Technical Advisor Consultancy, South Sudan

The Carter Center

About the organization

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 Carter Center is guided by five principles:
1.The Center emphasizes action and results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
2.The Center does not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
3.The Center addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibilities of failure as an acceptable risk.
4.The Center is nonpartisan and acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities.
5.The Center believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.
The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission.

Duties

Technical Advisor Position (Consultancy), The Carter Center support to the South Sudan 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 South Sudan, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP).
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 5-12 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.

Qualifications

• 2 years community-based programs public health experience, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred
• Demonstrated ability to build team work.
• Fluent written and spoken English.

Application instructions

How to apply:

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to [email protected] Subject line: Application South Sudan 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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