Every year, CASCA offers small travel grants to doctoral students who are presenting at our annual conference. Every year, the award committee struggles with the gap between the many strong applications we receive and our limited resources. Students tell us that even a small amount of money makes a huge difference to their ability to attend, but we would like to be able to do more. With that in mind, CASCA has added a new category to our charitable donations options: Student Travel Reimbursement. As with all CASCA donations, a receipt will be issued for tax purposes. Please consider supporting the next generation of anthropologists and strengthening CASCA by donating through the following link.
Within this framework, a WHO Ebola Response team is dedicated exclusively to coordinate international response, and mobilise international technical assistance from WHO, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and other partners and stakeholders to provide direct support for national outbreak response activities and in the field.
The UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, agreed on the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) by the UNSG - the first of its kind - headquartered in Accra and providing a UN-wide initiative that draws together all the assets of all relevant UN agencies to tackle this crisis together. In this regard, WHO is the lead agency for a number of strategic objectives.
- Support the EVD Response Teams through the application of ethnographic methodologies in order to understand factors that drive the spread of EVD and apply findings to programme and policies;- Carry out investigation(s) that will help better understand local cultural attitudes, beliefs and practices related to EVD and community support for proposed public health interventions and strategies e.g., the establishment of Ebola Treatment Units/Ebola Care Units/Community Care Units and conducting safe burials;- Identify and incorporate local beliefs and practices into patient care and social mobilization response efforts;- Investigate contextual issues regarding culture, beliefs and values that would support better understanding of Ebola outbreaks and the proposed public health interventions and strategies;- Contribute to ongoing ecological studies in relation to primary cases and identification of the natural source of Ebola virus where relevant;- Advise on ways to integrate understanding of cultural and social norms of communities to develop better rapport and trust between government, response staff and communities across various EVD issues;- Support the Ministry of Health to document the sociocultural and behavioral contextual situation of the Ebola outbreak;- Provide a detailed a detailed analysis of the social, cultural and behavioural factors associated with the EVD and propose a set of recommendations to address programmatic, technical and policy issues;- Other duties as required.
- For French speaking countries: Good working knowledge (written & spoken) of French. Knowledge of English an advantage.
- For English speaking countries: Good working knowledge (written & spoken) of English. Knowledge of French an advantage
ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO ARE CONSIDERED FOR DEPLOYMENT AGAINST A SPECIFIC POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED. AS REFERENCE CHECKS WILL BE MADE THROUGH YOUR CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AT THE POINT OF SHORTLISTING, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THEY ARE INFORMED OF THE URGENCY TO PROVIDE RAPID FEEDBACK. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INDICATE THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN COMPLETING YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY FORM.
PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT CANDIDATES MUST:- HOLD A VALID YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE- COMPLETE THE ONLINE UNDSS BASIC II SECURITY IN THE FIELD TRAINING WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE THROUGH https://training.dss.un.org/courses/v21/pages/dss_login_register.php- PROVIDE ALL COPIES OF DEGREES/DIPLOMAS INDICATED IN THEIR PERSONAL HISTORY FORM
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