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Assistant Researcher (Public Health) – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI) Vacancy Announcement

Assistant Researcher (Public Health) – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI) Vacancy Announcement, October 19 2023



Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute(AHRI)

Position: Assistant Researcher (Public Health)

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract

Salary: Birr 15,767 (ETB fifteen thousand seven hundred sixty seven)

Date of Announcement: October 20 2023

Deadline: October 24, 2023





Job Description

Position: Assistant Researcher (Public Health)

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI reorganized by the decree of the Council of Minister’s Regulation No. 376/2016 as biomedical research, clinical trial and research capacity building under the Federal Ministry of Health. AHRI, over its 50 years in service, is well known for its hub function for skill and technology transfer and partnership embracing research agendas with direct impact in the development and transformation of population in Ethiopia and beyond.

The Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTD) Research Division is one of the departments in the institute and currently MNTD has secured grant from the European Union in collaboration with Institut Pasteur Paris (IPP), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and other collaborators for the project entitled Serological Testing And Treatment For P. Vivax: From A Cluster-Randomized Trial In Ethiopia And Madagascar To A Mobile-Technology Supported Intervention-PvStatem”.

Therefore, the MNTD Division is looking for self-driven, motivated, innovative and energetic researchers to join our team as Assistant Researchers_ Public Health for the PvStatem project.


Job Requirements


Key Duties and Responsibilities

·         Plan and conduct data collection, data entry and data cleaning activities

·         Prompt response to the requests from project coordinator, manager, local data collectors and the field staff·

·         Coordinate the sample transportation, handling and storage from the site to the lab centers as well as in the lab centers

·         Coordinate data/sample collection activities at the field site

·         Responsible for accurately completing records and reports from field and support in coordination of data collection

·         Communicate with stakeholders around the study area and create conducive ground for the study

·         Coordinate and manage the field team, field assistants and collaborators at the field

·         Request field work and sample collection supplies timely, receive and ensure proper utilization

·         Preparing project specific data collection instruments, data handling and sharing platforms

·         Maintain data integration and sharing, data mining and analysis and quality assurance project data

·         Participate on report write up and manuscript development

·         Compile the necessary documents of internationally purchased laboratory supplies, consumables and equipment.

·         Perform other duties when assigned by PIs and Researchers


·         MSc Degree in Public Health or Health informatics fields from a recognized university.

·         Willingness to work at the field site

·         At least 2 years work experience, project work experience is preferable

·         Field work coordination experience is an added advantage

Other Competencies

·         Fluency in English Language

·         Experience on data management tools such as ODK, RedCap, etc

·         Microscopic based malaria diagnostics

·         Strong computer literacy (MS office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet use)

·         Excellent interpersonal communication skill

·         Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels

·         Ability to work with others/team work, including international collaborators

·         Prior experience with donor-funded projects

·         Willingness to be multi-tasked in laboratory, admin, finance, and logistics

·         Willingness to take up out of office tasks

Duty station: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to the study sites (Shashemene and surrounding Kebeles) and stay for months in the field.

Number required: 1 (One)

Salary: ETB 15,767.00


Terms of employment: one year contract period with full time employment basis with possibility of extension based on performance and budget availability


How to Apply


How to Apply

Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should send the following through on or before October 24, 2023.

·         A CV/resume (not more than 5 pages)

·         A cover letter (note more than one page)

·         A one page table summarizing your educational background, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process

·         Three references with their email address




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