Technical Advisor Consultancy, Chad (Fluent in French)
The Carter Center
About the organization
The Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program provides technical and financial support to national Guinea Worm Eradication Programs in countries endemic with Guinea worm to help stop transmission of the disease.
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.
The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.
Technical Advisor Position (Consultancy), The Carter Center support to the Chad Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Technical Advisors (TAs) provide technical and managerial support (on behalf of The Carter Center) to the Ministry of Health, Republic of Chad, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (CGWEP).
Full time in rural remote field settings, eighty percent of time spent working within villages. Must be willing and able perform effectively in a rural remote environment with limited access to resources/infrastructure, and to spend a minimum of eighty percent of time outdoors in a hot climate.
Primary responsibilities include:
• Oversight of all technical aspects of GWD eradication, including surveillance, implementation of interventions used to interrupt transmission of GWD, and staff compliance with the CGWEP operational guidelines
• Manage 10-20 field staff to implement interventions including but not limited to:
o Health education
o Case detection and confirmation
o Filter distribution
o Water source treatment with larvicide (Abate)
• Maintain positive relationships with community leaders, local authorities, and implementing partners.
Other requirements are:
• 2 years community-based programs public health experience, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred
• Demonstrated ability to build team work.
• Fluent written and spoken French & English
Contact email: [email protected]
How to apply:
To apply, please send CV and cover letter to [email protected] Subject line: Application Chad Technical Advisor Position. All documents ought to be in Microsoft word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.
Only finalists will be contacted.
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