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Team Leader

Position:                       Team Leader
No. required:                15
Location:                       Countrywide
Salary and benefits:      Competitive and per the salary scale of EPHA
Terms of employment:  Project based, Six months with possible extension
Project:                         Survey Management Sub-Grant in Support of the Ethiopian Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment
Report to:                      EPHIA Field Coordinator

EPHA is a legally registered national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary professional association established in 1989 with a vision to attainment of the highest possible standard of health for all Ethiopians. EPHA has recently retained a survey management sub-grant with the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP) at Columbia University in support of the Ethiopia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA) project. The EPHIA project estimates the population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Ethiopia to provide a better understanding of national and sub-national HIV epidemic trends and population-level program achievements.

As part of this effort, EPHA would like to hire experienced Team Leaders who would facilitate and oversee data collection activities of the EPHIA survey at the field.

Job Summary
The Team Leaders will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend all the relevant training;
  • Assign tasks to interviewers;
  • Mentor, supervise and guide the work flow and day-to-day operations of interviewers;
  • Schedule the movements of survey team using the survey’s team deployment plan;
  • Liaise with community mobilizers and locate survey Enumeration Areas (EA) and households;
  • Ensure community entry procedures and mobilization activities are completed before startup of data collection and conduct exit discussion to manage community rumors;
  • Ensure survey team is adequately equipped with logistics and supplies;
  • Take responsibility of the team vehicle, ensuring that it is kept in good condition and that it is used only for project works;
  • Assist team members with blood draws as needed;
  • Serve as supervisor to ensure adherence to HIV counseling and testing procedures;
  • Oversee packaging, consolidation and documentation of blood specimens for transport to satellite laboratories;
  • Upload data from completed households;
  • Detect early and respond to field-level incidents, emergencies, and any problem with major equipment, including tablets, PIMA CD4 devise, and vehicles;
  • Ensure confidentiality of survey data and adherence to survey procedures according to the approved protocol;
  • Ensure completion of tasks by performing daily reviews of all data collected by the team and track team progress, schedule return visits, and efficient completion of assignments;
  • Monitor tablet computer usage and safety by the survey team to ensure tablet security is maintained; 
  • Submit weekly report to the immediate supervisor;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Job requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Nursing and/or public Health from a recognized university;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ progressive experience in clinical services or health related programs, including in HIV testing and counseling services;
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and supervising data collection procedures involving blood draw and home-based HIV testing and counseling;
  • Familiar with household survey activities;
  • Able and willing to travel 90% of the time to assigned locations;
  • Experience with the use of tablet computer is a plus.

How to apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to submit an application letter and Curriculum Vitae in person to: EPHA Office, Human Resource Unit, located on the way to Meskel Flower near the Dream Liner Hotel. Application may be submitted via the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through P.O. Box 7117, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Applicants are advised to mention the regions they are applying for and their language proficiency.
  • Application must be submitted on or before September 22, 2017 at 5:00pm.
  • Female candidates are highly encourage to apply
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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