Epidemiologist – Level 2 – Proposal, Épidémiologiste – Niveau 2 – Proposition, Yaoundé, University Research Co., LLC (URC) & Center for Human Services (CHS)

Epidemiologist – Level 2 – Proposal, Épidémiologiste – Niveau 2 – Proposition, Yaoundé, University Research Co., LLC (URC) & Center for Human Services (CHS)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Position:  Epidemiologist – Level 2 – Proposal

Location:              Yaoundé, Cameroon

Epidemiologist – Level 2 – Proposal

Hours: Regular/Full-time

Location: Cameroon

Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

This position is contingent upon securing award.

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Activity Overview:

Support for Polio Eradication and Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) activities in Sub-Saharan Africa-AFRO Team Activity will further the Global Immunization Division’s mission and activities in informing the Ministries of Health on polio eradication strategies, VPD surveillance, polio campaign improvements, routine immunization implementation, best practices for data management, poliovirus containment and legacy activities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

URC is currently seeking an Epidemiologist – Level 2 who will support polio eradication and VPD activities.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Developing effective and context appropriate strategies for both routine and supplemental immunization activities.

Evaluating data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.

Managing project, programs, and staff with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties for programmatic work.

Assisting in the development of technical and financial reports.

Collaborating with the Polio Eradication program and the Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals (IVB) program at WHO.

Providing technical advice to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Problem-solving to optimize data collection, data management, and data presentation.

Coordinating CDC responses and inputs and advising CDC regarding technical contributions to the Eradication and Outbreak Management Group (EOMG) at the United Nations in New York, NY.

Planning and implementing activities to improve data management practices for vaccine preventable disease surveillance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

MPH in Epidemiology and Doctorate in Medicine or other related field.

International experience in leading polio eradication activities particularly in outbreak response in complex settings.

At least 5 years of experience in vaccine practices and community-based surveillance activities.

At least 5 years of experience in facilitation of training diverse and large groups in the MOH and community on surveillance, immunization and introduction of new vaccine.

Bi-lingual in French and English

Please note:

Only candidates who are eligible to work in Cameroon for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

This position is contingent upon securing award.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at http://www.urc-chs.com/career-opportunities.

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is an E-Verify Employer

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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