at World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 10, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Under the overall direction of the WHO Country Representative and direct supervision of Incident Manger/Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) team lead, the nurse will perform the following duties:

  • Supports health and nutrition teams in selected facilities to determine patient and family needs; developing health care and treatment plans: Providing nursing services and treatments; referring patients with social and emotional problems to other community agencies. Monitors availability of supplies in priority facilities by verifying inventories and verifying receipt.
  • Helps the community health care team by coordinating assessment, planning, and providing of needed health and related services; participating incoordination meetings with regional and national health counterparts, and representatives of other agencies.
  • Strengthen Quality improvement and outcomes by studying, evaluating, and recommending changes in processes, implementing changes in line with MoH/WHO guidelines and best practices.
  • Handles emergencies in close collaboration with the Medical and security service teams including on call for emergency response and available 24/7 and assist in offering emergency nursing services out of the office.
  • Provides guidance and improve practices for occupational health and safety:
  • for protecting occupational health and safety in WHO operated/led workplaces - offices, field missions, facilities and international medical teams
  • Carry out occupational health and safety risk assessment of WHO operated/led workplaces and monitor of compliance, and prepare related reports
  • Responsible for dispensing of travel kits, malaria prevention tablets, mosquito nets and hand sanitizer, and replenish supplies accordingly.
  • Assist in the coordination of multi-agency/sectoral collaborative initiatives to reduce risk from exposure and infection to high risk pathogens and strengthen occupational health and safety in health care facilities and other high-risk work settings.
  • Initiate and/or support/strengthen scientific documentation of response efforts and activities in line with WHO global best practice including documenting actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and other relevant records.
  • Any other relevant task assigned by supervisor
  • Performs any other duties as required by the supervisors


Essential: First degree in Nursing from an accredited/recognized institution or organization;
Desirable: Master’s level degree in Public Health or Nursing.
Essential: at least five years of practical experiences in health programmes with healthcare facilities.
Desirable: Experience in nursing programmes within humanitarian emergency settings. Experience working with UN/WHO or other large international organizations.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a WHE, experience in the areas of emergency health and nutrition investigation/assessment and response
Computer skills including statistical packages used for data management and analysis
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and fluency in the working language of the country
Primary Location: Ethiopia

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