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28 Apr 2017

Full-Time Public Health Specialist (80-100%)

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – Posted by admin Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

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Job Description

Public Health Specialist (80-100%)

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training.

The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss TPH conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health. The department is seeking applications for the following position based in Basel in Switzerland:

Public Health Specialist (80-100%)

To best fit in our interdisciplinary team we expect excellent communication skills, strong spirit of team work and initiative, and ability to work with professionals in multi-cultural context.

The main tasks would include:

  • Develop and strengthen the expertise and role of Swiss TPH/SCIH in the field of health impact assessment;
  • Strengthen the expertise and role of Swiss TPH/SCIH in the field of operational / implementation studies / research;
  • Initiate and coordinate the acquisition of projects / assignments / consultancies relating to health impact assessments, as well as operational / implementation studies / research;
  • Conduct expert assignments in the area of health impact assessments, including literature reviews, the design and implementation of epidemiological surveys, health facility assessments, stakeholder engagement, data quality audits, etc.

    Qualifications you should have:

  • Advanced university degree in epidemiology, public health, environmental health or a related field
  • At least 5 (five) years of international experience working on public health and development issues, including in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Demonstrated experience with carrying out operational / implementation studies / research independently. Specific experience in health, social or environmental impact assessments are an asset
  • Experienced in field team management, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, data analysis and report writing
  • Experience of interacting with clients from the private and public sector in the frame of short and long-term consultancies
  • Language skills: the candidate should be fluent in English and French. Portuguese and Spanish would be further assets
  • Willingness to travel abroad frequently

We would aim to have the successful candidate in place as soon as possible.

The position is based in Basel and initially limited to 1 year duration. Possibilities for extension will depend upon performance and progress in acquiring new mandates.

If you are interested, please submit your application via the link provided below:

Please note that we cannot accept applications via mail or e-mail!

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Job Categories: Medicine. Job Types: Full-Time.

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