Fresher Business Development Officer NGO Job Vacancies – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Job Title: Business Development Officer
Organization: African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station: AFENET Secretariat-Kampala, Uganda
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary: To support AFENET’s efforts at growing and sustaining her funding and partner base
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Resource mobilization and partner engagement
- Participate in developing annual funding goals for AFENET, and efforts towards meeting them.
- Routinely perform partner searches for suitability to engage with AFENET
- Participate in development of advocacy materials for AFENET
- Participate in partner engagement efforts/meetings as needed.
- In instances of partnerships, ensure that AFENET’s interests are taken care of through execution of teaming and other relevant agreements.
- Develop concept notes on areas of AFENET interest
- Research, synthesize and share funding opportunity announcements of interest to AFENET
- 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 in relevant databases.
Project management support:
- 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, ensuring deliverables are met. Maintain an archive of all related documents.
- Keep track of assigned AFENET subcontracts, 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’ degree in Public health, Global/international health, and/or Business administration or related field.
- Training in project management is desired advantage
- Experience working with a variety of donor agencies
- At least 2 years of professional international work experience in project development, with a specific focus on partner engagement and proposal writing.
- Detail-oriented and conscientious with ability to take initiative and work independently under general guidance.
- Critical thinking
- Ability to read, analyse and summarise large documents
- Excellent scientific writing and communication skills
- Ability to develop concept notes singly or in collaboration with others.
- Ability to interact in a proactive manner.
- Ability to work as a team member, and to maintain working relationship in a multicultural environment. Knowledge working with funders, (experience with Gavi or Global Fund an added benefit).
- Knowledge of the global health landscape (development partners, research entities, and implementation partners).
- Demonstrated ability to write donor progress reports, and prepare technical presentations.
- Excellent interpersonal and ability to coordinate or manage diverse groups stakeholders.
- Expert knowledge of English
- Beginners knowledge of French is Desirable
How to apply:
All Interested candidates should submit their Application Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to: The Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by
Deadline: Friday 10th April 2020 by 5:30 pm