Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Team Leader (Cholera Research Short-term Technical Assignment)

Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Job Description

The USAID-funded global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) #2 project implemented by Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Team Leader to support a Cholera research short-term technical assignment. This position will be located primarily in Malawi and Mozambique.

Position Description/Summary: The purpose of this assignment is to carry out a two-part cholera study, primarily in Malawi and Mozambique, to better understand (1) the role of primary care availability (measured through oral rehydration point availability) in slowing community spread and reducing cholera-related mortality and (2) roles local and international partners played during both incipient and intense stages of the 2022 cholera outbreaks in Malawi and Mozambique, and how local and international partners can work together to minimize the impact of future outbreaks.

The anticipated level of effort for this assignment is 85 days beginning on/about June 14, 2023 and concluding on/about November 3, 2023.The Team Leader will perform the work both remotely from their home of record and in Malawi and Mozambique, with some domestic travel to select areas.


* Overall management of the Study Team and activities

* Lead research Design, oversee data cleaning and analyses

* Ensure the production and completion of all contract deliverables, including inception report and final reports (one per study), slide deck(s), and two-pager briefs (one per study)

* Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID Activity Manager for the Cholera short-term technical assignment


* Ph.D. degree or equivalent and 10 years’ experience in Public Health, International Health, or Epidemiology

* Demonstrated experience in infectious disease (ideally cholera) outbreak response and/or research in developing countries, including knowledge of standard techniques of communicable Disease Control

* Experience in electronic data Management Systems, e.g., Dedoose

* Exhibit strong team management skills

* Experience leading similar international programming or study efforts

* Portuguese language skills desired

* Malawi and Mozambique nationals strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

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Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, Resource Management, energy, and international development. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability. If you need a reasonable accommodation with your application process, contact our Global Talent Operations team.

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