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Health Security Expert and Deputy Team Leader (m/f/d)

Regional: Central Asia and Caucasus
Health Security Expert and Deputy Team Leader (m/f/d)
Health and Social Development
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.


The regional health security expert is expected to have a postgraduate degree in public health, epidemiology, medicine, health policy or related field. The expert is expected to have at least 10 years of experience working on infectious disease prevention, preparedness, response and recovery with a focus on health systems capacities. S/he will have at least 7 years of experience working with governments, and international organizations, preferably in Asia and the Pacific. Experience in strengthening regional cooperation, joint regional mechanisms and knowledge sharing for health security and knowledge of global discourses on global health and global health diplomacy is highly preferred. Good working knowledge of the differential impacts of health pandemics, crises on specific groups of people, especially women and vulnerable groups (elderly, children, and differently abled persons), are considered an advantage.

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 (8 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
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+49 6172 930 374
Health and Social Development

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