Job Vacancy at Ethiopian Red Cross Society

Surveillance Officer

Job Description

Key performance Areas  

  • Conduct supportive supervision and mentorship for Woreda Health Offices (WrHO) and health facilities (HFs) regarding EWARS (Preparedness, Early warning/surveillance, Response & Recovery components of PHEM)
  • Provide capacity-building trainings on various PHEM agendas for PHEM officers, HCWs and HEWs.
  • Assist WrHOs/HFs to conduct the early warning, alert and response tasks (EWARS)
  • Provide technical assistance to WrHOs/HFs to conduct both event and indicator-based surveillances.
  • Provide Technical Assistant (TA) to strengthen cross-border surveillance activities at point of entries.
  • Assist public health risk communication & community engagement tasks (RCCE)
  • Provide technical support to ensure the surveillance data qualities like report timeliness, completeness, etc are kept at national/international standards.
  • Assist WrHO, HFs and ZHD in EWARS/PHEM data management and visualization, report-write ups, and dissemination.
  • Assist in periodic surveillance reports productions like weekly epidemiological bulletin, feedbacks, SitRep/SpotRep, technical reports, presentations, and ad hoc reports on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Support emergency coordination platforms like PHEOC, RRT, TWG, DRM Council and DMAT in order to establish a functional PHEM system.
  • Participate in public health emergencies responses and investigations like epidemic/pandemic response, health and nutrition emergency response and the likes.
  • Participates and represent the organization in different regional/sub-regional level review meetings, annual work plan, conference calls, coordination forums, etc
  • Prepare different proposals and budget plans to implement surveillance agendas and emergency response.
  • Prepare all weekly/quarterly progress reports, annual project report, ad-hoc technical reports, success stories and timely submit to the central team using required formats.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
  • Collaborate and work with key technical and program stakeholders on different PHEM agendas.

Work Unit :- ERCS- Dire-Dawa Branch ,The USAID/Ethiopia Health Resilience Activity

Reports to:ERCS- Dire-Dawa Branch ,The USAID/Ethiopia Health Resilience

Terms of employment: – Contract for one year  

Place of Work: – ERCS- Dire-Dawa Branch

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master/Degree in any health backgrounds in Field Epidemiology or other public health fields.
  • 4/6 years related work experience at regional or sub-regional level in the field of Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM).

Key competencies

  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the Early Warning and Alert Response System (EWARS), particularly public health surveillance and emergency response 
  • Having previous work experience in PHEOC is an added advantage.
  • Experience of conducting trainings, supervision and mentorship
  • Experience in proposal development, scientific report write ups and disseminations, as proven with publications.
  • Excellent ability in software’s like Microsoft offices, Power BI, DHIS2-PHEM, ODK, SPSS, etc

Leadership Development Officer

Key performance Areas  

  • Provide technical support on leadership development skills by planning and implementing different methods appropriate for local context
  • In collaboration with LDM advisor cascade the capacity building training on leading in emergencies using guidelines and tools for Zonal and Woreda PHEM leaders, and activity leadership officers.
  • Follow the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) on PHEM leadership development at Zonal, Woreda & Kebele levels.
  • Conduct supportive supervision and mentorship for zonal & Woreda PHEM officers, and health facilities (HFs) to strengthen local leadership capacity for health emergency management.
  • Develop work plan that details the activities needed activities for the development of PHEM leadership capacity at zonal, woreda and community levels.
  • Provide technical assistance to woreda PHEM leaders in conducting simulation exercises (tabletop, drills, functional exercises, and full-scale) and after-action reviews to facilitate learn by doing, identify capacity assets and gaps, and develop improvement plans to strengthen public health emergency management.
  • Assist the integration of leadership development plans into the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans at zonal and woreda levels.
  • Prepare all weekly/quarterly progress reports, technical reports, and success stories in the assigned woredas.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs and results related to PHEM leadership capacity development in activity focus woreda and zones.
  • Collaborate and work with key technical and program stakeholders on different PHEM agendas.

Work Unit :- ERCS- Dire Dawa Branch ,The USAID/Ethiopia Health Resilience Activity

Reports to:ERCS- Dire Dawa Branch ,The USAID/Ethiopia Health Resilience

Terms of employment: – Contract for one year  

Place of Work: – ERCS- Dire-Dawa Branch

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • Second/First degree in Management/Leadership/health-related field or management field required
  • 4/6 years related work experience.

Key competencies

  • Knowledge of and experience related to public health emergency management is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience in facilitating training, supervising and mentoring technical staff.
  • Demonstrated conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Experience organizing and working with teams to produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Previous experience supporting a USAID-funded project, a plus
  • Ability to work under tight deadline
  • Fluency in English and regional working language required.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Willing to travel assigned woredas frequently

How to Apply

We invite candidates meeting the required qualifications to fill out online employment application form

With the indicated link before the closing date of this announcement on July 20, 2023.

Qualified women are strongly recommended to apply!

Please note that we ONLY consider those who filled online application form . We regret to inform that we do not accept CV at this stage.


Applicants must follow the link and fill out the application form to be considered for the role.

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