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IMAM Research Project Coordinator, School of Public Health – AAU

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IMAM Research Project Coordinator, School of Public Health – AAU, July 27 2022

Organization: School of Public Health – AAU
Position: IMAM Research Project Coordinator
Deadline: 08.01.2022
Employment: Full Time
Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description:


Terms of Reference

IMAM Research Project coordinator

Project Background

The revised guidelines endorsed by the GoE in June 2019 includes both MAM and SAM in the same document and recommends a new approach called Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) that integrated the delivery of MAM and SAM services at the facility level and ensure continuum of care. In addition to piloting the IMAM approach, the GoE has started to implement the revised national CMAM Guidelines endorsed in June 2019.

The HEW are being trained both on changes introduced in the management of SAM and on the management of MAM in children 6 to 59 months of age and PLW.  WFP Ethiopia is supporting the transition to the revised acute malnutrition guidelines, including the integration of MAM management and its monitoring into the HEP and transfer from NDRMC to MOH, and scale-up of the IMAM approach that strengthens the Continuum of Care in acute malnutrition programming.

However, there are implementation challenges that need to be addressed in order to maximize the impact of GoE and partner’s efforts to improve IMAM service coverage and quality.  For this to effect, the department of Nutrition and dietetics at the School of Public Health in Addis Ababa University is commissioned by the WFP to conduct implementation research to identify barriers and facilitators and further develop solutions to challenges being encountered in the management of acute malnutrition through the HEP.

Job Overview

The IMAM research project coordinator will actively participate in the implementation research work, by providing technical, administrative and all other related support to the research team and by actively engaging and support the work at the study sites.

Key responsibilities


  • Provide overall technical and administrative support on the implementation of the IMAM research project
  • Work under the project manager to plan and execute activities emanated from the research project
  • Manage day to day operation of the research project including research logistics, and other operations of the research project
  • Provide all the necessary support during research administration including support trainings, data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Make a frequent visit to the research sites to supervise project activities
  • Ensure the quality of data collected per the study protocol and required standards
  • Report daily performance, attend routine team meetings, and routinely communicate with the research project manager
  • Conduct a regular review with the research team
  • Write periodic progress reports.


Position Location: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University

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Term of employment: 10 months with possibility of extension


Job Requirements:

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Education and work experience and other requirements
  • MPH in Public Health Nutrition and a minimum of 4 years’ experience is preferable
  • Experience in conducting research works related to acute malnutrition (SAM/MAM)
  • High personal motivation and willingness to travel and work at the research sites
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to provide written recommendation
  • Research publications in the area of acute malnutrition
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply
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How To Apply:

 Interested and Qualified Applicants are requested to submit their application letter specifying for which position they are applying and the date


he/she will be available if selected for the post; update CV and their relevant Credentials (Such as Degree, Transcript, Renewed Professional License, recommendation Letters and other relevant documents) to The Human Resource Administration Office of Addis Ababa University College Of Health Science School of Public Health,

Sefereselam Campus Human Resource Office. (Second Floor Office No.218) Located around Mesalemia area In front of Ethio Tebib Privet Hospital within 7 working days, from the date of announcement Competent Female applicants are highly encouraged.



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