Public Health Expert at Idmibok International

Role Summary

The Public Health Expert will create a comprehensive Business Continuity Planning Toolkit for RCRC Health Centers to ensure the continuity of routine health services in RCRC NS Health Centers, in contexts of epidemic outbreaks and/or disasters. The toolkit will be developed in English first and will include tools/materials and a step-by-step approach to drafting a health center business continuity plan. The toolkit is to be translated to French before the phase of piloting in the francophone piloting countries.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect existing evidence and experiences on the approach of Business Continuity Planning of the GDPC.
  • Review existing literature on Continuity of Care of Health Structures in times of hazards and particularly during epidemics/pandemics as well as disasters.
  • Consultation with RCRC National Societies as well as government officials and key stakeholders of pilot countries in the development of guidelines and strategies.
  • Develop a toolkit including guidelines, tools, and approaches for the health centers to facilitate continuity of services during epidemic outbreaks and/or disasters (content of toolkit is detailed in the deliverable section below).
  • Test the toolkit in the predefined zone of intervention in one health center for each country through the CP3 programme.
  • Contribute to build epidemics and disaster preparedness capacities for Health Centers based on scientific evidence.
  • Disseminate the Business Continuity Toolkit internally (RCRC) and externally.


Phase 1: Preliminary review phase

  • Inception report including results of literature and desk review
  • Key Informant interviews reports
  • Development outline document

Phase 2: Toolkit development phase

  • The validated Business Continuity Planning Toolkit with the following components (In English and French)
    • Business Continuity Planning Guideline
    • Business Continuity Planning Template for events such as epidemics and various natural and man-made disasters
    • Business Continuity Planning Check-List
    • Business Continuity Plan – Risk Assessment Matrix
    • Business Continuity Plan – Risk Mitigation Approach
    • Business Continuity Plan – Critical Incident Staff Matrix
    • Delegation of Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Business Continuity Plan – Recovery Strategy
    • Maintenance and Sustainability Plan

Phase 3Toolkit pilot testing and feedback phase

  • Activity reports from toolkit pilot tests
  • Report on recommendations to improve toolkit based on feedback and pilots
  • Final validated Business Continuity Planning Toolkit


  • Public Health background with understanding of epidemics prevention preparedness and response
  • Knowledge or previous experience in health care facility management (preferably RCRC facilities)
  • Knowledge or previous experience with approaches and concepts to epidemic and disaster preparedness, contingency planning, and business continuity planning
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent movement
  • Experience conducting ateliers and trainings with experience in pedagogical approaches and tools
  • Experience in public health/humanitarian/development sector
  • Experience in multicultural contexts
  • Fluent in both English and French with excellent communication and writing skills

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and daily rate in USD to: using “Public Health Expert (Congo)” as the subject of the email.


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