Opportunity in Democratic Republic of Congo
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:
Title: Ebola Technical Advisor and Information Officer (Consultant)
United States Agency for International Development/USAID Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo
With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The USAID/DRC Health Office (HO) is managing a portfolio valued at $176 million in 2018. It is one of the largest and most diverse Health Offices. Its array of programs address HIV; tuberculosis; maternal, child, neonatal, and adolescent health; family planning; global health security; NTD, and malaria. The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Nord Kivu province began less than a week after DRC was declared Ebola free following an outbreak in Equateur province. With this latest outbreak, the staff is facing a heavy reporting burden and countless requests for information from headquarters, donors, partners, the Government of DRC, and other stakeholders. In addition there is also an increased demand for mission staff to participate in the many Ministry of Health and donor coordination meetings. In addition to reporting, the Health Office is providing technical advice on preparedness to the MOH, WHO, UNICEF, and other partners and is managing an IPC/WASH preparedness activity implemented by UNICEF. The Mission is also exploring the expansion of disease preparedness interventions across its health portfolio.
With this increased burden on mission staff time, a consultant is needed who can provide long term, exclusive, and continuous support to the Mission’s Ebola preparedness efforts.
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