JSI Research and Training Institute Short Term Employment-National Community Engagement Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia
JSI Research and Training Institute Short Term Employment-National Community Engagement Advisor Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionBackgroundCOVID-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 sections 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 Last Ten Kilometres (L10K) project’s long experience in strengthening health systems including community health systems will contribute to the government’s and other development partners’ efforts to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Management and Supervision
The Advisor will be based in the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and reports to RCCE section chief and L10K project coordinator.
The Advisor is expected to submit daily and weekly work plans and performance reports to the RCCE section chief starting within the first week after arrival with a copy to L10K project coordinator.
In addition, the Advisor will provide technical support to regional health bureaus to help them effectively engage local administrations, woredas, primary health care units and communities to successfully mitigate COVID-19 response in Ethiopia through supporting CE team to:
develop/adapt and implement community engagement tools and guides for primary health care workers, HEW, and community groups
build the capacity of regional RCCE teams to effectively engage local administrations, woredas, primary health units and communities
work closely with other partners to implement community engagement efforts including addressing fear of seeking health care and mitigation of stigma and discrimination efforts
strengthen community COVID-19 response coordination platforms at all levels
ensure functionality of coordination platforms at all levels
conduct mapping of partners and their efforts in COVID-19 responses to harmonize and synergize COVID-19 response efforts
Skills and Competencies
Minimum of master degree on public health and a degree in medicine/health officer/nursing/midwifery/Health education, communication and promotion
A minimum of 5 years experience in planning and implementation of health promotion, community engagement or other related health programs
Knowledge and experience of the Ethiopian health system
Experience working in emergency response like epidemics
Experience in 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 24,2020
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