Senior Expert Surveillance & Evaluation (m/f/d)

Senior Expert Surveillance & Evaluation (m/f/d)

Robert-Koch Institut Berlin

Berlin, Germany

The RKI is located in Berlin – Germany’s vibrant, multicultural capital in the heart of Europe. The Institute’s facilities are set in the environment of a clean, green city that is home to first class art, historical and science museums and well-known theatres. Public transit links to other districts and the surrounding countryside are excellent.

The RKI offers flexible working hours and terms of employment that promote in as far as possible employee life-work balance. Education and training are also provided based on employee needs. The RKI also has a comprehensive health maintenance program and assists incoming staff members and their families in settling in their new location.

The RKI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1891, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is one of the world’s oldest biomedical research institutions.

Today, the RKI is Germany’s national public health institute. It employs more than 1,200 people, provides excellent research infrastructure and pursues a modern approach to its scientific work.

The in 2019 newly established Centre for International Health Protection (ZIG) consolidates the international work of the RKI.

For the unit ZIG 1 “Information Centre for International Health Protection” we are looking for a

Senior Expert Surveillance & Evaluation (m/f/d)
(salary dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with public sector wage scale [TVöD] up to grade E 14)

The position is to be filled by the next possible date. The contract is unlimited.

The jobholder will report directly to the Head of the unit ZIG 1 and will collaborate closely with the other units at ZIG and at RKI at large.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Support the Centre’s activities in the field of disease surveillance and monitoring in developing countries from an operational as well as a conceptual perspective;
• Support the assessment and evaluation of surveillance systems in developing countries;
• Provide guidance and advice for the development of integrated databases for infectious and non-infectious diseases, IT tools (e.g. DHIS2), web platforms, procedures and practices;
• Liaison and active collaboration with experts within the RKI and externally, with a specific focus on the strengthening surveillance systems in developing countries;
• Contribute to the regular reporting of ZIG 1;
• Participate in international assessment and twinning missions by RKI or international partners (e.g. GOARN).

Requirements and qualifications:
• University graduate (State Examination, University Diploma, Master’s), preferably in medicine or related sciences;
• Additional qualification with a focus on epidemiology or public health (e.g. MPH, MSE, MIH, FETP, EPIET, EIS, PhD) is an advantage;
• Experience in implementing and evaluating surveillance systems in developing countries from an operational as well as a conceptual perspective;
• Experience in international outbreak response and/or international project work;
• Working experience in public health or epidemiology;
• Practical experience writing and editing scientific publications and reports;
• Experience cooperating with international partners is an advantage;
• Willingness and physical fitness for international secondments (e.g. WHO, ECDC) for up to 6 months and for outbreak response or assessment missions;
• Language skills (CEFR level): English, at least C1 (advanced); additional German and French language skills are an advantage.

We expect non-German speaking applicants to be willing to obtain the level of language proficiency required to function effectively in your work environment.

You structure your own work effectively and always have an overview. You are able to analyze easily the elements of problems and processes. You develop your own ideas and implement them in practical terms, including presenting relevant material in a clear and concise way. You enjoy cooperating with international partners and are trustworthy, professional and reliable. You maintain relationships with partners through regular contact.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Andreas Jansen
Tel.: +49 30 18754-3459

Please note that in single cases the Federal Ministry of Health may access your application documents to ensure appropriate personnel selection within its scope as supervisory authority. Your data will be deleted immediately after the completion of the application process.

Submit your application via the public service job portal Interamt at by 5th of April 2019. Please note the position identification number: 499471(StellenID)/Kz. 32/19.

If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact
Doreen Hampson
Tel.: ++49 30 18754-3732

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Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 32/19