JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc Risk Communication and Community Engagement Advisor-Short Term Employment Jobs in Ethiopia

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc Risk Communication and Community Engagement Advisor-Short Term Employment Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


  • COVID-19 continues to spread globally at an alarming rate since it was first identified in the Wuhan municipality in China in December 2019.

    The pandemic has reached almost all countries and territories in Africa. Ethiopia confirmed its first index case in March 2020. In order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Public Health Institute (EPHI) have established a national Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and provide oversight to the several technical teams that are focused on:

  • risk communication and community engagement;

  • surveillance case finding and tracing;

  • epidemiology and laboratory services;

  • case management, isolation and infection prevention and control;

  • logistics and supply chains;

  • point of entry and quarantine; and,

  • coordination planning and monitoring.


  • The AARHB risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) advisor will provide his/her technical expertise, build capacity of sub city and community RCCE team in collaboration with AARHB RCCE team and support the coordination effort of AARHB RRT and RCCE teams and Sub- city RCCE teams.

    Management and Supervision

  • The Advisor will be based in AARHB and reports to AARHB RRT coordinator and L10K project coordinator.

  • The staff is expected to submit daily and weekly work plans and performance reports to the AARHB supervisor starting within the first week after arrival with a copy to L10K project coordinator.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • The staff is expected to build capacity of the regional risk communication and community engagement team for optimal multi-sectoral engagement.

    The staff will provide technical and coordination support for AARHB and Sub- city RCCE teams to

  • Support AARHB to build the capacity of risk communication and community engagement team

  • Work closely with AARHB to build the capacity of RCCE field teams for community surveillance system

  • Support AARHB
    and work closely with other partners to implement risk communication and community engagement efforts including addressing fear of seeking health care and mitigation of stigma and discrimination efforts

  • Support AARHB and work with other partners in the implementation of digital COVID-19 community surveillance system

  • Provide technical support together with AARHB for sub-city RCCE team and field RCCE teams

  • Support AARHB to strengthen COVID-19 response coordination platforms at all levels

  • Work with AARHB and sub-cities to ensure functionality of coordination platforms at all levels

  • Support AARHB to conduct mapping of partners and their efforts in COVID-19 responses to harmonize and synergize COVID-19 response efforts

    Job Requirements

  • Minimum of master degree on public health and a degree in medicine/health officer/nursing/midwifery/Health education, communication and promotion/Environmental health

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in planning and implementation of health promotion or other related health programs

  • Knowledge and experience of the Ethiopian health system

  • Experience working in emergency response like epidemics

  • Experience working in surveillance of diseases

  • Experience in working with Urban Health Extension Professionals/Program including Coaching and capacity building skills

  • Experience in working with different stakeholders, sectors and partners

  • Good skill in communicating, organizing group discussion, and coordination

  • Committed to work in hardship conditions

  • Strong result orientation

  • Good computer skill

  • Fluency in English and Amharic

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements should send and apply at WWW. Ethiojobs.net.

  • This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional and if you meet the required skill, competencies and experience, please submit only your application and CV in English detailing your experience and skills that are relevant to the post.

  • Please do not attach copies of your transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application.

  • You will provide them upon request.

  • Women are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Application Deadline: May 26,2020

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