Vital Strategies Technical Advisor, 'One Health', Prevent Epidemics Jobs in Ethiopia

Vital Strategies Technical Advisor, 'One Health', Prevent Epidemics Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223634

Category: Health Care, Civil Service and Government, Strategic Planning

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Technical Advisor – ‘One Health’, Ethiopia

Resolve to Save Lives

Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death.

We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making, advancing evidence-based public health policies and programs and mounting strategic communication campaigns.

Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative that aims to save millions of lives by reducing preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and to prevent infectious disease epidemics.

Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is housed within Vital Strategies. Since September 2017, the Resolve to Save Lives Cardiovascular and Prevent Epidemics teams have been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats and to implement a core package of interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease. More about our Prevent Epidemics work can be found at:

In collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Resolve to Save Lives seeks to establish a six-member team to provide technical expertise and support to the Government of Ethiopia to accelerate progress towards compliance with core capacities of International Health Regulations (2005).

Working across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple government departments, this team will be composed of a Senior Project Manager, a Senior Health Advisor, ‘One Health’ Technical Advisor, a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, two Legal Advisors and a Communications and Media Specialist.

The team will work to accelerate the implementation of the National Action Plan for Health Security and improve capacity indicators across 19 different technical areas.

Overall Role.

The Technical Advisor – One Health will be responsible for ensuring all relevant
government sectors and partners are continuously solicited, engaged and involved in complementary activities to support the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts to prevent, prepare for, detect, respond and contain priority zoonotic disease outbreaks in the country.

The incumbent will work within the Public Health Emergency Management section of EPHI and will collaborate closely with the Resolve to Save Lives New York-based Prevent Epidemics team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and support activities implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water and Environment Commission, in line with the National Action Plan for Health Security

  • Organize and participate in technical, programmatic and policy development meetings and work with Government sectors and non-governmental partners to implement project activities

  • Provide technical guidance, supervision and support to other project staff to integrate approaches contributing to program objectives

  • Liaise with relevant government sectors and partners, including the One Health Platform on a continuous basis to ensure coordination, for the successful planning and implementation of the project

  • Conduct literature reviews and prepare evidence briefs for policy on the state-of-the-art in relation to implementation of IHR and OIE and addressing gaps in core capacities

  • Collaborate with other project staff to prepare reports on Ethiopia’s International Health Regulations capacities, especially pertaining to One Health

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • MPH/MSc or higher degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, public health and or other related disciplines

  • At least 10 years of progressive work experience in public health sector with at least some experience in animal health and zoonotic diseases

  • Demonstrated analytical expertise and readily able understand and interpret quantitative and qualitative evidence for decision-making

  • Understanding of the multi-sectorial and One Health approaches to achieving Global Health Security objectives

  • Excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated experience documenting and disseminating program accomplishments

  • Familiarity with government of Ethiopia structure and operations

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with all Microsoft Office programs

  • Demonstrated level of initiative and judgment in order to organize and prioritize tasks, workload and projects

    How to Apply

    Please submit your CV and a cover letter that includes your salary requirements to the following:

    Vital Strategies Technical Advisor, 'One Health', Prevent Epidemics Jobs in Ethiopia

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