FELTP Laboratory Resident Advisor Jobs In Kigali Rwanda 2013
Closing Date: 31 Dec 2012
Service Objectives: The contractor shall be assigned to Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) in Rwanda to assist with on-going strategic planning, and program development. The candidate will serve as the technical advisor, focal point and liaison between CDC Rwanda, CDC Atlanta, Rwandan stakeholders and international stakeholders. Prepare the FELTP portion of the annual Country Operations Plan (COP).
Task Requirements: 1. Serve as focal point and liaison between CDC-Rwanda, CDC-Atlanta, National University of Rwanda, School of Public Health (NUR-SPH) and National Reference Laboratory on conceptualizing and implementing the laboratory component of the Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP).
Provide expert assistance to NUR-SPH and NRL and advice to facilitate the implementation of the Rwanda FELTP.
Prepare field sites for FELTP laboratory resident site placements, including training and follow-up with field site supervisors
Have primary responsibility for providing assistance to NUR-SPH and NRL regarding project activities and training programs to continue the institutionalization process within the Ministries. Work with the NRL and TRAC Plus to strengthen laboratory support for the surveillance of infectious, zoonotic, and chronic diseases and detection of outbreaks through human capacity development within Rwanda.
Provide consultation to assist NRL with planning and implementation for laboratory system strengthening activities, in supporting field epidemiologic investigations and surveillance. Serve as team leader/supervisor for applied field projects of laboratory participants in the Rwanda FELTP
Serve as the technical laboratory advisor in all aspects of project implementation, including laboratory support for communicable and non-communicable disease surveillance; a training program for laboratorians; and short courses for mid career development of laboratorians throughout the public health laboratory network.
Prepare technical and periodic reports on projects and training efforts under the FELTP and materials for marketing of the program both within the country and internationally.
Provide consultation to public, private, professional, and academic partners in substantive matters related to public health and clinical laboratory practice and training. This includes scientific and technical assistance in methodology, study design, project and data management.
In carrying out the duties and responsibilities, the candidate will be required to work closely with Rwandan governmental entities, including Rwanda Biomedical Centre’s Center for Treatment and Research on AIDS, Malaria, TB and other Epidemic Infectious Diseases (TRACPlus), National Reference Laboratory, the School of Public Health, and key Ministry of Health officials and international organizations (e.g., the African Field Epidemiology Network, the World Health Organization and the World Bank).
Develop/Review FELTP laboratory curricula and training agendas with Government of Rwanda.
Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications:
Medical and a Public Health background with training in applied epidemiology and diverse experience in Public Health Laboratory Management.
Skills in a broad array of public health competencies at the national level, including: public health laboratory management, surveillance systems design and evaluation, disease outbreak investigation and response, program and project management, data collection and analysis, research and teaching, leadership and team building, and collaboration with governmental agencies and NGOs.
Clear understanding of the federal grants and budget processes and cycles.
Masters degree in Laboratory Science or Public Health, with a preference for Laboratory Science; and with 2 years post graduate work in public health or public programs.
Required: Level IV: Fluency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding of English required.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email their cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org