Emergency Epidemiologist (F/M/X)

Define, implement and follow up epidemiological activities, this may include monitoring and analysis of MSF medical activities, outbreak investigation, survey and surveillance.
• Defining, scheduling, and organizing, in close collaboration with other medical team members, the epidemiological activity plan as well as its associated budget, in order to improve early detection of risk factors to better define strategies, treatment approaches and preventive practices.
• Leading the implementation of the protocols and epidemiological methodology, ensuring all related staff follows them in order to improve research efficiency. Ensure the epidemiological activities are implemented according to the appropriate methodology, (this may include, writing protocol, training and supervision of staff).
• Analyzing results of epidemiological activities, write reports.
• Advising the MSF medical team on epidemiological matters that arise during their activity research, and, when necessary, design and implement epidemiological tools and data collection to meet new epidemiological needs.
• Ensuring, in coordination with logistics department, that national or international shipment of laboratory samples acquired for research purposes is done within datelines and according to protocols, following security rules and keeping conditions needed for the sample.
• Supervising data filing procedures ensuring that all epidemiology software tools are properly used and are updated regularly, in order to ensure full data traceability and availability.
• Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the HR department and the MSF vision, policies and values, the associated processes (job description, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the epidemiological staff in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people technical capabilities, contribution and their commitment to MSF values.

Your Profile
• Expatriates with 12 months of field experience with MSF who have had at least one mission in an emergency context with MSF Switzerland. Or expatriates from other humanitarian organizations, with at least 12 months of field experience, who have carried out at least one mission in an emergency context with MSF Switzerland.
• University qualification in epidemiology
• A minimum of 2 years work experience as epidemiologist
• English and French are essential; knowledge of another language is an asset (Spanish, Arabic and/or Portuguese in particular)
• Previous experience of implementation of surveys in humanitarian context
• Available for a minimum of 12 months
• Ability to work under very basic conditions
• Experience in supervising, coaching and training
• Professional and personal flexibility and adaptability
Terms of Employment
• Field-based contract for one year, renewable.
• Per-diem on the field at the time of interventions
• Duration of the direct interventions on the field: from 4 weeks to 3 months (certain flexibility is asked in the event of needs).
• The compensating rest in between 2 missions will be negotiated with the emergency desk following each assignment.

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete their application in English or in French (5MB max) by following the link below:

Please include:
• CV 2 pages. max.
• letter of motivation 1p. max.

The deadline for applications is 31/03/2024.
The applications will be treated confidentially.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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