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Health Technical Trainer Job at US Embassy Ethiopia

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Peace Corps Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for a Health Technical Trainer, please find the specification for the job attached on the vacancy announcement.

POSITION TITLE:               Health Technical Trainer

OPENING DATE:               June 1, 2018

CLOSING DATE:                 July 9, 2018

WORK HOURS:                 Full-time:   40 hours/week

ELIGIBILITY:                        U.S. Citizens and Ethiopian Nationals are eligible to apply

SALARY:                       Annual Salary range:  $18,740 – $29,981. Benefits include:  Housing

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Health Program Manager, the Technical Trainer leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of a professional training sequence of integrated technical learning activities designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for Peace Corps trainees to work effectively as Volunteers for a 2-year service.

The Peace Corps Community Health Volunteers work to improve both individual and family health in Ethiopia through strengthened healthy practices and care seeking behaviors. They focus on the following two goals in the Improving Community Health in Ethiopia project:

Goal One: Improved Household Water Sanitation and Hygiene and Nutrition: Parents and caregivers will adopt healthy behaviors to improve the health status of children less than 5 years old.

Goal Two: Improved School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health: Students will adopt behaviors to reduce risk of water, sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases and to improve adolescent and youth reproductive health practices.

The contract term of the technical trainer position is expected to begin in September or October 2018 and be completed on or around May 31, 2019.


Health Technical Trainer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, or related field.
  • Specialized knowledge and a minimum of two years’ field experience in all or most of the following: Maternal and child health; care groups; youth reproductive and sexual health; water, sanitation, and hygiene education; malaria prevention education; and behavior change communication.
  • At least two years’ experience designing and facilitating training utilizing participatory and non-formal education techniques for adult learners.
  • Experience working in multicultural setting with U.S. Americans.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office software skills (Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Native fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English. The ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken professional English is essential and required.
  • Ability to live in community-based training site for duration of Pre-Service Training (3 months a year).
  • Proven track record of working on a team in a multicultural setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer status is highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience working on a team of Ethiopians and Americans.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching others with emphasis on the cross cultural adjustment process.
  • Commitment to building inclusive environments amongst diverse volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a fast-paced and high-stress work environment.
  • Familiarity with Ethiopian culture, language, communities, and geographical regions.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter, maximum 2 pages, demonstrating how the applicant meets minimum required qualifications and the applicant’s commitment to living and working in Ethiopia.
  2. A current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes 3 professional references.
  3. Optional: Any other succinct documentation that supports your candidacy.

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