Epidemiology and Veterinary Services (South Africa)

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The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


QED is seeking Epidemiology and Veterinary Services to assist the CDC Influenza Division with implementation, monitoring, and oversight of influenza surveillance projects on the continent of Africa. The contractor will also assist CDC-South Africa and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg with projects, such as surveillance studies, outbreak investigation, and animal-human interface activities.


  • Coordinate and assist international and non-governmental organizations that conduct influenza activities in South Africa, the SADC Region, and as needed, other countries served by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (AFRO).
  • Provide focused technical assistance on surveillance enhancement to partners.
  • Provide technical support to ensure partner participation in the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) network and CDC-Atlanta.
  • Support intra-agency collaborations that promote the successful implementation of Influenza Division programmatic goals and objectives (e.g., working with WHO, a grantee, and CDC to implement coordinated or co-funded surveillance projects).
  • Conduct regular meetings and ad hoc communications with CDC and global/country/local agencies to effectively facilitate the completion of programmatic and reporting goals and objectives, to include telephone, email, face-to-face meetings, and trainings.
  • Coordinate with CDC to provide technical expertise, analyze surveillance data, conduct studies, provide recommendations to partners, and conduct epidemiologic and programmatic assessments using CDC-provided instruments and tools.
  • Develop an action plan for each country in English, French, or both languages o prioritize CDC support and technical assistance.
  • Provide epidemiologic and surveillance subject-matter expertise to partners in the design, implementation, and evaluation of MOH-owned and operated surveillance systems.
  • Organize collaborative regional meetings and conference calls to increase national capacity and to share information on influenza surveillance.
  • Organize and conduct regional influenza-related surveillance trainings.
  • Participate in meetings and technical working groups on epidemiology and surveillance data systems.
  • Confirm SADC countries’ reporting of seasonal, avian, and novel influenza reports to WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), WHO Collaborating Centers, CDC Atlanta
  • Provide outbreak response and support in the SADC region with the United Staters Government (CDC or USAID), FAO, and WHO/AFRO.
  • Provide technical support to partners to assist them to analyze and interpret data and produce abstracts for scientific meetings and manuscripts for publication.
  • Write and submit articles on epidemiological studies and influenza surveillance to peer-reviewed medical and public health journals.
  • Translate and transcribe documents including correspondence, presentations, and training materials as needed.
  • Assist in partner capacity building for Rapid Response and Outbreak/Pandemic Preparedness.
  • Attend Integrated Conference Approval Portal (ICAP)-approved conferences and make presentations as required.
  • Complete and maintain up-to-date certification for all CDC- and National Institute for Communicable Diseases-required trainings including, Security Awareness Training and High Threat Security Overseas Seminar training. Submit training certificates as they are completed.


  • Five (5) years minimum experience in health or public health program management.
  • PhD and DVM with a Master’s level Epidemiology degree
  • Experience in animal and human influenza in an African setting.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, seeking advice and support when necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to converse with various groups using French and English languages. (FSI Level 4 required in French language (Level 5 is desired))
  • Experience conducting burden of disease studies

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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