Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2001389

Surveillance/Risk Assessment Coordinator

Public Service Group

HS2 Division

International Health and Development LOB

USAID - STOP Spillover

Surveillance/Risk Assessment Coordinator

Job Description:

ICF is looking for a Surveillance & Risk Assessment Coordinator for a USAID funded project. The project and position will be based in Washington, D.C. with several country based offices and short term technical assistance activities in several others. The intent of the project is to support national governments in their efforts to stop spillover of zoonotic diseases and their amplification in human populations. While the position will be based in the home office, it will require some travel to oversee country operations. The project will operate for a five year period.  


  • Lead efforts to identify and prioritize knowledge, and surveillance gaps, and to design, implement, and evaluate effective and cost-effective interventions to address those gaps.
  • Lead efforts to build country capacity to identify and characterize spillover risk.
  • Coordinate closely with project staff so that information and knowledge are produced and disseminated effectively and used to inform key public health decisions and policies.
  • Leverage partnerships with local academic, private, and public institutions to advance efforts to understand and characterize spillover risk.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders about research, surveillance, and dissemination tasks implemented throughout the life of the project.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience within an international development context;
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience that is highly related to the job responsibilities listed above;
  • Demonstrated experience bringing subject matter expertise and international best practices his/her field; and
  • Fluency in English oral and written communication.

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability: to assemble, quickly and effectively, and to manage a highly-skilled, interdisciplinary team; to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors; and to design, implement detailed, organized, timely, accurate monitoring and evaluation programs.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation ability, as well as experience successfully leading an intercultural team in a development context.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Fluency in English


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Rockville, MD (MD18)

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