Epidemiologist (Madani) – MSF Belgium

Salary1205.37 USD
Reports toMedical Coordinator
LocationWad Madani
Closing date23/11/2023

Assessing, implementing and maintaining the epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in outbreak and emergency MSF programmes

  • Carrying out key epidemiological activities in outbreak investigation (description including time, place, and people with emphasis on mapping when it is needed) and advising on the operational response
  • Implementing and maintaining a surveillance system to monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases. Guiding activities of medical staff for surveillance and/or active case finding, including ensuring understanding of the need for consistent case definitions and data recording (briefing of all new staff)
  • Monitoring and Implementing initial Assessments (for emergency situations), rapid health assessments, and (baseline or follow-up) surveys. Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, developing a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with the support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Preparing and adapting routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms, etc.) with the support of the HQ epidemiologist. Preparing an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with the support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Planning and supervising the associated HR processes of the staff under his/her responsibility (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development, and communication) and ensuring that staff exhibits required skills after training and pilot test
  • Managing data systems and ensuring accurate, high-quality databases; analyzing results and preparing regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs, etc.)
  • Providing training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity
EducationMedical doctor (preferable), nurse or biomedical background with a degree in epidemiology or in public health.
ExperienceAt least a few years of tropical medicine experience (having assumed a coordination position is a plus)
Experience in field epidemiology and outbreak investigation
Experience in monitoring and evaluation
LanguagesExcellent command of English (at least B2) and Arabic
KnowledgeComputer literacy (word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook)
Experience in DHIS2 (mandatory), and R (preferred)

Interested candidates are requested to send the applications with documents; (Updated CV, Educational certificates, work experience certificates, previous employers’ references, and copy of their national ID) to:

the Labour Office, Wad Madani.

 NOTE:  Please note that MSF will Only accept applications and CVs submitted in the English language. Only shortlisted candidates will be called.

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