Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Health Promotion Activity Supervisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Health Promotion Activity Supervisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Main Objective of the Position

  • In close collaboration with the HP IEC Activities Manager, implementing and supervising educational cam-paigns according to MSF values, standards and procedures in order to increase awareness of the targeted population and to promote prevention and treatment of diseases in the project area

    Responsibilities and Tasks

  • In close collaboration with the HP manager, participating in the definition and update of the HP/IEC strategy and identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities, results, and achievements.

  • Supporting the HP manager in organizing and carrying out assessments and research on the impact of HP activities and identifying and reporting the constraints, difficulties or strength points of the HP strategy inside and outside the medical structures in order to reinforce the link between the communities and the project

  • Providing support in selecting and developing quality pedagogical communication strategies towards the community. Planning information campaigns, including targets, objectives, methods and goals in order to increase awareness among the targeted population.

  • Informing, according to protocols, community members and identified risk groups (prisons, army, sexual workers, etc.) about health related issues

  • Organizing health awareness sessions for MSF's medical and non-medical staff

  • Identifying key actors (local authorities, local NGOs, traditional healers, formal or informal authorities) and being the focal point for the networking in order to support the dissemination of health information of the target population, and be the point of reference for the relation and networking with these subjects.

  • Organizing, training, and supervising the HP team in terms of planning and organizing their work, supporting, evaluating and coaching of personnel, collecting reports and reporting the activities of each health worker and regularly visiting communities that are under his/her responsibility

  • Supervising, in close collaboration with the HR department, the HR associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required

  • Ensuring cleanliness of IEC (information, education and communication) areas

  • Collecting and reporting to the medical team any information linked to the health situation of the population and the patient
    MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Gambela region has doubled its population due to the arrival of refugees, mainly from South Sudan. MSF is working in the referral hospital in Gambela region in direct colaboration with the RHB staff.

  • We also have a health promotion team working in the community.

  • MSF is an independent, neutral and impartial organisation that is providing quality medical care free of charge regardeles the ethnic origin of
    our patients, so to both local and refugee population.

  • We ensure that our staff is aware and respect the cultural differences of our patients and collaborates with the RHB staff in an equaly respectful way.

  • There are still many challenges in the hospital that will require from our staff a big flexibility to adapt to the needs: changes in the location or the specific tasks that the staff was performing, extra hours, etc We are an emergency organisation so in case of any outbreak or emergency situation, the priority for the project will be to respond to the emergency, so the staff can be requested to shift from his/her usual job to suport in that response.

  • As a HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY SUPERVISOR you will have to ensure the good performance of the staff under your supervision, and make sure that the health promotions activities have the expected impact in the community acording to the indicators selected.

  • If it is not the case you will have to be proactive identifying the problems, proposing solutions to the PMR and implementing the agreed measures.

  • Any case of absenteesm or bad performance of the staff under your supervision must be reported and adressed properly.

  • You will have the medical interpreters under your supervision so you will be in charge to identify the training needs of those interpreters and organise them.

  • Also, you will know the language skills of the rest of your team of Health Educators to be able to replace or to suport the interpreters if needed.

  • In all your staff is very important to achieve a high level of intercultural awareness.

  • You will ensure that all new staff (specially expats) receive a cultural briefing about the different cultures present in Gambela Region.

    Job Requirements


  • Essential diploma in social sciences or education/pedagogy / or social work (OCBA)


  • Essential working experience in MSF (1 year minimum) in health promotion activities, or training-education activities (for OCBA it’s 2 years minimum)


  • Local language essential.

  • English essential


  • Results and Quality Orientation L2

  • Teamwork and Cooperation L2

  • Behavioural Flexibility L2

  • Commitment to MSF Principles L2

  • Stress Management L3

    How to Apply

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

    Application can be submitted/sent

  • in person, to MSF Spain Gambella Office (please indicate on the envelope: the vacancy title, your name and the specific location you are applying for)

  • by email to (please indicate on the subject box: the vacancy title, your name and specific location you are applying for)

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