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Senior Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Advisor, USAID – Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

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Senior Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Advisor, USAID – Oxford Policy Management (OPM), June 29 2022



Senior Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Advisor – USAID


Organization: Oxford Policy Management (OPM)
Position: Senior Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Advisor – USAID

Job Type: Permanent

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa

Closing Date: 29/Jul/2022




Job Description Summary

The Senior PHEM Advisor will be responsible for building local health system is resiliency so that essential services can continue to be delivered under duress and ensuring that sub-national PHEM systems are responsive to any shocks. This includes building sub-national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks or emergencies.

This is project position on a 2 year contract basis if we are awarded the programme.

Key Primary Responsibilities


  • Support development of annual workplans and activity design, incorporating best practices in PHEM and country contextual considerations
  • Oversee technical assistance related to strengthening PHEM systems, particularly in developing leadership and management capacity in PHEM at sub-national levels
  • Manage activity budgets and staffing and report on progress/achievements
  • Represent the project to the client (USAID) and other external partners and audiences?

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Job Requirements

Person Specification

Professional/Technical Skills, Knowledge & Experience:


  • Master’s Degree in any area of Health/Public Health or related areas.
  • A minimum of total seven (7) years of resilience or emergency management relevant to practical work experience at a senior level in an area of health systems and resilience health, specifically in PHEM or outbreak response and management is required. Work experience in areas of humanitarian assistance and response and/or prior experience in Emergency Operations Center will add value.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the health system particularly public health emergency management: preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Fluency of English and Amharic in reading/writing/speaking (Level IV) is required.


Behavioural capabilities:


  • Solutions Oriented: Curious about and energised by solving problems. Focuses on continuous improvement and the learning that comes from this, and encourages same approach in others
  • Impact & Delivery oriented: proactive can-do attitude. Balances multiple priorities by effective planning and delegating whilst retaining accountability to deliver to deadlines
  • Inspiring: Demonstrates belief, energy and passion for achieving goals. Resilient and positive when faced with challenges and setbacks. Cares about those they work with.
  • Judgement: Comfortable to make clear decisions, even when data incomplete. Uses knowledge  – own and others – to form options before choosing best approach
  • Communication: Active listener, clear in expressing ideas and requirements. Responsive to the input of others and encourages inclusive dialogue
  • Collaborative: Works collaboratively and effectively with others to achieve common goals within immediate and wider teams, as well as across external networks and clients/donors
  • Developing others: recognises strengths and provides support and opportunities for others to develop. Prefers to “coach” than “tell” wherever possible.
  • Mutual support – Builds respectful relationships that support effective and collaborative working. Facilitates open discussions that create ‘win-win’ outcomes and helps others solve problems.
  • Accountability – Comfortable taking ownership, able to explain decisions and actions honestly, whilst supporting others ideas and mistakes.
  • Trust – Demonstrates generosity and warmth, believes in others, giving credit where credit is due Shares information openly, honestly and in a straightforward manner
  • Integrity – Ability to take a principled position but remains open minded. Respects the rights of colleagues, partners and beneficiaries and delivers a quality product to clients with maximum impact. Recognises if mistakes are made; learns and improves.
  • Collaboration – Works across boundaries to co-create solutions with colleagues, Offers help and support without being asked – open to new ideas, Works as a constructive, effective and positive team members.
  • Empowerment – Takes responsibility for problems and for leading the delivery of solutions, Supports a productive environment in which people can work autonomously and feel part of a supportive team.


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