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Job opportunity: Technical Officer-Disease Control and Prevention at AFENET

Job opportunity: Technical Officer-Disease Control and Prevention at AFENET
Technical Officer-Disease Control and Prevention at AFENET



Job Title: Technical Officer-Disease Control and Prevention
Grade: AU P2/1 equivalency
Number of vacancies: 1 (one)
Department: Africa CDC Headquarters
Supervisor: Head of Division, Disease Control and Prevention
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose

As the Technical Officer of the Division of Disease Control and Prevention, the successful
candidate will support the strengthening and enhance implementation of the existing NCD
prevention and control program and related surveillance systems and ensure linkage with animal,
agriculture, and environmental sections.
This work will also involve support for implementing the Regional Integrated Surveillance and
Laboratory Networks (RISLNET) and the Community Health Programs of Africa CDC

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Technical Officer will be responsible for the following:
  • Support the implementation of Africa CDC policies to strengthen existing NCD prevention and control programs in Member States
  • Support the implementation of inter-country collaboration on NCD surveillance monitoring and reporting, including data sharing and use and promote engagement of countries regional and inter-regional prevention and control activities and programs
  • Support the implementation of Africa CDC policies to strengthen the control of endemic infectious diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis among Member States
  • Support the implementation of RISLNET through the provision of technical assistance and other support to the Regional Collaborating Centers of Africa CDC, National Public Health Institutes
  • Support the processes of strengthening quality of data collection, management, analysis and reporting
  • Work with Member States to support the process of improving Africa CDC access to healthrelated data through coordination, collaboration and technical assistance
  • Support efforts to strengthen National Public Health Institute capacity for conducting infectious disease surveillance systems.
  • Support the implementation of Africa CDC support to strengthening community health programs in Member States
  •  Provide logistic and technical support for information sharing and training activities using the ECHO platform, regional meetings, and other onsite trainings and workshops.
  • Performs any other relevant functions as assigned by the Supervisor.
Minimum Qualification
Candidates must have a minimum of:
  • University Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, epidemiology, health science, health-services research or related health discipline;
  • An advanced degree in, public health, epidemiology, medicine, health science, healthservices research or related health discipline.
Required Experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates possessing
  • Technical skills and experience in supporting public health programs with special emphasis on NCDs, Endemic infectious diseases in Africa, epidemiology and surveillance, health information systems and related workforce capacity development.
  • Resourceful and skilled at collecting, analyzing and using data to recommend, make and communicate decisions of a technical nature to both scientific and lay audiences.
  • Strong technical and scientific writing skills, in addition to narrative and technical reporting skills.
  • Knowledge of public health programs, health sciences research and health systems strengthening, and experience in supporting projects and programs under government ministries and external donors.
  • Familiarity with administrative and management practice and processes typically employed by public health and other public sector programs, particularly in the context of emergency response.
  • Knowledge of public health issues in Africa and previous experience working in Africa.
  • Knowledge of oral communication techniques and skill in presentation delivery, program consultation and credible verbal response to inquiries.
  • 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.

Remuneration
Competitive based on qualification and experience.


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

The Administration and HR Office email;sec@afenet.net

*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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