Ethiopian Public Health Institute Geospatial Epidemiologist Jobs

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Geospatial Epidemiologist Jobs

Job Id: 226042

Category: Health Care

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: attractive

Job Description

Terms of employment : Contract

Duration of contract : one year with possible extension

Place: Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa

Reporting to : National Data Management Center for health (NDMC)


The National Data Management Center for health (NDMC) at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is a responsible center to centrally archive health and health related data, process and manage health research, apply robust data analytic technics, synthesis evidence and to ensure evidence utilization for decision making by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and other relevant stakeholders at local, sub-national and national and international levels.

NDMC has collaborative partnership with Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington and has established a Burden of Disease (BoD) Unit.

The BoD Unit is responsible for data mapping, collecting, reviewing and archiving available health and health related data in the country and for producing national and subnational burden of disease estimates collaboratively with Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study centered at IHME for population and demography, mortality and risk factors for a range of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition and for injuries.

The BoD unit is building a Geospatial Analysis/research team in collaboration with IHME. The unit creates platforms for translating BoD evidence for decision and policy at national and subnational levels. The NDMC is looking for high caliber staff for this collaborative project.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Lead the geospatial analysis for the national and subnational burden of disease study

  • Lead geospatial data mapping, collecting, review and extraction, data standardization for burden of disease geospatial analysis

  • Collaborate with local institutes and experts collaborating on burden of disease study

  • Work with IHME geospatial analysis (LBD) team and strengthen the collaboration

  • Provide geospatial data management and analysis trainings and mentorship on
    geospatial burden of disease analysis

  • Write scientific manuscripts and technical reports using geospatial methods and techniques

  • Network with ministry of health, regional health bureaus and partners

  • Facilitate evidence translation to health policy and decisions

  • Support grant writing initiatives of NDMC

  • Represent burden of disease unit on geospatial analysis in conferences, meetings, workshops and others

    Job Requirements

  • PhD/MSC in Geospatial Epidemiology with demonstrated research8 years experience related to the field

  • Experience working in epidemiological studies, burden of disease and other related areas

    Desired skills and experiences

  • Ability in conceptualizing, devising and leading geospatial epidemiological research

  • Demonstrated experience in designing different types of surveys and research programs, research proposals and protocols,

  • Demonstrated ability in advanced geospatial epidemiology analysis methods and techniques

  • Ability to work with multiple geospatial health data/research systems and multiple data sources

  • Ability to work with research institutes, academia and the health sector, with local and international collaborators

  • Ability to supervise junior researchers, data managers, data analysts …

  • Be able to provide substantial contribution in the scientific advisory committee, research technical working groups and others

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

  • Demonstrated research communication and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience working with existing Ethiopia health policies, strategies and plans

  • Able to facilitate and assist in mapping, centralizing, digitizing, manage and analyze existing and new data sources in the country

  • Demonstrated ability to produce policy relevant findings from rigorous systematic reviews, in-depth analysis of studies and facilitate translation.

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

  • Demonstrated ability in disseminating research findings through publications, policy briefs…

    How to Apply

    N.B. Application platform: only online application will be accepted .

    Interested applicants can register in send their CV s soft copy of your entire credentials document at the address given below within 10 working days from the first appearance of the announcement.

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute Geospatial Epidemiologist Jobs

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