Program Officer / STD / KP PEPFAR Jobs – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Program
Specialist STD
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 African countries that
are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance
and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
About PEPFAR Project:
AFENET was in April 2016 awarded a five-year cooperative agreement:
Strengthening the Uganda Ministry of Health Capacity to Execute its Essential
Public Health Functions through Provision of Technical Assistance and Public
Health Workforce Development and Institutional Capacity Building in the
Republic of Uganda, under PEPFAR.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer / STD / KP will take part in the management of STD/ MARPs and
monitoring the Implementation of risk reduction interventions.
Key Duties and
  • Take part in the formulation and review of
    policies and guidelines for STD/AIDS Control Program and sub-programmes
  • Responsible for participating in designing
    and setting standards for STD/ACP
  • Participating in the processes for development
    and production of STD/ACP policies and guidelines
  • Participating in sectoral and
    multi-sectoral linkages and stakeholders collaborations
  • Disseminating policies and guidelines for
    STD/ACP and sub- programmes to all users and partners
  • Implementing STD/HIV/AIDS activities
    according to policies and guidelines within the sector wide approach
  • Preparing and submitting periodic reports
  • Reporting of STD/HIV/AIDS performance
    according to Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) framework and cluster
  • In charge of monitoring the
    operationalization of STD/ACP policies and guidelines
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold an
    MBChB , Public Health degree or the equivalent from a from a recognized
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in a
    Medical, Public Health or Epidemiology or any other health related
    relevant field would of added advantage
  • A minimum of three years relevant working
    experience at national level in implementing STD/HIV/AIDS activities
  • Demonstrated team work
  • Possess excellent communication and
    writing skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    strategic direction of MoH and PEPFAR 
  • Advanced level skills in various computer
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated
resumes, application letters, and relevant documentation to: The Administration
& Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via
Email to:
Deadline: 3rd February,

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