Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Officer(Re-Advertised)

International Rescue Committee - IRC

Posted 1 week ago

Job Features

Job CategoryHealth Care(Bio/Lab/Hospital/hygiene/Veterinary), Social Sciences and Community(Food Security/Livelihoods)
Job LevelMid Level(3+4)
DeadlineApr 12 2021

Job Description

About The IRC

 We are, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international Non-Governmental organizations, providing relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response

Job purpose

Under the joint supervision of Assosa based Health Manager, this position is a junior management that involves planning, management, monitoring & evaluation of immunization and surveillance activities under health programs of Belojiganfoiye woredas. The Officer will be based at Belojiganfoiye- Sogie town and will have frequent travel to health posts and health centers of both woredas. She/he will be responsible in planning and implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the programmatic activities. The position requires working with a government health workers; district health office team, Health centers, Health Extension workers (HEWs) and Health post nurses.

The officer is to coordinate Health activities for the projects of Core Group Polio- CGPP- that IRC agreed up on to conduct, budget Monitoring, sector reporting and for cordial and constructive coordination with the other actors in the sector, especially with health facility staffs, woreda Health office, and other partners working in assigned woredas.

Key Job functions/responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Lead local Health programs in her/his assigned woreda by monitoring and mentor of routine immunization and diseases surveillance activities at health facilities and community levels, implementation of BCC strategy, coordinating workshops & trainings.
  • Support woreda based government officers on community engagements activities.
  • Make sure Health program falling in line with protocols, policies & guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance for government staff (HEWs, HP based nurses, and WoHOs program officers) to have quality program implementation.
  • Draft monthly, quarterly and final reports of Health programs for review for submission to Addis TU by the health Mangers.
  • Analyze monthly and quarterly report submitted by woreda health officers for data quality and presentation of data for use and she/he will handle to submit quality report to health manager.

Grant Management

  • She/he is responsible in managing Health projects in her/ his assigned woredas.
  • She/he is responsible to ensure all activities are implemented according to the work plan and that targets are met.

Budget Monitoring

  • She/he is responsible to Monitor and appropriately spend the project budget.
  • She/he is responsible for developing spending plan and procurement plans for the assigned project in his/ her assigned woreda and needs to monitor budget spending.
  • She/he is responsible for quarter procurement and budget tracking follow ups.     

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Oversee data collection and management by IRC staff and Maintenance of HMIS data.
  • Prepare and submit monthly activity progress reports.
  • Monitor and evaluate activities of Health within local communities for operations.
  • Develop donor reports in collaboration with health Manager.
  • Responsible to track monthly indicators report 
  • Participate in project   evaluation.           
  • Assure data quality and data audit.   

Key Working Relationships


  • Work with other IRC health officers based in woredas, Senior Health Officer and Health Manager for proper implementation of the project.


  • Work with Kamashi ZHD, woreda health offices, Health centers staff, HEWs, HP based nurses and communities.

Job Requirement

Job Requirements

  • BA in Social Work or Educational Planning and Management (EDPM); Educational Leadership, Development Management; Development Economics or related field of studies.
  • 2 years for BA holders and 5 years for Diploma relevant experience in international NGOs preferably in refugee camps and at least one year of managerial experience.
  • Excellent professional track record with a minimum of 2 years of international management level experience within NGO working in child protection/education in emergency/ humanitarian program implementation in conflict or immediate post conflict environments.
  • Experience in managing and/or technically supporting emergency programs related to child protection or education.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Proposal and report writing skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience in working with multicultural and diversified workforce.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter only through IRC career site:





Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 

Standards of Professional Conduct on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and carries out policies, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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