Call for Applications for Cohort 4 Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training, Liberia

Intermediate Field EpidemiologyTraining

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) is conducting the intermediate level of the Field Epidemiology training for surveillance officers in the country. This is to further build capacity in surveillance and response, as well as the capacity for planned epidemiologic studies and mentorship. The fourth cohort for the Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program (FEPT) will be admitted for training in February 2020.

Course structure

The Intermediate FETP is a field-based training (75% fieldwork, 25% classroom work). This training runs for a total of 9 months, leading to the award of a certificate of completion, upon successful completion of all outputs and demonstration of skill and competency acquisition.


At the end of the training, the Intermediate FETP graduate should have acquired following competencies in the following domains:

Pre-requisite for admission

Job-related: The applicant should be a Government worker involved in disease surveillance and be willing to be re-assigned after the training
Academic: The applicant should be a graduate of Frontline FETP/must have a public health degree and be prepared to undertake a pre-admission frontline competency assessment
Logistics: The applicant should have access to a functioning laptop throughout the period of the training.


For the fourth cohort, applications are being invited from disease surveillance officers at the National and County levels.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Letter of recommendation from supervisor: Indication of support by immediate supervisor and willingness to allow the applicant time to attend the workshops and conduct fieldwork exercises
  3. Letter of motivation/interest: Reasons why the applicant wants to undertake the course
  4. Current curriculum vitae

Deadline for application: 5pm on Friday, December 6, 2019

For further enquiries, please call any of the following numbers, 0778604225, 0886547870 and 0770279732

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