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Sr. Outbreak Preparedness Officer

Washington, DC
Competitive Innovations, LLC (CI) is seeking a Senior Outbreak Preparedness Officer to support the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of International Health and Biodefense (OES/IHB). The position serves as a key team member providing coordination and support functions for global health policies and programs.  This position will support the Section Chief for the Outbreak Response and Biodefense Section, and indirectly to the Office Deputy Director and Office Director. This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.
  • Serve as an expert advisor on the global health security capacity architecture, including the World Health Organization and International Health Regulations
  • Support IHB’s lead coordination and guidance role for all Department bureaus and the U.S. government interagency in responding to global health and health security issues
  • Advise on options to best build preparedness to address specific infectious diseases
  • Support implementation of OES/IHB’s engagement with certain international organizations and countries with a focus on building global health security capacity
  • Assist day-to-day interagency outbreak preparedness and response efforts
  • Prepare agenda, background materials, and other documentation for high-level interagency meetings; draft notes of these meetings; and disseminate notes to the office
  • Arrange and coordinate high-level interagency meetings, to include pre-briefing principals and coordinating documentation
  • Coordinate and implement diplomatic engagement and outreach strategies for advancing global health and health security activities
  • Disseminate public affairs guidance
  • Brief supervisor, co-workers, and principals as needed on ongoing global health and health security activities and developments
  • Attend weekly staff and team meetings
  • Provide input to, proofread, and properly format papers prepared by colleagues in response to taskings
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Expertise in global health security capacity architecture, including the World Health Organization and International Health Regulations
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Qualified candidates that are HUBZone residents, preferred (check your status here:  https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map#center=39.828200,-98.579500&zoom=5)
Competitive Innovations (CI) is a technology partner and trusted advisor to government and industry customers with critical demand for information technology, program management, cyber security, mission support, and secure high integrity web-based solutions. Founded in July 1999, CI’s dedicated professional team is committed to excellence, persistence, and agility in solving complex challenges and delivering innovative solutions.  CI is a SBA HUBZone certified small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner/CSP, Kentico Gold Partner, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) prime and Navy SeaPort-NxG prime contractor.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or military/veteran status.


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