Public Health Specialist (Influenza/Emerging Infectious Diseases) – All Interested Applicants

Announcement Number: HANOI-2020-39

Hiring Agency: Embassy HanoiPosition

Title: Public Health Specialist (Influenza/Emerging Infectious Diseases) – All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 07/27/2020-08/10/2020

Format: MM/DD/YYYY 

Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+7

Series/Grade: LE – 0550 10

Salary: USD $22,988

Work Schedule: Full-time – Mon through Fri 40 hours/week

Promotion Potential: LE-10


Incumbent of this position will have a role serving as the Public Health Specialist of the Influenza/Animal-Human Interface (I/AHI) Program on laboratory, organizing, implementing, coordinating and supervising CDC-supported program activities related to influenza viruses, including seasonal influenza, avian influenza, pandemic influenza, and other zoonotic diseases in humans and animals, and including other One Health related activities. The incumbent will represent CDC in meetings with the Government of Vietnam and international experts, and provide implementation guidance and technical support on laboratory to Vietnam counterparts funded through Government Cooperative Agreements, to accomplish these functions. s/he will act as an integral part of the CDC Influenza/AHI Program team to provide laboratory expert technical assistance, oversight and management to programs that are supported through U.S Government funding in Vietnam.  The incumbent will serve as an integral member of the HHS/CDC Influenza/AHI team, and provide technical oversight, guidance, and evaluation to HHS/CDC-funded partners developing and implementing Influenza, Animal-Human Interface and other One Health activities in Vietnam.  S/he will have regional involvement as one of the focal points on laboratory for support to CDC bilateral agreements on influenza with countries in the WHO Western Pacific and Southeast Asia regions, providing technical support to countries where necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE:  At least 5 years of work in biomedicine or public health, or preventive medicine. Laboratory experience in a field related to influenza or other infectious diseases that involves coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.


Must have:

    • Working knowledge of the host country public health operating environment, specifically about laboratory technique as well as the epidemiological approach.
    • Familiarity with the human and animal health care systems in Vietnam and with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, their structures, organizations, and politics.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel and at least one statistical program such as SAS, R, or Stata, etc.
Education Requirements:
A Master’s degree in laboratory medicine or in public health with concentration or additional training in laboratory medicine is required.

Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)

Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.

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