Caribbean Vector-borne Diseases Network (CariVecNet) Coordination Officer

Closing Date: November 1, 2020

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Details of the Post

CARPHA is currently serving as the Executing Agency for the 11th EDF Programme of Support for Health System Strengthening for Prevention and Control of Outbreaks of Zika and other Mosquitoborne Diseases in the Caribbean. The expected results of the project are as follows:

1, Increased capacity for detection, monitoring and surveillance of Zika, and other mosquito-borne diseases, and sequelae in the Caribbean

2.            Institutional capacity for Vector Control Programmes in the Caribbean strengthened

3.            Strengthened public education and behaviour change programmes on Zika and other mosquitoborne diseases

4.            Increased availability of data and evidence on strengthening public health interventions to detect, monitor, prevent and control Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

5.            Strengthened regional coordination mechanisms for prevention and response to Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

One of the key regional coordination mechanisms under Result 5 is the the Caribbean Vector-Borne Diseases Network (CariVecNet) which was officially launched on August 8-9th, 2017. The objectives of this network are to, inter alia, strengthen collaboration among Caribbean institutions; facilitate regional exchanges on surveillance and diagnosis of Vector-Borne Diseases (VBDs); enhance collaborative research and training proposals and expert policy recommendations on how to enhance the health network in the Caribbean. The expected long-term outcome is being better prevention and control of VBDs. The services of a Coordination Officer are required to support the operations of the CariVecNet

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Sunday November 1st, 2020

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