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The East African : February 17th 2014
The EastAfrican 56 APPOINTMENT FEBRUARY 15-21,2014 VACANCIES RE-ADVERTISEMENT JOB OPPORTUNITY RE-ADVERTISEMENT Date: Title: 15 February 2014 AFENET Executive Director Application deadline: 15 March 2014 Duty station: Kampala, Uganda 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 epidemiologic and disease surveillance capabilities of Africa countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy, and the International Health Regulations (IHR). Established in 2005, AFENET has supported more than 20 African countries across sub-Saharan Africa advance their capabilities in early detection and response to infectious and non infectious diseases. AREAS OF SUPPORT INCLUDE: • Training of the public health workforce in field epidemiology. More than 500 have graduated from 2-year FETP programs, and over 300 are in training across 12 programs. • Public health laboratory practice and vaccinology. • Development of laboratory quality management systems. • Review, strengthening and maintenance of disease surveillance systems. • Epidemic investigation and response among others. With support from multiple donors, AFENET’s annual revenues are in excess of USD 15 million. AFENET is seeking to hire a new Executive Director to consolidate and build on this momentum. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A Medical Officer (MD), a Veterinary Doctor (DVM) or a Laboratory Scientist (PhD) with at least an MPH or an equivalent degree; must be fluent in English. A The pay rise dilemma You are on the same job, but you feel that the salary you are being paid is no longer satisfactory. Do you peruse the vacancy pages in the presence of your boss to send signals so that you may be “enticed” with a pay hike to stay? Alternatively, do you discuss issues around your pay loudly with colleagues with the hope that your boss gets to hear and pick the hint? Or do you confront your boss with inflation statistics and then place a stiff demand? Although there is no standard method of asking for a pay hike while you are on the job, there is consensus among experts that you need to adopt a sober and mature approach to requesting for one. You need to lay the groundwork first, to circumvent any possible hard stance. A way to do this is to either ensure you consistently perform above par, and therefore use this as your bargaining chip, or ask for more work followed by a request for increased * good knowledge of French, and or Portuguese will be a strong positive. EXPERIENCE: Interested candidates should have excellent leadership skills, with strong interpersonal and communication abilities, leading teams from different cultural backgrounds and a track record of strengthening health systems in developing countries. He/she should have at least 8 years of experience in a public health setting, 5 of which must be at middle or top executive level; should have work experience in Africa; a strong track record in winning grants from multiple donors; experience in coordinating and managing multicountry projects; a good track record in delivering on objectives and demonstrated sound strategic leadership and effective operational and financial management skills. BENEFITS: Salary and benefits are very competitive and commensurate with experience. Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to: Chair, Human Resource Committee on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; copied to Chair, Board of Directors on e-mail: email@example.com Please note: * Applicants who responded to the advert that appeared in The Economist, November 16 – 22, 2013 need not to re-apply: applications are still valid Applicants should clearly state any restrictions they have to take up the advertised position. * ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview. The detailed position description can be found at http://www.afenet.net/new/index.php salary. Do this face to face, rather than through email or office memo. This means you need to request an appointment with your manager, and then state your case by seeking from your boss, the opportunities and options available for earning a better pay package. This approach is likely to subsequently roll out a friendly discussion, and hopefully, a fruitful one to your favour. Understand employment laws Take time to familiarise yourself with laws relating to employment. As a party to an employment agreement, you should know what the Employment Act (Cap 226) and the Trade Disputes Act (Cap 234) say. This is as important to the employee as it is to the employer. Always know your legal boundaries on work matters, as with everything else. CONTACT The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) is a research and training institution focusing on Peace Support Operations (PSO) capacity building at the strategic, operational and tactical levels within the framework of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and has developed to be the regional Centre of excellence for the African Standby Force (ASF) in Eastern Africa. It addresses the complexities of contemporary UN/AU integrated Peace Support Operations (PSO) by describing the actors and multi-dimensional nature of these operations. In order to enhance institutional capacity in the Eastern Africa region, the Centre is currently recruiting for the positions below: 1. Senior Applied Researcher 2. Applied Researcher 3. Curriculum Designer Interested candidates can obtain detailed job description at: http://www.ipstc.org/careers.aspx responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers specializing in development-related sectors of emerging economies such as finance, agriculture, health, education and energy. With assets under management of USD 1.9bn, responsAbility provides debt and equity financing to non-listed companies with business models that target the lower-income segment of the population and can thus drive economic growth and social progress. Serving both institutional and private investors, responsAbility offers professionally-managed investment solutions. For our office in Nairobi, we are looking for a professional Investment Officer Financial Institutions Debt Financing (100%) • Origination and structuring of debt financing transaction in selected markets of Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa • Credit risk assessments of existing or potential counterparties (microfinance institutions, retail and SME banks, holdings and networks), YOUR MAIN TASKS • Interaction with credit risk management, investment committee, transaction management and external service providers to implement transactions • Monitoring of the investment portfolio and corresponding markets • The position requires significant travelling across Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the financial sector in international environment, ideally as credit analyst or similar • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the assessment or financing of financial institutions, preferably in Africa YOUR EXPERIENCE, SKILLS • Degree in economics, business administration, finance, or a related field. • • • High degree of flexibility regarding travelling • Excellent oral and written level of English and French. Portuguese or any African language would be a plus. Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills Flexible and self-reliant personality with good intercultural skills • Interest in and enthusiasm for impact investments E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.responsability.com To apply for this position, please send your full application (CV, motivation letter incl. possible starting date and salary expectation) not later than 28 February 2014. Only short listed candidates will be notified.
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