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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Health Field Officer I


Posted by:

ICRC Ethiopia Delegation


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Health Care, Nonprofit-Social Services

Employment Type:

Full time

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Job Description:

The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation to Ethiopia is looking for a qualified candidate to fill up the following vacant position based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to regions.

Health Field Officer 1

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Health Field Officer 1 contributes to implementing, running and monitoring the Health program(s), in cooperation with the Health team, according to the objectives set out in the delegation's annual planning (Planning for Results) for a specific geographic area or field of activities.

•Accompanies and assists the Detention Doctor/Nurse in prison visits;
•Assists in medical data collection, translation (from Amharic to English) and interpretation
•Assists the Detention Doctor/Nurse during the anthropometric evaluation and mass deworming exercise if needed
•Assists the Detention Doctor/Nurse in the preparation of prisons’ health staff trainings (mhGAP and others)
•Assists the Detention Doctor/Nurse in the management of medical kits.
•Handles provision and follow up of medico-surgical  assistance to health facilities
•Contacts with concerned field hospitals to assess situations on the field and provide the delegation with accurate related data
•Establishes and maintain professional contact with health authorities and health institutions.
•Liaises with other internal departments-
•Implements Health programs in his/her geographic area or field of responsibility.
•Conducts field assessments and regular field visits to monitor activities and health-related threats to the population.
•Facilitates field trips and helps communicate with the local population/victims/beneficiaries.
•Ensures proper management of information collected and produces the subsequent reports.
•Participates in analysis of and reflection on the overall health situation; contributes to realistic project proposals in line with the delegation's objectives and priorities.
•Helps organize meetings; advises staff members in matters such as culture, politics, the economy, security, etc.
•Interprets at meetings and translates documents into local languages.
•Carries out logistical tasks regarding medical items, including for staff-health issues, and organizes distributions to beneficiaries in the field when required.
•Liaises and builds networks with local stakeholders to facilitate communication on and coordination of activities, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programs. May represent the ICRC vis-à-vis beneficiaries, local authorities, humanitarian players, armed groups, etc.

Job Requirements:

Educational Background & Work Experience
•Degree in Nursing, Health Officer or other relevant health fields.
•Minimum 2 years' work experience in a similar field (preferably working with the NGOs/IOs) and preferably having experience working in prison settings.
•Good knowledge of the assigned geographic area.
•Good knowledge of National Health Programs and Government health structure.
•Very good knowledge of geographically assigned environment and the communities
•Very good command of spoken & written English and Amharic
•Very good computer skills
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

How To Apply:

Interested applicants are requested to submit ONLY their application/cover letter and CV to (Warning: Do not attach zipped files!!). Please put Health Field Officer on the subject line. Alternatively, you can submit application & CV with copies of relevant documents in person to the ICRC Delegation in Addis Ababa or send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Unit, P.o.Box 5701, Addis Ababa.  Closing date for application will be on Friday, November 24, 2017. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.