Program: Field Epidemiology Training Program- Rwanda
Duty Stations: Kigali, Rwanda
Application deadline: Friday December 3, 2021
Established in 2005, the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not-for- profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together various field epidemiology
training programs (FETPs) in sub-Saharan Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health,
the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and regional and international partners.
FETPs are field- based trainings with participants spending 25% of the time in classrooms and
75% in the field providing public health services while acquiring core competencies in field
epidemiology. In order to address the need to improve field epidemiology capacity at all levels of
the health system, US CDC developed a three-tiered pyramid model for FETP implementation. At
the base of the pyramid is the 3-months Frontline FETP that targets public health workers at the
local level, the middle of the pyramid is the 9-months intermediate FETP for regional level health
workers and at the peak is the 2-years Advanced FETP for national level public health managers.
AFENET works to strengthen epidemiological, disease surveillance and response capabilities of
countries in sub-Saharan Africa countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the
International Health Regulations (IHR) and Global Health Security (GHS).
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) established 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.
AFENET is currently seeking applications for qualified & experienced persons to serve in the
following positions in the Rwanda FETP Program which include;
Closing date: December 03,2021