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Regional Programme Lead

Published on 25.11.2021


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Position : Regional Programme Lead

The Regional Programme Lead will Oversee the Execution of the Vaccine Rollout Program in Member States. In addition, the Regional Lead will be Responsible for Developing Strategic Initiatives Specific to the region. He/she will also be Supporting the National Vaccination Programmes by Member States. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Regional Programme Lead shall:

  • Liaise with government focal points for Defining Country Plans and Supporting Program Delivery.
  • Oversee all Saving Lives, Livelihoods, and Economies programme implementation regionally and in member countries.
  • Engage with partner organizations at regional and country level to ensure collaboration and alignment between different efforts for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Monitor and validate progress of regional implementing partners and report performance to the PMU.
  • Identify strategic objectives and priorities for the region by continually assessing the performance of the programme and the need of Member States in the region.
  • Develop regional plans and work to achieve its objectives.
  • Work with the Technical Assistance Team to provide technical expertise to regional implementing partners on a proactive basis or based on the request of the regional implementing partners.
  • Lead the hiring and staffing of technical experts and National Coordinators for the Regional Team.
  • Manage and monitor the performance of National Coordinators and provide the necessary guidance and support to ensure the smooth flow of work and to improve performance.
  • Manage risks associated with Africa CDC Program Management Unit operations in the region.
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the RCC Coordinator.
Required profile for job ad : Regional Programme Lead

Qualification and work experience required:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Associated Fields of Study. Candidates need to have at least 10 Years of Work Experience of which 6 Years is spent as an Expert and 3 Years at a Supervisory Role.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Associated Fields of study. Candidates need to have at least 12 Years of Work Experience of Which 6 years is Spent as an Expert and 3 Years at a Supervisory Role.

Required skills and Competencies

Functional skills

  • Excellent leadership skills including the capacity to organize people to achieve a shared goal and inspire staff.
  • Experience in managing multi-stakeholder and multi country programs.
  • Excellent diplomatic, representational, interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in technical and other professional settings.
  • Demonstrated project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation.
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, Experience in using Office Software Applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.

Personal Abilities

  • Leadership and management abilities. Pro-active and solutions oriented.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.

Language Requirement

Applicants must be Proficient in at Least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming

The Africa CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Qualified Women are Strongly Encouraged To Apply.

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.

Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2022. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the MasterCard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization established in 2005 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.

How to apply: Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:

*ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.

Please note that all applications should be sent online by close of business 5:30 pm (EAT) Friday November 26, 2021

Job criteria for job ad : Regional Programme Lead
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Bwizibwera - Entebbe - Gulu - Hoima - Jinja - Kampala - Kasese - Kira - Lira - Masaka - Mbale - Mbarara - Mukono - Nansana - Rest of Uganda - International
City : Abuja
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
englishgood level
Number of Position(s) : 1

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