Call for Applicants: Orientation to International Outbreak Response with GOARN and WHO Virtual Workshop
The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and TEPHINET are pleased to announce two upcoming virtual workshops (Orientation to International Outbreak Response with GOARN and WHO) targeted specifically to residents and graduates of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs). These two-day virtual workshops will train approximately 60 TEPHINET member program residents and alumni from around the world on the processes, realities, and challenges of working as an epidemiologist in the field on an outbreak response mission. These virtual learning opportunities are a collaborative effort between GOARN, TEPHINET, and the partners providing the workshop faculty.
Applicants may apply to attend one of two (2) separate workshops, one in late January and one in late February of 2021 (exact dates to be announced). This call for applicants is for both workshops.
Each workshop will be two (2) days in length for three (3) hours each day.
This workshop introduces participants to the opportunities, processes, challenges and realities of working as part of an international multidisciplinary outbreak response team on a GOARN deployment with the World Health Organization. This workshop will enable participants to self-reflect upon their suitability and interest in volunteering to deploy with GOARN and WHO internationally, and will provide participants with the necessary information to apply for deployment as well as further development opportunities available for them to enhance their readiness and pre-deployment skills.
Who Can Apply?
This workshop targets FETP graduates and current advanced-level residents who are interested in deploying internationally with GOARN and WHO. Eligible applicants must possess a minimum of three to ten (3 to 10) years of relevant work experience (see below) and have participated in at least two (2) outbreak investigation missions at the national or international level.
We are seeking applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
- Professionals with three to ten (3 to 10) years of post-FETP experience and technical experience in epidemiology and surveillance.
- Those who have participated in a minimum of two (2) outbreak investigation missions at the national or international levels, who are interested in deploying internationally with GOARN and WHO, and who are committed, with the support of their institution, to deploying on a GOARN field mission within the next two years.
- English proficiency (able to communicate in academic and professional settings)
How to Apply:
Required documents include a curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of support from your institution (employer) stating that your institution will support your deployment to a GOARN field mission within the next two years.
In addition, the completion of pre-course work is mandatory for those seeking to participate in this workshop. All participants of this workshop are requested to complete a series of short, self-directed eCourses in advance. (Download the instructions for completing the pre-course work below.)
The deadline to submit your application is January 10, 2021.
IMPORTANT: You may submit the online application without a support letter and proof of completion of the pre-course work. However, these documents must be sent directly to Stephen Kim at skim [at] tephinet [dot] org by January 10.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Stephen Kim at skim [at] tephinet [dot] org.