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Qualitative Research Assistant – Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement

Qualitative Research Assistant – Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement, November 23 2023



Organization: Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Position: Qualitative Research Assistant

Location: Addis Ababa, Oromia, Amhara and Somali

Employment: Contract

Deadline: Dec 1, 2023





Job Description


Location: Addis Ababa, Oromia, Amhara and Somali

Report to: Health System and Reproductive Health Research Directorate

Duration of contract: 3 month with possible extension

Required number: 4

Project Information

Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is an exciting and dynamic autonomous federal government institute having its own legal entity in charge of four main objectives as expressed in the regulation number 529/2023. One of the objectives is undertake research on priority public health and nutrition problems, programs, and strategies (based on national public health research agendas), generate, translate and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge. Health System and Reproductive Health Research Directorate (HS-RH-RD) is one of the research directorates of EPHI which has roles and responsibilities to conduct national researches on health system and reproductive health.

The Health System and Reproductive Health Research directorate (HS-RH-RD) in collaboration with the Countdown to 2030 for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (Countdown to 2030) and African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) to generate evidence through in-depth analysis to inform monitoring efforts of the country’s health system performance and progress related to towards achieving national and global targets. The research project will focus on strengthening the analysis and synthesis of data at national level in the context of annual, midterm and end-line review of the Health system investment plan by analyzing the coverage, equity, quality of services, and financial flow analysis on basic indicators of reproductive, maternal newborn and child health.


Job Requirements

.  Coordinate qualitative research according to plans and follow up the progress

.  Contribute to developing and translating discussion topic guides

.  Conduct key informant interviews

.  Transcribe/ translate  qualitative data

.  Analyze qualitative data in a team

.  Review published and unpublished documents

.  Write descriptive and analytic reports of findings

.  Participate on manuscript write-up with the team

.  Prepare periodic reports

Educational Requirements:

.  PhD in Public Health/Sociology/Anthropology or MSc in Public Health/Sociology/ Anthropology with demonstrated qualitative research experience.

Additional Job Requirements:

.  Extensive experience in qualitative data collection and analysis

.  A record of peer-reviewed publications in line with respective areas of discipline, especially qualitative research publications

.  Strong leadership and excellent interpersonal communication skills, energetic, passionate, patient, proactive and self-motivated

.  Good written and spoken English

.  Ability to build rapport and feel comfortable working in a team

.  Ability to read text, absorb and pick out the interesting, important and relevant parts

.  Willing to travel outside Addis Ababa

.  Willingness to learn and develop skills


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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