Concern Worldwide Public Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Concern Worldwide Public Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Based at the Woreda level, the Health Officers provide technical support, on job training and coaching and supportive supervision.

  • Health Officers will work closely with MOH staff both at the Health Center, Health Post level, isolation/quarantine centres and treatment centres on proper planning and ensure that the national protocols for both health and nutrition are adhered to.

  • The position holder shall be in charge of leading, technical quality implementation and delivery of static & outreach health services in the assigned Woreda.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Project Management

  • Supports Health staff to investigate reported cases of communicable diseases and advises exposed persons to obtain medical treatment and to prevent further spread of disease: Locates and interviews exposed person, using information obtained from records of zonal or Woreda public health offices and from individual already under treatment for communicable disease

  • Work closely with the Woreda Health Office to determine theCOVID-19 medical and training needs of the health staff within the scope of the grant.

  • Develop and revise plans for medical care and training of health workers and implements those plans through the health work force at health center,health posts, isolation/quarantine and treatment centres.

  • Participating in the Zonal/ Woreda health Technical Working Group meetings, develop meeting agendas, documentation and dissemination of the technical working group meetings action point and recommendations.

  • Liaise and coordinate with local stakeholders and MOH personnel regularly, reporting to them and giving them updates on activities.

  • Collaborate with the potential partners on the field (health centers, health posts, committee leaders) to improve the coverage and the efficiency of the programs.

  • Collaborate with partners where possible (e.g. UNICEF and WHO in

  • Mentoring and assist health workers in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital

  • Make health/medical needs assessments.

  • Submit appropriate reports of field activities to senior project officer

  • Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted.

  • Coordinate or combine the resources of health care institutions, emergency command posts or other agencies to enhance the community health.

  • Ensure Job aids are available in health centers, Health posts, Isolation/quarantine centres and treatment centres

  • Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and BCC activities.

  • Direct or control prevention programs in COVID-19 prevention and mitigation.

  • Assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions or other interventions.

  • Recognize vulnerable groups at
    threat for COVID-19 and take preventive measures in coordination with other stakeholders.

  • Prepare precautionary health reports which include problem explanations, analyses, alternate solutions, and suggestions.

  • Facilitate training, closely work with MOH staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.

  • Design, implement, or assess health service delivery systems to enhance the health of specific communities.

  • Provided formal and on job training and supportive supervision for Concern Woreda level staffs and government health workers.

  • Liaise with concerned government authorities and ensure the programme strategy, objectives and activities are understood, agreed and appropriate communication channel is in place

  • Conduct regular health facility visit and supportive supervision

  • Work any tasks assigned by the line manager and the organization

    Develop or adopt/adapt guidelines on the following areas and support facilities ( Health centres, Health Posts and isolation/quarantine & treatment centres) to implement the protocols for COVID-19

  • Screening and triage protocols and checklists at facility access points for early recognition of cases

  • Ensure that facilities obey standard procedures in collection and disposal of contaminated medical waste

  • Assess the readiness of selected health facilities to respond to COVID-19 outbreak, using standard checklist.

  • Support training of health care workers on the WHO/ EPHI Covid-19-specific prevention and control guidance

  • Support in identifying or designating areas to manage COVID-19 patient isolation units following standard recommendations (MOH, EPHI).

  • Support regular monitoring of COVID-19 procedure compliance at facility access points and isolation units


  • Minimum BSc in public health; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.

  • Minimum of three years of experience required,


  • Have excellent self-motivation skills.

  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.

  • Fluency in English and Amharic, Knowledge of the local language is a plus.

  • Strong presentation, communications and interpersonal skills and ability to interact productively with partners and stakeholders (community, government technical services and institutions).

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.

  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

  • Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion

  • Experience working in disease outbreaks or health emergencie

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy.

  • Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

  • OR Concern Ethiopia, Apply in person at our Office in Wolayita or Addis Ababa

  • Phone call is strictly forbidden. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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