Fresher Business Development Officer NGO Job Vacancies – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title:       Business Development Officer
Organization:  African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) 
Duty Station:
AFENET Secretariat-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 epidemiology 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).
Job Summary:  To support AFENET’s efforts at growing and
sustaining her funding and partner base
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Resource mobilization and partner engagement
·       Participate in
developing annual funding goals for AFENET, and efforts towards meeting them.
·       Routinely
perform partner searches for suitability to engage with AFENET
·       Participate in
development of advocacy materials for AFENET
·       Participate in
partner engagement efforts/meetings as needed.
·       In instances of
partnerships, ensure that AFENET’s in
terests are taken care of through execution of teaming and other relevant
Project development:
·       Develop concept
notes on areas of AFENET interest
·       Research,
synthesize and share funding opportunity announcements of interest to AFENET
·       Lead the process of obtaining internal approval
for grant pursuit, including setting up a writing team.
·       Coordinate the
proposal writing process, ensuring internal and donor timelines are met.
·       Ensure project
proposals and all submissions are compliant with donor requirements.
·       Manage
communication with grant agencies during grant development, submission, review,
approval and coordinate any
necessary pre-award functions, including maintaining active registration for
AFENET in relevant databases.
Project management support:
·       Organize project
initiation meetings, ensuring orientation of project teams on contractual
obligations and other obligations for all new
·       Collaborate with
others to ensure to ensure timely submission of partner-compliant reports
·       Track assigned AFENET Subcontractors, ensuring
deliverables are met. Maintain an archive of all related documents.
·       Keep track of
assigned AFENET subcontracts, ensuring contractual obligations are met,
but not limited to
reporting, notices etc.
·       Coordinate the closeout of assigned projects,
ensuring all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
·       Independently
provide advisory support to project management teams
·       Coordinate the
development, review and submission of prior approval requests
·       Perform other
duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
candidate must hold a Masters’ degree in Public health, Global/international
health, and/or Business administration or
related field.
·       Training in project management is desired
·       Experience working with a variety of donor
·       At least 2 years
of professional international work experience in project development, with a
specific focus on partner engagement and
proposal writing.
·       Detail-oriented
and conscientious with ability to take initiative and work independently under
general guidance.
·       Critical
·       Ability to read,
analyse and summarise large documents
·       Excellent
scientific writing and communication skills
·       Ability to
develop concept notes singly or in collaboration with others.
·       Ability to
interact in a proactive manner.
·       Ability to work
as a team member, and to maintain working relationship in a mu
lticultural environment. Knowledge working
with funders, (experience with Gavi or Global Fund an added benefit).
·       Knowledge of the
global health landscape (development partners, research entities, and
implementation partners).
·       Demonstrated
ability to wr
ite donor progress
reports, and prepare technical presentations.
·       Excellent interpersonal and ability to coordinate or manage
diverse groups  stakeholders.
·       Expert knowledge of English
·       Beginners knowledge of French is Desirable
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: by
Deadline:  Friday
10th April 2020 by 5:30 pm
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