The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization established in 2005 with
a mission to improve human health through the strengthening and expansion of applied epidemiology and laboratory capacity in partnership with Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations,
international agencies, private sector and other public health agencies. AFENET has its headquarters in
Kampala, Uganda with operations in more than 30 African Countries.
The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading
Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and
cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership
worldwide. Its headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
Officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2017 as a specialized technical institution
of the African Union, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is Africa’s first
continent-wide public health agency. Africa CDC envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger
Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and
other public health threats. The agency’s mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’
capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens
through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programs. Towards meeting its mission, the Africa CDC will work with African Union (AU)
Member States, WHO, and partners in the five geographic regions of the AU to strengthen their capacity in at least five strategic priority areas: (1) public health surveillance and disease intelligence; (2) public health emergency preparedness and response; (3) public health laboratory systems and networks; (4) public health information and technology systems; and (5) public health research and public health institutes.
The Africa CDC invites applications who are citizens of AU Member States to apply for the position of