AFENET Jobs – Laboratory Projects Coordinator at African Field Epidemiology Network

African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Secretariat, Kampala, Uganda
 The African Field Epidemiology Network
(AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that
brings together Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs (FELTPs)
across Africa working with Ministries of Health, regional and international
partners. AFENET works to strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance
capabilities of Africa countries that are critical to meeting the requirements
of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy, and the
International Health Regulations (IHR).  Established
in 2005, AFENET has supported more than 20 African countries across sub-Saharan
Africa advance their capabilities in early detection and response to infectious
and non infectious diseases.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    the implementation of laboratory quality management systems among the
    Network African countries.
  • Assist
    in the roll out of in-country laboratory management trainings and SLMTA.
  • Support
    the implementation of External Quality Assessment (EQA) such as: Dried
    Tube Specimen (DTS) technology for HIV serology.
  • Provide
    technical assistance in laboratory mentoring and assist in laboratories towards
    sustained improvement.
  • Working
    closely with Ministries of Health and other partners, implement new
    initiatives related to the laboratory strengthening activities.  
  • Participate
    in the grant proposal and budget writing.
  • Participate
    in report writing as required by funding organizations on progress of
    laboratory activities and mentorship plans.
  • Working
    closely with the Laboratory Projects Coordinator, provide updates and quarterly
    reports to the Ministries of Health and relevant stakeholders on progress
    of laboratory strengthening activities.
  • Any
    other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Skills & Experience:
  • The
    job holder should hold a Masters degree in Public Health or M.Sc Medical
    microbiology with a bias in Laboratory Science (or equivalent professional
  • Holder
    of Certificate in ISO 15189 or Strengthening Laboratory Management towards
    Accreditation (SLMTA) is preferred.
  • At
    least five years experience in Laboratory management or quality systems
  • Previous experience
    working with collaborating partners and Ministry of Health and
    implementing Quality Management Systems in accredited Laboratories is
    added advantage.
  • Related
    qualifications in Biostatistics and Data analysis are of added advantage.
  • Abilities
    in identification of Health problems pertinent to populations and
    organizing surveillance activities.
to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send a resume, application letter, and relevant documentation
to: The Administration & Human Resource Office African Field Epidemiology
Network (AFENET) Email:
AFENET Secretariat Plot 4B,
Mabua Road, Kololo P.O BOX 12874, Kampala, Uganda Tel: +256 417 700 650 Fax:
+256 312 265 595  

Please note that all applications should be sent online. ONLY successful
candidates shall be contacted for an interview
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