FETP Mentor at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)

FETP Mentor at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)

FETP Mentor at AFENET (FETP Rwanda): (Deadline 3 December 2021)

Job Title: FETP Mentor

No. of vacancies 01 (one)

Duty station: RBC-Kigali

Job purpose:

The Epidemiologist will serve as a Mentor for the field epidemiology training program in Rwanda
conducting in class training & on job mentorship for surveillance & other public health workers
enrolled into the training program. They will ensure course participants acquire the desired skills
& competencies for improved diseases detection & timely surveillance in Rwanda.
The Epidemiologist will work in coordination with the Resident Advisor and support the Resident
Advisor in all FETP activities. He/she will participate in the instruction of trainees during the Basic
Epidemiology Course and provide mentorship support during the training and in the field.

Major responsibilities:

Work with the in-country FETP Frontline Resident Advisor, Ministry of Health, CDC, AFENET
and other partners to:

 Develop and implement a training plan for Field Epidemiology trainings for surveillance
officers and other public health professionals in Rwanda.
 Review and adapt the existing Field Epidemiology curriculum and training materials as
may be required to suite the specific needs of Rwanda.
 Ensure availability of all the required logistics for the didactics and field mentorship of
selected participants.
 Conduct the planned field epidemiology trainings for surveillance officers and other public
health workers in the country.
 Provide mentorship, coaching and supervision for the trainees during the field placement
periods to ensure acquisition of key field epidemiology skills and competencies.
 Provide technical assistance to trainees in preparing their presentations for local and
national level dissemination of the key findings and recommendations from their field
projects.
 Participate in disease surveillance, outbreak investigation together with the trained
surveillance officers as a means to demonstrate best practices and enhance the skills &
competencies of the trainees.
 Assist with the evaluation of the impact of the FETP program on participants’ skills & core
competencies as well as on the general public health surveillance systems in Rwanda.
 Assist with the development and update regularly a database for all the FETP alumni in the
country.
 Prepare regular and timely technical reports on program implementation in Rwanda for
submission to AFENET, CDC, MoH and other partners.
 Supervise the AFENET Corps of Disease Detectives (ACoDD) teams during their
deployment.
 Any other duties as shall be assigned by the resident advisor to ensure achievement of the
FETP objectives in Rwanda.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications and Skills

Academic qualifications:

 Minimum of a Masters’ Degree in Public health, Epidemiology or related field from an
accredited program.
 Training in Advanced Field epidemiology is a preferred advantage.
 Experience working in strengthening public health systems in Sub-Saharan African.
 Experience working with the FETPs.
 Experience mentoring

Required functional competences:

 Excellent written and verbal communication and highly developed collaboration and
networking skills
 A proactive approach to work and a high level of initiative.
 Able to work with minimal supervision, as well as being a strong team player.
 Highly developed organizational skills, with the ability to meet agreed targets and to handle
multiple projects concurrently.
 Proficiency in both oral and written English and French.

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)
 https://recruitment.afenet.net and a copy on Email: sec@afenet.net

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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