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Position Objective

Epidemiologist- VPID Specialist will work in close coordination with Program team at FO and Provinces under technical and administrative supervision of the Country Director for timely completion of 2020 Task Orders 3 & 4 workplan activities. In an interdependent echo system, the incumbent is expected to coordinate with the health services, logistics, and technology sectors related to health of Pakistan and will be responsible for;

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assessment of disease surveillance and response system (IDSRS) for notifiable priority infectious diseases and role of different stakeholders;
  2. Assessment of mortality, morbidity and disability caused by priority infectious disease to monitor disease patterns, population at risk, etc.
  3. Assessment of surveillance data management for detection of Public Health Emergency of International Concern, potential outbreaks, timely response and public health response generated;   
  4. Assessment of treatment regimens in line with the international guidelines and mapping of public/private/parastatal organizations’ treatment facilities/sentinel sites for priority infectious diseases;
  5. Assessment of IDSRU/PDSRUs functionalities and recommendations for their effective operationalization;
  6. Assessment of current Supply Chain management of drugs and supplies for infectious disease management and funding gap analysis;
  7. Development of proposed Supply Chain framework to ensure timely availability of drugs and lab supplies at public health laboratories and treatment site;
  8. Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Job Specifications

Education: University degree with majors in Epidemiology, Medicine / FELTP / Public Health/Pharmacology/Allied Health Sciences or any relevant field

Related Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ work experience in the development sector in areas related to field epidemiology and disease surveillance;
  • Work experience of working with vertical programs (CDC, TB, AIDS, Malaria, etc.) for infectious disease prevention, diagnostic and treatment programs
  • Demonstrated experience of disease data sciences and management, analytics, statistics;
  • Knowledge of public health financing, procurement and supply chain management (forecasting, warehousing, distribution; transportation, logistics information systems and LMIS)
  • Ability to work on SPSS, STATA or related software will be an added advantage.
  • Any other task by the supervisor

Job requirements:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Good report writing and analytical skills;
  • Individual having certifications in logistics data analytics on supply chain management will be preferred;

Recruitment will be carried out on rolling basis