Regional Project Coordinator, Covid-19 Vaccine rollout Jobs in Ethiopia

Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 18, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Description
PATH seeks Two (02) regional level coordinators for Harrari and Sidama regions to provide technical assistance for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the region.
The Regional coordinators will be seconded to Harrari and Sidama regions.
The regional coordinators will report to the national project manager for Gavi TCA and COVAX projects, over all responsible person based in Addis Ababa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • The OVAX TA will work as part of the Technical Support Team and will provide technical assistance to Harrari/Sidama region Immunization team, Under the direction of the central team, lead the development of the detailed COVID-19 Vaccine introduction plan with clear timelines and responsibilities.
  • Develop regional communication plan for the national HPV rollout, MCV2 introduction and PIRI in collaboration as well as the COVID-19 vaccine implementation with RHBs and follow-up for timely execution of each activity.
  • Identify risks and potential delays to timely execution and subsequently work with RHB and PATH and other partners to develop mitigation plans.
  • Coordinate post-launch monitoring and implementation activities to support acceleration of coverage, including identifying bottlenecks and Work closely within regional government to facilitate liaising with partners and stakeholders, in order to ensure continuity of the implementation of the planned activities for HPV, COVID-19 vaccine and MCV2 and PIRI introduction.
  • Assist Harrari/Sidama RHB to facilitate the different technical working group meetings in preparation and timely distribution of training manuals, guidelines, job-aids, and communication tools on COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Organize zonal and district micro-planning –exercise and collect and compile MPs at regional level.
  • Support the PIRI regional implementation.
  • Support and coordinate regional communication working group in developing/adapting appropriate communication materials for COVID-19 roll out.
  • Follow up and make sure all vaccines and other necessary supplies are timely distributed.
  • Facilitate advocacy visits to different stake holders at regional and zonal levels
  • Support RHB in clearly communicating roles and responsibilities of lower administrative levels in COVID-19 introduction and rollout
  • Execute addition responsibility given by supervisor.
    Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Officer or BSc nursing and having master’s in public health is an asset.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in public health programming, with experience in the area of immunization and maternal/child health programs.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government, partners, donors, and international organizations at various levels.
  • Experience in facilitating meetings and moderating complex discussions with a variety of stakeholders (including religious and clan leaders) preferred.
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handles multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities and work under minimal/remote supervision.
  • Skilled in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Somali region.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to districts, estimated to be about 60%.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Ethiopia.
    PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
    PATH is an equal opportunity employer.
    Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.
    PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
    Please Be Advised
    PATH will never ask for a fee during any stage of the recruitment process.


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