Specimen Transportation Officer

Background: 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 Specimen Transportation Officer will build capacity towards integrated and sustainable specimen transportation systems for priority diseases for the NCDC laboratory network:
Major duties and responsibilities are:

Reporting structure: The Specimen Transportation Officer will perform this function under the general direction of the Director of Laboratory Services, NCDC.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Certifications or other expertise required


Knowledge requirements