Head of Division of Maternal and Reproductive Health | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job purpose:
The Head of Division of Maternal and Reproductive Health at Africa CDC will be responsible for
coordinating and leading the strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the division of Maternal and reproductive health’s activities and programs. The Division aims at strengthening Africa’s public health institutions’ capacities, capabilities, and partnerships to strengthen health systems and systems for Reproductive Health including maternal health consistent with evidence-based science, effective policy, and data-driven interventions and programs. The head of division will work closely with partners, other divisions to achieve the above ambitious goal.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Head of Division will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the Division of Maternal and Reproductive Health Division, at Africa CDC a specialized
    technical institution of the African Union that supports public health initiatives of African Union
    Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institution to detect, prevent,
    control and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats including Reproductive Maternal
    Child and Adolescent issues.
  • Take a lead role and provide technical support and advice to Member States in the implementation
    of the Africa CDC Maternal and Reproductive HealthPriorities in accordance with AU continental
    SRHR Policy frame, the Maputo Plan of Action and the Africa CDC new Public Health Order.
  • Provide scientific and technical leadership, coordination and managerial support to AfricaCDC, the
    Regional Collaborating Centers (RCCs) and NationalPublic Health Institutes (NPHIs) in all matters
    related to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
Closing date
22 January 2024