Position: ECHO Coordinator
Number of Vacancies – 01(one)
Organization: Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Supervisor: AFENET Laboratory Projects Manager
Application deadline: Wednesday November 25, 2020
Established in 2005, 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 its headquarters in Kampala, Uganda with has operations in over 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa 4 countries in the Caribbean region. 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. The network’s goal is to strengthen field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to contribute effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in countries where we operate.
AFENET embraces Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) as an innovative program that builds capacity for quality improvement in laboratories from resource –limited settings. This Program has been embraced by 35 countries from across the globe including 19 in Africa. Since its launch in 2009, SLMTA has been implemented in over 28 countries.
AFENET received funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue implementing various regional SLMTA activities including Regional SLMTA trainings, LARC Trainer of Trainers among others.
Project ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of Medical education and care Management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live. Project ECHO is a revolutionary-guided practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation and World.
ECHO model uses a hub-and –spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice car to the underserved in their own communities.
AFENET is seeking applications from suitable and qualified individuals to fill the position of
SLMTA ECHO Coordinator, the successful candidate will carry out the following duties:
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical leadership, support and facilitation in designing/implementation of
Provide substantive inputs in the implementation, revision and updating of SLMTA
materials under the guidance of Subject matter experts and CDC team.
Coordinate with subject matter experts to ensure that all training materials are available to participants
Ensure frequent and timely communications with presenters and other key stakeholders
Announce the SLMTA training sessions and send out invites to respective participants
Utilize the i-ECHO platform to collect and analyse data related to all SLMTA trainings
Support setting up of HUB and selected spoke sites
Prepare inputs for reports, slides and other materials as required by CDC team and the
AFENET Laboratory Projects Manager.
Participate in and contribute to key business development opportunities (development of proposals, partnership opportunities and meetings to seek for new resource mobilization)
Perform other related duties as assigned by the AFENET Laboratory Projects Manager
Minimum academic qualifications:
Eligible candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Sciences from a reputable University.
Required professional work experience:
Experience in implementing SLMTA and laboratory accreditation activities is a must.
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in implementing/coordinating public health laboratory programs with special emphasis on laboratory capacity development.
A good understanding of laboratory health systems and
Experience in resource mobilization in public health.
Demonstrable experience and an in-depth knowledge of donor funded operations, USG
rules and regulations
Experience working with an international organization is a valuable asset.
Other required Skills and Competencies
Excellent leadership, management and teambuilding skills;
Demonstrable technical report and scientific writing skills;
Demonstrable proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, data visualization and
statistical packages as well as data analysis skills are mandatory.
Demonstrable analytical expertise as needed to respond to programme management
Excellent organizational and time-management skills and a proven ability to deliver under schedules and work well under pressure;
Demonstrable experience in partnerships and resource mobilization;
Proven experience and skills in translating technical information into presentations,
briefings and report for different audiences;
Knowledge of oral communication techniques and skill in presentation delivery
programme consultation and credible verbal response to inquiries;
Good interpersonal relationship practices and skills to meet and deal with persons of
diverse backgrounds. and
Skills in programme monitoring and evaluation is an asset;
Competitive based on qualification and experience.
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 Administration and HR Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Deadline: Please note that all applications should be sent online by close 5:30pm (EAT)
Wednesday 25 November 2020.