Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C.

SEEKS

 EPIDEMIOLOGIST

 to work in INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

 To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

 

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***

THIS JOB PROFILE IS IN ENGLISH SINCE THIS IS THE REQUIRED LANGUAGE FOR THE JOB

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Assessing, implementing and maintaining the epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in outbreak and emergency MSF programmes.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carrying out key epidemiological activities in outbreak investigation (description including time, place, people with emphasis on mapping when it is needed) and advising on the operational response
  • Implementing and maintaining a surveillance system to monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases. Guiding activities of medical staff for surveillance and/or active case finding, including ensuring understanding of the need for consistent case definitions and data recording (briefing of all new staff)
  • Monitoring and Implementing initial Assessment (for emergency situation), rapid health assessments and (baseline or follow-up) surveys. Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, developing a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Preparing and adapting routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms etc.) with support of HQ epidemiologist. Preparing an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Planning and supervising the associated HR processes of the staff under his/her responsibility (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) and ensuring that staff exhibits required skills after training and pilot test
  • Managing data systems and ensuring accurate, high quality databases; analyzing results and preparing regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs, etc.)
  • Providing training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity

 

PROFILE

Education and formation

•        Medical Doctor (preferable), nurse or biomedical background with a degree in epidemiology (not in public health)

Experience

•        At least few years of tropical medicine experience (having assumed coordination position is a plus)

•       Experience in field epidemiology

Languages

English as primary language (B1-B2 level)

Knowledge of French will be an asset

Knowledge

•       Use of epidemiology related analytical software (excel, Epi-info, STATA or SPSS)

Competencies

•        Results and Quality Orientation

•        Teamwork and Cooperation

•        Behavioural Flexibility

•        Commitment to MSF Principles

•        Stress Management

 

POSITION CONDITIONS

Work Venue:                       Where the needs of the project require it

Profits:                                Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start:                                    Depending on the needs of the project

Duration:                             Minimum 6 months

Working day:                      Full time

 

***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

 

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

To learn more about life within Humanitarian Missions, we invite you to enter the following link: https://www.msf.mx/proyectos-internacionales

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