Ethiopian Public Health Institute Researcher/PHEM Officer Psychologist/Sociologist/Anthropologist Jobs

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Researcher/PHEM Officer Psychologist/Sociologist/Anthropologist Jobs

Job Id: 199906

Category: Social Sciences and Community 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 psychological, emotional or behavioral issues during public health emergencies
  • Diagnose psychological, emotional or behavioral disorders
  • Provide psychosocial support during response and recovery activities
  • Develop training manuals, and SOPs for provision of psychosocial support during emergencies
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes
  • Help members of affected communities define goals and plan action to achieve personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment
  • Analyze and interpret data in order to increase the understanding of human behavior
  • Monitor affected community’s progress through regular meetings or sessions
  • Conduct post outbreak assessment and document lesson learnt with regards to impact on psychological and social wellbeing
  • Provide orientation to PHEM staff being deployed to the field on how to maintain their psychological wellbeing
  • Serving as the
    focal person for emergency responders’ psychological wellbeing and arranging for external experts to provide trainings, workshops, and organizing mental health days
  • Ensuring all activities related to response, preparedness, risk mitigation, and recovery are well aligned with the cultural and socio-economic settings of intervention areas
  • Ensuring risk communication messages are tailored to the specific needs of each intervention area
  • Identifying behaviors among communities which put them at risk of outbreaks and designing the appropriate intervention for behavioral change
  • Conduct rapid assessment and provide recovery activities related to outbreaks and emergencies
  • Working under stress condition with additional extra time
  • Prepare technical field reports to the team leader and directorate after each field work
  • Willing to be on call for emergency duty at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and at any place

    Job Requirements

  • Qualification: MA in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropologist

  • Minimum Experience: Four (4) years

  • Required number: Two (2)

    Desirable Qualities, Skills and Competences:

  • A good understanding of the issues related psycho-social support, transitional justice, human rights or knowledge in child protection and different emergency issues.
  • Experience in conducting focus group discussions or in-depth interviews
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly and equally
  • Strong technical knowledge of the field of political dialogue processes and a general knowledge of cross-cutting democratic governance issues
  • Knowledge of political processes and democratization in transition and crises contexts.
  • Experience in conducting in-depth interviews, mapping, carrying out research, be able to work well with counterparts and know how to contribute to build national capacity
  • Excellent communication skills, preferably with some experience or exposure to developing proposals
  • 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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