Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. Within WHE, the Health Security programme, contributes to strengthening Turkey's health security through integrated preparedness and response to epidemic threats of all origins in line with international standards, as well as improving capacities for threat detection, outbreak identification, management, communication including communicable disease case diagnosis, reporting and epidemic intelligence in line with the needs of Early Warning and Response System (EWRS).
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Within the framework of the Health Security Project and in alignment with the CFCU direct grant agreement, advise and support the national authorities in the assessment of the feasibility and sustainability of approaches to establish and maintain a Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP). Oversee the continuing education and national capacity building in diseases control at the central and provincial levels in Turkey.Please describe the key duties:
Essential: Advanced university degree in medicine and equivalent with postgraduate degree in public health epidemiology or communicable diseases epidemiology from an accredited/recognized institute. Diploma from a Field Epidemiology Training Programme or equivalent programme from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Training on epidemiological disease modelling
Essential: At least 7 years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, including field experiences in training of public health epidemiology. Proven experience in coordinating and managing similar public health training programmes or equivalent
Desirable: - Familiarity with the goals and procedures of international organizations (United Nations system, donors, and major non-governmental organizations) and European Union funded projects in other countries.- Experience in implementation on epidemiological disease modelling.
Skills: Thorough knowledge of the epidemiology of infectious diseases and other global health security threats, and of issues and practices for disease prevention and control.Proven ability to coordinate and manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies. Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.Proven skills in FETP mentoring and training.
Use of Language Skills:
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of UN or EUR language.