FELTP-PAKISTAN - Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program
FELTP-PAKISTAN Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program notice for Admission in 8th Cohort of the Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Programme (FELTP)
Aimed at enhancing national disease surveillance and response capacity; FELTP Pakistan is a collaborative initiative of the Pakistan's National Institute of Health (Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination), the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta and other institutional partners.
To induct the T cohort of the prospective Field Epidemiologists; the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination invites applications from medical doctors (both male and female) for admission in 2-years specialized "Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Programme" being conducted at the National Institute of Health, Islamabad. Successful candidates shall undergo an extensive 04 weeks "Disease Surveillance & Outbreak Response Course" including a field exercise. Based on their performance in the said course, the fellows shall be selected for 2-years training which includes three months contact session in Islamabad followed by on-the-job mentoring in the respective Provincial Disease Surveillance and Response Units (PDS&RU) at Provincial Director General Health Offices / Federal Diseases Surveillance and Response Unit at NIH (for Federal Area). On successful completion of the course, certificate will be awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, USA.
Applicants should be on the regular strength of the Federal Health Institutions or Provincial Health Departments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. Balochistan. and FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK. The contract staff likely to serve the public sector for at least five years is also eligible for admission but project staff paid by non-governmental agencies like WHO, is not eligible.
MBBS or equivalent qualification duly recognized by PMDC with minimum 02 years experience in public health. Candidates having postgraduate qualification in public health will be preferred.
Age below 45 years on the closing date of applications.
Computer skills: Ability to operate windows based system and experience with spreadsheet, data management and word processing.
Physical ability and willingness to travel on short notice as and when needed for field investigation and outbreak response. Complete terms and conditions are available at respective DG Health offices.
Method of Application:
Candidates should apply directly to their provincial departments of health (Director General Health's office) with a two page CV, NOC from their department and single page covering letter addressing all admission requirements. Candidates from the federal institutions need to send their applications through proper channel to the National Technical Coordinator FELTP/ Executive Director National Institute of Health. Islamabad.
Applications (complete in all respects) should reach respective Director General's office by 24th June 2015 with an advance copy to the FELTP Office, National Institute of Health. Islamabad. However, applications not received through proper channel will not be processed for final admission.
Final decision regarding selection of the candidates rests with the selection committee and use of any undue influence will disqualify the candidate from applying to the program for next three years.
Successful shortlisted candidates will attend a four-week course on Surveillance and Outbreak Response starting from 27th July 2015.
Final selection for two-year certificate/ degree programme will be based on performance in four week- course.
FELTP Pakistan will not pay any TA/DA but accommodation on shared basis and meals for out of station candidates will be provided in Islamabad during the training sessions only.
FELTP will provide text books and study materials.
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