JOB TITLE: EBS Assessment Consultant

POSITION LOCATION: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

ANTICIPATED START DATE: Two weeks after candidate identification



PAY: Commensurate with experience


The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a consultant position in multi-hazard emergency preparedness and response to focus on conducting a literature review of multi-hazard plans at the regional and international level and to assist CORUS in the development of the current multi-hazard health emergency preparedness and response plan in Burkina Faso. The consultant will be responsible for facilitating the development of this strategic document for the Ministry of Health.


  • Conduct literature review for examples of multi-hazard preparedness and response plans
  • Assess results from the March 2021 mapping of health risks in Burkina Faso
  • Propose a draft zero health emergency preparedness and response plan based on existing plans and WHO development guidelines
  • Communicate regularly with the CORUS focal point in charge of the issue
  • Facilitate the work of developing the plan.
  • Finalize the multi-hazard health emergency preparedness and response plan document
  • Perform other duties as assigned that are directly related to this work.




  • MD, MBChB, Nursing, or primary Public Health degree along with a Master of Public Health or higher post-graduate degree

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in proposal/summary/report preparation
  • Technical skills to conduct analyses, write reports, prepare briefings, and effectively present results in the English language
  • Good knowledge of global health security with experience in IHR assessment
  • A track record in timely completion of contract deliverables and objectives
  • Ability to critically think and analyze findings and recognize emergent situations as they arise
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional manner
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to efficiently organize multiple priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Fluency in the English language
  • Post-graduate training or work experience in both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Previous consulting experience conducting literature reviews in an international public health setting
  • Experience writing and reviewing publications and high-level reports



To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.



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