Background Information

The African Union (AU), 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 people of Africa and the African States, as well as developing new partnerships worldwide. Its headquarters are located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health health agencyand envisions a safer, healthier, integrated, and stronger Africa, where the Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. Administratively, Africa CDC is designed to operate a decentralized model that allows it to work with National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) of Member States, through five Regional Collaborating Centers located in Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia, for the Northern Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, and Southern Africa regions respectively.

With funding from the MasterCard Foundation, Africa CDC will implement the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Program (SLL). This project will strengthen Africa’s public health institutional 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 programs.

In the implementation of the SLL Project, Africa CDC is supported by the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), a non-profit, networking, and service organization that works alongside Ministries of Health, regional and international partners, to strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance and the response capabilities of African countries.

AFENET and the Africa CDC are independent entities that work collaboratively to advance public health on the continent. One of the key areas of collaboration is facilitation through AFENET of the recruitment of staff to be based at Africa CDC’s Headquarters and Regional Collaborating Centres (RCCs).

Through a contract with AFENET, Oxford HR is leading the recruitment effort across all AU countries for ninety-two positions in three phases to staff the SLL Project. Oxford HR operate globally and has a regional African presence with offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Oxford HR will work closely with Africa CDC and AFENET in advertising, networking, and eventual recruitment of the right candidates. In addition to ensuring geographic reach, Oxford HR will also remove language barriers, adhering to AU principles and tenets on inclusion and equity for all AU member states. Oxford HR is known for the quality of their work and despite the obvious challenges of recruiting such a large number of staff, there are processes in place to ensure equity, fairness and compliance with AU rules and regulations.

To promote equity and fairness, especially for countries with a poor internet connection, Oxford HR has established an email help box. If you are having any challenges getting to a page or uploading documents, please reach out via this email Kindly note that this email will not be receiving applications but will be used to answer any queries and direct candidates to find the right job posting.

The Roles

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