AFENET Business Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

AFENET Business Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Business Development Officer

Type: Full Time , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Business Operations

Jobs at:

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Deadline of this Job:
12th December 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa


[Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

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).

AFENET is seeking to recruit highly qualified & experienced persons to serve in the indicated position below:

Position: Business Development Officer

No. of vacancies (1)

Duty station: AFENET Secietariat-Kampala

Job Purpose:
To support AFENET's efforts at growing and sustaining heartrending and partner base..

Key responsibilities:

Resource mobilization and partner engagement

  • Participate in developing annual funding goals tor AFENET, and efforts towards meeting them.
  • Routinely perform partner searches tor suitability to engage with AFENET
  • Participate in development of advocacy materials for AFENET
  • Participate in partner engagement ettorts/meetings as needed. in instances oi partnerships, ensure that AFENET's interests are taken care of through execution of teaming and other relevant agreements.
    Project development:
  • Develop concept notes on areas of AFENET interest.
  • Research synthesize and share lunding opportunity announcements of interest to AFENET
  • Lead the process ot 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 ot proiect teams on contractual obligations
    and other obligations for all new proiects.
  • 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.

    Required qualifications and experience:

  • 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.

    Language Skills:

    Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

    Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French.


  • At least 2 years of professional international work experience in project development, with a specific focus on partner engagement and proposal writing.

    Required skills:

  • 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 of stakeholders.

    Job application procedure

    Benefits: All positions carry competitive remuneration.
    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: by Friday, December 12, 2019 close oi business 5:30 pm (East Africa Time).

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