CDC Vaccination Campaign Evaluation Training Fellowship
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Accelerated Disease Control Branch in the Global Immunization Division (GID), within the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The Global Immunization Division (GID) is responsible for coordinating the agency’s global immunization strategies and engagement with external partners working in global immunization such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. GID staff conduct research and evaluation, provide technical assistance, and support implementation of immunization programs at country, regional, and global levels. GID staff come from a range of backgrounds, including medicine, epidemiology, communications, informatics, statistics, economics, and public policy. About 75% of staff are based in Atlanta and 25% of staff are based overseas. Further information about CDC’s global immunization work is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/immunization/default.html
The Accelerated Disease Control Branch in GID is seeking a qualified and motivated individual for a Vaccination Campaign Evaluation Training Fellowship focused on developing skills and experience in conducting evaluations of immunization campaigns in low- and middle-income countries. The fellow will participate under the mentorship of GID medical epidemiologists to develop skills and experience in designing project protocols and data collection tools; cleaning and analyzing data collected in the field; and developing presentations, reports, and manuscripts to disseminate results for campaign evaluation projects in Senegal and the Gambia.
Learning objectives include:
- Improve skills in program evaluation design, data collection tool development, and data management and analysis methods
- Build professional networks and applied experience through collaboration with CDC staff and international and country partners in development and implementation of global immunization program evaluations
- Increase knowledge and experience of how evidence from program evaluations can contribute to immunization program decision making at country, regional, and global levels.
- Gain experience in development of program evaluation dissemination products (e.g., presentations, reports, journal manuscripts)
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 20, 2021; start date is flexible
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is part-time (20 hours per week) at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.