Angola: MSF-Spain is looking for an Epidemiologiste (Portuguese or spanish speaker. Based in Angola.)

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Angola
Closing date: 25 Nov 2017

Main Purpose

Carry out investigation, implement assessment and epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in outbreak and emergency MSF programmes

Accountabilities

• Carry out key epidemiological activities in outbreak investigation (description including time, place, people with emphasis on mapping when it is needed) and advise on the operational response

• Maintain a surveillance system to monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases

• Guide 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)

• Manage data systems and ensure accurate, high quality databases

• Prepare regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs

• Implement initial Assessment (for emergency situation), rapid health assessment and (baseline or follow-up) surveys:

• Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, develop a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with support of HQ epidemiologist

• Prepare / adapt routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms etc) with support of HQ epidemiologist

• Prepare an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with support of HQ epidemiologist

• Hire, train and supervise survey staff, including ensuring staff exhibit required skills after training and pilot test

• Manage data systems and ensure accurate, high quality databases

• Analyze results and report on findings

• Implement/maintain relevant epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring

• Provide training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity

Requirements

Education

Medical doctor (preferable), nurse or biomedical background with a degree in epidemiology (not in public health)

Experience

• At least few years of tropical medicine experience (having assumed coordination position is a plus)

• Experience in field epidemiology

Languages

Mission working language essential

Knowledge

Use of epidemiology related analytical software (excel, Epi-info, STATA or SPSS)

Competencies

• People Management.

• Commitment.

• Flexibility.

• Results.

• Teamwork.

This job description may be amended in line with the activities or evolution of the Mission.

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How to apply:

· To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference “**EPI ANGOLA**” to recruitment-bcn@barcelona.msf.org

· Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME.

· Closing date: November 25th, 2017

· Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.

· Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.

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