CSM/Cholera Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant


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 seeks to recruit highly qualified and experienced professionals to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in areas of work that increase epidemic preparedness and implementation of IHR 2005. The staff will be seconded to the Public Health Laboratory Services Department of the NCDC. The positions are:

Open to: All Interested Candidates  

Duration of contract: One year

Opening date for application: 10th December 2019

Closing date for application: 17th December 2019

Duty station: Abuja   

Work Hours: Full time 

Job purpose
The CSM/Cholera Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to strengthen laboratory network coordination. He/She will work closely with the CSM/Cholera Lab Network Coordinator in supporting coordination and integration of existing and emerging network laboratories (CSM/cholera):

Major duties and responsibilities are:

1. Support administrative functions to the CSM/Cholera Lab network coordinator including but not limited to:

2. Develop and maintain a database of contact persons at all the state public health laboratories;

3. Coordinate the planning and implementation of laboratory network meetings or trainings;

4.Support the planning of assessments and missions to network laboratories including coordinating visits with network laboratories, developing itineraries, coordinating travel logistics;

5. Maintain an up to date equipment inventory in network laboratories;

6. Support the development of stock management platforms in network laboratories;

7. Any other duties as assigned


Reporting structure: The CSM/Cholera Lab Network Administrative Assistant will perform this function under the direct supervision of the CSM/Cholera Lab Network Coordinator and under the overall oversight of the Director of Laboratory Services, NCDC.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Certification or other expertise required

Knowledge requirements