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Job opportunity: Senior Science Officer at AFENET

Job opportunity:  Senior Science Officer at AFENET
Job opportunity:  Senior Science Officer at AFENET

Job Title: Senior Science Officer
Grade: AU P3/1 equivalency
Number of vacancies: 1 (one)
Department: Africa CDC Headquarters
Supervisor: Senior Science Advisor/ Chief Science Officer
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose
As the Senior Science Officer, the successful candidate will support the strengthening and
coordination of the activities of the Science Office in the areas of research and documentation.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Science Officer will be responsible of the following:
  • Develop and define standard templates for research proposals, manuscripts and abstracts
  • Support diverse teams to develop research protocols, manuscripts and abstracts by ensuring alignment with institutional templates and policies
  • Develop and foster implementation of an internal review mechanism of research proposals, manuscripts and abstracts from diverse teams.
  • Provides technical support and packages document needed to submit proposed research studies to relevant ethics committees for review and approval
  • Performs any other relevant functions as assigned by the Supervisor.
Minimum Qualification

Candidates must have a minimum of:
  • Master’s degree in public health, medicine, epidemiology, health science, health-services research or related health discipline;
  • Background training in the sciences or work experience in science writing and editing.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant professional work experience in research and development of a wide range of communication materials for the health and development sectors.
Required Experience
  • Skills in translating technical information into presentations, briefings and reports and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences;
  • Understanding of the African Union way of working and managing associated relationships with Member State entities and partners.
Required Competencies and Skills

A. Functional Skills

  • Knowledge of public health principals and practice as they relate to the implementation of public health programs and service delivery.
  • Diplomatic, representational, interpersonal and communication skills, including experience successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in technical and other professional settings.
  • Collect, analyze, and use data to recommend, make and communicate decisions of a technical nature to both scientific and lay audiences.
  • Technical and scientific writing skills, in addition to narrative and financial reporting skills.
  • Translate technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences.
  • Project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing public health projects from conception through implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability with regard to computer skills, particularly with statistical and other analytic tools, e.g., R and State, and with office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
B. Personal Abilities
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as including content fitting for the purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports.
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure Able to operate in a multicultural environment.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented.
AU Language Requirement

Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French and
Portuguese) is required. Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be
an added advantage.

Competitive based on qualification and experience.

How to apply:

Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:

The Administration and HR Office email;

*ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Please note that all applications should be sent online by close of business 5:30 pm (EAT)
Thursday October 22, 2020

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