Amhara Public Health Institute (APHI) Vacancy Announcement, November 15 2022
Organization: Amhara Public Health Institute (APHI)
Position: Mobile health and nutrition team in Public Health Emergency
Date of Announcement: November 14 2022
Location: Amhara Region
Professionals needed: 60
Salary: 650 Birr/ day daily allowance and 500 birr monthly mobile allowance
Contract Duration: 3 months
Deadline: November 18 2022
Date:- 5/3/2015 E.C
Amara public health institute /APHI/ invites eligible candidates on the following criteria:
Position:- _Mobile health and nutrition team in Public Health Emergency
• Length of Contract: – 3 months if possible to extension
• Reports to– Deployed health center and/or Wereda health office with functional relationship ,with Zonal health department and/or regional IMS;APHI
• a contract with a daily allowance without salary : – The daily allowance will be 650.00 Ethiopian birr per day & 500 birr monthly mobile allowance in cash
• Place of work: – Amhara NRS health facilities. IDPs collective sites and will be relocating from health facility to health facility or from Wereda to Wereda or from zone based on the prioritization of situation.
Required profession and quantity of team members
1. Medical doctor or Health officer :- quantity: 10
2.BSc. Nurse: quantity: 20
3. BSc. Psychiatry: quantity: 10
4. BSc Midwifery: quantity: 10
5. BSc. Environmental health: quantity: 10
World health Organization (WHO) has been donated budget to Amhara Regional national state public health institute (APHI) to deploy ten (#10) mobile health and nutrition teams of with different professional composition in conflict affected areas of the region for three months. The MHNT supports to conflict affected communities, internally displaced persons (1DPs) who are hosted in the community or in collective sites.. and hard to reach area communites The teams will be deployed based criteria of high burden of internally displace peoples (IDPs) which could not be able to manage in nearby health facilities due to the health workforce, health and nutrition outbreak in the zone and districts, hard to reach areas to reach health and nutrition services in which the area will not cover by the existing health workforce, low health and nutrition service coverage, and host community IDPs based on districts and kebeles with significant number in related cluster community as well as where the Health work force versus population density ratio is far from the expected in related to Ethiopia health work to.
The deployed teams will provide Service of maternal and Child health care, emergency nutrition, sexual and reproductive health care, communicable and non-communicable diseases treatment, care, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), clinical management of SGVB, health risk communication and community engagement activities. IPC/ WASH activities, public health surveillance and Emergency Response activities, pre referral treatment and case referral and any other necessary health and emergency nutrition service packages will be added as appropriate by the RHB/APHI and hiring organization
The health and nutrition need of displaced people are overwhelmed hosting health facilities which did not able to carry, on existing work force and capacity. Moreover, the Iiberated area health facilities interrupted the services. Due to the fact that the health facilities with the supplies. equipment and drugs are destructed looted and damaged. To alleviate the overburden of hosting health facilities and reinitiate interrupted health services in liberated areas, deployment of MHNT is a decisive mechanism. Theese MHNTs is to provide health, nutrition and mental health services to the conflict affected communities in Amhara region. The support mainly aims to outpatient and inpatient health and nutrition services, nutrition screening, mental health services, health education, outreach activities, outbreak investigation and verifications, compile and document performed activities in adhered with district health information systems, and other related activities in assigned areas.
Main responsibilities and tasks of team members:-
Medical Doctor or health officer
The medical doctor or health officer is accountable to the team leader and/ or the team deployed heath facilities with a functional relationship to the zonal health department and regional APHI.
■ Working at Adult OPD and under 5 years old (NCDS Communicable Diseases) OPD
■ Act as medical consultation for all medical cases encountered by the team
• Support the team and activities coordination and act as co team leader if delegated.
■ Will conduct other activities given by the team leader.
Essential Educational Qualifications
– A minimum of university degree (medical doctor or BSc level) from an accredited/ recognized institute with a certified professional license from authorized offices
The environmental health is accountable to the team leader and/or the team deployed health facilities with functional relationship to zonal health department and regional APHI
✓ Coordinate the work of the team and manage operational matters (e.g.. Supplies (Medical Gowns. PPEs). Stationery, etc.).
✓ Assess the potential rises for the outbreak (active surveillance)
✓ Regularly update the woreda/ zonal or RHB on immediate and weekly reportable disease
✓ Facilitate and lead with woreda/ zonal or RHB outbreak response. if the outbreak is confirmed by the higher level.
✓ Responsible for daily health educator program, based on selected topics alongside HEWs.
✓ Assess, identify and effectively utilize community-based communication plat forms for health promotion and disease prevention by engaging HEWs in the area
✓ Provide health education with public health officer while the rest of the team are organizing the Service provision.
✓ Develop the movement plan of the team compile weekly and monthly activity report or delegate task, monitor supply utilization and request replenishments (monthly).
✓ Laise with local authorities represent the team in meetings and be responsible with all communications of the team
✓ Do active surveillance with other stakeholders
✓ Coordinate the WaSH/ IPC activities (Latrine construction. Sanitation campaign, Waste management, Hand washing facilities and Water quality test
Essential Educational Qualifications – A university degree (BSc level or above) in the fields of bachelor science degree from an accredited/recognized institute with a certified professional license from authorized offices.
Mental health/ Psychiatry
The mental health/psychiatry is accountable to the team leader and/or the team deployed health facilities with functional relationship to zonal health department and regional APHI.
• Provide psychosocial support for the community (mental Health education, Screening, Counseling diagnosis and refer)
■ Provide emergency psychosocial therapy to cases at the working site
■ Provide onsite psychosocial training for health workers and community volunteers
Essential Educational Qualifications
• A university degree (BSc level or above) in the fields of bachelor science degree from an accredited/recognized institute with a certified professional license from authorized offices.
The nurses are accountable to the team leader and or the team deployed health facilities with functional relationship to zonal health department and regional APHI
■ Working at Under 5 OPD.
• Responsible all nutrition screening activities (screening, Treatment)
■ Link to SC. OTP and TFP based on the nutritional status of the children.
■ Provide Technical support to health workers and HEW working at the nearby SC and OTP:
• Provided Vitamin A and deworming
■ Provide nutrition services on infant, young and child feeding in Emergency.
■ Provide EPI services.
• Provided Vitamin A and deworming.
• Counselling on IYCF-E packages including advice for breast feeding
Essential Educational Qualifications – A university degree (BSc level or above) in the fields of bachelor science degree from an accredited/recognized institute with certified professional license from authorized offices
The midwifery is accountable to the team leader and/or the team deployed health facilities with functional relationship to zonal health department and regional APHI.
• Coordinate over all SRH services (ANC. Family planning.)
■ Iron Supplementation, provision of TT,
• distribution of clean and safe delivery,
Identification of high-risk mothers and facilitation of referral system to the nearest health facility, birth preparedness & complication readiness
• counselling on Family Planning (FP) maternal nutrition,
■ IYCF-E including, breast feeding & HIV.
■ Others are promotion of safe Delivery
• Post Natal Care as well as managing other acute and life- threatening illnesses.
Essential Educational Qualifications – A university degree (BSc level or above) in the fields of bachelor science degree from an accredited/recognized institute with certified professional license from authorized office.
Job Requirement (for all positions)
• Able to work well both independently and on teams.
• Good communication, networking and organizational skills
• Effective verbal and writing skills.
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Experience — zero year and/or above working experience to all team members.
Skills – Language Excellent knowledge of spoken and written Amharic and English to all team members.
How to Apply
N.B Applicants who fulfill the above requirement are requested to submit to non-returnable application and copies of degree and supporting documents with original to APHI Bahir Dar at Human Resource Development and administration office within 5/3/2015-9/3/2015 E.C/ consciously work Days from the Date of advertisement of this Vacancy. The Examination date 13/3/2015 E.0 at local time 4.30 APHI hall & lottery rise 13/3/2015 E.C at local time 3 at local time.
For more vacancy alerts join us on Telegram