The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), a specialized technical agency of the African Union (AU), has partnered with Amref Health Africa in pursuit of its vision, mission and goals strategic. The ultimate objective of this partnership is to redefine Africa’s health security strategy in order to improve public health systems on the African continent and in the global community by extension. This collaboration aims to achieve, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Develop and strengthen health systems in Africa.
  2. Improve and strengthen African response capacity to public health emergencies.
  3. Strengthen the Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Networks (RISLNET) in Africa.
  4. Facilitate programmatic and scientific collaboration for the benefit of Member States.
  5. Facilitate the improvement and strengthening of programmatic and technical capacities through the deployment of human resources.
  6. Facilitate and strengthen private sector engagement in Africa’s health sector and other partnerships regarding workforce development, emergency response and public health networks.

This partnership aims to strengthen the capacity of Africa CDC to improve public health systems across Africa, improve the continent’s preparedness to respond to disease threats, including the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 19. This will be achieved through building the capacity of Africa CDC’s five Regional Coordinating Centers (RCCs) to help the continent respond to health emergencies at the point of need, amplifying the capabilities and reach of the headquarters team in all strategic pillars.


Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR), the Technical Officer – African Volunteer Health Corps (AVoHC) will carry out a variety of technical and management and implementation activities. implementation of programs in the area of ​​hemispheric security, regional and national workforce development for health emergency response through the AVoHC program.


  • Work with the AVoHC Program Manager/Officer and Africa CDC Management and Administration Division to define the strategy for building and maintaining the AVoHC list.
  • Perform management of African Volunteer Health Corps (AVoHC) online database directory and deployment of Emergency Response Teams (ERTs).
  • Participate in interview panels for potential rapid responders (RRs).
  • Define the rapid responder performance management strategy during deployment and ensure the strategy is properly implemented by Regional Coordination Center (RCC) staff.
  • Work with the EPR Division Knowledge, Data and Research Management team to create a library of best practices and lessons learned from AVoHC operations.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the AVoHC Program Manager.


Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health sciences, health services research or related health discipline with two (2) years of relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, medicine, health sciences, health services research or related health discipline with five (5) years of relevant experience.

Professional experience required

  • Experience in supporting the implementation of public health programs related to emergency preparedness activities.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Africa CDC operations and Regional Focal Points.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of African Health Volunteer Corps operations is a valuable asset.
  • Understanding of how the African Union works and manages association relations with Member States and partners is a valuable asset.
  • Experience of engaging and interacting with senior officials and other key stakeholders in public and private sector organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and personal qualities of integrity and credibility

Personal skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to produce accurate and intelligible reports and office notes in accordance with African Union requirements.
  • Able to evolve in a multicultural environment
  • High level of autonomy at work, but with a deep team spirit
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
  • Proactive and solution oriented
  • Knowledge of results-based management

Language requirements

  • Fluency in one of the African Union working languages ​​(Arabic, English, French, Swahili, Spanish and Portuguese) is required.
  • Knowledge of one or more other working languages ​​would be an added advantage.


For internationally recruited staff, the indicative base salary is USD 35,044.83 (P2 step 5) per annum plus other related entitlements including post adjustment (46% of base salary) , a housing allowance of USD 22,932.00 (per year) and a gratuity (15% of gross salary).

For locally recruited staff, the indicative base salary is USD 35,044.83 (P2 step 5) per annum plus other related entitlements including post adjustment (46% of base salary), allowance housing of USD 6,879.60 (per year) and pension (15% of gross salary).

How to register


Interested? Please visit our website to apply. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter (in English) explaining why you are the best candidate for this position and your CV (in English) with relevant skills and experience. The closing date will be September 25, 2022. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Due note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at any stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in the recruitment. Although Amref may use different job boards from time to time to extend its reach to candidates, all vacancies are posted on our website under the Vacancies page and on our official social media pages. Please also note that official emails from Amref Health Africa will come from an address.

Amref Health Africa is committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.