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Senior Surveillance Expert needed at Ohio State Global One Health Initiative

Senior Surveillance Expert needed at Ohio State Global One Health Initiative, May 13 2022
Organization: Ohio State Global One Health Initiative
Position: Senior Surveillance Expert
Deadline: 05.20.2022
Employment: Contract
Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description:

Key responsibilities
  • Lead in the coordination of planning, management, adaptation and implementation of strategies and work plans for public health surveillance and survey related projects
  • Establish collaborative working group with key technical and program stakeholders;
  • Lead & actively participate in grants and proposal development and write-up;
  • Develop project technical and budget plans for the implementation of secured projects;
  • Assist in the following up on the activities of the pillar, including monitoring and evaluating progress made in line with a predefined work plan
  • Lead document preparation: national documents, training materials, and operational guidelines (SOPs, TOR) as well as engage in capacity building activities
  • Supervise, support and mentor facility-based surveillance officers and regional coordinators
  • Engage in national and subnational annual Work plan and Review meetings
  • Monitor and support subnational offices and staffs
  • Support and ensure One Health approach through Intersectoral collaboration for disease prevention and response
  • Produce periodic reports on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Participates in required conference calls, trainings, and meetings
  • Develop a system to ensure supervision of activities, feedback, sharing of data with stakeholders and across all levels, and course corrections
  • Execute other responsibilities as required by the supervisor;

Employment type – Full time one-year contract with a possibility of renewal on availability of funds and successful performance of year contract.

Line of responsibility – the senior surveillance expert will be directly responsible to the Project Manager

Place of work – Addis Ababa, with a possibility of travel to regions


Number required: One

Job Requirements:

Qualification and work experience

Minimum qualifications

  • Masters in field epidemiology/epidemiology, or public health from an accredited and recognized academic institution. Degree in doctor of Medicine is an added value.
  • Work experience in the field of Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM), particularly epidemiologic surveillance and response for at least five years at regional or national level
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience of conducting trainings, supervision and mentorship
  • Experience in development and review of documents
  • Familiar with country’s existing health policy and Public Health Emergency Management system

Adjunct skills Required

  • Independence, meticulous attention to details, ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, a systematic approach to tasks, excellent IT skills, good interpretative skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, team working skills, excellent analytical skills, good time management

How To Apply:

Interested & eligible applicants should send their letter of application CV and their educational documents within 5 working days through:

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