Technical Advisor The Carter Center/Chad Guinea Worm Eradication Program (Fluent in French)
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.
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) within a specific coverage area (district/region). TAs are responsible for the implementation and oversight of all interventions to stop guinea worm disease transmission within their given program coverage area. Primary responsibilities are:
Manage 30-40 field-level staff to implement interventions to stop Guinea worm transmission. Field staff management includes training, planning, and direct field-level supervision. 80% of technical advisors’ time is spent with field staff in villages working in a supportive / supervisory capacity.
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.
Development an effective relationship with residents of endemic communities to engage their active participation in the eradication of GWD, including their participation in: 1) keep residents/visitors with the disease from contaminating sources of drinking water, 2) ensure all residents always filter all drinking water, and 3) promptly report any cases of GWD in their community.
Oversight of transportation resources (motorcycles and vehicle) and supplies (intervention materials, compound supplies) including vehicle maintenance record sheets
Other requirements are:
• 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, action plans, and inventory management.
• Experience working with government officials, with preference for Ministry of Health in the African context
• Demonstrated ability to build teamwork.
• 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 of the Chad Ministry of Health.
• TAs are assigned to remote areas where disease transmission is endemic and must be prepared to work and live in such areas.
• Fluent in written and spoken French, English competency valued.
Contact email: [email protected]
Cover Letter and Resume.
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