Job openings at the WAVE Regional Center of Excellence for transboundary plant pathogens: Disease Modeler

Disease Modeler

Specific duties:

  • Contribute to the development of analytical (mathematical and economic) models for crop disease monitoring, early warning and forecasting, and management strategies
  • Design relevant epidemiological and economic data collection studies that will inform models
  • Development and support for data collection tools via mobile devices
  • Integration of data from multiple sources, e.g. disease surveys, crowd-sourcing tools, diagnostics data, remote sensing and geospatial data
  • Database management and development of information products related to disease early warning and forecasting
  • Provide technical support and capacity building for WAVE country teams and national partners
  • Maintain appropriate collaborations with the WAVE Country Directors, key stakeholders, international partners and key funders
  • Present results to key partners, funders and decision makers in order to guide future plant disease monitoring and management policy
  • Provide support to the development of project proposals and reports
  • Produce peer-reviewed research articles
  • Carry out any other tasks deemed necessary by the hierarchy in order to achieve set objectives



  • MSc or PhD in Disease Epidemiology, Data Science or a quantitatively oriented science
  • Relevant experience in mathematical modelling, health economics, epidemiology, statistics or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component
  • Competency in programming e.g., R and/or Python
  • Strong understanding of database architecture, statistics, data visualization, etc.
  • Expertise in working with large data sets and the ability to integrate and interpret multi-thematic data

Experience and/or knowledge of crop diseases and epidemiology is highly desirable

N.B.: these jobs requires geographical mobility, mainly within West and Central Africa.

Job information

– Duration: 1 year renewable

– Location: Bingerville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

If your skills and experience match the profile we are looking for, please send your CV with a covering letter (including your salary expectations) to the email below, specifying the job title in the subject line.

Email : recrutement@wave-center.org

Deadline for receipt of applications: 24/05/2024

NB : Only selected candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.