Global Health Technical Specialist - Francophone



Baltimore, MD • GSSHealth

Company Description:

Global Scientific Solutions for Health (GSSHealth) is a public health consulting company dedicated to strengthening global health programs, clinical laboratories and laboratory networks in resource-limited countries. Our team members provide tailored solutions in the areas of business planning, training and technical assistance, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and scientific communications.


Job Description:

A challenging, multi-faceted position for an experienced laboratory professional wishing to utilize international skills or obtain global public health experience.


The Global Health Technical Specialist provides organizational and technical support to GSSHealth international public health projects. The Technical Specialist works with clients to implement and track project activities.

This position is to support projects in francophone countries in West Africa and the candidate must be fluent in both French and English 


  • Liaises with GSSHealth clients to ensure timely implementation of project activities

  • Plans project activities according to agreed deliverables

  • Develops and delivers didactic workshops and laboratory practicums

  • Coordinates international workshops

  • Advises on diagnostic products

  • Prepares written technical procedures

  • Participates in eLearning and workshop content development

  • Other activities as required



Education: Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in a relevant field, Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health administration or bioscience.

Experience: 3+ years clinical laboratory experience required. Experience in resource-limited settings highly desirable. Proficiency in both French and English is required. 


Knowledge and Skills:
  • Interest in health and development programs in low and low-middle income countries

  • Implementation of quality assurance programs

  • Biosafety levels 2 and 3

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to work on a variety of special projects, concurrently

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficiency or fluency in French and English is required

  • Availability to travel up to 20%


Equal Employment Opportunity: GSSHealth does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Candidates for positions under specific contracts will be subject to background/security investigations. Such investigations may include criminal record and credit history checks.