Public Health Officer

at Concern Worldwide
Location Kombolcha Town, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 1, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 21042
Currency ETB


Project Management

  • Supports Health staff to investigate reported cases of communicable diseases and advises exposed persons to obtain medical treatment and to prevent further spread of disease: Locates and interviews exposed person, using information obtained from records of zonal or Woreda public health offices and from individual already under treatment for communicable disease
  • Work closely with the Woreda Health Office to determine theCOVID-19 medical and training needs of the health staff within the scope of the grant.
  •  Develop and revise plans for medical care and training of health workers and implements those plans through the health work force at health center, health posts, isolation/quarantine and treatment centres.
  • Participating in the Zonal/ Woreda health Technical Working Group meetings, develop meeting agendas, documentation and dissemination of the technical working group meetings action point and recommendations.
  •  Liaise and coordinate with local stakeholders and MOH personnel regularly, reporting to them and giving them updates on activities.
  • Collaborate with the potential partners on the field (health centers, health posts, committee leaders) to improve the coverage and the efficiency of the programs.
  •  Collaborate with partners where possible (e.g. UNICEF and WHO in
  •  Mentoring and assist health workers in decision of  patients  who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital
  •  Make health/medical needs assessments.
  •  Submit appropriate reports of field activities to senior project officer
  • • Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted.
  • • Coordinate or combine the resources of health care institutions, emergency command posts or other agencies to enhance the community health.
  • • Ensure Job aids are available in health centers, Health posts, Isolation/quarantine centres and treatment centres
  • • Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and BCC activities.
  • • Direct or control prevention programs in COVID-19 prevention and mitigation.
  • • Assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions or other interventions.
  • • Recognize vulnerable groups at threat for COVID-19 and take preventive measures in coordination with other stakeholders.
  • • Prepare precautionary health reports which include problem explanations, analyses, alternate solutions, and suggestions.
  • • Facilitate training, closely work with MOH staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.
  • • Design, implement, or assess health service delivery systems to enhance the health of specific communities.
  • • Provided formal and on job training and supportive supervision for Concern Woreda level staffs and government health workers.
  • • Liaise with concerned government authorities and ensure the programme strategy, objectives and activities are understood, agreed and appropriate communication channel is in place
  • • Conduct regular health facility visit and supportive supervision
  • • Work any tasks assigned by the line manager and the organization
  • • Develop or adopt/adapt guidelines on the following areas and support facilities ( Health centres, Health Posts and isolation/quarantine & treatment centres)  to implement the protocols for COVID-19:
  • 1. Screening and triage protocols and checklists at facility access points for early recognition of cases
  • 2. Ensure that facilities obey standard procedures in collection and disposal of contaminated medical waste
  • 3. Assess the readiness of selected health facilities to respond to COVID-19 outbreak, using standard checklist.
  • 4. Support training of health care workers on the WHO/ EPHI Covid-19-specific prevention and control guidance
  • 5. Support in identifying or designating areas to manage COVID-19 patient isolation units following standard recommendations (MOH, EPHI).
  • 6. Support regular monitoring of COVID-19 procedure compliance at facility access points and isolation units
  • Human Resources
  •  Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate the provision of technical assistance;
  •  Identify capacity gaps and provide on the job capacity building and support to the  Concern team
  •  Provide technical support to field staffs in order to build their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities
  • Financial Management
  • • NA
  • Reporting
  • Ensure the work plans are on track and report any amendment or significant changes to your line manager
  • Ensure appropriate reporting tools are in place, if not already in place to ensure reporting formats are understood and used by staff and provide the information required for high quality donor reporting purposes. Provide regular feedback on reports.
  • Prepare internal reports and donor reports and ensure that they are developed to a high standard and that all deadlines for the receipt of these reports are met.
  • Documenting lessons learnt, best practices and case studies
  • Supporting communication of implementing partners/ key stakeholders with the use monitoring data to make recommendations for adapting the programme

Job Requirements

  •     Minimum BSc in public health; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
  • Minimum of three years of experience required,
  • Competencies
  • ·     Have excellent self-motivation skills.

    ·         Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.

    ·         Fluency in English and Amharic, Knowledge of the local language is a plus.

    ·         Strong presentation, communications and interpersonal skills and ability to interact productively with partners and stakeholders (community, government technical services and institutions).

    ·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

    ·         Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.

    ·         Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

    ·         Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion

    ·         Experience working in disease outbreaks or health emergencies




Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy. Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage: OR  Apply in person at our Office in Kombolcha 04 Kebelle near BGI Ethiopia beer factory

Phone call is strictly forbidden. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.  

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