Data manager of STEPS Survey on Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases, Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement

Data manager of STEPS Survey on Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases, Ethiopian Public Health Institute Vacancy Announcement; March 26 2024



Organization: Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Position: Data manager of STEPS Survey on Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases

Location: Across the country

Employment: Contract

Salary: Birr 33,000.00

Date of Announcement: March 26 2024

Deadline: April 4, 2024





Job Description


Job Type: Full-time

Required number: One

Duration: Four months


Location: Addis Ababa

Reports to: Health System and Reproductive Health Research Directorate/EPHI


There has been a significant increase in the burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa over the past couple of decades. The burden is associated with increased incidence of risk factors such as unhealthy diets, reduced physical activity, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and air pollution. The adverse impact of NCDs is multifaceted as it affects the health, economic and social development of a country. Urgent attention is needed to work towards generating reliable epidemiological estimates of NCDs and their drivers to appropriately inform prevention and control strategies. Evidence on the magnitude and trends through time is an important input for developing and implementing feasible policies, strategies, and programs that help to achieve the SDG target of a one-third reduction in premature deaths from NCDs by 2030.

To achieve the SDG targets evidence needs to be generated on the implementation status of programs, strategies, and drivers and challenges that helps the government to monitor and evaluate various health intervention endeavors. WHO has developed a surveillance framework to identify the risk factors as a main pillar in the fight against NCDs by focusing on primary prevention through comprehensive, population-wide programs targeting the major risk factors.

The present study that is going to be conducted soon will highlight the magnitude of NCDs that will alert health workers and decision makers to take appropriate measures to strengthen the strategies, follow-up the prevention and control programs of NCDs, and track the progress of national targets. The study will also help to monitor the progress and trends of NCDs and their risk factors. To address the set agenda in HSTP,  the Ethiopian Public health Institute (EPHI) is getting ready to conduct nation-wide NCD STEPS survey. As our country is diverse and endowed with different languages, the data will be collected using local languages namely, Afarigna, Afan Oromo, Amharic, Sidamigna, Somaligna and Tigrigna. Therefore, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute is looking to hire field coordinator of NCD STEPS on contractual basis. 

Major duties and responsibilities:

.  Attend ToT to be provided by WHO senior experts & TWG of STEPS Survey
and then assist with set-up of Android tablets for training and data collection;

.  Provide support during the data collectors/interviewers training on issues related to the Android tablet;

.  Downloading, cleaning and compiling all completed records into one dataset;

.  Weighting of the survey data in collaboration with the statistical adviser;

.   Follow-up on accuracy and reliability of data entry using the designed software for data management;

.  Communicates the encountered problems to the senior survey coordinators for corrective action;

.  Maintain confidentiality of the data-set;

.  Maintain daily backup of the data files to avoid loss of data;

.  Reports weekly technical progress report to HSRHR directorate;

.  Produce tables and graphs for reports;

.  Assist in report preparation;

.  Produce final overall report on challenges and opportunity observed during the data management;

.  Perform other relevant tasks as assigned HSRHR directorate.


Job Requirements


.  Masters or above in Statistics/Biostatistics/MPH (Epidemiology) or Related Fields;

.  The candidate should have a proven experience of managing and analysis of national community based survey data;

.  Should have also a capacity of using different statistical soft wares(such as ODK,CSPro,STATA, Epi-Info);

.  An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills;

.  Excellent communication and collaboration skills;

.  A minimum of five years relevant experience.


How to Apply


Note  Interested applicants can register in Online through only   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 10 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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