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UNOPS Jobs | Vacancy – Survey Management Consultant

Partner UNICEF

Job categories Health

Vacancy code VA/2018/B5308/16202

Department/office AFR, ETOH, Ethiopia

Duty station Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract type Local ICA Specialist

Contract level LICA Specialist-8

Duration 5 months

Application period 08-Aug-2018 to 21-Aug-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

EPHI has been designated as the survey manager for an annual Health Facility Survey (HFS) to be conducted on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Ethiopia. The survey is to be conducted on a nationally representative sample of Health Posts, Health Centres, and Hospitals, to document the presence of infrastructure, equipment, supplies, medicines, other resources, and functioning systems required to support quality maternal-child and reproductive health services. The items to be assessed comprise essential elements for “readiness to provide services”.

The survey management consultant will provide technical assistance for EPHI to develop internal systems for quality control of health system research in general and Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey implementation in particular. This means the consultant is expected to support health system research including internal systems that validate the survey protocol is being followed by data collectors and field supervisors, and validating the quality of work of the field supervisors. Specifically, the consultant will provide technical support to EPHI in implementation of annual facility level surveys according to the Protocol agreed upon between FMoH and World Bank, for the Pay-for-Results agreement. As per MoU signed between UNICEF and FMoH to provide Technical Assistance to facilitate the implementation of a proposed Ethiopia Health Millennium Development Goals Programme-for-Results UNICEF will hire the consultant using the resources from Recipient-Executed Trust Fund from Health Results Innovation Trust Fund

Assist EPHI to develop internal systems for quality control of health system research in general and Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey implementation in particular through the following:

Consult in protocol development including designing the methodology and questionnaire development.
Assist EPHI in updating sampling frame for health facilities.
Strengthen the capacity of EPHI in CSPRO programing or ODK using tablet computers.
Ensure the availability of logistics for survey implementation, recruitment of field staff,
Assist the implementation of pre-test as per the schedule.
Assist EPHI in training of field staff and supervise field work.
Support the Project Coordinator with general coordination of field activities
Undertake central level oversight of field work to validate supervisor reports and data quality.
Check for data consistency and produce tables and analysis results as per program for results requirement.
Assist EPHI with technical report writing.
Assist in further analysis and manuscript preparation.
Support health system research activities being implemented at the institute.
Perform other related activities as per the request of the directorate.


The TA will be stationed at EPHI health systems research directorate.
The TA will assist the directorate in overall coordination of the survey.
TA will work with all relevant development partners who are supporting the survey.
If travel is required to the field the relevant officials from EPHI should request and travel will be arranged.
The consultant will assist the EPHI in coordinating and liaising the technical working group.
The consultant will report to health systems and reproductive health research directorate director.

Expected Deliverables

Monthly performance progress report to the directorate.
Take minutes of TWG meetings related to the survey.
Produce data tabulation and analysis reports.
Biannual and annual progress report.
Any other proceedings related to survey requested by the health system and reproductive health research directorate.


The TA will submit the monthly performance report using the template developed by UNICEF. Payment will be monthly on submission of the report. The report should be verified and signed and sealed by the relevant official of EPHI. The TA will also produce biannual and annual progress report.


Educational background of a PhD in Public Health and Master Degree in Public Health or related studies like Epidemiology and Bio-statistics is required;

At least 4 years’ relevant experience for PhD and 6 years’ for Master’s degree is required.

Background in health discipline

Experience in managing national level surveys

Experience with implementing and/or managing facility survey is desirable

Experience in managing EPI-INFO, SPSS, CSPRO, ODK

Knowledge of the Ethiopian Health System is an advantage

Strong ability in creating enabling environment for team work

Demonstrated problem solving, analytical skill is important

Skills in protocol development/ report writing / manuscript preparation.

Proficient in the use of desktop software, esp. Microsoft Office and other tools.
Experience in coordination, communication, negotiation, decision making, committed to achieve results, relationship-building partnering and networking especially with government structures and development partners
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic is required

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Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.


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