Supervisor – EPHI in collaboration with THRI Vacancy Announcement


Supervisor – Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) In Collaboration With Tigray Health Research Institute (THRI) Vacancy Announcement, December 10 2023



Organization: Ethiopian Public Health Institute In Collaboration With Tigray Health Research Institute

Position: Supervisor

Location: Tigray

Salary: ETB 18,000.00 per month

Employment: Contract

Deadline: December 15 2023







Job description



Job Title: Supervisor

Location: Tigray Region

Duration of contract: 45 days, with possible extension

Salary: ETB 18,000.00 per month

Required number: one (1)

Report to: Health System and reproductive health research directorate and Tigray Health Research Institute (THRI)

Job Summary: The post-holder will be travel to assigned Woredas and Tabias, and will work under the Health system and reproductive health research directorate.

Project Information:

The state of health in a country can be measured through indicators describing long-term program achievements and effects on the populations. Measures such as the levels of fertility or child mortality can be obtained through surveys conducted at the household level. These measures, in turn, are affected by a number of factors, such as the general standard of living, socioeconomic conditions of the population, their accessibility to health services, and the capacity and quality with which the services are delivered.

Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in collaboration with Tigray Health Research Institute (THRI) has been designated as the survey manager for National Health Equity Survey (NHES) to be conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Ethiopia. The survey is to be conducted on a nationally representative sample of enumeration areas (EAS) and households, to document the presence of health equity in health resource access, service utilization, outcome and their determinants.

The purpose of the 2022/23 NHES is to provide a comprehensive overview of the country’s health equity status in health resource access, service utilization, outcome and their determinants in health system of Ethiopia. This information will enable the Government as well as other national and international institutions working on the health system strengthening and health service delivery.

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute in collaboration with Tigray Health Research Institute. therefore, would like to hire competent applicant as per the following requirement.

Major duties and responsibilities:

The supervisor is the senior member and coordinator of the field teams under him/her. He/she is responsible for the well-being and safety of teams and team members, as well as the completion of the assigned workload and the maintenance of data quality. The supervisor receives his/her assignments from and reports to the Central coordinator. The specific responsibilities of the Supervisor are to make the necessary preparations for the fieldwork of teams under him/her, to organize, to support and direct the fieldwork, and as well as coordinating all logistics and related issues of all teams under him/her.

Because the collection of high-quality data is crucial to the success of the survey it is importance

that supervisors are mature, responsible individuals who execute their duties with care and precision. This is especially important during the initial phases as well as throughout fieldwork, when it is possible to eliminate interviewer error patterns.

Careful preparation by the supervisor is important for facilitating the work of the teams in the field, for maintaining interviewers morale, and for ensuring contact with the central office throughout the fieldwork.

During the fieldwork, the supervisor will:

1. Assign work to interviewers and team leaders, taking into account the linguistic competence of individual interviewers/team leaders and ensuring that there is an equitable distribution of the workload.

2. Make sure that assignments are carted out.

3. Make sure that completed questionnaires and progress reports are sent regularly to the central office and keep headquarters informed of the teams’ location.

4. Communicate any problems to the central coordinator.

5. Take charge of the teams vehicles, ensuring that they are kept in good repair and that they are used only for project work

6. Coordinating all teams under him/her and all logistic issues throughout field works as well as whenever required

7. Make an effort to develop a positive team spirit. A congenial work atmosphere, along with careful planning of field activities, contributes to the overall quality of the survey.

8. Monitor interviewers and teams’ leaders’ performance with the aim of improving and maintaining the quality of the data collected. Close supervision of interviewers and teams’ leaders and editing of completed interviews are essential to ensure that accurate and complete data are collected.

9. Edit all completed questionnaires in the field. The team members may need to assist the team leader in performing this task since all editing must be completed prior to leaving the facility.

10. Conduct regular review sessions with each interviewers and tean leaders and advise them of any problems found in their questionnaires as well as field work management.

11. Follow all teams to put completed questionnaires from a sampled EA, and/or regional health bureau and/or Zone health department in order, pack them to be sent to the central office on time.

12. Ensure that each team is closing and sending data/ paper questionnaires to the central office after properly closing the EA and/or Zone health department and/or regional health bureau; check that each team properly edits the data before leaving the site.

13. Receive supplies for teams (tools, guides) and facilitate other logisties

14. Arrange local guide, transport and accommodation for teams (if needed)

15. Ensure teams have adequate questionnaires and stationeries for the daily field work.

16. Explain objective of activity to local officials, facilitating official letters and other necessary administrative issues of all teams related to the survey

17. Arrange financial issues for local guides and other logistics for all teams under him/her

18. Supervise data collection to verify protocol is followed, including skip pattern and complete questionnaire format

19. Address any challenges faced by field teams

20. Conducting survey field activities of HHs interview, health office interview and key informant interview

L 21. Conduct data collection from all Zone Health Departments and the Regional Health Bureau of Tigray and send to the center.

22. Conducting any other activities of the survey which will be assigned by central coordinator(s).



Job requirements


Qualifications and experience:

Must have MSc/MPH degree in health fields including Health Officer, nursing, laboratory technology, pharmacy, environmental health, and biostatisticians

Must have 2 years’ experience in a similar role in other community health related surveys

Additional Job Requirements:

Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis

Computer programming experience is preferred

Excellent communication skills

Good written and spoken English

Ability to build rapport and feel comfortable working in a team

Ability to read text, absorb and pick out the interesting, important and relevant parts

Willingness to learn and develop skills

Knowledge of data backup/recovery

• Experience with database management using CSPro and NVIVO 12


How to Apply


Interested applicants can register in person in Tigray’s Regional Health Research Institute human resource office and the potential applicants are expected to come with their CVs and relevant documents (such as copies of transcripts, academic degree and work experiences) during the registration time.

NB: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.



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