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Job Vacancy: Senior Tech Advisor on Cancer Registries, Africa

Vital Strategies is seeking to fill its position for a Senior Technical Advisor, Africa Region

The Senior Technical Advisor (Africa Region) will provide leadership and technical support to Eastern, Western, and Southern Africa in the development and implementation of programmes to improve population-based cancer registration, and will lead technical assistance provision in several countries in Africa, working with the IARC-GICR Collaborating Centers (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer; GICR: Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development), including, but not limited to planning and implementation of work plans and managing Country Coordinators.

This is a full-time position that can be based in either Mozambique or any other Eastern, Western, or Southern African country. Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. The salary range for this position in Mozambique is 4,100,000 MZN to 4,900,000 MZN. Vital may consider outstanding candidates in other regions. The salary range may be adjusted based on country market conditions.


Education and Degree: Master’s degree or higher in cancer epidemiology or related field preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage projects;
  • Ability to work independently and self-directed;
  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse stakeholders at the country level;
  • Fluency in either French or the Portuguese languages;
  • Patient and adaptable to rapidly changing environments;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Exhibited ability to provide leadership and coordination to an inter-agency collaboration representing diverse perspectives;
  • Experience with CanReg5 software or other software programs (e.g., R, STATA, SAS)



  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in epidemiology/statistics/other relevant field
  • At least 3 years of experience working in cancer registration/surveillance/statistics OR a degree in cancer epidemiology or related field
  • Prior international experience working with ministries of health in low-income countries on population-based cancer registration or relevant area


  • Direct experience working with or in population-based cancer registries.
  • Experience with health information systems and/or health economics
  • Prior experience working with ministries of health in Africa

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:  Ability to travel 25% of time.

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