Technical Adviser: Workforce Development (International Health Regulations Strengthening Project) – British Embassy Vacancy Announcement


Technical Adviser: Workforce Development (International Health Regulations Strengthening Project) – British Embassy Vacancy Announcement, July 31 2023



Organization: British Embassy

Position: Technical Adviser: Workforce Development (International Health Regulations Strengthening Project)

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Permanent

Salary: USD 1,603.08

Date of Announcement: July 31 2023

Deadline: August, 14 2023





Job description

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

The International Health Regulations (IHR) Strengthening Project (IHR_SP) is a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funded project implemented by UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) which works in 5 countries, one of which is Ethiopia. It also works regionally across Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and more recently Southeast Asia.

A key aim of the IHR Strengthening Project is to support National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) and regional bodies in the development of a trained local workforce, that will continue beyond the duration of the project, and will not only embed and build on successes to date, but also provide an opportunity to strengthen capacity upstream and more broadly.

This position’s primary responsibility is to work with the Ethiopia Country Lead/Senior Public Health Advisor and the National Public Health Training Centre at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to deliver on UKHSA’s and EPHI’s shared objectives for our collaboration on workforce capacity building and strengthening.

The post-holder will provide expert workforce advice and contribute to EPHI and other relevant government Ministries/Departments/Agencies to ensure a holistic approach to improving IHR compliance that addresses priority workforce needs.

Roles and responsibilities:

1. Work with the National Public Health Training Centre leading the development and driving the implementation of public health continuous professional development system including:

  • Work with training center colleagues, and internal and external stakeholders to progress (CDP module development
  • Work with training center colleagues, and internal and external stakeholders to establish an accreditation pathway for completed modules.
  • Ensure all relevant modules are managed through the accreditation pathway on a timely basis.
  • Develop reporting methodology for CPD system data
  • Ensure CPD reports are generated, analyzed and presented to the relevant committee for consideration/action.

2. Develop a proposal for undertaking training need assessment for defined staff groups within and outside the institute.

3. Actively support the delivery of training and development interventions that support effective and efficient operational delivery including technical and leadership skills.

4. Work in partnership with the National Public Health Training Centre to develop relevant interventions to progress the training and development agenda within EPHI.

5. Support the delivery of a workforce development strategy for EPHI.

6. Ensure compliance with planning and reporting practice required for the IHR S Project including achievement of project plans, milestones and evaluation.

You will be a highly organized, creative team player who is a self-starter and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will have a broad range of communications engagement skills, and a thorough understanding of public sector issues gained through experience in the field. You will have excellent negotiation skills, enabling you to deal sensitively with stakeholders with complex and sometimes conflicting interests. You will be expected to show a strong drive to complete and evidence progress, recognizing the importance of compliance and reporting.

The job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of UKHSA and EPHI.



Job requirements

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Graduate qualification in a relevant subject or an equivalent level of relevant experience (Public Health / Public Administration / Learning / Training and Development).
  • Experience in devising, implementing and delivering public health learning initiatives within/across organizations.
  • Experience in organizing and managing online training modules.
  • Experience in an organization with complex stakeholder interactions.
  • An understanding of the operation and complexities of CPD systems.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships, both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in business planning development, monitoring and reporting on performance.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • High level of organizational skills – able to organize, plan, prioritize and deal with conflicting demands and pressures in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style, with ability to understand differing perspectives.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.

Language requirements:

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent written and spoken Amharic

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject to learning, training and organizational development.
  • Experience in organizing and managing online training modules.
  • Experience in providing leadership and management training and coaching.
  • Experience in managing projects with multiple partners.

Required behaviors  

  • Communicating and Influencing, Working Together, Developing Self and Others

Application deadline: 14 August 2023

Grade: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)

Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week: 36.00 hours per week

Duration of Post: 18 months

Region: Africa

Country/Territory: Ethiopia

Location (City): Addis Ababa

Type of Post: British Embassy

Number of vacancies: 1 (One)

Salary Currency: USD

Salary: USD 1,603.08

Start Date: 1 September 2023

End Date: 31 March 2025

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

The role will be part of the network of workforce expertise within the IHR Strengthening Project with the job holder able to draw on the experience within the network and contribute to the development of practice in other Project countries.

Candidates will also have access to UKHSA training courses and support for further professional development.

Additional information  

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit it, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.

The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:

  • Obtain the relevant permit.
  • Pay fees for the permit.
  • Make arrangements to relocate.
  • Meet the costs to relocate.
  • The British Embassy do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’.  If during the reserve period of 12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.


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1 thought on “Technical Adviser: Workforce Development (International Health Regulations Strengthening Project) – British Embassy Vacancy Announcement”

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