Africa CDC Call for Applications: The Africa Epidemic Services – Epidemiology track Fellowship

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is calling for applications for “The Africa Epidemic Services (AES) – Epidemiology track Fellowship”.

Africa CDC an autonomous technical Agency established by the African Union (AU) to enhance the capacity, capabilities, and partnerships of Africa’s public health institutions. Its primary goal is to control prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats and outbreaks by employing science, policy, and data-driven interventions and programs effectively and efficiently.

Fellowship details:

  • The fellowship include a two year training in applied epidemiology, with three months in class training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and 21 months of applied training on a site hosted by an African Union Member State.
  • The didactic training will be delivered in all African Union languages, while host site activities will be done in the language of the Member State.
  • Successful applicants will participate in experiential core learning of activities that include, but not limited to: data analysis, surveillance system evaluation, and outbreak investigation. The AES-Epidemiology fellow will have the support of an expert supervisor. Fellows will be also matched with experienced public health mentors who will provide support throughout the fellowship programme.

Eligibility:

  • be citizens of an African Union Member State; 
  • have been employed at the time of application in an African country with permission from the government institution to attend the two years training, with right to return post training;
  • have a graduate degree from an accredited school of human medicine, veterinary medicine, or other doctoral-level training in nursing, environmental sciences, or other public health field;
  • possess an MPH or equivalent degree with coursework in epidemiology or quantitative research methods;
  • have at least three years of recent full-time public health post graduate experience in an African country;
  • have a functional knowledge of the any of the African Union working languages and ability to read and write technical medical and epidemiological texts.

Funding details:

  • Africa CDC will provide all learning and development materials and meet all costs associated with the fellowship, including travel related costs (e.g., airfare, lodging, incidentals), stipends, hardware, and insurance.
  • Fellows will be supported to ensure that they have the relevant software and sufficient Internet connectivity for online learning.

Read more here.

Application deadline October 26, 2023.

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