at Birhan for Mother and Children /SPHMMC
Location Debre Birhan, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 3, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


We are seeking to appoint a full-time radiographer to serve as a sonographer for BIRHAN Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance. This is a collaboration between Harvard University and St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College.  The post holder will work to train MCH data collectors, and continuously mentor basic obstetric ultrasounds and implement quality assurance mechanisms.

St. Paul Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Medical School opened in 2007; it is intended to alleviate the severe shortage of medical doctors in the country. In line with various encouraging efforts performed by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health in this regard, it is clear that the newly opened school, with a practical modular and integrated curriculum will be providing much-needed medical professionals to the people of Ethiopia.

Harvard University, USA

Harvard University traces its roots to public health activism. The faculty commits themselves to research as well as teaching. The School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policymakers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.


Location                                  Debre Birhan with frequent visits to Angolela Tera Woreda study health facilities and  Shewarobit with a frequent travel to kewot woreda study health facilities

Responsible to:                       Primarily to the Field manager and the local PI for technical issues

No. of posts                             2

Duration of contract                1 year with likely extension

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The post-holder will work full-time at Debre Birhan with frequent visits to Angolela Tera woreda health facilities and Shewarobit with frequent visits to Kewot woreda health facilities and will have a regular interaction with the field manager and MCH facility data collectors in the study facilities. The post holder is expected to support the research activities in the health facilities specially the study obstetric ultrasound examination conducted in the study facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and develop research standard operating procedures and study materials including but not limited to questionnaires, informed consent documents, logs, study operational tools
  • Assist in the development of clinical materials and tools necessary to train individuals.
  • Train MCH facility data collectors on basic obstetric ultrasound
  • Mentor MCH facility data collectors with a regular supervisory and mentorship visit
  • Ensure the basic objectives of BIRHAN study ultrasound examination are done with high quality. These objectives include
    • Confirmation and localization of pregnancy by Ultrasound
    • Documenting fetal viability (cardiac activity)
    • Documenting the number of fetuses
    • Determining gestational age
    • Others to be included as necessary.
  • Ensure the ultrasound images are collected and transferred by the supervisors every week to a central repository.
  • Implement quality assurance protocol and provides feedback to MCH facility data collectors.
  • Review at least 10% of all the ultrasound images for quality.
  • Monitor the progress of research activities, develops and maintains records of research activities and prepares periodic reports as required
  • Ensure that the ultrasound machines at the health facilities are well kept and maintained.
  • Ensure that the logistics required for the ultrasound examination are provided on time
  • Reports to the field manager and local PI

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may be altered at any time in the future, as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is full consultation with the post-holder. The post-holder will carry out any other duties, tasks or responsibilities as reasonably requested by local PI. 

Job Requirements

Essential requirements

  • BSc radiographer
  • Work experience of at least 2 years
  • Experience in obstetric ultrasound
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English

Applying Instructions

To apply send application letter, CV and credentials to:

Email: Application e-mail subject stating “BIRHAN Radiographer Application”

OR mail to Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, P.O. Box 1271 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

OR Submit in person to the human resource department

Closing Date:      Within 10 days of the announcement of this vacancy
                              Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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