National Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Title: National Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant | African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) | Location: Abuja

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit networking and service alliance of Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET has operations in over 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or the World Health Organisation Africa Region (WHO – AFRO). Established in 2005, AFENET is dedicated to helping Ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, sustainable programs and capacity to improve public health systems on the African continent.


  • The Nigeria Centre for Control is Nigeria’s national public health institute and responsible for the prevention, detection, and control of public health emergencies in the country.
  • The laboratory network subdivision of the NCDC is responsible for increasing and coordinating the laboratory network function for all IDSR and emerging priority diseases.
  • Under the NCDC laboratory network advisor’s supervision, and with overall oversight form the director of laboratory services, the national laboratory network administrative assistant will undertake the underlisted tasks:
    • Support administrative functions of the laboratory network, such as the development of concept notes, program activities, budgets, meeting notes and minutes etc.
    • Support program development and management for laboratory related activities
    • Support operations for expansion of the laboratory network, including laboratory assessments, reports, and improvement plans
    • Maintain a database of all contact persons at all laboratories within the NCDC network of collaborating laboratories
    • Support the planning of assessment/accreditation visits and missions including developing travel itinerary, contacting laboratories etc.
    • Maintain daily work schedule for the laboratory network
    • Follow up on all laboratory network activities, including requests and permissions, and provide feedback to the laboratory network advisor and the director, laboratory services
    • Perform any other tasks assigned by your supervisor.

Application Closing Date
26th August, 2020.

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