We are regularly in need of epidemiologists for long and short term field support of our projects.

We are regularly in need of epidemiologists for long and short term field support of our projects.

Examples of roles include:

  • Outbreak management
  • Helping teams plan appropriate responses (type and location), including active case finding, vaccination or watsan intervention (e.g. meningitis, measles or cholera)
  • Conducting mortality surveys
  • Evaluation and set up of surveillance systems
  • Epidemiological support in complex projects to enhance evidence based decision making

Essential requirements

  • Commitment to the aims and values of MSF

  • Must have a degree or masters in epidemiology, or an MPH with extensive epidemiology training

  • Proven practical skills in design / implementation / evaluation of quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research methods

  • Ability to design and implement surveillance and other data collection systems for disease and outbreak monitoring, including mortality and nutritional surveys, and to train others in appropriate data collection and analysis

  • Proven practical skills with software for epidemiological database and statistical analysis (Microsoft Excel and at least one statistical program)

  • A minimum of three months experience of travelling/or work in a developing country or similar environment

  • Ability to be a team leader i.e. supervising, managing and training others

  • Willingness to work in an unstable environment

  • Available to work at least on short missions for three to six weeks

  • Adaptable and able to work in a team

  • Flexible and able to manage stress

Desirable requirements

  • Medical/biomedical background

  • Familiarity with tropical diseases/infectious diseases

  • Fluency in one of the following languages: French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic

  • Previous experience in a similar role with another non-governmental organisation (NGO)

  • Available to work for three to 12 months. Previous experience in a similar role in an unstable environment

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