Join the Center for Global Health and Make a World of Difference Global Immunization Division Medical Officer, GS-0602-13/14 (permanent and term) Epidemiologist, GS-0601-13/14 (permanent and term) Behavioral Scientist, GS-0101-13 (one permanent position) Instructional Design Specialist – GS-1750-13 (one permanent position) The Global Immunization Division (GID), Center for Global Health, is seeking to fill one permanent and multiple term positions among its four branches: Polio Eradication Branch Accelerated Disease Control and VPD Surveillance Branch Immunization Systems Branch Strategic Information and Workforce Development Branch Position: Medical Officer GS-0602, Epidemiologist GS-0601, Behavioral Scientist GS-0101, Instructional Design Specialist GS-1750 job series, comparable USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers, Grades 0-3 and 0-4, and Title 42 personnel. Location: Atlanta, GA Closing Date: Mar 16, 2015 All applicants including Non U.S. Citizens should email their CVs to Gerri Jones [email protected] and Lyn Robertson [email protected] NLT Mar 16, 2015; include the positon(s) applying for in the subject line. Travel: 40 – 60 percent to Developing Countries Duties and Responsibilities Medical Officer and Epidemiologist: The Global Immunization Division protects the health of Americans and global citizens by preventing disease, disability and death worldwide from vaccine preventable diseases. It provides: national leadership and coordination of CGH efforts to eradicate polio, eliminate measles and rubella in WHO region; strengthens global surveillance to prevent, detect, and respond to VPD; strengthens routine immunization programs, introduces new and under-utilized vaccines; and promotes safe injection practices in collaboration with international organizations and CDC CIOs; provides technical expertise to global partners; ensures provision of technical expertise on evidence-based research, strategies, and policy at global and country levels in collaboration with multilateral and bilateral partners; collaborates with other countries and administers grants for the provision of technical programmatic, and laboratory support and vaccine procurement for initiatives to support global immunization targets; improves surveillance for polio, measles, rubella, and other vaccine preventable diseases by working with individual countries and WHO regional offices to improve surveillance and to collaborate with groups within and outside CDC to expand environmental surveillance; achieves global immunization targets by supporting the strengthening of the implementation of national immunization policies; strengthens appropriate vaccination policy development and implementation, identifies barriers to vaccine acceptance, and develops communication strategies to promote vaccine uptake and disease reduction; develops strategies to improve the technical skills and problem-solving abilities of program managers and health care workers in other countries; prepares articles for publication in international professional journals and for presentation at international conferences; provides technical and operational leadership for CDC’s activities in support of the initiatives . Behavioral Scientist Provides professional expertise in dealing with the behavioral aspects of public health issues. Designs, conducts, and may lead studies to isolate and define the behavioral aspects contributing to public health issues and problems. Develops strategies and programs to address the behavioral component of public health issues, including educational campaigns to raise awareness. Collaborates with other CDC staff in the design of public health programs, to incorporate behavioral aspects in an integrated approach to improving surveillance and vaccine coverage for polio, measles, rubella, and other VPDs. Maintains scientific liaisons with other professionals from other international immunization agencies, Ministries of Health, private organizations, and academic organizations to remain cognizant of the latest developments of in social science, demography, and related sciences as it relates to division, CIO, and agency function. May develop and present workshops and seminars, and represent CDC at conferences and meetings sponsored by other government agencies, private organizations and professional associations. Evaluates the effectiveness of public health programs by measuring and assessing the extent of behavioral change. Documents program accomplishments and recommends changes in policy, program operations, and resource levels to improve effectiveness. Instructional Design Specialist Conducts assessments of public health training needs in partner countries and to develop proposals to meet those needs. Makes health education recommendations and suggestions based on experience and expertise in the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions, and prevention educational and training programs designed to control disease and promote health. Creates instructional courses, assessments, and job aids for the immunization workforce. Collects and analyzes program data to determine the effectiveness and progress of current training efforts and strategies. Incorporates new and emerging developments in education practice and theory, new technologies and approaches to communicate complex information in a multi-cultural environment. Serves as a technical health education resource on international health education and health programs. Creates instructor and participant guides, self-paced print courses, outline assessments, online training, and job aids. Interacts with CDC partners, Ministries of Health officials and donor organizations to identify, establish, and assess training assignments with the countries. Develops pilot plans, conducts pilots, evaluates results, and revises materials as needed. Plans, directs, conducts, and evaluates training courses, conferences, and workshops.
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