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Posting expires on 09/08/2019
Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Located in: Atlanta, Georgia
Degree Required: Masters
You are applying for a position based at the CDC to support the implementation of the IMPACT Fellowship program overseas (i.e., you will be a fellow supporting a fellowship program that is implemented overseas). The selected IMPACT Program Fellow must have a strong interest and background in global health, health education, and behavioral science. Strong leadership and health diplomacy skills are also necessary, as are commitment and attention to detail. The ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment is also important to the success of the incumbent. An interest in health systems strengthening and workforce development is a plus, as the IMPACT team is passionate about cultivating long-term solutions in these areas of global health.
The IMPACT Program Fellow will primarily focus on supporting program implementation through the following activities:
About the IMPACT Program
The tools of public health have advanced rapidly in recent years with the development of improved vaccines, drugs, techniques, communications, and technologies. However, only through skilled management can research, theory, and scientific innovation be translated into successful public health action. With this in mind, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with low to middle income countries to strengthen global public health management capacity.
IMPACT is a two-track (6-month or 2-year), competency-based management training program which builds skills through applied learning. The program is ultimately owned by the Ministry of Health in each country; IMPACT trainees are current employees at these ministries who are committed to advancing public health in their countries through management. To graduate, trainees must master eight IMPACT competencies through classroom and field based training. These competencies will ensure trainees are prepared to implement programs, advance public health agendas, and improve health outcomes in their respective countries by using the newest tools of public health.
The IMPACT program was launched in 2016 and is now active in four countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Cambodia, and Nigeria. Further expansion is underway to new countries in Asia and Africa.
About Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Posted on 08/07/2019
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