops, study tours, simulation exercises and develop the CAREC regional health strategy and investment framework in close consultation with CAREC countries.

The assignment comprises three main parts supporting the three technical assistance (TA) outputs: (i) research, capacity development and innovative solutions for COVID-19 and other communicable disease preparedness and response in the region, with view to strengthen health systems and health security capabilities in the longer run; (ii) strengthen regional health cooperation; and (iii) develop a CAREC health strategy towards 2030 and investment framework.

Qualifications:

The expert is expected to a post-graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, communicable diseases, medicine or health policy/planning. At least 5 years of experience in the health sector relating to surveillance response systems management and reporting, and laboratory services, preferably in countries in the Central, West and East Asia region, is requested. Knowledge of leveraging digital technology for surveillance is a must.

Languages: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English mandatory. Working knowledge of Russian is an advantage.

Other information:

The expert will be based in his/her home office, with field visits to CAREC countries when needed and as the development of the COVID-19 pandemic allows.

The expert will work intermittent (4 months within 15 months project duration).

Please Email your CV in English and indicate your availability to the extent possible.

Project start date:
January 2021
Project end date:
March 2022
Contact person:
First name:
Mareike
Last name:
Gensch-Houehanou
Phone:
+49 6172 930 374
Email:
Department:
Health and Social Development
Address:

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg
Germany

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