Senior Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Health – SAPHE

McKinsey and Co.

Addis Ababa
Posted 4 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting and Finance(Banking/Economics/Grant/Cash/Audit), Administration(HR/Secretarial/Receptionist/Clerical/Governance/Security), Health Care(Bio/Lab/Hospital/hygiene/Veterinary)
Job LevelSenior Level(5+9)
DeadlineSep 26 2020

Job Description


You will join the MDU health systems team and be based in Addis Ababa and will work closely with the program team leads.

You’ll build rapport with key staff in the Federal Ministry of Health and directorates to provide support and reinforce accountability for specific initiatives and targets.

This role is supported under the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Sustaining and Accelerating Primary Health in Ethiopia Technical Assistance (SAPHE TA) Programme. SAPHE is a five-year Department for International Development (DFID) programme, launched in 2015 to support Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan.


You will work as DFID’s focal person on Health Sector Transformation Plan 2 development and Joint Assessment of National Strategies until those activities are finalized.

You will also support the Ministry of Health on coordination of COVID-19 response while ensuring continuity of essential health services. You will support the Ministry’s initiative to build resilient health systems which could combine achieving long term targets with effectively  responding to any emergencies.

You will identify outlier regions/zones/ “Wordeas”in building resilient health systems and support the Ministry of Health transition it to scale.

You will collect, analyze and share data to formulate a clear image of progress towards achieving health sustainable development goals and Universal Health Coverage.

Lastly, you will identify risks to deliver results and propose recommendations to unravel problems escalating issues to leadership at the appropriate level before they become serious and assist in problem solving. In this role you will also build rapport with key staff in the Ministry to support and reinforce accountability for specific initiatives, and coach other to improve the quality of outputs and outcomes.

Job Requirement


  • MD with related post graduate programme education, preferably in health, business and administration related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Ethiopian health sector
  • Experience at national level at the Ministry
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Ability to promote diversity and cultural differences
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Amharic

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should follow the following link to apply

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