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Public Health in Emergencies Delegate

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Work type: Full time
Location: International - Various

Australian Red Cross deploys Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) delegates in response to disasters (including disease outbreaks) and crises around the globe as part of IFRC Emergency response and/or Recovery Teams. At a broad level, the PHiE profile covers the areas of diarrheal diseases, vector borne diseases, maternal and child health, nutrition, field epidemiology and epidemics. Recent examples of PHiE deployments have been to the Dengue Outbreak in Vanuatu, Cholera Outbreaks in Yemen and Somaliland, and the Cox’s Bazar Population Movement Operation.

The overall role of the PHiE Delegate is as follows:

  • Assess the public health related needs of communities affected by disaster or crisis;
  • Together with local counterpart/s, design and implement emergency public health interventions, and
  • Design, implement and monitor early-to-long-term recovery programming with a focus upon strengthening community and public health systems

Due to the broad nature of the PHiE profile and its duties, we do not expect delegates to be experts in all identified areas of public health. Our aim is to source field experienced Public Health professionals, and support them to develop their skills at a broader level in line with the profile.

Standard deployments are 1-6 months in duration. For a full profile see here: Download File PHiE Profile 2018.pdf

For more information on the IFRC’s Health in Emergencies work, please see here:

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Applications close Sunday 1st April 11:55pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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