Concern Worldwide Public Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
Concern Worldwide Public Health Officer Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionJob PurposeBased 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
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:
Ethiojobs.net 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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