Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Consultant / Qualitative Population Need Assessment Jobs in Ethiopia

Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Consultant / Qualitative Population Need Assessment Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Consultant will propose the methodology and the criteria to be assessed and agree with the Head of Mission and medical coordinator on the expected results and timeframe.

  • After validation of the survey drafted, the Consultant will train the Team (2 to 5 MSF staffs) and conduct the qualitative assessment, for MSF to define the more appropriated approach of its humanitarian response in the zone.

    Main Expected Results

  • By the end of the qualitative population need assessment, the Consultant will provide 2 full qualitative surveys (IDPs camp and host community).

  • The Consultant will sort out the mapping of the most affected areas based on the origin of the IDPs.

  • The Consultant will highlight the unmet needs and provide a clear set of objectives to meet them.

  • The Consultant will suggest areas of improvement where the priority should be given (according to people’ perspectives and MSF identity and mandate) to improve the local population’s health in the most efficient way.

  • The team will have assessed the community social and cultural aspects to define an appropriated and comprehensive approach in terms of team structure and dynamic, staff profiles, and working / living conditions, specific gender and protection issues.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Design the MSF assessment protocols with objectives, methodology, clear research criteria, (including target population, sampling method, structure and tools, chronogram, etc…)

  • Constitute a Team (of existing staff) and train them to proceed to the Assessment, according to the objectives and methodology agreed.

  • Contribute to the design of the Intervention proposal

  • Adapt the MSF ERB predefined protocol to the specific setting

  • Suggest interesting inputs to design and implement the
    project learning plan
    Suggest interesting inputs to setup Teams as per the operational needs, with adequate profiles trained to ensure MSF quality while performing the medical and non-medical activities in the respect of the local social and cultural aspects (ex: Community Health Workers, etc).

  • Conduct and follow-up the field work

  • Ensure data entry is timely done and review the quality of the data collected (data management)

  • Analise the data according to assessment methodology (data analysis and interpretation)


  • Provide regular updates and situation reports to the direct supervisor to re-direct the assessment if needed and make sure expected results will be delivered on time.

  • Write a final report based on the following structure: background/introduction, objectives, methodology, Results, Discussion and Provide recommendations in terms of possible strategies.

  • Present and communicate the outcomes of the study to coordination team and if necessary the cell

  • Contribute on the development of the intervention proposal

    Job Requirements

    Education and Experience

  • Complete an advanced university degree in qualitative researches(sociology/anthropology or epidemiology back ground)

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience in qualitative research.

  • Field experience with MSF is asset

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Oromifa is required


  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles

  • Cross-cultural Awareness

  • Behavioral Flexibility

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Strategic Vision

  • Results and Quality Orientation

  • Service Orientation

  • Initiative and Innovation

  • Teamwork and Cooperation

  • Excellent writing skills (in English) mandatory

    How to Apply

  • All applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, educational records, work certificates and a copy of national ID.

    Application can be submitted/sent

  • in person, to MSF SPAIN Addis Ababa (please indicate on the envelope: the vacancy title and your name)

  • by email to (please indicate on the subject box: the vacancy title and your name)

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