Job# 6018 - Resident Technical Advisor (Epidemiologist or Medical Officer) (Tajikistan, Afghanistan)
Posted: February 4, 2013
Closes: March 4, 2013
Position Opportunity: Resident Technical Advisor (Epidemiologist or Medical Officer), Tajikistan-Afghanistan
Deadline for Applying: March 15, 2013
Series & Grade: GS-14 or 15, 601 or 602 or comparable USPS Commissioned Officer grades
Duty Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan (~25% travel (security permitting) to Kabul, Afghanistan will be required)
USAJOBS Announcement Numbers:
Epidemiologist(GS-601): HHS-CDC-OM-12-621505: Internal (for federal employees); HHS-CDC-OD-12-621510: External (for non-federal employees)
Medical Officer (GS-602): HHS-CDC-OM-12-621500: Internal (for federal employees); HHS-CDC-OD-12-639923: External (for non-federal employees)
Primary Purpose: To serve as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resident technical advisor to the Tajikistan Ministry of Health (MOH) and Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) for the purpose of strengthening host country capabilities to address public health surveillance and epidemiology-related priorities, including support to the Tajikistan-Afghanistan Regional Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP).
Duties and Responsibilities: Supports the MOHs with preventing and controlling emerging infections and endemic communicable diseases; reducing the burden of disease related to non-communicable diseases, environmental, toxicological, and occupational health events; and assisting with disaster preparedness and response efforts. The incumbent will give special attention to improving or establishing effective and sustainable public health surveillance in-country and applying public health science to prevent and control diseases.
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Preferred skills: Ability to communicate in Russian or other local language is a plus but not required – translator will be provided for non-native speakers.
This message is intended for medical officers in job series 602 at the GS-14 and 15 grade levels, epidemiologists in job series 601 at the GS-14 and 15 grade levels and commissioned corps officers in the 05 and 06 grade levels. Lateral re-assignments will be considered as well.
To inquire further about this position please contact Nabil Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-639-7764 or Russell Gerber at email@example.com or 404-639-3456.
These are open continuous positions. Indicate Tajikistan as country of choice.
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