AFENET International NGO Careers – Research Officer

Job Title:   Research Officer
Organisation:
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for
profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to strengthen
epidemiological and disease surveillance capabilities of Africa countries that
are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance
and Response (IDSR) strategy, and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Established in 2005, AFENET has supported more than 20 African countries across
sub-Saharan Africa advance their capabilities in early detection and response
to infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Grant Research and Analysis:
  • Develop annual goals and
    strategy for submitting grant proposals to new and existing funders.
  • Solicit and understand
    funding needs from AFENET staff.
  • Actively monitor funding
    trends and opportunities for relevance to AFENET strategic priorities,
    initiatives, and projects.
  • Carry out in-depth
    research of funding opportunities and analyze any such funding
    announcements for potential fit with AFENET’s priorities and recommend
    specific funding opportunities to pursue.
  • Share relevant
    information on available funding opportunities with AFENET members
  • Maintain an accurate
    database of institutional funders and prospects.
  • Develop and submit
    letters of intent as required.
  • Participate in writing
    concept notes
2. Proposal Development:
  • Actively support process
    of obtaining internal approval for grant pursuit, including identifying
    writing team members.
  • Negotiate terms of grant
    agreements in close liaison with the Executive Director.
  • In instances of
    partnerships, ensure AFENET’s interests are taken care of through the execution
    of the teaming agreements.
  • Support program staff
    develop budget proposals and related information.
  • Actively coordinate and
    actively participate in the collection of relevant information for
    inclusion into the technical section- of the grant application including
    literature review, methodologies and/or interview of relevant persons.
  • Regularly review and
    edit final grant document for scientific merit, comprehensiveness,
    competitiveness and compliance with AFENET’s and funders’ requirements.
3. Dissemination:
  • Technically support
    scientific writing/publication at the Secretariat and within the network;
    this includes and is not limited to review of drafts, facilitation at
    Scientific conferences.
  • Participate in review of
    technical reports
  • Participate in AFENET
    Conference preparations
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The Research Officer
    should preferably hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Medicine, Science or
    relevant discipline. Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health is
    added advantage.
  • Additional training and
    experience in Grants research, management plus Project proposal writing is
    required.
  • Proven and relevant work
    experience in Project Grants work in NGO environment is preferred and
    accordingly exceptional experience in similar duties can be considered in
    lieu of above education background,
  • Computer literacy skills
    i.e. working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications.
How to
Apply: 
All candidates who are qualified and interested should send their
updated resumes, application letters, and relevant documentation to:
The Administration & Human Resource Office,
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Email to:
sec@afenet.net
NB:
Please note that all applications should be sent online.
Deadline: 16th
March, 2015.

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