Ongoing recruitment at The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), June 2016

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent.

AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and ensure healthier lives for Africans.

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the vacant position below for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:
Job Title: Communication Officer
Work Hours: Full time
Duration of contract: One year
Job Description

The responsibilities of the Communication Officer include:
Source and draft original online content for the Program/project website, print publications and media outlets.

  • In-charge of the communications function between the Program and relations with the outside world
  • Manage the outgoing information linked to the organization and in charge of marketing the program
  • Update the intranet with new content
  • Prepare daily news briefs on issues in the health sector and program achievements
  • Update and manage contact database of Program partners, stakeholders and associates
  • Manage the program/project mini-library
  • Support speech writing through research on related subject
  • Foster positive relationships between program and the media
  • Support generation of new ideas in the Public Affairs office
  • Asses the overall organization and content of the material to determine its suitability for the intended audience, medium, market and purpose.
  • Select, create or secure appropriate visual elements (e.g. images, sidebars, headings, video clips) if necessary, in keeping with the requirements and constraints of the publication (e.g. budget, schedule, format, medium). Determine the appropriate content and length of captions.
  • Identify, create, or secure appropriate supplementary and referencing material (e.g. glossaries, endnotes, web menu items, hyperlinks).
  • Communicate clearly and diplomatically with the author or project supervisor to confirm structure, request clarification of content, and propose or negotiate broad editorial changes.
  • Offer overall support to the program as shall be assigned by the supervisor from time to time in the best interest of the organization.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Public relations or relevant qualifications
  • Experience of 3 years in the same field with a reputable organization
  • Prior service in Public Health related service is of added advantage.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Language proficiency: Level IV English (Fluency in Both written and oral) is required
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities
  • Proven knowledge of modern office procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Prev1 of 7Next
Go to next page for more

in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get vacancies and employment updates to your email inbox.

Speak Your Mind


Get a Job Today with Joblanda

Reports released in early 2016 reveal more than 1.3 million Nigerians suffered job losses during the second quarter of 2015 alone, bringing the country's total unemployment rate to greater than 6 million individuals. In an effort to combat these statistics, staffing and education advancement advocate Joblanda has launched increased efforts to work with those affected by Nigeria's diminishing employment availability.

Joblanda is focused on delivering employment, career, and educational advancement opportunities to Nigerians who are seeking them. Built on the premise of doing more than just collecting and listing vacancies, we also help ensure each vacancy is well-matched to the job seeker by organizing the listings by required academic qualifications, years of experience, and industries of expertise.

In order to drive individual and collective economic growth, we also disseminate information about scholarships and educational opportunities as well as events and initiatives that can help people advance to a better career. We want to assist people In gaining the tools and information they need to live a better life, and we know that finding a great career is vital to accomplishing that goal.

joblanda gif

in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get vacancies and employment updates to your email inbox.