Data collector – Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement

Data collector – Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement, October 3 2023




Organization: Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Position: Data collector

Location: In all districts (Woredas) of East Shewa zone and Adama special district for one to two months and in Addis Ababa for two to three months

Employment: Contract

Deadline: October 8, 2023






Job Description


Report to: Health System & Reproductive Health Research Directorate/EPHI

Place: Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project: Quality Evidence for health System Transformation (QuEST) project

E-Cohort survey on Maternal and Newborn Health

Term of employment: Contract for 4 months with possible extension

Required number: 10

Salary: based on the institute contract salary scale

Duty station:  In all districts (Woredas) of East Shewa zone and Adama special district for one to two months and in Addis Ababa for two to three months


Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) is a nationally mandated institute to lead public health research on priority health problems. Health System and Reproductive Health Research Directorate (HS-RH-RD) is one of the directorates of EPHI, which has roles and responsibilities to conduct national research on the health system and reproductive health.

QuEST is a collaborative effort among the HS-RH-RD of EPHI in collaboration with MoH, Addis Ababa university-School of Public Health, and Harvard T.H CHAN School of Public Health. One of the components of QuEST is e-cohort.  E-Cohort will focus on collecting quality longitudinal data, analyzing and synthesis of data continuously based on the quality of care, utilization of services, satisfaction and competency of health providers for maternal and infant health services.

HS-RH-RD is looking to hire a qualified, competent and interested applicant for MNH E-cohort  study


The objective of this post is to hire an expert with a background in BSc degree and above in nursing, Public Health, Midwifery or medical doctor  to conduct data collection in line with the intended purposes of the project and will contribute to the success of the project as a whole. To this end, HS-RH-RD is looking to hire highly motivated and energetic data collectors who will collect longitudinal data for the period of four months

Job Requirements


·   BSc and above in nursing, HO, Midwifery or MD

  • At least 2 years work Experience in the health facility on maternal and child health services setting (ANC, Delivery and PNC service delivery)

· Community and facility-based health research data collection experiences

· Clinical knowledge of continuum care for pregnant women and infant

·  Able to understand the tools developed for data collection

·  Have Experience in electronic data collection tools using digital platforms (CSPro, ODK, surveyCTO, google forms, REDcap etc) is preferable

  • Good communication and team work experience
  • Very Good listening, writing and speaking skills both in Amharic and Oromifa is mandatory


·   Able to collect data on longitudinal face to face data during baseline data collection and phone-based data from pregnant mothers until the pregnant mother delivers and end-line data after the mother delivers.

· Collect relevant data from ANC, delivery and PNC card and conduct chart review

·  Obtain informed consent from the selected respondents for a follow-up visit.

·  Able to send data to EPHI server  regularily

  • Ensuring data completion and checking with supervisor for completion
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of data collected are of a high standard;
  • Maintain good team spirit with team members
  • Collect survey data following the protocol of the study and principles of research ethics

·  Able to collect data using a phone interview

·  Work with health facility and community-based cohort data platforms to harmonize data and conduct continuous data collection

·   Work closely with the supervisors

·   Able to complete data collection period from baseline to end-line survey

·   Experience of data collection using RedCap software is advantageous

Desired Skills

·  Good communication ability in phone both in Amharic and Oromifa

·  Sex: only females

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, energetic, passionate, patient, proactive and self-motivated;

How to Apply


Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 10 days from the first appearance of the announcement


Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application. If not attached the copies you may be not short listed.


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