Emergency Response Epidemiologist for Emergency Response Curriculum Development

Project Description

The consultant will support a project to create a comprehensive standardized emergency response curriculum for continuing education for FETP graduates to ensure that field epidemiologists trained through the FETP program can serve as effective emergency responders. The curriculum will consist of Twelve self-guided eLearning modules (around six hours of eLearning content) followed by in-person tabletop exercises. Materials will be adapted from the in-person Epidemiological Methods in Humanitarian Emergencies training co-taught by CDC and WHO facilitators.

The Consultant will serve as a Subject Matter Expert to develop, review and synthesize content essential for Field Epidemiologists during an emergency response. SMEs from partner organizations will review module content relevant to their expertise. eLearning Developers are contracted to create modules from the finalized content.

Primary Responsibilities

As an expert in field epidemiology and emergency response, the consultant will be responsible for the following activities:

Technical work:

  • Provide technical input and oversight for mapping the content essential for field epidemiologists for each competency and learning objective defined
  • Develop detailed notes and elaborate on key points from the existing materials and presentation slides.
  • Provide technical input on eLearning modules
  • Provide technical input on the in-person tabletop exercise
  • Other duties as assigned

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Provide regular updates to TEPHINET and CDC.
  • Participate in meeting calls as necessary with collaborators.

Contract Period: June 2023 – September 2023

The selected candidate will be expected to start in June 2023.


This position is a TEPHINET consultant position, not a full-time salaried position. Consultant fees commensurate with experience and dependent on funding.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as public health or epidemiology
  • Experience working with rapid response teams, emergency response units, or deploying agencies.
  • Experience lecturing at an academic institute or reviewing technical materials
  • Technical expertise in field epidemiology and public health emergency response
  • Superior writing and communication skills with grammatical proficiency and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with diverse stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English

Application Process:

  • Who can apply: Independent consultants with experience working with rapid response teams, emergency response units, or deploying agencies.
  • When to apply: Applications will be accepted until June 9, 2023.
  • Required documents for submission:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter including a summary of work experience
    • Consultant fees requirement – deliverables-based payment
  • How to apply: Please submit the required documents and/or any questions you may have to Ashley Hill, TEPHINET Project Coordinator, at ahill@taskforce.org.

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