Emergency Health Officer | Jobs In Ethiopia | EthioJobs

Job Title: Emergency Well being Officer

Sector: Well being

Employment Class: Mounted Time period

Employment Kind: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Gambella, Ethiopia

Job Description


Group Background

The Worldwide Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps folks to outlive and rebuild their lives. Based in 1933, the IRC affords lifesaving care and life-changing help to refugees compelled to flee from battle or catastrophe. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing built-in, community-managed packages aimed toward enhancing the standard of lives and get well of livelihood of disaster-affected inhabitants’s by selling particular person participation, strengthening establishments and emergency response.


The IRC well being program in Ethiopia at the moment implements actions in several settings: Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM), a refugee well being program that’s concerned in supply of group primarily based reproductive well being companies in 7 refugee camps in addition to HIV/AIDS prevention actions in 8 refugee camps; Sexual and reproductive well being initiatives in Oromia and a baby survival group primarily based therapy program within the Somali and Benishangul-Gumuz. Group surveillance of Vaccine preventable ailments and precedence zoonotic ailments in similar areas above together with Gambella. At the moment IRC began a brand new challenge funded by EUTF (EU Emergency Belief Fund for Africa) aiming at Selling stability and strengthening primary service supply for host communities, refugees, and different displaced inhabitants in Gambella Nationwide Regional State of Ethiopia. 


Emergency Well being Officer is liable for correct implementation of Emergency Well being response challenge at woreda degree. The place wants sturdy communication, coordination, and illustration with host authorities Zonal, Woreda well being buildings and companions.

Key Tasks:

  • Conduct all actions deliberate underneath the challenge in a well timed method and in accordance with the finances allotted.
  • Liaises and creates sturdy linkages between zonal well being division, Woreda Well being Workplace, well being services and Woreda stakeholders within the focused space.
  • Monitor and Implement the challenge actions as per the plan and supply challenge knowledge for well timed choice making.
  • Make sure that emergency well being intervention is in accordance with IRC and authorities tips and supply technical assist for gov’t well being care suppliers.
  • Establish and contain all key stakeholders within the woreda frequently and assist woreda well being workplace in strengthening surveillance system at facility and group degree.
  • Characterize IRC and take part in woreda degree conferences and take part in well being assessments in assigned woreda when wanted.
  • Present assist in creating and implementation of a community-based communication technique (IEC/BCC)
  • Present medical consultations for well being professionals in well being services on totally different well being actions comparable to Diet.
  • Assist and monitor preventive well being companies (routine immunization, deworming).
  • Strengthen the referral linkage with the Well being facility at group degree within the respective woreda.  
  • Work carefully with IPs to make sure built-in strategy in program implementation in his/her woreda.
  • Present and/or facilitate trainings and workshops as per the challenge work plan.
  • Present teaching and supportive supervision for well being services on high quality of service.
  • Guarantee the right distribution and use of various gadgets, non-medical gear, provides and important medicine to well being services.
  • Routinely gather, compile, and set up knowledge from monitoring and supervision actions and translate knowledge into stories to be submitted to IRC discipline workplace recurrently.

Grant Administration

  • Help the Well being Supervisor in managing program grant
  • Observe all IRC’S customary grant Administration instruments
  • Increase PRs as required after dialogue with colleagues.
  • Observe woreda degree expenditure month-to-month and report appropriately.

Monitoring and Analysis

  • In collaboration with Well being supervisor, consider the effectiveness of this system and suggest modifications in targets, aims, intervention methods, measurable outputs, and timelines.
  • Produce month-to-month and /or quarterly exercise stories and undergo IRC Discipline workplace.
  • Make sure that all instruments and codecs are correctly ready, recorded and saved.
  • Correct documentation of knowledge at Well being facility and woreda degree

Different duties

  • Another related actions or duties as deemed by supervisor.





  •  BSC in public well being, Nursing or Midwifery with no less than three years working expertise.
  • Two years related expertise plus put up graduate diploma.
  • NGO expertise a plus.
  • Good challenge administration expertise, capacity to plan, set up and monitoring of implementation of emergency well being companies.
  • Demonstrable expertise in working with communities in participatory approaches and capability constructing of well being facilities.  


Private specs

  • Potential to work underneath stress in distant areas lengthy work hours and excessive workload.
  • Glorious communication skills-verbal and written ones.
  • Self-motivated, sincere, extremely accountable, and punctual.
  • Potential to work as a part of a workforce in addition to to work autonomously when required.
  • Potential to constructively deal with gaps and weaknesses.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.