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Head of Programs Non-profit Careers – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title:     Head of Programs
Organization: African
Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization established in 2005
with a mission to improve human health through the strengthening and expansion
of applied epidemiology and laboratory capacity in partnership with Ministries
of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations, international agencies, private
sector and other public health agencies. AFENET has its headquarters in
Kampala, Uganda with operations in more than 30 African Countries to advance
their capabilities in early detection and response to infectious and non-infectious
diseases.
Job Summary:  The Head of Programs will provide technical
oversight, strategic direction and manage the program activities at the secretariat
and in collaboration with Program Directors across the various countries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Develop
and provide oversight in execution of department strategy in line with the
overall organization strategic plan;
·       
Oversee
the conducting and implementation of on-site epidemiologic investigations
and/or studies of public health concern;
·       
Provide
technical advice and assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and
counterparts in all aspects of the implementation of the integrated disease
surveillance and response (IDSR) system for infectious and non-infectious
diseases;
·       
Provide
oversight in the implementation of an M & E frame work for the FETPs and
all projects.
·       
Network
and collaborate with ministries of health and other partners to discuss
priority public health activities in Africa and designing implementation plans;
·       
Formulate
evidence-based policies in liaison with Ministry of Health or other partners;
·       
Lead the
development of strategies and methods to improve the quality of the data
collected and dissemination of information
·       
Coordinate
reporting for all programs and projects within the Programs department as the
set timeline and standards
·       
Oversee
the programs training function within AFENET and at the central, state and
country levels;
·       
Determine
staffing requirements and recruitment of programs staff;
·       
Manage
and monitor the performance management of staff in the programs department;
·       
Coordinate
the programs proposal development process working closely with ministries of
health and other partners;
·       
Oversee
the design and implementation of the database for health programs
·       
Oversee
the design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public health
importance;
·       
Oversee
quality improvement activities for all levels of FETP training across various
countries



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Public Health with focus in Field
Epidemiology
·       
Bachelor’s
Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary
·       
medicine,
Laboratory sciences or Environmental Health Science
·       
Professional
Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
·       
The
candidate must be a member of one or all of the following professional
organizations:
·       
International
Epidemiological Association (IEA)
·       
Society
for Epidemiological Research (SER)
·       
Epidemiology
and Biostatistics Professional (EBP)
·       
Any
other recognized national professional body
·       
At least
eight (8) years of working experience in public health or a related field,
three (3)
·       
years of
which are at managerial level
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should submit their Application Letters detailing their experiences
and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3
references to: The Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET).
Email: sec@afenet.net with a
copy to Christopher Tanui, Email: ctanui@afenet.net
Deadline: 11th March 2020 by 5.30pm East
Africa Time

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