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The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), a specialized technical institution of the African Union (AU), has partnered with Amref Health Africa in pursuit of its vision, mission and strategic objectives. The ultimate objective of this partnership is to redefine Africa’s health security strategy in order to improve the public health systems on the African continent and in the global community by extension. This collaboration seeks to achieve but is not limited to the following:

  • Develop and strengthen the Africa health systems.
  • Enhance and strengthen African response capacity to public health emergencies.
  • Strengthen regional integrated surveillance and laboratory networks (RISLNET) in Africa.
  • Facilitate programmatic and scientific collaboration benefiting Member States.
  • Facilitate enhancement and strengthening of the programmatic and technical capacities via deployment of human resources.
  • Facilitate and enhance private sector engagement in the African health sector and other partnerships concerning workforce development, emergency response and public health networks.

This partnership has an ambition to strengthen Africa CDC capacity to improve public health systems across Africa, to enhance the continent’s readiness to respond to disease threats, including the on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be achieved through scaling up the capacity of the five Africa CDC Regional Coordinating Centers (RCCs) to support the continent to respond to health emergencies at the point of need, amplifying the capabilities and reach of the HQ team across all strategic pillars. With funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this partnership will facilitate filling of urgent capacity gaps in the RCCs over the coming two years, recruiting and deploying up to 12 experts to strengthen the Centres and their work.

The current vacant positions are:

  1. Accountant Assistant
  2. Administrative Officer
  3. Finance Officer
  4. HR & Administration Officer
  5. Human Resources Assistant
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  7. National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Technical Officer, Central*
  8. National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Technical Officer, Eastern*
  9. National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Technical Officer, Northern*
  10. National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Technical Officer, Southern*
  11. National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Technical Officer, Western*

*Kindly indicate the region you are applying for in your CV and cover letter

Nationals from the respective countries are highly encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest African-based international health development organisation; currently implementing more than 140 programs, directly reaching more than 12 million people across 35 African countries. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in eight countries in Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia and Senegal. Amref’s work in each country responds to local needs and priorities strengthen existing capacities in communities to take control of their health and strengthen the local health systems. In additional eleven advocacy and fundraising offices are located in Europe and North America. In the spirit of Ubuntu, partnership and networking are key elements of Amref Health Africa’s approach. Amref has a staff complement of over 1,500.

Amref Health Africa is driven by its vision of  ‘Lasting health change in Africa’  and its mission ‘ To increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health’.

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