Technical Advisor Position (Consultancy), The Carter Center/South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program

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 Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.
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.

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

• At least 2 years of public health experience with community -based programs, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with the preparation of technical reports, budgets, plans of action, and management of inventories.
• Demonstrated ability to build team work.
• Ability to make sound work judgments under difficult conditions, and to become technically effective with minimal level of attention from supervisors.
• Sound personal and professional conduct, and respect for the work of The Carter Center and the Ministry of Health of South Sudan.
• TAs are posted to remote rural areas where disease transmission is endemic, and must be prepared to work and live in such areas, operating out of sub-offices of the SSGWEP.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to [email protected] Subject line must include: Application South Sudan Technical Advisor Position. All documents must be in Microsoft word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. Materials in other formats or applications without required materials will not be considered. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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