Emergency Health Officer (2 positions)

at International Rescue Committee - IRC
Location Modjo and Ginnir Towns, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 23, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 implementing programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recovery of livelihoods of disaster-affected populations through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Job Summary:

Emergency Health Officer is responsible for accurate implementation of Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ethiopia at woreda level and will supervise targeted health facilities at the project sites. She/he will work closely with woreda health office to improve their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and capacity building of woreda based government health staffs. This position will based at Modjo town and Ginnir town and directly report to the Health Manager.

Duty Station: Modjo and Ginnir Towns, Oromia

Contract Duration: until December 31, 2020 with possibility of extension.

Job Requirements

  • BSc/Post Graduate Degree in Public Health, Health officer, nursing.
  • 3 years or 2 years proven experience for BSc Degree and Post Graduate Degree holders respectively.
  • NGO experience is a plus.

Proven Skills and Proficiency:

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills with strong interpersonal skills.
  • NGO experience in emergency Health response project activities is preferable.
  • Proven experience in working with communities in participatory approaches and capacity building of health centers.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise implementation of emergency health response projects
  • Good technical and report writing skills with digital literacy and knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Afaan Oromo language is a requirement.
  • Self-motivated, open, highly responsible, and punctual and ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote areas and understanding of the cultural context of the local area.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply ONLY on IRC Career portal on this link:


Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied for and date of application.

Summary of your qualifications and experience

Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

Permanent Address and present address and telephone number.

Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates who fulfill the above criteria are highly encouraged to apply.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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