Infectious Disease Advisor - Accra

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Published on 12.06.2019


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Position : Infectious Disease Advisor - Accra

This position requires a highly qualified and experienced individual with exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, and with demonstrated expertise in Infectious Disease Surveillance and Response, GHSA policy implementation, Emerging Pandemic Threats, Zoonotic Diseases, and One Health.


  • Coordinating and supporting a complex multi-sectoral, multi-country portfolio;
  • Providing technical support to the full range of investments related to the USAID GHSA and ETD portfolio in West Africa;
  • Coordinating USG assistance in this area to align with Mission and local government priorities.
  • S/he carries out a full range of coordination, consultative, advisory and reporting, country backstop support, and global project design activities for the USAID/ETD and GHSA portfolio in West Africa.
Required profile for job ad : Infectious Disease Advisor - Accra
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ of progressively responsible experience working in public health ( program management, program coordinator, project implementation) with US Government funded programs, with at least two (2) years’ of experience in an international setting (preferably in Africa), supporting health, infectious diseases or development programs is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with internationally-focused organization(s) working on animal and/or human public health (e.g., World Health Organisation (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and/or USG or other donor programs may be an advantage. Familiarity with these organizations is required.
  • Experience coordinating complex programs with multiple partners across sectors is required and must be demonstrated. Experience working on One Health/Avian Flu/Zoonotic Disease/Infectious Disease or similar cross-sectoral programs related to biosecurity is an advantage.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience related to management of programs in developing countries that involve significant partnership and collaboration across ministries or sectors such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Livestock or Wildlife, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation methodologies including frameworks, data quality assurance, analysis, reporting, and best practices in data dissemination in international/resource limited settings.

Thank you for applying before the closing Date 05 July, 2019

Job criteria for job ad : Infectious Disease Advisor - Accra
Job category:
Health and social professions
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Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
Greater Accra
City :Accra
Experience level:
5 to 10 years
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Number of Position(s):1

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