Employment Opportunities at African Field Epidemiology Network

This is  to inform the general public about the ongoing African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Job recruitment.  interested applicants should read carefully before apply

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: Behavioral Scientist

Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time
Duration of Contract: Nine (9) Months

Scope of work

  • This is a full-time position to be stationed at the national office in Abuja with travel to implementing states.
  • A Behavioral Scientist will coordinate activities in three (3) states.
  • They will work closely with the Team Lead and project managers to achieve project objectives and follow up with their respective states to achieve project deliverables.
  • S/he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria, analytical skills, and knowledge of behavioral science approaches to health interventions.
  • In addition, S/he should have the ability to facilitate training and work in diverse settings.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design and the implementation of the behavioral component of a multifaceted formative study aimed at exploring in-depth, root causes, enablers, and opportunities in data quality in PHC in Nigeria
  • Develop a robust learning agenda around various interventions aimed at changing the behaviour of front-line health workers in order to improve PHC data quality and use
  • Based on Fogg’s model, implement interventions utilizing triggers versus peer-led orientation and feedback in changing behaviours of health facility workers and LGA health teams
  • Design metrics to monitor and measure behaviour change of health care workers throughout the life of the project
  • Coordinate activities at the local government and ward. Interface with all level actors to ascertain the status of activities with respect to the chronogram and timelines.
  • Support the development of behaviour change training modules addressing accurate reporting, review, and data use. Review training materials and support training at state and lower levels.
  • Develop training modules and materials for the training of all categories of personnel involved in this project
  • Provide oversight and supervision for a behavioral component of project implementation in 3 states
  • Work with the project managers, monitoring, evaluation, and learning officer to ensure tracking of all project indicators and timely reporting of project activities
  • Prepare reports/presentations to be shared with stakeholders, and professional groups and for publication in professional journals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the project lead. You may also like to apply for other jobs here

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • A Degree in Behavioral / Social Science or related disciplines appropriate to the position
  • Or a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field
  • Or four (4) years of appropriate experience in behavioral or social sciences field that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired requisite
  • A postgraduate degree in behavioral or social science or public health
  • Experience in developing and training in behavior change projects will be an advantage
  • Two (2) years of specialized experience in implementing behavioral change projects with evidence of practical experience
  • Two (2) years of experience in the conduct and analysis of research on the various aspects of behavioral, social, and cultural influences on public health
  • Two years’ experience working with Primary Health Care bodies/Systems
  • Two years of working experience with frontline healthcare workers and health systems at all levels-community, health facility, LGA, state and national
  • Experience in developing and implementing a learning agenda.

Knowledge Requirements / Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • A good understanding the primary health care is a requirement
  • Strong knowledge in the conduct of qualitative study including qualitative data analysis
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, and qualitative data analysis software
  • Ability to communicate clearly in the English language orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage in successful interaction, and extensive contact with members of government agencies and partners at national, state, and local government levels.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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Job Title: Administrator

Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time
Duration of Contract: Nine (9) Months

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 program.
  • Perform a variety of routine clerical support functions including word processing, data entry, and other related duties as assigned.
  • Assist with cooperative Agreement (COAG) management and monitoring.   Provide logistical support for the residents and other staff/stakeholders.
  • 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 scheduled.
  • In charge of receiving and distributing 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 the 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, and staff/stakeholders assigned to field activities.
  • In consultation with the immediate supervisor make travel arrangements for various personnel under the program/project.
  • Maintain and document administrative records of programs/project activities.   prepare and submit periodic project activity reports and updates which include but are not limited to trip reports and 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 or other related courses
  • At least 5 years of proven post-graduate work experience in Administration in a corporate environment or any reputable organization preferably an NGO.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with effective and excellent communication in verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with MS Office packages and outlook and must be comfortable working with spreadsheets.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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Job Title: Data Manager

Location: Abuja
Work Hours: Full-time
Duration of Contract: Nine (9) Months

Terms of reference

  • Provide technical advisory to government and other stakeholders at all levels on the design, development, deployment, and implementation of health information systems like DHIS2 in accordance with program requirements and specifications
  • Lead the development and implementation of a training curriculum/program on health information systems and other informatics products
  • Conducts routine maintenance/checks of all informatics/ICT products and infrastructure developed by the team or other third-party organizations
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening sessions focused on upskilling national, state, and LGA government officers on DHIS2, overall data management, and other information systems
  • Support the design and implementation of informatics workforce development module/curriculum
  • Ensure routine follow-up with national and sub-national staff/focal persons on data issues identified and implementation of recommendations
  • Conduct routine analysis of performance indicators, provide relevant feedback, and follow-up adequately
  • Facilitate the compilation of project charters, work plans, and implementation reports for internal and external use
  • Provide technical leadership to Data Technical Officers on data management and informatics which includes the use of the DHIS2 and another information system
  • Foster coordination, and ensure a single, integrated communication channel between the national-level staffers and the state-level officers as it relates to feedback sent to the sub-nationals from the sub-projects
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements, or Other Expertise Required

  • Master’s Degree in Data Management, Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Informatics, Data Science or Statistics.

Prior Work Experience:

  • Possess at least 4 years of experience in data management, and or working with public health information, surveillance /monitoring, and evaluation systems
  • Experience configuring and deploying DHIS2 is an added advantage
  • Experience using District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) in a public health context is a must
  • Experience in Routine Immunization (RI) program at the national, state, or LGA level
  • Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, .Net, and other related languages an added advantage
  • Experience using data management and other geospatial analysis tools (ODK, SPSS, Python, R, ArcGIS, QGIS etc)
  • Experience with STATA, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS, and other statistical software
  • Experience with adult teaching
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Knowledge Requirements:
Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV English (fluency in both written and oral) is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • A good understanding of public health, project management, health informatics, and data management (collection, analysis, interpretation, use, and feedback).
  • In addition, experience or knowledge of immunization and public health information and surveillance systems.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess advanced data management and analysis skills and proficiency with data management software (EPI-Info, Microsoft Excel, Access, SAS, SQL, or STATA).
  • Experience with web-based applications is required.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their application letter. AFENET is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Application Closing Date: 8th August, 2022.

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Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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