Consultant to Support Strategy Implementation Planning Retreats At Task Force for Global Health

About TEPHINET and the CDC South America Regional Office:

TEPHINET: Training Programs in Epidemiology & Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a global network of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) founded in June 1997 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Foundation Merieux. With a secretariat based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, TEPHINET is the only global network of field epidemiology training programs, spanning multiple regional networks, sub-regional programs, and national programs around the world. Overall, TEPHINET comprises 71 programs in more than 100 countries. Currently, there are more than 12,000 FETP graduates around the world. For more information, visit TEPHINET’s website:

CDC South America Regional Office (SAM RO): Established in October 2020, the CDC SAM RO strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever they occur and building key relationships to tackle shared health priorities. South America faces public health threats stemming from emerging diseases, humanitarian crises, changing ecosystems, urbanization, and the resulting habitat loss, travel, and migration issues. The rapid spread of Zika across the Americas and to other countries and territories on the North and South American continents and the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic in the region are compelling examples. CDC is uniquely suited to increase engagement and collaboration with South American leaders to better protect countries in the region and the US from health threats.

Objective of Consultancy:

Over the past year, the CDC SAM RO has been developing a five-year regional strategy and is interested in operationalizing the vision into a strategic implementation plan. As such, we are seeking a consultant to lead the CDC South America Regional Office through the following:

  • By Mid-February: Work with participants and key stakeholders to develop an agenda for the virtual one-day retreat to be held on February 18th
    • Objective of the virtual retreat: to discuss the strategic framework summary and formulate an agenda for the in-person retreat
  • By end of March: A three-or-more day in-person retreat in (or near) Brasilia to formally introduce the regional strategy, conceptualize actionable items, and create a draft roadmap of a strategic implementation plan
  • By May: Based on the draft roadmap created during the in-person retreat, prepare a formal implementation plan to execute action items

Specific Duties:

In consultation with TEPHINET, the CDC SAM RO, and CDC Headquarters team (Global Health Coordinating Unit (GHCU), the consultant will spearhead the preparation for the retreats and provide facilitation for the retreats.

Specific duties involve:

  • Prepare for the retreats by reviewing all necessary documents and interviewing key stakeholders to understand the goals and objectives of the strategic plan
  • Attend and/or schedule routine retreat coordination and planning meetings with representatives from TEPHINET and the CDC SAM RO
  • Develop agendas and detailed work plans for the retreats; work plans should delineate roles and responsibilities for TEPHINET and the CDC SAM RO
  • Plan logistics in coordination with the CDC SAM RO and facilitate the virtual and in-person retreats
  • With support from TEPHINET and the CDC SAM RO, develop summary reports of the retreats, summarizing the processes, discussions and decisions taken, as well as providing expert recommendations on a way forward
  • Finalize an implementation plan to execute action items


  • Background in Public Health required; Master of Public Health degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in designing and facilitating executive leadership retreats especially for senior leaders in the public health sector
  • Demonstrated skills in diplomacy for engagement with multiple domestic and international partners
  • Fluency in oral and written English required; in addition to English, preferred proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese, oral and written
  • Position is primarily remote but will require travel to Brasilia for in-person retreat

Contract Period: February 2022 – May 2022 (3 months): The selected candidate will be expected to start by first week of February**Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2022**

How to apply

Required documents for submission:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Outlined approach for performing specific duties
  3. Financial proposal showing the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted

How to apply: Please submit required documents and/or any questions you may have to Claudia Moya, TEPHINET Project Coordinator, at