Technical Advisor, Guinea Worm Eradication Program – The Carter Center Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

Technical Advisor, Guinea Worm Eradication Program – The Carter Center Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, June 30 2023





Job Overview


  • Organization: The Carter Center Ethiopia
  • Position: Technical Advisor, Guinea Worm Eradication Program
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Type: Full Time
  • Number of Positons: 1
  • Deadline: July 07, 2023


Job Description


Country: Ethiopia

Organization: Carter Center

Closing date: 1 Oct 2023

Technical Advisors (TAs) provide technical and capacity strengthening support (on behalf of The Carter Center) to the Ministry of Health, Ethiopia, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP) within a specific coverage area (region or woreda). TAs are responsible for the implementation and oversight of all interventions to stop guinea worm disease (GWD) transmission within their given program coverage area. The contract is for 3 months, and renewable based on mutual agreement between the consultant and the program.

Primary responsibilities are:

  1. Provide support-supervision to 5-20 field-level staff to implement interventions to stop guinea worm transmission. Field staff support includes training, planning, and direct field-level supervision. 80% of TA’s time is spent with field staff in villages and non-village areas working in this capacity.
  2. Oversee all technical aspects of GWD eradication, including surveillance, implementation of interventions used to interrupt transmission of GWD, and staff compliance with the EDEP operational guidelines.
  3. Support development and implementation of assessments and surveys.
  4. Participate in case/infection investigations and response activities.
  5. Effectively communicate and coordinate with local, kebele, woreda, and national authorities regarding the status and needs of the GWEP, particularly advocacy for the provision and or rehabilitation of safe sources of drinking water.
  6. Live and work full time in rural remote field settings and spend 80% of time working within villages. Must be willing and able to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time, perform effectively in a rural remote environment with limited access to resources / infrastructure, and to spend a minimum of eighty percent of time outdoors in a hot climate.
  7. Attend and lead/co-lead monthly team meetings, trainings, and community meetings.
  8. Support data entry, screening, and analysis as needed.
  9. Support research initiatives, as requested.
  10. Able to work and make responsible, effective decisions in a challenging environment.

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health, development, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of public health experience with community-based programs, preferably in Africa.
  • At least one year’s international work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with the preparation of technical reports and plans of action.
  • Demonstrated ability to build teamwork.
  • Ability to make sound work judgments under difficult conditions
  • Sound personal and professional conduct and respect for the work of The Carter Center and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health.
  • TAs are assigned to remote areas where disease transmission is endemic and must be prepared to work and live in such areas.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.


How to apply

Submit your CV and cover letter via email:

NB: Subject Line Ought To Include Application Ethiopia Technical Advisor Position. All Documents Ought To Be In Microsoft Word (.Doc), PDF Or Open-Source Format.

Only finalists will be contacted.








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