Ethiopian Public Health Institute Researcher/PHEM Officer - Environmental Health Jobs

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Researcher/PHEM Officer - Environmental Health Jobs

Job Id: 199919

Category: Environment and Natural Resource Location:
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 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:

  • Identify, prevent and control the occurrences of infectious diseases in healthcare settings and communities
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and/or provide infection prevention and control training at various levels
  • Prepare training material, guidelines, protocols and manuals for public health priority diseases and conditions
  • Collect, record and analyze hospital records and lab reports to assess the extent of a disease outbreak in order to make the appropriate recommendations for action
  • Assess environmental risk factors, including WASH conditions, chemical hazards etc. associated with disease outbreaks and other events and plan interventions accordingly
  • Assessing existing policies and identifying areas for potential policy amendment
  • Conducting and/or facilitating research to influence policies
  • Coordinating hygiene and sanitation activities at points of entry (PoEs)
  • Facilitate the establishment of temporary hygiene and sanitation facilities during emergencies, and ensure the rebuilding/recovery of such facilities in post disaster settings
    Working under stress condition with additional extra time accordingly
  • Willing to be on call for emergency duty at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and at any place
  • Analysis and interpretation surveillance data and provide annual progress report, scientific papers, regular weekly feedbacks
  • Conduct surveillance activities, case investigation, outbreak response activities
  • Follow and monitor the trends of diseases/conditions under public health surveillance
  • Identify, assess and monitor existing or potential threats related to the public health
  • Track and monitor public health events
  • Conduct post outbreak assessment and document lesson learnt
  • Mobilize and secure resources required for the trainings, emergency response, supervisions
  • Conduct rapid assessment and provide support during and after outbreaks/public health emergencies
  • Working under stress condition with additional extra time when required
  • Prepare technical field report to the team leader and directorate after each field work

    Job Requirements

  • Qualification: MSc in Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Training on Biosafety and Biosecurity

    Minimum Experience: Four(4) years

    Required number: Four (4)

    Desirable Qualities, Skills and Competences:

  • Efficient in infection prevention and control approaches
  • Proven knowledge in biosafety and biosecurity
  • Knowledge in proper handling, storage, transportation, usage and disposal of dangerous medical supplies and contaminated materials
  • Effective in communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization
  • Ability to meet deadlines; work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to rural locations

    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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