SAFETYNET or South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network, Inc. is an organization that fosters collaboration and cooperation in disease prevention and control efforts among countries in the Asia Pacific region by supporting applied epidemiology programs and enhancing surveillance systems.SAFETYNET is looking eligible candidates for the position of Resident Advisor – FETP in Nepal.
Consultancy contracts are offered to individuals to perform specific tasks in a given time frame. The presence at duty station i.e. Nepal may/may not be required. Consultants are contracted are in a technical, advisory, or consultative capacity and time-limited and to deliver clear defined deliverables
The qualification, knowledge, and skills required to deliver the deliverables are described in the Terms of Reference.
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR SAFETYNET RESIDENT ADVISOR, NEPAL
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Consultant employed is accountable to:
- Provide technical assistant to FETP for field epidemiology training programs
- Serves as a mentor for the mentors and FETP trainees
- Supports field work related to FETP officers Core Activity of Learning (CAL)– outbreak investigations, surveillance system assessments, program evaluations, and epidemiological projects
- Work with FETP mentors to build capacity
- Coordinates with training officers/trainees
- Supports FETP officers/trainees in analyzing data related to surveillance, summarize and report the findings of epidemiological research, proposals, publications for presentations at national and international meetings
- Prepare regular and ad hoc progress reports on partner activities
- Provide technical direction to interested public health officials and organizations on how to develop proposals that result in a memorandum of understanding, grant, contract and/or cooperative agreement for interventions that deliver surveillance services
- Review technical aspect of FETP reports related to public health response and facilitate administrative approval
- Review FETP trainees/officers scientific abstracts for conferences and scientific presentations at national/international forums
- Review FETP trainees/officers manuscripts for administrative submission and publications
- Review progress of the FETP trainees on their CALs and support government and non-government partners in updating database of FETP officers projects
- Coordinate common FETP/EIS hub activities like monthly seminars, field investigations, EIS/FETP annual conference, hub meetings, and other activities as assigned.
- Develop an epidemiological analysis plan, conduct descriptive and analytical epidemiological studies
- Support in documenting FETP program guidelines, standard operating procedures and required monthly and quarterly reports
- Visit placement sites and field investigation sites to mentor and monitor FETP Officers activities.
- Any other work assigned by the SAFETYNET Executive Director and CDC Resident Advisor
Experience and Skills
- Minimum of 5 years work experience in public health; field epidemiology, implementation of public health projects and programs at state/national level. FETP or EIS graduate is preferable
- Experience in designing, implementing and managing epidemiological studies and other research projects
- Excellent in verbal and written communication in English. Proficient in the native language and
- good working knowledge of the native country is beneficial.
- Knowledge of public health issues, epidemiology, research methodology, and scientific writing
- Excellent interpersonal relations; ability to network, work in multi-cultural team environment, and work harmoniously with multiple partners
- Willing to live and work in the country where FETP is being started
- Good working knowledge of computer applications, especially MS office, Epi Info
Please send your CV and application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is on January 31, 2022.