Data Entry Clerk – Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement

Data Entry Clerk – Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement; April 5 2024




Organization: Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Position: Data Entry Clerk

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract

Salary: Birr 8,000.00

Date of Announcement: April 4, 2024

Deadline: April 10, 2024






Job Description


Report to: Nutrition and Environmental Health Research Directorate/EPHI

Duty station: Ethiopia Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Terms of Employment: Three months with Possibility of Extension

Required Number: 03

Job summary: the post holder will be primarily responsible for data entry role and may be assigned for data collection, field supervision activities and other project implementation activities.


Multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) as part of maternal nutrition programming is an opportunity to accelerate progress toward several Global Nutrition Targets. Global evidence has concluded that antenatal MMS is beneficial both to women of reproductive age newborns than iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation. The MMS through the routine antenatal care is proposed as an intervention to improve birth outcomes. The Ministry of Health in Ethiopia has been demonstrating MMS programme in selected districts (Woredas) from five regional states of Ethiopia, replacing IFA supplementation. As per the world health organization’s recommendation, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in collaboration with partners is conducting MMS program evaluation implementation research. Date has been collected at facility-level from mothers who gave birth at health centers and hospitals in the selected districts for MMS Vs IFA program evaluation research districts. As the data has been collected with paper-based approach in hard copies, the project required data entrants to base at EPHI and primarily perform data entry but be responsible to accepted additional assignments.   Goal of the research and primary Vs secondary objectives of the research are outlined below;

Objective of the study

Ø  The overall aim of the multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) evaluation is to evaluate the programme effectiveness on birthweight of providing MMS as part of routine antenatal care, relative to providing iron-folate supplements (IFA).

Primary objective

  • To estimate the effect of MMS implementation on the mean birthweight of babies born in government health facilities to women living in areas where MMS is implemented, relative to the mean birthweight of babies born in government health facilities to women living in areas where standard antenatal IFA supplementation is implemented.

Secondary objectives

  • To estimate the cost and cost-effectiveness of the MMS intervention;
  • To investigate the processes of MMS implementation including addressing questions about how delivery is achieved and what is actually delivered (fidelity, dose, adaptations, reach and context) and the mechanisms of impact (how providers and clients respond to MMS and any unanticipated pathways or consequences)

·         To assess the acceptability and adherence of MMS

Roles and responsibilities:

·         Attend on job training

·         Check data quality

·         Enter data in to data management and analysis applications

·         Keep data secured, both hard and soft copy

·         Keep data entry devices and other secured

·         Engage in activities of the directorate for effective implementation of research projects

·         Process administrative assignments from the directorate

·         Follow up and supervise field data collection remotely and in person when required

·         Prepare logistics for data collection, supervision, meeting, and any other for the implementation of the project

·         Accept any other related task as may be requested by the directorate

Desired Experiences and Skills:

·         Experience in data entry, data collection and field supervision

·         Skilled for computer basics

·         Familiar with data collection and management applications: ODK, Excel, SPSS and STATA

·         Accustomed with existing Ethiopian health system policies and programs

·         Comprehensive understanding of maternal and child health services in Ethiopia specially at public hospitals, health centres and health posts

·         Has basic skills for computer utilization

·         Demonstrated ability in email and virtual communication and video teleconferencing software program

·         Strong interpersonal communication skills, energetic, passionate, patient, proactive and self-motivated;

·         Be able and willing to sit for long

·         Experienced and willing to work for tight deadlines


Job Requirements


·  Minimum of first degree in Computer science/Information technology, Health Informatics/Health Information Technology, Statistics, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition or other related disciplines, received from public universities in Ethiopia


How to Apply


Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 7 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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