Employment Opportunities at the African Field Epidemiology Network

The African Field Epidemiology Network (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 operations in over 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or the World Health Organisation Africa Region (WHO – AFRO). Established in 2005, 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Administrator

Location: Abuja
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Work Hours: Full Time

Terms of Reference

  • Perform a variety of administrative and operational duties for the program.
  • Responsible for all administrative, budgeting human resource duties and planning for the NSTOP program.
  • Perform a variety of routine clerical support function including word processing, data entry and other related duties as assigned.
  • Assist with NSTOP cooperative Agreement (COAG) management and monitoring.
  • Provide logistical support for the residents and other staff/stakeholder.
  • Prepare and follow up on payment requisitions in regard to various activities within the program/project.
  • Maintain an accurate and detailed calendar of the various events, due dates and schedules.related to the assignment with the programs to ensure these activities occur as schedules.                       
  • In charge of receiving and distributing of incoming and outgoing correspondences about the program/project.
  • In liaison with the various program/project stakeholders assist in drawing program activity plans and observe their executions as scheduled.
  • As assigned, prepare orders for purchase of materials, supplies and equipment open approval: maintain records of transactions of the same.
  • Attend meetings: take, transcribe, and distribute minutes concerning the respective program as directed.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of records and filing systems pertaining to areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain field reports from residents, staff/stakeholders assigned to NSTOP field activities.
  • Maintains staff daily register.
  • In consultation with the immediate supervisor make travel arrangements for various personnel under the program/project.
  • Maintain records of program/projects.
  • prepare and submit periodic project activity reports and updates which include but not limited to trips reports, weekly /quarterly updates.
  • Handle any other assignment that may be assigned from time to time.

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Social Sciences, and other related courses
  • At least 5 years of proven post graduate work experience in Administration in corporate environment or any reputable organization preferably an NGO.
  • Exceptional customer-service skills and effective and excellent communication both verbal and written and relationship skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with MS Office packages and outlook and must be comfortable working with spreadsheets.

Interested and qualified candidate should:Click here to apply



Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Abuja
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Work Hours: Full Time

Terms of Reference

  • Provide technical support in improving quality of RI data management in the country.
  • Ensure that data generated is properly managed and analyzed to facilitate data-driven decision Making.
  • Design data collection instruments and databases as needed.
  • Support NPHCDA to build capacity of RI personnel at all levels on data management through development of training modules and training of national, state and LGA personnel on data collection and electronic data entry, data analysis and feedback.
  • Provide support to state and LGA EPI staff to assure data is sufficiently of good quality.
  • Regularly analyze collected data and provide feedback to national, state and LGA EPI Team
  • Follow up with EPI teams at state and LGA levels to ensure that quality data reporting is optimal on all electronic platforms.
  • Provide data for partner reports, donor reports and presentations.
  • Any other assignments that may be assigned by the immediate.

Required Qualification/ Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Data Management, Epidemiology, Public Health or Statistics.
  • Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, .Net and other related languages.
  • Experience in GIS Map analysis (ARC GIS, QGIS, Health Mapper)
  • Experience with STATA, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS and other statistical softwares
  • Experience with web-based applications is desired.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in data management, and or working with public health surveillance/monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Two years’ experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)
  • Experience working with primary health care systems in Nigeria at all levels.
  • Experience with adult teaching.

Knowledge Requirements / Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • A good understanding the primary health care is a requirement.
  • Strong technical knowledge in public health, epidemiology, PHC systems, and data management
  • Practical experience in the design and implementation of operational research
  • Good leadership and management skills is required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English language orally and in writing.
  • A good understanding of public health, data compilation and management and data analysis at all levels
  • Knowledge of all PHC data collection tools
  • Possess advanced data management and analysis skills and proficiency with data management software (EPI-Info, Microsoft Excel, Access, SAS, SQL, or STATA.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply



Job Title: IT Coordinator

Location: Abuja
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Work Hours: Full Time

Terms of Reference

  • Create guidelines to end users on the use of IT tools/software across departments and projects.
  • Coordinate IT requirements or specifications for program events and meetings
  • Act as link between end user’s requirement and higher-level support
  • Identifies, proposes, plans and implements actions to improve IT operations.
  • Monitors and update IT infrastructure assets and inventory in collaboration with Admin/Procurement
  • Create in house customized web application with any of the following programming language PHP/MYSQL WAMP server, ASP.NET Core C# /MSQL, JavaScript, bootstrap and data table.
  • Troubleshoot and recommend solutions to network issues.
  • Manage office 365 user accounts and SharePoint online.
  • Maintenance and management of web application domain names
  • Develop standards for all web server builds and configurations.
  • Develop new web solutions through packaged and customized applications.
  • Design, develop and maintain companywide intranet.
  • Maintain and enhance existing web application and ensure that all internal systems are optimized, secured and compliant.
  • Interface with project managers and developers in the design and architecture of new web services
  • Interface with third-party web services providers
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) e.g OPEN DATA KIT (ODK)
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development.
  • Coordinate and ensure that IT Officers provides adequate data security to all online applications through firewall configuration and patches update.
  • Maintenance and Management of Windows Server 2012 R2 Server
  • Maintenance and Management of Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Design and maintenance of routine backup systems
  • Maintenance and management of shared drive
  • Maintenance and management of all program HP ProLiant servers
  • Maintenance and management of active directory users and services
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer science and other related courses
  • Information Technology Professional body will be an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years of proven post graduate work experience in Information Technology or similar role in corporate environment or any reputable organization preferably an NGO.
  • Certification (CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ etc.)/MCP/MSCTS is a plus.
  • Experience in network management and help desk support is appreciated.
  • Solid knowledge of IT systems and applications
  • Understanding of TCP/IP protocols and LAN/WAN configuration
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair user PC.
  • Experienced in Web Development and Administration
  • Must be able to use programming languages such as ASP.NET Core, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, MSSQL tools for creating customized web application as may be required.
  • Working Knowledge of SQL & databases is a must.
  • Good working Knowledge of office 365 and SharePoint online management
  • Good working knowledge of domain name records and web application port management
  • Must be able to create, manage and maintain an eLearning portal for archiving staff training presentations.
  • Good working knowledge of using SCORM in eLearning is required.
  • Ability to perform Network Address Translation and Port forwarding is required.
  • Good working knowledge of ODK aggregate server deployment on a windows server 2012 is required.
  • Exceptional customer-service skills and effective as well as excellent communication both verbal and written and relationship skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and excellent organizational/coordination.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply



Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Abuja
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Work Hours: Full Time

Terms of Reference
The responsibilities of a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) function for the NSTOP including monitoring progress towards achievement its objectives.
  • Provide technical input into monitoring and evaluation components of funding and project proposals.
  • Provide technical assistance on evaluation design, methods, and implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance to program/staff to develop, update and implement monitoring and evaluation of their programs/projects.
  • Support implementation, analysis and reporting for NSTOP program
  • Assist in developing M&E data collection tools and training field staff and partners in usage.
  • Enter and manage M&E data, generate findings/results and translate these into actionable recommendations.
  • Conduct internal data quality audits for quality assurance purposes.
  • Support project staff and partners to understand M&E requirements and procedures including indicators, definitions, and targets.
  • Maintaining an updated filing system for all M&E data and resultants reports, including for funding agreements/project reports
  • Foster reflection and dialogue on the evaluation process and outcomes both within the Organization and with key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant discipline plus an advanced certificate in M&E.
  • Demonstrable and proven practical experience of at least Two (2) years of Post Graduate practice in implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities in Public Health related organizations and institutions.
  • Proof of applied skills and experience in designing, implementation, and operating M&E systems from project initiation to close out; experience in NGO sector is preferred advantage.
  • Experience in handling M&E for multiple donor funds including US CDC,
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies and experience in analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Knowledge of vaccine preventable diseases, surveillance, and immunization programs, particularly in Nigeria, would be an advantage.

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation methodology, including ability to develop/interpret a logic model and an evaluation plan.
  • Ability to design monitoring and evaluation activities for public health programs or projects.
  • Ability to organize and communicate with, staff from many organizations to work together, including organization of meetings and workshops.
  • Skills in developing M&E indicators and data collection plans for research or applied evaluation projects.
  • Experience in reporting on M&E findings through reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Excellent skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis using statistical and/or qualitative software packages.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, results oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including presentation skills.
  • A team player.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


  • You application should contain the following:
    • CV
    • Motivation letter, including discussion of understanding of assignment(s)
    • Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their Application Letter
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Application Deadline 16th June, 2021.

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