Field Family Planning Project Officer at Ethiopian Public Health Association

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  • Company: Ethiopian Public Health Association
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Oromia
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Employment Type: Short-time contract based


The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) is professional association that has been working for more than 30 years registering remarkable results towards the overall development of the health sector.

EPHA has been implementing the David and Lucile Packard Foundation funded Reproductive Health/Family Planning grants to expand and increase access to quality and comprehensive community based Family Planning services. Recently, EPHA began RH/FP project which aims to support the national IUCD through level–IV HEWs’ initiatives via building the competency of Level IV HEWs, equipping health posts, strengthening referral linkage, community engagement and generating evidence based information. This project is being implemented in Jimma, Illubabor, Buno-Bedele, West Wollega, East Wollega, and West Shewa. Thus, EPHA is looking for field FP project officer on the basis of short time who are qualified and will successfully accomplish the following responsibilities.

Position Description

Position Purpose: The officer will be responsible to plan field project activities, closely monitor the progress and its implementation, compile and record all accomplishments, and produce technical reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement various field project activities in the target Woredas, Health facilities and communities in consultation with zone health Offices and EPHA central project coordinator.
  • Manage both the logistic and technical preparatory activities in advance such as identifying and inviting trainees, and trainers, securing training venue, secure and distribute supplies, products and materials which are necessary for these trainings in collaboration with Woreda health Offices.
  • Ensure that quality of the planned FP trainings will be conducted based on checklists and as per the national standards.
  • Plan different ways of doing activities in the era of Covid -19 (Corona Virus disease -19)
  • Manage mobilization of clients in advance and arrange health facilities for practical sessions in collaboration with Woreda health office in order to achieve the required skills of LAR C insertion and removal on real client using right based approach
  • Conduct supportive supervision, coaching/mentoring and post training follow up 
  • Ensure that all activities are accomplished maintaining its standard and quality results are delivered
  • Provide monitoring the progress, document lessons learned and best practice
  • Facilitate field financial management as per EPHA financial operational manuals including supporting project cashiers.
  • Technically support Woreda health office and health facilities in implementing FP/RH activities.
  • Carries out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Supervision and Reporting

The filed officer is expected to submit deliverables and report to professional development and training department of EPHA and works under the direct supervision of the project coordinator.    

Required:  One or two

Duration of Employment: 3 months with possible extension based on the budget availability and performance

Mainly he/she will be assigned for West and East Wollega project zones.

Job Requirements

Education qualification and relevant work experiences

  • MPH or MSC preferably in Reproductive Health with background in Midwifery, Nursing, or Health Officer or equivalent and two years of relevant work experiences, preferably in coordinating or facilitating RH/FP program/projects
  • BSc in Midwifery, Nursing, or Health Officer or equivalent and four years of relevant work experiences, preferably in coordinating or facilitating RH/FP program/projects
  • Experience of working with INGOs or local NGO is desired

Clinical experience

  • Sound clinical experience of providing LARC methods mainly IUCD insertion at health facilities at least for one year –  written evidence is required

Preferred trainings

  • Comprehensive Family Planning with emphasis of LAFP methods, priority will be given to those having ToT or master TOT.

Technical and other skills

  • Good knowledge and skill of participatory training methodologies and skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach
  • Innovative
  • Ability to work outside the ‘business as usual approach’.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to use additional statistical packages for analysis an advantage e.g. SPSS, Epi-Info
  • Computer literacy and report writing skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and Internet)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of professionals.
  • Fluency in English and Oromiffa language – Mandatory
  • Must have integrity and pleasant personality

Method of Application

Interested applicants shall submit their application letter, updated CV, credentials and supporting documents at HRs and Administration’s Office in person or using fast mail address like EMS Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) P. o .Box 7117 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: +251-114-166083/+25211-4166041 Females are strongly encouraged to apply Closing Date : 12th February, 2021
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