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Public Health Medical Doctor

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Last Date: August 31, 2011
Email: (Reference:

Public Health Medical Doctor
Post date:
April 21, 2011
Application deadline:
August 31, 2011
Hanoi, Vietnam

For its newly-established office in Hanoi, AMP is hiring a Public Health Medical Doctor.
Main Responsibilities

* Develop and implement AMP projects in vaccinology and other health-related fields (applied research, training, organization of scientific and technical meetings, etc.), primarily in Vietnam and possibly in other Asian countries
* Following the agreement between the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the SIVAC Initiative to collaborate on the development of a National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG), in charge of developing recommendations on immunization for national authorities), he/she will provide support for the following:
- Developing, implementing, and monitoring work plans in collaboration with the NITAG executive secretariat
- Organizing the NITAG
- Preparing scientific and technical background documents


1. Education & Experience

* PhD and MSc in public health, epidemiology, or health policy
* A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of public health in an international environment and significant experience in Vietnam. Experience in the area of vaccine-preventable diseases would be an asset.
* Good understanding / knowledge of the organization of health systems (primarily in Vietnam and also in Asia) and of the global immunization community (WHO, UNICEF, GAVI)

2. Competencies

* Ability to synthesize information and to conduct literature reviews; experience in writing scientific articles
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and epidemiological / statistical tools (SAS, Stata, etc.)
* Good organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to interact professionally and effectively with various actors, including senior-level positions at the ministry of health and public health organizations
* Capacity to both easily integrate into a team and to work autonomously
* Agility, flexibility, logical thinking
* Motivation, discipline, results-oriented approach, and good time management skills
* Tact, discretion and sensitivity to cultural differences

3. Languages

* Complete fluency in both English and Vietnamese

Conditions of Employment

* Monthly gross salary range: US$1,100 1,400 (to be negotiated based on experience)
* Short-term full-time contract 12 months (possibility to extend the contract based on evaluation)

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to Ms. Sue Dowling at before May 16, 2011 with the reference: AMPVNPUBLICHEALTH.


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