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Environmental Health Officer – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement


Environmental Health Officer – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, November 24 2023



Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Environmental Health Officer

Location: Dire Dawa

Employment: Full time

Deadline: November 30, 2023





Job Description


Department:  Medical
Team: Clinical
Reports to (position): Team leader
Location(s): Dire Dawa
Workdays & Hours: Monday-Saturday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends, and public holidays.
Travel: Regular travel to response site and around
If Manager of Staff, Positions Supervised:(directly & indirectly) TBD # of Positions Supervised
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Environmental Health Officer could be under the direct supervision of Team leader  responsible to support the implementation of hygiene and sanitation promotion and water supply activities by using appropriate hygiene promotion approaches, with required standard principles, and level of participation in  Cholera outbreak response intervention.The position holder is also responsible for Client’s selection & verification, community mobilization, proper management of resources under the project.
1. Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Assist in Ensuring MTI’s standard of quality in implementation of cholera outbreak response is met.
  • Actively work on risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) in cholera outbreak response and prevention.
  •  Participate in different phases of project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation on water, sanitation & hygiene promotion, and cholera outbreak prevention and response  related activities.
  •  Select and conduct capacity training for HWs, Community health workers, woreda level RRT, in outbreak affected weeds, with in the intervention area.
  • Participate in woreda level EOC meeting and update the overall partnership coordination and feedback to team leader.
  • Coordinate and facilitate interactive and participatory hygiene promotion activities for Social behavioural change communication process.
  • Provide professional and required support for Environmental Health Agents, School hygiene Clubs, Sanitation facility attendants for effective cholera outbreak prevention and response within the intervention area.
  • Coordinate and facilitates regional Health/WASH related campaign with Partners and refugee structures.
  • Facilitate feasible activity, procurement, and spending plan for Cholera outbreak response activities. (Plan & initiate procurement to program activities required for Cholera outbreak response and prevention) within in the grant period.
  • Actively participate and conduct different Health and WASH related need assessment.
  • Liaison with the local government and implementing partners in preparation of action plan for implementation of effective hygiene and sanitation promotion activities.
  • Take part in designing and production of appropriate WASH IEC/BCC materials for effective use.
  • Keep all Health/WASH data, records, lessons and share accordingly.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to technical and immediate mangers.
  • Ensures compliance to program standards at all levels and reports any issues of concern to the line manager.
  • Build effective partnership relationships with stakeholders including community leaders, health facility staff and beneficiaries, including actively seeking feedback.
  • Participates in local coordination mechanisms including, Health/WASH working groups, and EOC meeting as appropriate.
2. Quality Management
  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Dire dawa, Ethiopia.
  • Ensure Cholera outbreak response based on the 5 pillars recommendations to control and prevent the outbreak.
  • Ensure IEC/BCC materials are culturally tailored and distributed appropriately.
  • Provide respectful service, ensuring that dignity and confidentiality are maintained within MTI’s services.
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within health facilities and among the staff.
3. Additional activities
  • Support other areas of the office as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of work for all.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste appropriately.
This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and reaches their potential as individuals and teams and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to adhere to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies.
Safeguarding & Code of Conduct
Medical Teams International is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Medical Teams International Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy Training upon hire and on an annual basis.
NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Job Requirements


  • University Post degree, BSc degree graduate in Environmental Health Science, Public Health, Nurse, Health Education, or any other related field from recognized University.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in Environmental health or health and WASH related tasks and 2 years’ experience managing operation of WASH in health services, including staff supervision.
● Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
● Fluent spoken and written Afar, Amharic and English.
● Strong interpersonal and team skills
● Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
● Excellent communicator
● Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
● Negotiation and representation skills
● Analytical and problem-solving skills.
● Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.
● Humanitarian motivation
● Emotionally and spiritually mature
● Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
● Willingness to pitch in and get the job done.
● Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
● Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments.
● Ability to remain calm under pressure.
● Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly.
● Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
• Ability to prioritize tasks.
• Ability to embrace and promote MTI’s mission and vision.
• Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values.
• Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.

How to Apply


Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

2. Send your CV and application letter to [email protected] clearly mark “Environmental Health Officer” in the subject line

3.Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

All applications must be submitted on or before November 30 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply to the following address ——-

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be shortlisted and contacted.

Your application letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied.

Date of application

Summary of your qualifications and experience

Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent)



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