Federal Ministry of Health Call for Consultancy Service Jobs in Ethiopia

Federal Ministry of Health Call for Consultancy Service Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 220746

Category: Engineering, Information Technology Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Consultancy Service to build and test a digital platform to that facilitates professional exchanges and network formation for university hospitals.


Federal Ministry of Health is implementing Medical Hub Development project that aims to trigger the development of internationally competitive tertiary medical services and medical hubs development as well as enhancing the capacity of the Ministry of Health and three University Hospitals.

The development of medical hubs will be an essential strategic stepping stone to a long-term strategic objective of the government to create a super-hub, or Medical City, capable of competing with leading centres internationally.

The project is being implemented with financial support of the 10th European Union Development Fund, and with supervision and follow up of Ministry of Finance (MoF).

One of the main challenges identified to achieve such a goal is availability and quality of professional staff for the international standard tertiary care.

To alleviate the human resource bottleneck, social media solutions have been attempted particularly at department levels with strong international professional associations and links, to link those with personnel ‘gaps’ to international university hospitals and their personnel willing and able to provide at least temporary human resources to fill any such gaps.

As part of the implementation of the project, building and testing a digital platform that facilitates professional exchange and network formation between medical and non-medical university hospital professional, is taken as possible solution to facilitate professional exchange, knowledge sharing mechanisms and hence to support the goal of achieving an international standard medical service.

This activity will explore that possibility and potential partnership to support such an objective.

Objective of the assignment

The overall objective of this consultancy service is to conduct research on digital platforms mainly for professional exchange initiatives in Ethiopia, regionally and internationally.

The digital platform would facilitate communication, knowledge sharing information storage and retrieval online consultation and support.

The main aim of this service is to research and propose the type and over all content of on line digital platform, facilitate the process of recruitment of an IT company/ consultant for building and testing the platform

Scope of services of the consultancy


  • Digital platform that would help to interconnect the university hospitals and facilitate the exchange professionals will be designed, build and tested The consultant will be responsible for the activities that range from conducting the study potential means and recommending, and support and oversee the overall process from building to promotion of the platform.

    Description of the

    Conducting feasibility study

  • Conducting a research that will result in the designing web based digital platform, including identifying its operational objectives, functional and nonfunctional requirements, characteristic, features, outcomes, benefits, necessary equipment and an estimate of the cost for its implementation deployment, maintenance and training of users.
  • Making an assessment and identifying gaps in ICT infrastructure in selected hospitals.

    The process will be a participatory exercise where the FMoH will play the leadership and Public Relation and the IT units of the selected universities will participate to reassure that it is complementary with the strategies and activities already on coming in the corresponding area.

    The resulting platform model will be the basis for launching the tender process for contracting a programmer company that is described below.

    Contracting an IT company

    Preparation and leading of tendering process for contracting an IT company/consultant that designs, develop, test and promote the online digital platform.

    This includes drafting the tender document, short listing and selection of the IT Company/consultant.

    Support and closely work the selected IT Company/consultant in the overall process of designing and building of the online social media platform, testing, platform launching and connection rights, hosting and promotion. It also includes the training of users, developing maintenance plan.

    Consultancy period

    For a maximum of 5(five) months

    Job Requirements

    Job Requirements, Qualifications and professional experience

  • MSc degree in computer science/computer engineering/software engineering and minimum of 5(Five years) experience
  • BSC degree in computer science/computer engineering/software engineering and minimum of 8(Eight years) experience
  • Proven experience in development of dynamic web applications using latest applications
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing a shared collaborative platform
  • Experience & skill in latest web application development tools
  • Proven experience in media and learning application
  • Sound professional technical skills in training.
  • Proven experience in promoting participatory processes, conducting workshops, interacting with different institutions and reach consensus.
  • Excellent report writing, coordinating and communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience of consulting work of similar nature is a plus
  • Good knowledge of the FMoH and the National Health System is an asset.
  • Previous experience in either management or providing technical assistance in similar EU projects is a plus.

    How to Apply

    Interested consulting firms to this assignment are invited to submit their technical as well as financial proposal separately in person to within 10 (ten) days from the first announcement to Federal Ministry of Health, Human Resource Directorate, Bld block 1, 1st floor Tel:011 551 68 89 / 011 551 60 58 Addis Ababa

    MoH has the right to cancel the bid (in whole or part), or change the consultancy assignment, for the interest of MoH

    Federal Ministry of Health Call for Consultancy Service Jobs in Ethiopia

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