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Assistant Epidemiologist Jobs at Amref

Assistant Epidemiologist Jobs at Amref

Assistant Epidemiologist Jobs at Amref job vacancy. GHSA II project will work in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health-Tanzania mainland, Zanzibar Ministry of Health, and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following vacancy to be filled soon: Welcome to our website


In August 2020, Amref Health Africa (or Amref) was awarded the Cooperative Agreement No. 1 NU2HGH000053-01-00 to implement the project Advancing Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Component 1 – Global Health Security Priorities (GHSA Project) over five years (2020–2025) in Tanzania.

In August 2023, Amref was awarded year four continuous application to support the government on strengthening the Event-Based Surveillance System at sub-national levels, particularly in high-risk border regions with limited readiness capacity by assisting the Government of Tanzania to comply with IHR (2005) through GHSA 2024 targets. The project also covers WASH component for an integrate approach to strengthen infectious prevention practices at public facilities. 

Position Title Assistant Epidemiologist
Reports to Epidemiologist Officer
Location Kigoma
Job Reference No AE
Length of Contract 1Y
Employment Type Regular
Closing Date 20 January 2024
Country Advertised TANZANIA


Assistant Epidemiologists will assist in the coordination of all project activities including planning, implementation, and review and reporting to CDC, coordination of partners and MOH in all matters associate with strengthening data management, utilization and use in  regions supported by project in both Tanzanian Mainland and Zanzibar. She/he will be based at Kagera region strengthening management of alert desk in Kagera Kigoma and Mwanza regions by daily mentoring surveillance officers on EBS activities at community levels. She will also support implementations of regional EBS mini regional plans in collaboration with the regional and council health management teams for sustainability of project after phaseout.2


  • Coordinate implementation of EBS activities in collaboration with MoH, PORALG, and partners
  • Provide technical assistance and participate in the review/development of National IDSR and EBS Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures and training materials with Department of Epidemiology of the MoHCDGEC
  • Participate and provide Technical Assistance in National Surveillance Technical Working Group as part of Experts 
  • Work with National and subnational surveillance stakeholders in the implementation of EBS at subnational levels
  • Work with National surveillance stakeholders on linkages between Indicator and Event Based Surveillance System
  • Maintain regular contact with the appropriate departments at the MOHCDGEC, regional/district health management teams, and other project partners.
  • Liaises with both external and internal contacts in coordination with the Project Manager to ensure follow-up and execution of planned activities. 
  • Maintain a good collaboration and relationship with other EBS partners and maintain good relationship
  • Performs epidemiological data analysis and interpretation of project data and communicate them to surveillance officers at regional, district and facility level
  • Strengthen capacity of regional and district surveillance officers on data analysis, interpretation and use of epidemiological data
  • Participate in project planning for Monthly, quarterly and annual plans as well as ad hoc planning of project activities in consultation with MoHCDGEC and other EBS partners
  • Prepare quality project activity reports and internal Amref reports donor reports with timely submission
  • Maintain project databases and filing systems for optimal management of project information
  • Participate in the development of project proposals for resource mobilization through solicited and unsolicited funding sources


  • Advanced university degree in Epidemiology, preferably Field Epidemiology
  • Knowledge of Development of  scientific papers and epidemiological surveys
  • Minimum of 3 years in a busy Epidemiological settings and handling disease outbreaks and other Public Health Events of International Concern
  • Sufficient knowledge and skills in computer (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access) including Internet, Intranet, browsing skills and Strong presentation skills
  • Sufficient knowledge and skills in Event Based Surveillance, deep knowledge of public health and related subjects
  • Sufficient knowledge and skills in training, supervising and mentoring others in the profession including non- health personnel.


If you meet the criteria given above and are interested in the vacancies, please DOWNLOAD PDF FILE HERE. Amref will conduct interviews at Dar es Salaam Offices to select qualified candidates. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 Hours on January 20, 2024

  1. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy 
  2. “Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in the workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible” 
  3. Any Applicant attempting or communicating to the Amref Health Africa Management or Staff through phone calls, SMS, text emails and other means will automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above
  4. Amref Health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


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