Epidemiologist in Charge of Scientific Writing Non-profit Careers – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
About Us:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary: The
Epidemiologist in Charge of Scientific Writing will oversee the documentation
of various projects and activities such as workshops, meetings, etc which take
place at the Secretariat and within the Network.
Key Duties and
  • Final editing of reports for grammar and
    scientific integrity;
  • Responsible for writing manuscripts at the
  • Work in liaison with the program officers
    to develop manuscripts for various projects and will ensure timely
    submission of papers for publication.
  • Take the lead in following-up with the
    authors and the journal until the paper is accepted for publication.
  • Develop and maintain a log/database of all
    publications from AFENET including trainees
  • Work closely with the Director of
    Science/Programs and Public Affairs to organize and conduct Scientific
    Writing Workshops for Trainees and AFENET Staff
  • Review all AFENET presentations to ensure
    scientific integrity of presentations prior to final clearance by the Head
    of Programs/Science and Public Affairs.
  • Work together with the New Initiatives
    Officer to write Concepts, Expressions of Interest, and/or proposals for
    any new initiatives that may arise during his contract period
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in
    journals according to the agreed standard and deadlines;
  • Keenly monitor all submitted manuscripts
    and provide periodic updates on the outcomes;
  • Plan and conduct staff training in
    abstracts and manuscripts preparation;
  • Actively participate in the proposal
    review process; and
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the AFENET
    Epidemiologist in Charge of Scientific Writing employment opportunity must
    hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Human or Veterinary Medicine, Science or
    relevant discipline
  • Additional training and experience in
    Scientific Writing, Research, and Research Analytics is required.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Medicine
    or Public Health is added advantage.
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 Human Resource Office,
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via Email to: sec@afenet.net
Deadline: 12th May
2017 by 5:30 pm (East African Time).
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