(Junior) administrative, logistics and finance professional for the project “German Biosecurity Program” with duty station in Khartoum with travels to the states if required.
Disease outbreaks like the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014 showed how highly infectious diseases can endanger both the health and the security of entire states and societies. Such diseases can be spread as a result of naturally occurring outbreaks, accidents in laboratories or misuse of pathogens.
To counteract biological risks, in 2013 the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) established the “German Biosecurity Programme”. It is a component of the German Government’s preventive security policy and contributes to strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention. The Programme is implemented by GIZ and leading German institutions in the area of infection prevention and control, amongst these Germany’s public health agency, the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI).
The Biosecurity Programmeis active in Sudan inthe following six components:detection & diagnostics, surveillance, biosafety & biosecurity, awareness raising, networking and capacity development. The main partner institutions are the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) in Khartoum. The Sudanese partners are supportedthrough activities for strengthening national biosecurity. Examples include awareness raising measures,the establishment of a laboratory network for biosafety & biosecurity and the support of a national political directive on thetopic