International Training and Education Center for Health Senior Pre-Service Education Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

International Training and Education Center for Health Senior Pre-Service Education Advisor

Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222644

Category: Education, Health Care, Quality Assurance

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH is seeking candidates for the role of Senior Pre-Service Education Advisor for a 5-year USAID funding program titled Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP).

The purpose of the HWIP is to address critical human resources challenges in Ethiopia’s health sector.

The Health Workforce Improvement Program will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE) at the national level and their respective structures at the sub-national levels (regional, zonal and woreda levels), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) levels that provide healthcare education at national and sub-national, and targeted health worker professional associations to improve the quality of Ethiopia’s health workforce. The focus areas of this Activity are:

1. Institutional and individual capacity building to improve the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres to improve the competency of clinical health workers,

2. Improve the human resource for health management and regulation capacity of national and sub-national entities. The program will target program managers at MOH, Regional Health Bureau (RHB) and District Health Office; and faculty at HEIs, building their leadership, management and governance capacity for human resource development and management.

3. Improve the generation and utilization of evidence to inform HR planning, development and management.

The Senior Pre-Service Education Advisor will be responsible for ensuring the quality of pre-service education is optimal by working with MOSHE and HEIs to monitor and improve quality of education.

S/he will provide technical support to the Education Development Centers at the respective universities to ensure there is capacity and skill to perform Internal Quality Assurance.

The ideal candidate will have technical expertise and prior experience in HRH program implementation, pre-service education, and networking with Government of Ethiopia and other key stakeholders.

The Senior Pre-Service Education Advisor must be skilled in working in collaboration with host country governments and partner organizations, providing strong technical oversight to staff, modeling effective technical leadership skills, communicating and networking, completing deliverables on time, and achieving results.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the MOSHE and HEI leaders to improve clinical and pedagogic skills of faculty at HEIs.
  • Collaborate with and support select training schools to improve post-graduate education in HRH management.
  • Oversee the expansion of the use of competency-based curriculum for health officers, midwives and medical doctors.
  • Institutionalize educational quality improvement systems in HEIs.
  • Develop a strategy to reduce gender disparities in recruitment and retention in HEIs.
  • Build on and expand existing practices for data driven HRH planning.
  • Strengthen the staff training needs assessment system, enhancing staff management and leadership development and strengthening the
    link to external pre-service training.
  • Support the institutionalization of leadership, management and governance (LMG) capacity building for health leaders and managers, including overall change management processes related to improving LMG practices at decentralized levels.

    Working Environmental Conditions

    The Advisor must be available and willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%.

    The position requires participation in conference calls and internet meetings outside of business hours in order to accommodate the time difference between the country office and HQ.

    This position is contingent on award and is open to both local and international candidates.

    Commitment to Diversity

    The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.

    The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.

    The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

    Job Requirements


  • Master’s in Public Health, Health Administration or related field; and experience in complex, multi-faceted public health programs including supervision of managers, technical experts, and support staff.

  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience on pre-service education quality improvement or administrative duties for US Government funded projects or other internationally funded programs

  • Superb knowledge of and practical experience with health systems in Ethiopia.

  • A commitment to scholarly work and generation and dissemination of knowledge;

  • Highly skilled program manager;

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods and health information systems;

  • Experience with budget development and management, and monitoring of fiscal systems;

  • Working knowledge of US government and other federal awards and contracts systems, to advance project progress and comply with funder directives;

  • Employee and partner relations skills, including demonstrated ability to bring together diverse professionals into a functioning, effective work team; fostering tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate communication;

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective collaboration with diverse partners;

  • Fluency in English, including reading and writing and the ability to read and understand technical documents and journals and write letters, administrative, technical reports and scientific papers for publication in English language journals;

  • Successful public presentation skills;

  • Demonstrated experience working closely with government public health officials and agencies at all levels in a balanced and supportive capacity;

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with persons from a variety of professional disciplines and from different levels of society in a tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate manner;

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with balance between strategic leadership and attention to detail;

  • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters level strong public health and administrative skills;

  • Seven years of project management experience in Ethiopia;

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their CV to by September 13, 2019.

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