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DEPUTY CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST


        

 

                               GOVERNMENT VACANCY

              JOB TITLE: DEPUTY CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST

 

  DEPARTMENT:              National Epidemiology and Research Unit

  MINISTRY:                   Health and Human Services

  LOCATION:                  Grand Turk.

 

 JOB SUMMARY :

To support the Chief of Epidemiology and Research to plan, develop and implement epidemiologic and research programmes under the   auspices of the National Epidemiology and Research Unit (NERU). The incumbent handles the research concerning health effects and risks in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) and appropriately disseminates this information locally, regionally and internationally in order to  inform decision making in the health sector.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Coordinates disease surveillance activities to reliably collect relevant health status and health service data.
  • Analyzes and interprets surveillance data and makes recommendations regarding interventions such as implementation of prevention and control measures.
  • Develops and maintains a relevant database.
  • Prepares and disseminates monthly reports on health status indicators utilizing available epidemiological data.
  • Coordinates outbreak investigation activities.
  • Prepares and disseminates communicable disease outbreak reports to the Ministry of Health and CAREC in a timely, manner as requested during the outbreak.
  • Conduct s essential health research for TCI.
  • Designs, conducts, and interprets of epidemiologic studies.
  • Analyzes and interprets information about health effects and risks to inform policy and facilitate evidence informed decision making in health in TCI.
  • Prepares grants to obtain extra-mural funding for health research.
  • Participates in meetings/workshops/conferences e.g., health research and scientific meetings at local, regional and international levels as deemed necessary by NERU Chief Epidemiologist.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A Master's degree from an accredited university with specialization and thesis in epidemiology followed by at least three years’ experience in the design, conduct, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies, including two years’ experience at the level of Epidemiologist.

                                                       OR

  • A Doctoral degree from an accredited university in an allied health discipline with dissertation in epidemiology followed by at one year experience in the design, conduct and interpretation of epidemiologic studies (preferred).

                                                      OR

  • Physician with a Master's degree from an accredited university with specialization and thesis in epidemiology followed by at least two years’ experience in the design, conduct, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies at the level of Epidemiologist.
  • Experience in outbreak investigation and report dissemination.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills in professional settings as evidenced by invitations to present at regional and international meetings.

 

SALARY : T39 – T43 $44,440.00 - $48,000.00

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter,  two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being Deputy Chief Epidemiology Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Deputy Chief Epidemiology Application clearly marked on the envelopes.

Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

Qualified Belongers will be given first consideration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

 

 

4th. June, 2013.