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Climate Sciences Consultant & Data Assistant
CLIMATE SCIENCES CONSULTANT - FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
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Climate Sciences Consultant
Part-Time, Consultancy (22 months)
Remote Assignment
December 15, 2020
SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Work in close collaboration with the Project Director to provide specialist climate sciences consultancy services, working independently and/or as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Create predictive models to predict future dengue outbreaks by analyzing climate, socio-demographic, and dengue record data. Conduct assessments of climate impacts and risks and develop adaptation and resilience strategies, as they apply to specific projects assigned.  

The PIHOA Climate Sciences Consultant is a part-time position that will work remotely to support project work in the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of the Marshall Islands. The consultant will provide subject matter expertise and support to PIHOA leadership and other project consultants/staff.  

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Participate in the planning and development of the project. 
  2. Lead predictive modeling and forecasting towards the development of early warning systems for dengue to inform priorities to decision makers.
  3. Train project specialists to increase local capacities in identifying, collecting, and processing data used in the modeling analysis, including extracting and combining data from multiple sources using statistical programming languages.
  4. Participate in community engagement events and assist in communication materials for the implementation of forecasting systems.
  5. Assist with policy development, including meeting with partners and stakeholders and drafting policy documents.
  6. Conduct assessments of climate impacts and risks and develop adaptation and resilience strategies.
  7. Guide the integration of data sources, to include forms and documents needed for data processing and analysis. 
  8. Meet project objectives and deadlines.
DATA ASSISTANT - FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
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JOB STATUS:    
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Data Assistant
Full-Time, Consultancy (22 months)
Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of the Marshall Islands
December 15, 2020
SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Work in close collaboration with the Project Director to provide specialist climate sciences consultancy services, working independently and/or as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Create predictive models to predict future dengue outbreaks by analyzing climate, socio-demographic, and dengue record data. Conduct assessments of climate impacts and risks and develop adaptation and resilience strategies, as they apply to specific projects assigned.  

The PIHOA Climate Sciences Consultant is a part-time position that will work remotely to support project work in the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of the Marshall Islands. The consultant will provide subject matter expertise and support to PIHOA leadership and other project consultants/staff.  

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Participate in the planning and development of the project. 
  2. Lead predictive modeling and forecasting towards the development of early warning systems for dengue to inform priorities to decision makers.
  3. Train project specialists to increase local capacities in identifying, collecting, and processing data used in the modeling analysis, including extracting and combining data from multiple sources using statistical programming languages.
  4. Participate in community engagement events and assist in communication materials for the implementation of forecasting systems.
  5. Assist with policy development, including meeting with partners and stakeholders and drafting policy documents.
  6. Conduct assessments of climate impacts and risks and develop adaptation and resilience strategies.
  7. Guide the integration of data sources, to include forms and documents needed for data processing and analysis. 
  8. Meet project objectives and deadlines.
APPLICATION:  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following electronically, with attention to Janet Camacho (janetc@pihoa.org), Deputy Director, and Regie Tolentino, (regiet@pihoa.org), Office Administrator, no later than 5:00pm, December 15, 2020, Hawaii Standard Time:

  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and professional experience in response to the Primary Qualifications listed above.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae; and
  3. Minimum of three (3) professional references - these references must be from current and past employment supervisors based on the last 8-10 years of employment.

For any enquiries related to this vacancy, please direct them to Janet Camacho at janetc@pihoa.org.

ABOUT PIHOA

Established in 1986 by the chief health officials of the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) of American Samoa (AS), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau, the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) is a 501(c)3 headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, with a field office in Hagåtña, Guam. PIHOA’s mission is to provide, through collective action and decision-making, a credible regional voice for health advocacy in and for the Pacific.

Today, PIHOA’s membership is comprised of the ministers/directors/secretaries of health (executive governing board) of the six USAPIs, their deputies and Chief Executive Officers of local public hospitals (associates), and Pacific regional professional associations (affiliates). PIHOA’s Secretariat, comprised of ten executive, administrative and technical staff and a number of short and long-term consultants, have been tasked to provide technical assistance to the USAPI health ministries and departments in the following health systems strengthening areas: 1) health workforce development/human resources for health; 2) epidemiology and surveillance; 3) performance improvement; 4) laboratory services; 5) regional health policy and advocacy; 6) health security; and 7) leadership development.