British Embassy Job Vacancy 2023

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

The role will be part of the network of workforce expertise within the IHR Strengthening Project with the job holder able to draw on the experience within the network and contribute to development of practice in other Project countries.

Candidates will also have access to UKHSA training courses and support for further professional development.

Position: Technical Adviser

Workforce Development (International Health Regulations Strengthening Project)

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Graduate qualification in a relevant subject or an equivalent level of relevant experience (Public Health / Public Administration / Learning / Training and Development).
  • Experience of devising, implementing and delivering  public health learning initiatives within/across organisations.
  • Experience of organising and managing on line training modules.
  • Experience in an organisation with complex stakeholder interactions.
  • An understanding of the operation and complexities of CPD systems.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships, both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of business planning development, monitoring and reporting on performance.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • High level of organisational skills – able to organise, plan, prioritise and deal with conflicting demands and pressures in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style, with ability to understand differing perspectives.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.

Language requirements:

                                – Excellent written and spoken English

                               – Excellent written and spoken Amharic

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject to learning, training and organizational development.
  • Experience of organizing and managing on line training modules.
  • Experience of providing leadership and management training and coaching.
  • Experience of managing projects with multiple partners. 

The International Health Regulations (IHR) Strengthening Project (IHR_SP) is a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funded project implemented by UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) which works in 5 countries, one of which is Ethiopia. It also works regionally across Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and more recently South-east Asia.

A key aim of the IHR Strengthening Project is to support National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) and regional bodies in the development of a trained local workforce, that will continue beyond the duration of the project, and will not only embed and build on successes to date, but also provide an opportunity to strengthen capacity upstream and more broadly.

This position’s primary responsibility is to work with the Ethiopia Country Lead/Senior Public Health Advisor and the National Public Health Training Centre at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to deliver on UKHSA’s and EPHI’s shared objectives for our collaboration on workforce capacity building and strengthening.

The post-holder will provide expert workforce advice and contribute to EPHI and other relevant government Ministries/Departments/Agencies to ensure a holistic approach to improving IHR compliance which addresses priority workforce needs.

Roles and responsibilities: 

1. Work with the National Public Health Training Centre leading the development and driving the implementation of public health       continuous professional development system including:

  • Work with training centre colleagues, internal and external stakeholders to progress (CDP module development
  • Work with training centre colleagues, internal and external stakeholders to establish an accreditation pathway for completed modules.
  • Ensure all relevant modules are managed through the accreditation pathway on a timely basis.
  • Develop reporting methodology for CPD system data
  • Ensure CPD reports are generated, analysed and presented to the relevant committee for consideration/action.

2. Develop proposal for undertaking training need assessment for defined staff groups within and outside the institute.

3. Actively support the delivery of training and development interventions that support effective and efficient operational delivery including technical and leadership skills.

4. Work in partnership with the National Public Health Training Centre to develop relevant interventions to progress the training and development agenda within EPHI.

5. Support the delivery of a workforce development strategy for EPHI.

6. Ensure compliance with planning and reporting practice required for the IHR S Project including achievement of project plans, milestones and evaluation.

You will be a highly organised, creative team player who is a self-starter and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.  You will have a broad range of communications engagement skills, and a thorough understanding of public sector issues gained through experience in the field. You will have excellent negotiation skills, enabling you to deal sensitively with stakeholders with complex and sometimes conflicting interests. You will be expected to show strong drive to complete and evidence progress, recognising the importance of compliance and reporting.

The job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of UKHSA and EPHI.

Salary:  USD 1,603.08

Location (City) : Addis Ababa

Deadline: 14 August 2023

How to Apply:

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening. 
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted. 
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position. 
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia. 
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.  
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to: 
  • Obtain the relevant permit. 
  • Pay fees for the permit. 
  • Make arrangements to relocate.
  • Meet the costs to relocate. 
  • The British Embassy do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.  
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount. 
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5 
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates. 
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’.  If during the reserve period of 12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate. 

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