Coordinator Science at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)

Coordinator Science at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)

Coordinator Science at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)

Job Title: Coordinator Science

No. of vacancies 01 (one)

Duty station: RBC-Kigali

Job Purpose:

To support Rwanda FETP efforts at publishing, growing and sustaining her funding and partner

Key responsibilities:

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
writing team.
 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
for publication
 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
contract period
 Support documentation of key projects, Success stories and findings to be included in the
RFETP archives
 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.

Language Skills:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French.

How to apply:

Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:

 The Administration & Human Resource Office
 African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
 and a copy on Email:

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.

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