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Job Title: Technical Advisor (Consultancy)
Job Number:
Organization: The Carter Center
Posted: 11/3/2017
Type: Contract
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 10
Location: Various International Locations,      Chad
Compensation: Positions available in Chad, South Sudan, Mali, Ethiopia
Position Description: Summary: The Carter Center has multiple Technical Advis Advisor assignments available in South Sudan Sudan, Chad, Mali, and Ethiopia. Technical Advis Advisors (TA) provide technical and manag managerial support (on behalf of The Carter Cente Center) to Ministry of Health Guinea Worm Eradi Eradication Programs in South Sudan, Chad, Mali Mali and Ethiopia within a specific coverage area area (county or district). Technical advis advisors are responsible for the imple implementation and oversight of all inter interventions to stop Guinea Worm disease trans transmission within their given program cover coverage area. TA are primarily supervised by National Coor Coordinators for the country GWEPs, The Cart Carter Center's Country Representative and Depu Deputy Country Representative, and more regu regularly and directly by Regional Senior Tech Technical Advisors. TA are independent contractors and as such are are offered short term contracts up to 180 day days (6 months). A contractor may be offered mul multiple successive contracts over time. The con contract provides a daily honorarium com commensurate with experience and education. The The daily honorarium can vary, however, the sta starting rate per day is usually US $150.00. The The contract also provides a daily rate to pro provide for accommodation, meals and inc incidentals. The transportation costs (tr (transatlantic flights, in country flights and and land movement) are provided as well. These positions will be based in rural re remote field settings, with 80% of the time sp spent will be working within villages. TA mu must be willing and able to walk long di distances, perform effectively in a rural re remote environment with limited access to re resources/infrastructure, spend a minimum of 80 80% percent of time outdoors in a hot cl climate, and have the ability to work and ma make responsible, effective decisions in a ch challenging environment Responsibilities: 1. Manage 5-12 field-level staff to implement interventions to stop Guinea Worm transmission. Field staff management includes training, planning, and direct field-level supervision. 80% of technical advisors’ time is spent with field staff in v villages working in a supportive/supervisory c capacity. Field staff responsibilities, w which technical advisors supervise, include: a. Maintenance and supervision of community-based surveillance system i including i. Daily village volunteer and weekly area sup area supervisor village vis sup area supervisor village visits ii. Community mobilization for interve intervention implementation / health educati education iii. Accurate recording of case inform information in village surveillance books iv. Hold community meetings for volun volunteer selection v. Train volunteer staff vi. Conduct monthly meetings with vol volunteer staff P.2, Technical Advisor, GWEP b. Intervention implementation through v volunteer network with direct supervision i. Distribution of cloth and pipe fil filters ii. Health education and training on cl cloth and pipe filter use / care and Guinea Wo Worm transmission / prevention iii. Village based containment of guinea w worm cases: daily treatment, health e education, prevention of patients from e entering water sources, case detection, and c case confirmation c. Application of chemical larvaecide (A (Abate), including measurement of water so sources and correct summary of information. d. Village level supervisory village v visits with a focus on endemic villages b based on needs, planning calendars, and p program guidelines. e. Oversee monthly summary of village-level ca case and summary data into carbonized forms for su submission to sub level case and summary data into carbonized forms for submission to sub-offices to ensure ensure 100% of villages report monthly. f. Collection of geographic coordinates for ma for mapping. g. Main ma for mapping. g. Maintain positive relationships and share share relevant information with community leade leaders and local authorities. 2. Oversight of transportation reso resources (motorcycles and vehicle) and stoc stock (intervention materials, compound supp supplies) including vehicle maintenance shee sheets and stock inventories. 3. Oversight of all technical aspects of of GWD eradication, including surveillance, imp implementation of interventions used to int interrupt transmission of GWD, and staff com compliance with the GWEP operational gui guidelines. 4. Developing an effective relationship wi with residents of endemic communities to en engage their active participation in the er eradication of GWD. 5. Effective communication and c coordination with local, county, state, and n national authorities regarding the status a and needs of the GWEP, particularly advocacy f for the provision and or rehabilitation of s safe sources of drinking water.

Qualifications: Qualifications: • Proficiency in written and spoken fluency in French required, as well as on the ground work experience in field-based i international programs. Additional p proficiency in Amharic is a plus. • Master of Public Health degree and a minimum of 2 years of Public Health experience with community-based programs, p preferably in Africa, is required. • TAs are posted to remote rural areas where disease transmission is endemic, and must be prepared to work and live in such areas, operating out of sub-offices of the G GWEP. • Demonstrated experience with the p preparation of technical reports, budgets, p plans of action, and management of i inventories. • Demonstrated ability to build team w work. • Ability to make sound work judgments u under difficult conditions, and to become t technically effective with minimal level of a attention from supervisors. • Sound personal and professional c conduct, and respect for the work of The C Carter Center and the Ministry of Health.

Organization Description: Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center was created to advance peace and health worldwide. The Center, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. The Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. The Center, a not-for-profit organization, has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases, and improving mental health care. The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. For additional information regarding accomplishments, leadership, governance, and current programs, please visit our website,

Closing Date: 2/3/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Sabrina Burnett,  Technical Advisor (Consultancy)
Contact Location: One Copenhill Avenue

Atlanta   GA  30307
Contact Location: One Copenhill Avenue
  Atlanta   GA  30307
Contact Phone: 404-420-5100 
Contact Fax: 404-420-3818
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To apply, all documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate which location are yo you applying for: Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, or So South Sudan. Email Resume/CV, cover letter, location of a assignment to: G

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