Ethiopian Public Health Institute Public Health Analyst Jobs

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Public Health Analyst Jobs

Job Id: 206266

Category: Health Care
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Salary: 49,000 ETB

Job Description


National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The initiative aims to strengthen national capacity to manage and analyse information and data from all sectors which have an influence on nutrition and to disseminate and use the information so as to better inform the strategic decisions countries are faced with to prevent undernutrition and its consequences.

The Delegation of the European Union is funding a project to set up a National Information Platform for Nutrition in country.The project is being implemented by contracting organisations, in partnership with partner organisations and in collaboration with other organisations involved.

A Global Support Facility (GSF) has been set up by the European Commission to coordinate the NIPN initiative, managed by the Agrinatura alliance and hosted by Agropolis International, in Montpellier, France. The GSF will provide support to the NIPN team in country throughout project implementation.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The recruiting organisation is seeking a Public Health Analyst to work on the NIPN project. The job is to undertake reviews of existing information derived from reports, evaluations and research papers to help answer the questions posed by the NIPN advisory committee.
  • These questions will be related to the role and impact of policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors to improving human nutrition and to tracking changes in nutrition indicators and factors that may influence nutrition over time and in space.
  • The work of the Public Health Analyst will be guided by the Senior Policy Advisor and the Senior Analysis Advisor to the project and may be undertaken in collaboration with technical advisors from sectors working on specific analysis projects.
  • The Public Health Analyst will consist in collecting published literature as well as grey literature made of project reports, evaluations and 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.
  • The Public Health Analyst will 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.
  • A fully referenced narrative report on each topic will be produced in collaboration with the teams of the NIPN Policy and Analysis Units.

    Detailed description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Undertaking systematic reviews of the literature on topics related to efforts in all sectors to improve human nutrition; including health, agriculture, food security; water and sanitation, social protection and education; Searching for and obtaining copies of reports of policy documents, programme evaluations, reports and surveys conducted by any agency in country of relevance to human nutrition; Searching for and obtaining copies of reports of evaluations, programmes and studies in other countries of relevance to the topic under review; Developing relationships with staff of United Nations agencies, NGOs, and universities in the fields of nutrition, agriculture, social protection, WASH and education to receive the latest reports and documents of relevance to nutrition, so developing a network of key informants; Methodically searching databases such as PubMed, PubAg, AGRICOLA and AGRIS for papers and reports of relevance to the topic under review; Creating an electronic archive of indexed reports and documents with support of the Data Manager so that they can be searched; Maintaining a library of policy documents, reports and papers; Writing reviews of what is known about specific issues derived from a thorough review of the national and international literature; Preparing presentations on the information found about the issue or question posed for analysis by the advisory committee; Meeting the needs of Senior Advisors to the project for information and reports.

    Duration: One year with possible extension to two years

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications:

  • PhDin Public Health, Public Health Nutrition,Evidence Based Medicine/Health Care ,

  • Epidemiology, Nutrition or Nutritional Epidemiology.

    Required experience

  • Nine years’ experience of work as a public health specialist or Epidemiology, ideally with a strong interest in human nutrition

    Required skills and expertise

  • Proven expertise in reviewing, analyzing and summarizing grey and published literature; Ability to write reports in the main international language of the country.
  • Examples of documents written should be provided with the application. Experience in systematic review and policy brief is advantageous.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can register in person or send non- returnable copy of credentials at the address given below within 7 working days from the first appearance of the announcement.

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    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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