Coordinator Science at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)
Job Title: Coordinator Science
No. of vacancies 01 (one)
Duty station: RBC-Kigali
To support Rwanda FETP efforts at publishing, growing and sustaining her funding and partner
1. Resource mobilization and partner engagement (10%)
Participate in developing annual funding goals for AFENET and RFETP, and efforts
towards meeting them.
Routinely perform partner searches for suitability to engage with AFENET and RFETP
Participate in development of advocacy materials for AFENET and RFETP
Participate in partner engagement efforts/meetings as needed.
In instances of partnerships, ensure that AFENET’s and RFETP`s interests are taken care
of through execution of teaming and other relevant agreements.
2. Project development: (20%)
Develop concept notes on areas of RFETP interest.
Research, synthesize and share funding opportunity announcements of interest to RFETP
Lead the process of obtaining internal approval for grant pursuit, including setting up a
Coordinate the proposal writing process, ensuring internal and donor timelines are met.
Ensure project proposals and all submissions are compliant with donor requirements.
Manage communication with grant agencies during grant development, submission,
review, and approval and coordinate any necessary pre-award functions, including
maintaining active registration for AFENET and RFETP in relevant databases.
3. Project management support: (10%)
Organize project initiation meetings, ensuring orientation of project teams on contractual
obligations and other obligations for all new projects.
Collaborate with others to ensure to ensure timely submission of partner-compliant reports
Track assigned AFENET Subcontractors in Rwanda, ensuring deliverables are met.
Maintain an archive of all related documents.
Keep track of assigned RFETP contracts, ensuring contractual obligations are met,
including but not limited to reporting, notices, etc.
Coordinate the closeout of assigned projects, ensuring all necessary documentation is
submitted in a timely manner.
Independently provide advisory support to project management teams.
Coordinate the development, review and submission of prior approval requests.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
4. Scientific Writing (60%)
Responsible for overseeing writing manuscripts for the RFETP (aka Advanced FETP)
residents and MoH as needed.
Support statistical analysis of work done by trainees, Program Staff and MoHEpidemiology Staff
Work closely with the program staff 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
Develop and maintain a log/database of all publications from the RFETP
Work together with the Program Staff to organize and conduct Scientific Writing
Workshops for Trainees, RFETP Staff and MoH-Epidemiology Staff
Review all the RFETP abstracts and manuscripts and presentations to ensure scientific
integrity of these products prior to approval before submission to conferences and journals
Work together with the other RFETP and MoH Epidemiology Staff to write concepts,
expressions of interest, and/or proposals for any new initiatives that may arise during the
Support documentation of key projects, Success stories and findings to be included in the
Any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time by your supervisor
Required qualifications and experience:
Masters’ degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Global/International Health, and/or Project
Management/Planning or related field.
First degree in MBcHB (desirable) or its equivalent
Computer proficiency and knowledge of statistical software like Epi-info and/or STATA
Minimum of three years’ (3) experience in field epidemiology or applied public health practice
Training in project management is desired advantage.
Experience working with a variety of donor agencies.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French.
How to apply:
Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:
Please note that all applications should be sent online by close 5:30pm (EAT) Friday December 3, 2021
*ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Note: More details about this position can be obtained from our website: www.afenet.net
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