Research Associate (Full Time)
The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) is a leading global health institution with a 100-year history of excellence in research, training, and public health practice. Founded in 1916, as the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, it was the first institution of its kind. JHSPH is the largest school of public health in the world, with 709 full-time and 829 part-time faculty, and a current enrolment of over 2,300 students from 79 nations. JHSPH has ongoing research and projects in 130 countries and an annual budget of over US$520 million. The faculty is actively engaged in public health practice, which JHSPH defines as “the application of public health scholarship, knowledge and skills to practice settings through collaboration with government entities, policy makers, community and advocacy organizations, non-governmental organizations, and health care delivery systems.”
The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health (CHH), is a unique and collaborative Johns Hopkins academic program conducted jointly by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. It draws upon a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, demography, emergency and disaster medicine, health systems management, nutrition/food security, environmental engineering, mental health, political science and human rights. The Center collaborates with a variety of organizations including national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multilateral and UN organizations, and Governmental agencies, as well as other research institutions on field-based research and humanitarian projects.
In October 2018, JHSPH/CHH entered into an agreement with Save the Children Federation, Inc. (SCUS) Department of Humanitarian Response to implement a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) aimed at augmenting capacity for humanitarian emergencies of infectious diseases with epidemic or pandemic potential.
More specifically, the project is designed to:
- Improve coordination that assesses and strategically supports global and regional coordination platforms and initiatives, convenes keystakeholders, shares knowledge, and influences program approaches
- Improve technical preparedness by evaluating exiting tools and gaps, contributing to key technical guidelines, designing an integrated response framework, and building and rolling-out a blended learning capacity-building strategy
- Strengthen operational capacity by assessing platform strengths and weaknesses for outbreak response, including key systems (HR, supply chain, etc.), strengthening the ability to capture and use data for real time decision-making, building a global cadre of clinical, technical and operational surge, and testing the integrated outbreak response approach through regional and national simulation exercises.
The Center seeks a full-time Research Associate for this project. The individual in this full-time faculty position will report to the Center’s Director who is the principal investigator for the project. The position will be based at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, with possible travel to project sites overseas.
- Master's degree in Public Health
- Minimum one-year work experience in development or humanitarian contexts
- Knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology
- Proven ability to communicate successfully through writing and speaking, with fluency in English
- Proven ability to establish collaborative relationships with colleagues and co-workers
- Proven ability to take initiative, work autonomously, and achieve results
- Work experience in global health security
- Research in humanitarian emergencies/disease outbreaks
- Previous publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic
Timeline and Duration:
Beginning December 1, 2018.
Duration of 12 months with possibility of extension or renewal.
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