Ebola Technical Advisor

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 10 December 2019
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Closing on 11 December 2019

Job Description

Location: DRC, Goma with forward deployment to other areas in the DRC such as Beni, Mambasa, Kinshasa, Biakato and other locations in the DRC


Requirement:

  • Provide technical support to the Ebola response in the DRC on OFDA’s behalf
  • Immediate deployment within 7 days, with forward deployment to other locations in the DRC as requested
  • Ability to move in the region, considering evolving hotspots

Qualifications

  • Strong technical background in infectious disease that includes Ebola response experience
  • Previous humanitarian coordination experience, particularly Health or WASH clusters
  • Some epidemiology background (previous outbreak response)
    ·Fluent French Language skills required

Roles and Responsibilities:

These roles and responsibilities would be divided among other staff depending on the experience and skill sets.

  • Provide technical assistance and analysis in terms of coordination, health, and epidemiological issues on behalf of USAID.
  • Ensure greater range of technical and coordination data and information from deployment site areas is shared with USAID team in Goma and Kinshasa in real-time to facilitate analysis and response planning.
  • Ensure USAID team is aware of all data points, information is transmitted from deployment site by the existing coordination structures.
  • Monitor and report on issues of concern within the response to provide real time input for decision making.
  • Assist with humanitarian coordination of International NGOs funded by USAID.
  • Work with MoH and response co-leads to develop key infection control technical documents, guidelines and directives for Ebola response.
  • Conduct quality assurance visits in Ebola hotspots to evaluate quality of IPC interventions and work with leads to develop action plans to address gaps identified during assessments.
  • Support MOH in identifying IPC gaps, formulating goals, strategies and approaches in consultation with partners in order to bring coherence, synergy and added value to Ebola response management process.
  • Assist Sub Coordination/ EOC and Health Zones to prepare key documents such as HRPs necessary for the MoH to mobilize and leverage additional resources towards prevention, preparedness and response interventions.
  • Share good practices implemented at sub coordination levels, scale up best IPC response practices to other Health Zones and new outbreak areas such as Lwemba, Mambasa, Biakato and others.
  • Advise and coordinate phase 3 IPC toolkit rollout in designated EVD hotspots.

Surge staff will communicate directly with and take technical direction from the USAID/OFDA Health Advisor in Goma/Kinshasa. This position will report to the OFDA Macfadden/PAE Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC.



Milestones / Deliverable

Due Date

Daily Notes

TBD by OFDA Technical POC

Weekly Report

TBD by OFDA Technical POC

Weekly Telecons

TBD by OFDA Technical POC

Monthly Telecons

TBD by OFDA Technical POC

Daily Notes - Must capture notes from coordination meetings and discussions with partners/host government. To be submitted daily by end of business.

Weekly Reports – Contains data and information on current situation and includes any issues of concern. To be submitted by end of business on Fridays.

Weekly Telecons - Every Monday at 9am EST, teleconference with DART/RMT.

Monthly Telecons - Every 1st Wednesday at 9am EST, teleconference with DART/RMT.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

About the Organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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