Head of Programs | ReliefWeb

Head of Programs | ReliefWeb

Job Purpose:
Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and manage the program activities at the
secretariat and in collaboration with Program Directors across the various countries.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
 Develop and provide oversight in execution of department strategy in line with the
overall organization strategic plan;
 Oversee the conducting and implementation of on-site epidemiologic
investigations and/or studies of public health concern;
 Provide technical advice and assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and
counterparts in all aspects of the implementation of the integrated disease
surveillance and response (IDSR) system for infectious and non-infectious
 Provide oversight in the implementation of an M & E frame work for the FETPs
and all projects.
AFENET Secretariat
Lugogo House, Ground Floor (Wings B&C)
Plot 42, Lugogo By-Pass
P.O BOX 12874, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 417 700 650
Fax: +256 312 265 595
 Network and collaborate with ministries of health and other partners to discuss
priority public health activities in Africa and designing implementation plans;
 Formulate evidence-based policies in liaison with Ministry of Health or other
 Lead the development of strategies and methods to improve the quality of the data
collected and dissemination of information
 Coordinate reporting for all programs and projects within the Programs department
as the set timeline and standards
 Oversee the programs training function within AFENET and at the central, state
and country levels;
 Determine staffing requirements and recruitment of programs staff;
 Manage and monitor the performance management of staff in the programs
 Coordinate the programs proposal development process working closely with
ministries of health and other partners;
 Oversee the design and implementation of the database for health programs
 Oversee the design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public
health importance;
 Oversee quality improvement activities for all levels of FETP training across
various countries

Academic Qualifications
 Master’s degree in Public Health with focus in Field Epidemiology
 Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary
medicine, Laboratory sciences or Environmental Health Science
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
The candidate must be a member of one or all of the following professional organizations:
 International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
 Society for Epidemiological Research (SER)
 Epidemiology and Biostatistics Professional (EBP)
 Any other recognized national professional body

Work Experience:
 Eight (8) years of working experience in public health or a related field, three (3)
years of which are at managerial level

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