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Country Technical Leads for STOP Spillover Resource Hubs (Côte d'Ivoire)

STOP Spillover’s approach centers on leveraging global-level Resource Hubs made up of consortium partner staff and key short-term technical advisors and consultants who provide expertise, technical assistance, and support to a Country Team. The Country Team, composed of a full-time Country Team Lead and four supporting members, drives implementation of the project, ensuring that project activities are responsive and contextualized to the needs of Côte d’Ivoire.

Seeking applications from qualified applicants to fill four full-time positions to support the technical implementation of STOP Spillover activities in Côte d'Ivoire. These are technical positions that serve as the primary in-country technical personnel for the project’s activities. The positions are aligned with the four STOP Spillover Resource Hubs, which are described below. (Job posting in French)

  • Surveillance, Mapping and Modeling (SMM): infectious disease/zoonotic disease surveillance; sampling and monitoring; wastewater surveillance; infectious disease modeling and mapping; community-based surveillance; applied epidemiology; biomedical research; diagnostics; laboratory capacity building
  • Food, Water, Air Climate, Livelihoods and Economics, and Policy and Security Hub (FWA): natural resource management; risk reduction related to food and drivers of food choice; environmental, agricultural and climate sciences; economics; conflict and livelihoods and marketing systems; systems strengthening and policy
  • Risk Analysis and Communication (RAC): risk analysis; risk assessment; risk characterization; risk communication; risk management; community risk-based surveillance
  • Wildlife, Livestock, Epidemiology, Behavior Change, and Gender Strategy (WLE): wildlife sciences; livestock production; disease ecology; social and behavior change; epidemiology and field methods; participatory epidemiology; gender studies; infectious disease ecology

We are seeking applicants whose background and experience are aligned with any of the four Resource Hubs.

Some of the tasks and responsibilities associated with these positions include:

  • Provide technical support and leadership in their specific discipline
  • In consultation with the Country Team Lead, be responsible for implementation of activities in their discipline
  • Participate in country-level work planning activities
  • Support the recruitment and supervision of One Health-Design Research and Mentorship (OH-DReaM) working groups, which will lead the design, implementation, and validation of interventions intended to mitigate viral spillover and the spread of zoonotic diseases
  • Participate in the design, development, and review of interventions
  • Provide and manage logistical and technical support for field activities
  • Monitor and evaluate technical activities
  • Work with stakeholders to coordinate their involvement in outbreak investigations
  • Manage data and technical support during field attachment activities
  • Support capacity building by participating in training and mentorship
  • Draft field attachment reports
  • Support advocacy efforts by collaborating closely with government and other in-country stakeholders to secure their support and buy-in
  • Share challenges and lessons learned during virtual meetings with other STOP Spillover-supported countries
  • Lead efforts to document lessons, highlight successes, and ensure appropriate branding and visibility for the program
  • Report to the Country Team Lead and the in-country institution/leadership of AFROHUN
  • Collaborate with other Country Team members and with the other Resource Hubs

Some of the requirements associated with this position include:

  • Must be a resident of Côte d’Ivoire.
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public health, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, nursing, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, agriculture, economics, social science, social and behavior change, climate science, livestock production, international development, risk analysis, gender studies)
  • At least 3-5 years of in-country experience working on projects with government partners, academics, international stakeholders, funders, and/or the private sector, including supervising professional and support staff, oversight of programmatic/technical issues, and project/grants management
  • A good understanding of One Health concepts and approaches, as reflected in expertise in areas such as social and behavior change, surveillance, risk reduction and management, intervention implementation, the mitigation of zoonotic disease amplification and spread, public health, and/or ecosystem health
  • Excellent collaboration capabilities (e.g., capacity to work productively in a team and in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings)
  • Experience working with government and intergovernmental agencies, communities, academic institutions, international agencies in country (e.g., WHO, FAO, OIE), and/or NGOs
  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills
  • Gender and cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint programs, Comfort with social media.

STOP Spillover does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This organization is committed to the recruitment of a diverse, inclusive workforce; thus, women and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary for this position is dependent on the final candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be in alignment with project funding.

Interested candidates are invited to send an application/cover letter, mentioning the Resource Hub the candidate is interested in, and a resume or curriculum vitae with the names of two referees. All documents should be combined into one PDF file.

Please email your application to by June 13, 2022 at 17h00 EAT and include “Country Technical Lead Côte d’Ivoire” as the subject of the email