ECHO Coordinator NGO Jobs – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)


Job Title:    ECHO Coordinator

Organisation: African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: AFENET
Laboratory Projects Manager


About US:

Established in 2005,
AFENET is a non-profit networking and service alliance of Field Epidemiology
(and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology
training programs. AFENET has its headquarters in Kampala, Uganda with has
operations in over 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa 4 countries in the
Caribbean region. AFENET is dedicated to helping Ministries of Health in Africa
build strong, effective, sustainable programs and capacity to improve public
health systems on the African continent. The network’s goal is to strengthen
field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to contribute
effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in
countries where we operate.


About ECHO Project:

AFENET received
funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue
implementing various regional SLMTA activities including Regional SLMTA
trainings, LARC Trainer of Trainers among others. Project ECHO (Extension of
Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of Medical education
and care Management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care
to more people, right where they live. Project ECHO is a revolutionary-guided
practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas
of the state, nation and World.


ECHO model uses a
hub-and –spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual
clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice car
to the underserved in their own communities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide technical leadership, support and
facilitation in designing/implementation of
ECHO activities.

Provide substantive inputs in the implementation,
revision and updating of SLMTA

materials under the guidance of Subject matter experts and CDC team.

Coordinate with subject matter experts to ensure
that all training materials are available to participants

Ensure frequent and timely communications with
presenters and other key st

Announce the SLMTA training sessions and send out
invites to respective participants

Utilize the i-ECHO platform to collect and analyse
data related to all SLMTA trainings

Support setting up of HUB and selected spoke sites

Prepare inputs for reports, slides and other materials as required by CDC team and
the AFENET Laboratory Projects Manager.

Participate in and contribute to key business
development opportunities (development of proposals, partnership opportunities
and meetings to
seek for new
resource mobilization)

Perform other related duties as assigned by the
AFENET Laboratory Projects Manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Eligible candidates should have a minimum of a
Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Sc
iences from a reputable University.

Experience in implementing SLMTA and laboratory
accreditation activities is a must.

At least
three years of
relevant experience in implementing/coordinating public health laboratory
programs with special emphasis on laboratory capacity development.

A good understanding of laboratory health systems

Experience in resource mobilization in public health.

Demonstrable experience and an in-depth knowledge of
donor funded operations, USG

rules and regulations

Experience working with an international
organization is a valuable asset.

Excellent leadership, management and teambuilding

Demonstrable technical report and scientific writing

Demonstrable proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Power
Point, data visualization and

statistical packages as well as data analysis skills are mandatory.

Demonstrable analytical expertise as needed to
respond to programme management

support issues;

Excellent organizational and time-management skills
and a proven ability to deliver under schedules and work well under pressure;

Demonstrable experience in partnerships and resource

Proven experience and skills in translating technical information into presentations, briefings
and report for different audiences;

Knowledge of oral communication techniques and skill
in presentation delivery

programme consultation and credible verbal response to inquiries;

Good interpersonal relationship practices and skills to meet and deal
with persons of diverse backgrounds. and

Skills in programme monitoring and evaluation is an


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates are encouraged to send their Application Letters detailing their

experiences and
skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3
references to: The Administration and HR Office, African Field Epidemiology
Network (AFENET) via Email to:


NB:  Only successful candidates shall be contacted
for an interview.


Deadline: Wednesday 25 November 2020 by close 5:30pm


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