Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Opportunities


Ministry of Health

Directorate of Public Health

Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

The Ministry of Health is enrolling for cohort 18 in the Advanced Level Kenya Field Epidemiology Training

Description: The advanced level Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) is a collaborative competency based training program, offered as MSc ¡n Field Epidemiology by Moi University. The program is anchored within the Ministry of Health and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Kenya FELTP has the mandate of increasing epidemiologic workforce capacity ¡n the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Health is currently seeking highly motivated health professionals interested in joining this elite cadre of disease detectives and acquire skills to effectively enhance disease surveillance and outbreak investigations and provide response nationwide.

Training Duration: 24 months, full time

Eligibility: Employees of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries at the National and County Level.

Starting Date: September, 2021

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum two (2) years working experience in Public Health
  • A holder of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Biological and Health Sciences from an institution recognized by the Commission of University Education
  • Knowledge in Basic Computer Packages
  • Willingness to be potentially deployed outside their current duty station
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally at short-notice
  • Must also meet admission requirements for Moi University MSc in Field Epidemiology
  • Graduates of FELTP’s Basic or Intermediate Epidemiology Training will have an added advantage

Application: Applicants should download and fill the biodata form on www.feltp.or.ke or www.afenet.net and attach full Curriculum Vitae (CV), a personal statement not longer than 500 words, three (3) references including one from the current supervisor, and mobile telephone contact and email address.

County employees must apply through their respective County Directors and/or County Executives in charge of Health and Veterinary Services.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be received before 5.00pm on 16th July, 2021 addressed to the attention of the undersigned.

The Principal Secretary,
Attn: Director, Human Resources Management and Development, Room 127
Ministry of Health
P.O. BOX 30016, Nairobi

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