Ethiopia Coordinator - Data Impact
Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.
About the Data Impact Program of the Data for Health Initiative
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative aims to enhance public health data collection and use in low- and middle-income countries. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that a billion more people live in countries where data are used to steer public policy and program decisions. Under the Initiative, Vital Strategies, in partnership with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (the Ministry) and Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is launching a Data Impact program to significantly enhance Ethiopia’s use of public health data to improve programs, characterize health outcomes and their risk factors, and promote evidence-informed policy development. The program involves data reporting and visualization systems improvement, direct analysis of data, the use of data for evidence briefs, and training and capacity building of Ministry personnel to enhance and distribute analytic skills.
About the Position
The Data Impact Coordinator, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will be responsible for ensuring that the implementation of Initiative-funded activities in Ethiopia is country-owned and country-driven, technically sound and sustainable as well as in line with program goals and objectives, best practice standards, approved work plans, and budgets. S/he will ensure that Initiative activities are continuously monitored, and that implementation obstacles are identified and reported in a timely manner. This position will be embedded in the EPHI, with dual accountability to EPHI and Vital Strategies.
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Qualities and Qualifications
Term of Service
Initial contract will be for 12 months and may be renewed, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. A three-month probationary period will apply, after which Vital Strategies, in consultation with Ethiopia’s EPHI, will decide about completing the contract.