Ethiopian Public Health Institute Nutritionist Researcher/PHEM Officer Jobs

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Nutritionist Researcher/PHEM Officer Jobs

Job Id: 199889

Category: Natural Sciences
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary: Government salary scale

Job Description


Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is an exciting and dynamic autonomous federal government institute having its own legal personality as the main government body in charge of three main tasks as expressed in the regulation number 301/2013.

The institute is mandated to conduct researches and technology transfer in public health issue; provide referral service for diagnostic and analytical tests; support the capacity building of health and food science laboratories at the national level for quality laboratory services; leads the public health emergency management of the country; and conduct researches in traditional medicine.

The Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) division focuses on disease outbreaks, nutritional emergencies, and health consequences of natural and manmade disasters.

PHEM mainly emphasizes on early and timely detection, risk communication and control of epidemics and other public health threats, reduction in morbidity, mortality as well as case fatality rate of epidemic diseases to cope with existing, emerging and re-emerging epidemics, natural disasters of national and international concerns.

EPHI offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. Therefore, EPHI is looking for competent professionals for the following posts on a permanent basis.

Roles and Responsibility:

  • Assess nutritional emergencies situations at national level
  • Develop strategies to respond to nutritional emergencies
  • Carry out nutritional surveillance
  • Compiling assessment findings, risk profiles, researches and possible prevention strategies
  • Prepare guideline, brochures, leaflets and audio visual materials for both health workers and community if needed for malnutrition
  • Ensure the availability of supplies for malnutrition response
  • Coordinate malnutrition response activities in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Partners
  • Coordinate and conduct malnutrition screening
  • Conduct rapid assessment and provide recovery activities related to malnutrition
  • Monitor the quality and
    reliability of the nutritional data
  • Interpret data, recommend issuance of alert or warnings and formulate practical recommendations
  • Prepare training material, guidelines, protocols and manuals
  • Organize and give short term trainings to health care workers
  • Prepare, coordinate and facilitate different national meetings
  • Mobilize and secure resources required for the trainings, emergency response, supervisions, etc.
  • Prepare technical field report to the team leader after each field work
  • Working under stress condition with additional extra time when required
  • Willing to be on call for emergency duty at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and at any place accordingly

    Job Requirements

  • Qualification: MSc in Nutrition, Food Science or related fields

  • Minimum Experience: Six (6) Years

  • Required number: Two (2)

    Desirable Qualities, Skills and Competences:

  • Experience in humanitarian situation and emergency nutrition programming
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in providing technical expertise in the Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) during emergency situation.
  • Experience with emergency nutrition response
  • Experience and skills in providing and facilitation of training
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, SMART, Epi-Info and/or other relevant statistics packages.
  • Experience with mentoring and oversee staff activities
  • Strong organizational skills and experience with project planning, timetabling and monitoring budgets would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, preferably with some experience or exposure to developing and writing proposals
  • Ability and willingness to travel to rural locations and stay there sometime

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can register in person or send non- returnable copy of credentials at the address given below within 10 working days from the first appearance of the announcement.

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute Around St. Paulos Hospital

    Human Resource Management Directorate

    Human Resource Management Case team

    Room No. 112

    P.O.Box 1242 or 5654

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    N.B in person applicants should have original documents

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