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JOB OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN EMBASSY
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

The US Embassy Addis Ababa, Human Resource Office is pleased to announce that we no longer accept paper applications for advertised jobs. To view a current list of all available positions and to apply online, please visit https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
Please see the below Vacancy announcement on the Embassy Website and apply online.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: Addis-2020-033 (RA)


POSITION: Public Health Administrative Specialist /Senior Statistician

OPENING DATE: September 21, 2020
CLOSING DATE: October 5, 2020

WORK HOURS: Full-time (40 hours/week)

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): Position Grade: FSN-11, – 22,927.00 USD per year.
Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-04
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

Duration of Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

NOTE: For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local currency using the established exchange rate.

Basic Function of Position:

Provides direction and advice to and supervises the Statistics Section of the Strategic Information Branch. Incumbent works in collaboration with the Branch Chief of Strategic Information, both in creation of strategic plans for the Section, as well as in providing high-level statistical expertise to CDC Ethiopia, other PEPFAR Ethiopia agencies. FMOH, EPHI and other local government agencies. This includes a broad range of statistical support to epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, and health service researchers working with projects led by and organizations supported by CDC-Ethiopia.
Support includes the development and review and supervision of research studies, the application of appropriate statistical methods to the analysis of project data, the statistical investigation of issues related to research topics, and the development and implementation of statistical software applications to address epidemiological and surveillance activities for diseases including Case-based Surveillance as well as support for national level surveys such as key population surveys, the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey and EPHIA; and support routine health program data systems including Health Management and Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). •Supports the collection, updating and maintenance of files related to the list and geographic location of PEPFAR supported health facilities in the country in line with their HMIS attributes. The incumbent works with national teams to prepare epidemiological and demographic projections that measure the impact of HIV and provide estimates of future needs for policy and program interventions and gives technical assistance to CDC partners on related activities. Assists CDC and staff in survey design and analysis of public health and program evaluations. Provides technical assistance for researchers in protocol preparations for ethical clearance of activities that involve data collection from human subjects, by reviewing and evaluating research protocols. Incumbent provides statistical expertise as well as computer programming for research and projects conducted by CDC-Ethiopia. Serves as a statistics representative of CDC Ethiopia on multi-disciplinary teams such as PEPFAR technical working group (TWG), National Surveillance TWG and other teams.
Utilize appropriate software programs for data analysis and reporting, such as Epi Info, SPSS, SAS, EPP, SPECTRUM, ARCGIS, etc. Perform other duties as assigned by the Branch Head for Strategic Information and the Associate Director for Strategic Information.


1. Required Education: Master’s degree, or host country equivalent, in the field of Statistics, Demography, Biostatistics is required.

2. Required Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience in data management, programming and analysis position in the health field and in advanced analysis of epidemiologic studies and analysis of complex survey data using SPSS, SAS or any other statistical software is required. Experience in HIV/AIDS is required.

3. Language Requirement: Level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking English is required.
Level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking Amharic is required.

(You are required to pass the English Placement Test (EPT) that is conducted by the Human Resources Office).

Note:
How to Apply for more information on ERA and to view current job opportunities, please go to https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/