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Public Health Specialist Field Epidemiology Training Program

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The United States and the Republic of Rwanda enjoy a partnership that began in 1962 just after the Rwandan independence. This Rwanda-American partnership is deeply rooted in the shared ideals of our two countries. The U.S.

Public Health Specialist Field Epidemiology Training Program

Vacancy Announcement: KIGALI-2021-018

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kigali is recruiting for the position of Public Health Specialist Field Epidemiology Training Program. The position is open to All Interested Candidates/All Sources and available to start immediately. (This position is temporary for two years).

Duties: The Program Specialist is a key technical advisor for Rwanda Ministry of Health (MOH) and its partners, responsible for overseeing activities to strengthen Rwanda’s capacity to prevent, detect, respond to and contain infectious disease threats. Specifically, the incumbent provides the technical expertise and guidance needed to effectively and efficiently implement Rwanda Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and strengthen public health preparedness and response. S/he works closely with the FETP Resident Advisor, Global Health Security (GHS) Director, and other colleagues within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kigali, Rwanda to support the Rwanda MOH, University of Rwanda, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and other stakeholders who are the FETP primary implementing partners. Rwanda MOH increasingly relies on the epidemiological capacities developed through FETP to respond to public health emergencies and outbreaks, strengthen multi-disease surveillance systems and enhance data-driven public health decision making. The Program Specialist is therefore expected to provide the technical and operational stewardship needed to steer FETP towards becoming a self-sustaining, well-institutionalized epidemiological workforce development program that can address current and emerging national public health priorities.

All applications must be submitted via Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) by COB (5:30 pm) August 5, 2021.

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