Ethiopian Public Health Institute Job Vacancy 2024

1.Senior Nutrition Researcher

Job Description

Terms of employment: Contract

Duration of Contract: 6 Months

Duty Station: Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa

The researcher will be engaged for a total of 6 months with possible extension up on getting additional funding.

Background

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is a technical arm of the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia responsible to conducting research in public health and nutrition. Currently, the Institute is conducting various researches in nutrition and public health including food and nutrition strategy baseline Survey. The Institute is closely working with nutrition implementing sectors and development partners’ to make all program decision evidence based. In view of this, EPHI would like to recruit senior nutrition researcher who will support the work of the Institute. The incumbent will closely work, facilitate, and liaise with assigned experts at EPHI and other stakeholders.

Job Description (Main Duties and responsibilities)

1)     Provide support to write manuscripts, technical reports from research findings

2)     Technically lead activities planning, monitoring, and evaluating of progresses.

3)     Participate in collecting, reviewing, and analysis of primary and secondary data relevant to research projects. 

4)     Liaise with EPHI research directorate/division.

5)     Produce policy briefs from rigorous systematic reviews, in-depth analysis of studies etc.

6)     Network with ministry of health, regional health bureaus and partners.

7)     Support other related activities as needed by the directorate.

8)     Produce a report, policy briefs from rigorous systematic reviews, in-depth analysis of studies etc.

9)     Coordinate research different projects.

10)Network with ministry of health, regional health bureaus and partners

11)Support other related activities as needed by the directorate

12)Undertake reviews of existing information derived from reports, evaluations and research papers.

13)Collecting published literature as well as grey literature made of project reports, evaluations or studies that could shed light on the relationship between policies, programmes and interventions in any sector that may contribute to better nutritional outcomes for the population, from the country and from other countries as well, if relevant.

14)Systematically review all documents and extract and summaries evidence of the impact on human nutrition and public health more generally, of the efforts by government and development partners to prevent malnutrition and improve indicators of human development.

15)Actively participate in other activities of the Institute.

Job Requirements

PhD in Human Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public health or related subjects and recent publications experience as lead author.  Specialized training in research methods, public health systems or related is an advantage. 

Experiences

The incumbent must have experience of at least five years in research work with published articles (Minimum of 2 recent publications as first Author in last five years) in peer reviewed scientific journals. Hands on experience in designing research tools, training, and supervising research teams; preferably in research institutions is an asset. 

Desired Competencies

●       Ability to coordinate activities in research and/or academic and public health institutes

●       Ability to conceptualize, devise and lead research, research strategies/ research themes  

●       Demonstrated experience in writing research proposals and protocols; designing tools; and conducting interviews, focus group discussions

●       Be familiar with local and international research ethics

●       Be able to use statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, R or SAS etc.

●       Demonstrated research communication and interpersonal communication skills

●       Ability and being proactive in team works.

●       Experience working with/knowledge about existing food and nutrition, health policies, the Ethiopian health sector development program strategies and plans and the health system strengthening activities of the country 

●       Ability to coordinate research workshops and conferences

●       Ability to develop evidence use tracking mechanisms at national and regional levels

●       Ability in disseminating research findings with different; publication, policy briefs

●       Able to travel for data collection and supervision across all regions of the country.

Monitoring and Reporting

The researcher will work from EPHI which will arrange for workstation. The researcher expected to provide written report of his performance monthly and progress will be monitored including through periodic briefs/updates.

How to Apply

Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only  ethiojobs.net   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 10 days from the first appearance of the announcement

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application. If not attached the copies you may be not short listed.

2.Survey coordinator

Report to: Health System & Reproductive Health Research Directorate/EPHI

Place: Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project: QuEST- Ethiopia Service Delivery Redesign (SDR) study

Term of employment: Contract for five months

Required number: 1

NB: Only apply for one position (those who applied more than one position and not following the application instructions will be automatically disqualified)

Background

Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) is nationally mandated institute to lead public health research on priority health problems.Health System and Reproductive Health Research Directorate (HS-RH-RD) is one of the directorates of EPHI which has roles and responsibilities to conduct national researches on health system and reproductive health.  Hence, Health System and Reproductive Health Research Directorate is looking to hire a qualified competent and interested applicant for Quality Evidence for Health System Transform (QuEST) project.

QuEST is a collaborative effort among Health System and Reproductive Health Research directorate (HS-RH-RD) of EPHI in collaboration with MoH, Addis Ababa university-School of Public Health, and Harvard T.H CHAN School of Public Health. One of the components of QuEST is Service delivery redesign/SDR. The main goal of MNH redesign is to improve survival of mothers and newborns.  The concept of SDR is a systemic reform that rationalizes the health system such that high quality services are provided at the right level, by the right provider and at the right time to optimize outcomes by restructuring health systems to deliver all women in Hospital (Delovery Hubs) with full scope of obstetric and neonatal care for complications management (e.g CS, blood transfusion and care for sick mothers and newborn) to improve survival of mothers and newborns, while lower level facilities provide quality antenatal, postnatal, and newborn care. Service delivery redesign is a stepwise process involving four phases. It starts with a feasibility assessment that maps out health system capacity and identifies the major gaps that would need to be filled for redesign to be implemented. The second phase is the design phase, which identifies the most appropriate rollout strategy that best leverages existing initiatives. The design phase would be followed by an improvement phase where the plans developed and preparatory activities are carried out in preparation for policy implementation. The last phase is Implemention phase, which only after all the facility and non-facility improvements are made that redesign can be rolled out.

Therefore, the study of SDR will started from by conducting feasibility assessment which focus of Co-identify redesign candidate region(s), collect and analyses to assess the current health system capacity and gaps to close out for redesign by conducting Health system mapping and Geographic analysis using secondary data/existing current health system data, conducting provide survey, Facility assessment and Community focus group discussions using primary data collection.

Objective 

The objective of this post is to deploy an expert with background on Health officer, Nurse or Midwifery with health system researcher, Epidemiology, Health service management, Reproductive health or Ob/Gyn specialist/ integrated emergency surgical officer, who technically support the overall SDR implementation including data collection, analysis and report writing in line with the intended purposes of the project and will contribute to the success of the project as a whole. To this end, HS-RH-RD is looking to hire highly qualified and energetic researchers who will technically lead longitudinal data collection, managing field work and data analysis, evidence generation and translation activities.

Job Requirements

·  PhD/MPH in Epidemiology , Reproductive health, Health service management or Health system   with background on  health officer, Nurse,  or Midwifery

· At least 6 years for PhD or 8 years for MPH/MSC Experience  in the Health system and health facility on maternal and child health services, survey coordinator and managing national data

  • Having proven experience of maternal and child health quality improvement activities
  • Have a proven experience of managing the survey and national data
  • Community and facility  based health research experience

·  Practical and theoretical knowledge  on quality improvement models and others

· Having  a proven a experience of Quantitative and Qualitative data analysis

· Demonstrated proficiency in a range of data management and statistical software (e.g.Cspro, SPSS, STATA) is required

·Able to conduct geographic analysis using WHO’s Access Mod tool and geographic analysis software e.g., QGIS and Qualitative data analysis using Nvivo, Atlas or other qualitative analysis tool is preferred

· Experience in video teleconferencing software program i.e. zoom

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Able to facilitate and coordinate data collection (Primary and secondary data),

· Able to manage and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data

· Work closely with the EPHI, AAU and MOH technical working group

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of the collected data and other MNCH quality improvement related studies

·         Assist in coordinating meetings, events and conferences such as dissemination meetings and analytical workshops of having national and organizational focus

·          Coordinate and participate in report writing, preparing scientific manuscripts, producing technical reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets, as needed

  • Central level oversight of field work to assure data quality.
  • Ensure logistics for quantitative and qualitative data collection and collation of survey data, meeting and any other for the implementation of the project
  • Assist in coordinating meetings with stakeholders  as needed
  • Minute taking and sharing to the technical working group
  • Prepare monthly report on progress of the implementation
  • Any other related task as may be requested by the task team leader and the directorate
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Required skill and experience

· Have proven both qualitative and quantitative publications as first author

·  Have a PhD/MPH in any of these fields ;Epidemiology , Reproductive health, Health service management or Health system   with background on  health officer, Nurse,  or Midwifery

· At least 6 years for PhD or 8 years for MPH/MSC Experience  in the Health system and health facility on maternal and child health services, survey coordinator and managing national data

· Have proven experience on survey coordination and data management

How to Apply

Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only  ethiojobs.net   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 7 days from the first appearance of the announcement

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application. If not attached the copies you may be not short listed.

3.Quantitative data collector

Report to: Health System & Reproductive Health Research Directorate of EPHI

Place: Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project: Quality Evidence for health System Transformation (QuEST)

Term of employment: two month contract

Deoplyement area: Somali and Oromia region

Required number: Eight (4 for Somali region and 4 for Oromia region)

NB: Only apply for one position (those who applied more than one position and not following the application instructions will be automatically disqualified)

Project description

Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is implementing Quality Evidence for Health System Transform (QuEST) project, a collaborative research platform between the Health System and Reproductive Health Research directorate (HS-RH-RD) of EPHI, MoH, Addis Ababa university-School of Public Health, and Harvard T.H CHAN School of Public Health. Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST) is the global network that works to improve the quality of health systems through operational research and create a global community of practice to catalyze investments in evidence-based policy making on quality of health system. This network has three components such as People’s Voice Survey and e-Cohorts and Service delivery redesign/SDR. The first two components focus on developing and testing new measurement tools, whereas the third component (SDR) focus on service improvement through reforming the existing health system.

Thus, Service Delivery Redesign is one of the components of QuEST, which aimed at assessing the feasibility of service delivery redesign in health facilities for MNH and NCD health services in Addis Ababa, Sidama and Somali Region. Hence, the objective of this announcement is to recruit competent qualitative data collectors and deploy them in primary data collection in these three regions.

Position Description

The data Collectors will be responsible for conducting data collection from the selected health facilities and health care workers. They will also be responsible to collect from the right participants and the collected data will be send to the centeral  survey coordinator evey day. The selected candidates will undergo a training to equip them with the necessary knowledge regarding  survey tools, how the data will be collected, about the selection of the right participant  for the designed survey tools tools andhow to send the collected data to the central office, and alo how to ensre or maintain the data quality.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct face to face quantitative data from the selected health facilities and health care corkers
  • Able to collect electron data collection
  • Identify the right health acilites that we will collect the data
  • Ensure that the vdata should be collection as per the taining
  • Take very good care of all materials and equipment assigned and submit them after data collection
  • Check to ensure that all interviews conducted are stored in a safe and secure location
  • Follow the guidance and instructions received during training
  • Inform the research team of any challenges or difficulties encountered during administration of the interviews and identify appropriate solutions
  • Behave professionally when working and dress in a professional and culturally appropriate manner

· Prepare daily and weekly progress reports

· Any other related task requested by the task team.

Job Requirements

· MPH/MSc/MD or PhD with background in health, public health or related field of social science;

·  At least 4 years for PhD or 6 years for MPH/MSC Experience in the Health Sector;

· Proven experience in at least two qualitative study projects demonstrating data collection, transcription and translation experience;

· Demonstrated knowledge of the Ethiopian Health System;

· Demonstrated experience in a range of qualitative data collection methods such as key informant interviews and focus group discussions; and

· Demonstrated proficiency with data collection tools such as voice recorder and Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word.

·  Proficient local language is mandatory for Somali and and Oromia region applicants

How to Apply

Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only  ethiojobs.net   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 7 days from the first appearance of the announcement

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application. If not attached the copies you may be not short listed.

4.Qualitative data collector

Report to: Health System & Reproductive Health Research Directorate of EPHI

Place: Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project: Quality Evidence for health System Transformation (QuEST)

Term of employment: Two month contract

Deployment area: Somali and Oromia Region

Required number: Eight (4 for Samli region and 4 for Oromia region)

NB: Only apply for one position (those who applied more than one position and not following the application instructions will be automatically disqualified)

Project description

Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is implementing Quality Evidence for Health System Transform (QuEST) project, a collaborative research platform between the Health System and Reproductive Health Research directorate (HS-RH-RD) of EPHI, MoH, Addis Ababa university-School of Public Health, and Harvard T.H CHAN School of Public Health. Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST) is the global network that works to improve the quality of health systems through operational research and create a global community of practice to catalyze investments in evidence-based policy making on quality of health system. This network has three components such as People’s Voice Survey and e-Cohorts and Service delivery redesign/SDR. The first two components focus on developing and testing new measurement tools, whereas the third component (SDR) focus on service improvement through reforming the existing health system.

Thus, Service Delivery Redesign is one of the components of QuEST, which aimed at assessing the feasibility of service delivery redesign in health facilities for MNH and NCD health services in Addis Ababa, Sidama and Somali Region. Hence, the objective of this announcement is to recruit competent qualitative data collectors and deploy them in primary data collection in these three regions.

Position Description

Qualitative Data Collectors will be responsible for conducting key informant interviews and focus group discussions with selected stakeholders. They will also be responsible for the transcription of the key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The selected candidates will undergo a training to equip them with the necessary knowledge regarding the tools and protocols for the exercise.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct key informant interviews and focus group discussions with selected stakeholders, objectively and in a technically competent, and friendly manner
  • Transcribe (verbatim) all completed interviews and focus group discussions in MS Word.
  • Take very good care of all materials and equipment assigned and submit them after data collection
  • Check to ensure that all interviews conducted are stored in a safe and secure location
  • Follow the guidance and instructions received during training
  • Inform the research team of any challenges or difficulties encountered during administration of the interviews and focus group discussions and identify appropriate solutions
  • Behave professionally when working and dress in a professional and culturally appropriate manner

·          Prepare daily and weekly progress reports; and

·         Any other related task requested by the task team.

Job Requirements

·         MPH/MSc/MD or PhD with background in health, public health or related field of social science;

·         At least 4 years for PhD or 6 years for MPH/MSC Experience in the Health Sector;

·         Proven experience in at least two qualitative study projects demonstrating data collection, transcription and translation experience;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of the Ethiopian Health System;

·         Demonstrated experience in a range of qualitative data collection methods such as key informant interviews and focus group discussions; and

·         Demonstrated proficiency with data collection tools such as voice recorder and Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word.

·         Proficenct local langusge is mandatory for Somali and and Oromia region applicants

How to Apply

Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only  ethiojobs.net   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 7 days from the first appearance of the announcement

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application. If not attached the copies you may be not short listed.

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