Public Health Specialist (Immunization Technical Officer)

at Embassy of United States of America, Human Resources Office
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 29, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the below vacant position. To view a current list of all available positions and to apply online, please visit

See the below Vacancy announcement on the Embassy Website and apply online. (Note: we no longer accept paper or email applications for advertised jobs)


WORK HOURS:       Full-time (40 hours/week)

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): Position Grade: FSN-12, - 27,642.00 USD per year.

Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-03

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

Duration of Appointment: Definite- one year with probability of extension based on fund availability.

NOTE:   For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local currency using the established exchange rate.

Basic Function of Position:

The incumbent is a senior project manager and the key public health advisor on routine immunizations to the Government of Ethiopia. The job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of routine immunization activities provided under the Global Immunization Division at CDC-Ethiopia.  Responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, reporting and close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and its agencies, including the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA), the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Agency (EPSA), and all other immunization partners in Ethiopia to ensure the Global Immunization Division strategic objectives and internationally recognized best practices are adhered to Immunization partners include International Organizations (IO) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) involved in supporting the routine immunization program in country. The jobholder represents CDC-Ethiopia on immunization issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with government officials, collaborators, the national multi-sector immunization task force, and immunization technical working groups, and donor agencies. The incumbent is involved in the development and management of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements related to the program in country. The incumbent performs various project-support duties to facilitate the smooth progress and completion of CDC Global Immunization Division projects and programs as planned. This management role requires public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with host country ministry officials and a wide variety of immunizations partners. Supervision is provided by the CDC Global Immunization Division assignee to CDC-Ethiopia

Job Requirements

Required Education:    Doctoral level degree (Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), or host country equivalent degree in medicine, public health, nursing, epidemiology is required.

Required Experience:     Minimum of five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating immunization programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or immunization partners is required.  One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required.

 Language Requirement:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may be tested)

Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of Amharic is required.

Skills and abilities:  Must be conversant with survey design and questionnaire development and with data management programs, such as Epi Info, SPSS, SAS, R, etc. Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required. Strong skills with interpretation of analytic and programmatic data are required. Strong skills in the interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required, including the ability to understand and synthesize numerical data. Strong report writing, and verbal dissemination skills are required. The position requires strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to communicate and coordinate with the CDC in Atlanta, Ethiopian government officials and other immunization partners such as the U.S. Government agencies, International Organizations (WHO, UNICEF), and international NGOs. (This may be tested)

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