|Job Title:||Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor|
|Employer:||Global Health Fellows Program|
|Job Location:||Arlington, VA US|
Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor III: Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor
Front Office, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Arlington, VA
Assignment: Two year fellowship
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
The Office of Infectious Diseases (ID) in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health covers several broad public health areas in four divisions: Tuberculosis, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Emerging Pandemic Infections; and two teams: the Ebola team and the Zika team. Within each of these areas, specialists work in providing technical assistance and managing programs in countries, developing and scaling up innovations in public health, and exercising global leadership in their fields in national and international fora.
The Global Health Bureau has reprogrammed funding to respond to the Zika threat. Additional funding, recently designated through supplemental appropriations will be available for programming soon. USAID will work in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other US Government (USG) Agencies to increase awareness of how the Zika virus is transmitted and how to prevent infection, stop the spread of the virus, and support affected individuals. Our response is tailored based on current and anticipated levels of infection and anticipated needs on the ground. Efforts will include: (a) vector control, providing training, provision of commodities, and logistical strengthening; (b) behavior change communication by strengthening campaigns that communicate how Zika is transmitted and effective prevention measures; (c) support for MCH and Family Planning (FP) interventions, which will include improving providers’ ability to diagnose and counsel for Zika and provide prenatal care; (d) ongoing monitoring of the virus, research on the Zika virus and effective response methods, and development of surveillance tools.
The Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor (Senior Advisor) will work as part of the Zika Team located in the Front Office of ID and will assist in managing HIDN’s programs and projects related to the Zika response. The Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance to the Global Health Bureau and USAID Missions on vector control related to Zika and field implementation of vector control activities, and will receive technical guidance from the Zika Team Lead as his/her onsite manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Zika Vector Control Advisor will be responsible for:
1. Technical Leadership and Project Management Support:
2. Documentation and Reporting:
3. Providing guidance to Missions:
International and domestic travel approximately 15-20%.
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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