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Position titleInfectious Disease Control Specialists - Epidemic Preparedness & Response
Place of performanceSomalia
Apply by31/03/2020
Start date24/03/2020
Durationup to 2 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Medicine or a related field with 2 years relevant professional experience OR a Masters Degree in the same disciplines would be highly desirable..
Sector experienceMinimum of 6 years of demonstrable relevant Humanitarian Aid experience and/or minimum of 6 years of demonstrable relevant Healthcare experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 4 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
The consultants will be responsible for the support & implementation of COVID 19 response & preparedness related activities in the geographic area of concern.
Role objectives
  • Developing infection control country / region specific policies, practical guidance & technical brief for the missions & projects taking in consideration the local specificity.
  • Develop strategies to improve infection control practices in all health facilities.
  • Conduct in depth assessments & analysis of the current situation in terms of administrative, environmental & personal protective measures needed. 
  • Support the introduction of infection control committees in health facilities.
  • Put in place a followup & monitoring scheme of the IC measures in liaison with IC committees & IC Officers of relevant field missions.
  • Actively participate in discussions, the conception & in the design process of all construction & rehabilitation of facilities located in projects in particular with regard to improving natural ventilation.
  • Propose / facilitate regional training's & joint field visits with IC Officers in different countries.
  • Participate in internal & external IC network (e.g. consulting engineers on bio safety measures, constructors on planned modifications, etc).
Project reporting
This position reports to the Project Manager.
Key competenciesEducation:
- University Degree in Epidemiology or Public Health or a related field from an accredited institution.

Experience:
- Operational & field experience in outbreak preparedness & response, in public health, epidemiology & risk communication interventions.
- Knowledge of Infection, Prevention & Control (IPC) measures for outbreak response & preparedness.
- Operational & field experience in migration, refugee & displaced persons’ health related issues, program development, including experience in evaluating health programs & protocols.
- Knowledge of structures & functions of national & international health agencies, donors & organisations.
- Familiarity with the health sector in the African region, with Somalia experience an advantage.
Team management
This role requires team coordination & supervision responsibilities.
Further information
  • This is a future vacancy to support the pandemic outbreak.
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.