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Job Readvertisement:Director Avian Flu & Other Highly Pathogenic Diseasesf Unit Organization RWANDA BIO-MEDICAL CENTER
Level 3.II Reports To Epidemic Surveillance and Response Division Manager
No. of Positions 1 Deadline 15/Nov/2018
Job Description
• Responsible for the coordination, and oversees the implementation of Influenza and other highly pathogenic diseases surveillance/outbreak response, prevention and control in the country. • Under this mandate, he is responsible for: • Supervising sentinel sites to ensure appropriate implementation of surveillance activities and adherence to the protocols, including provision of Feedback. • Identifying needs and priorities for the influenza program • Conduct scientific studies and disseminating results and overseeing Influenza Publications Coordinating and ensuring participation in National, Regional and International meetings, conferences and for a on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Influenza prevention, control and Treatment. • Planning, organizing and implementing intervention Activities in case of Outbreaks of Influenza and other highly pathogenic diseases. • Managing (developing and updating) Influenza documentation and other highly pathogenic diseases including reports • Establish and sustain epidemiological and virological surveillance networks for influenza and other highly pathogenic diseases in Rwanda • Contribute to data collection, analysis to provide evidence based on disease burden to guide prevention and control measures • Delivers comprehensive evaluation of direct reports complete with development plans followed up by active coaching; ensures that staff under him/her are evaluated and developed
Job Profile
Master degree in Epidemiology or Master degree in Public Health or Master degree of Field Epidemiology Training Program with 1 year experience in diseases surveillance or Bachelor’s degree in public health /epidemiology with 3 years’ experience in diseases surveillance . Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required:
- Knowledge of public health communicable disease prevention
- Broader understanding of global health, global health security concept and response
- Demonstrated in
- depth technical knowledge of avian influenza emergency preparedness matters
- Extent of experience in control and prevention of animal diseases in the region of assignment.
- Good understanding of avian viral diseases highly pathogenic diseases and knowledge of the current situation and stakes related to avian influenza and poultry section
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Rwandan Health system;
- Planning & Organizational Skills;
- Research Skills & Writing Skills;
- Creative, proactive, customer focused, solutions led and outcome driven Skills;