Ethiopian Public Health Association wants to announce vacancy.
Title: Data Collector
Implementing Institution: Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) /
Immediate Supervisor: Survey Supervisors
Contract period: 2 months (February – March/ 2021) – Conditional
Required number: 12
Duty Station: Study sites
Remuneration: Daily professional service fee and per-diem
1. Background
Ethiopia has taken various measures before and after reporting COVID-19 as soon as the WHO
labelled the disease as a global public health concern. National and subnational taskforces were
established and led by higher health and sectorial officials and political leaders. Emergency
operation centers were established and resourced to enable centers to provide basic services.
Various advisory group emerged at the initial stage but later consolidated into one National
Professional Advisory council. That COVID Advisory Council has made substantial
contributions in coordinating expert discussion forums that led in to unified recommendations.
As the pandemic took the whole world by surprise, countries have struggled to cope with the
multi-faceted challenges with various degree of success. Countries also learned from each other
in many levels and showed unprecedented level of cooperation and partnership. The collateral
effects of the pandemic response also exacerbated the complexity of the response at the country
and global level. Some countries suffering more from collateral damages. Cognizant of the
challenges, the COVID Advisory Council in consultation with the MOH propose to assess the
lessons learned in implementing the responses at the national and sub-national levels. This
assessment aims to document the lessons learned to enhance the country’s preparedness for
similar emergencies in the future. It will also enable the country to more systematically respond
to a similar crisis in the future. Thus, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
(ACIPH)/EPHA is looking for data collectors for this assessment.
2. Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities
The data collectors are responsible for collecting data through interviews/abstraction using a
structured questionnaires.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Understand the data collection tools.
2. Secure consent from each study participant
3. Collect data using the appropriate data collection tools during the data collection
period as assigned by the supervisor
4. Ensure completeness of the data collected
5. Keeps/upload record of work completed
6. Reviews error reports and responds promptly
7. Performs other duties as assigned
3. Minimum Requirements:
Education: BSc / MSc degree in public health, social sciences and related fields
Data Collection experience
•Proven prior experience in collecting facility and community-based survey data and
error checking
•An adequate knowledge of interview techniques
•Able to generate proof of previous experience in Qualitative data collection
Skills required:
• Possess thorough knowledge of interviewing methods
• Proficiency in data collection – consent, recording and submitting
•Ability to do abstraction from medical records and registers
•Fluent in written and spoken English (Knowledge of multiple local languages is an
-Good at teamwork
– Willingness to travel to any of the regions for data collection
– Readiness to start the assignment immediately upon recruitment
4. Expected duration and working arrangement
The entire assignment including training of survey team, pre-test, and field data collection are
expected to be accomplished in 2 months (February – March/ 2021) – Conditional.
How to apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements have to submit their application
including CV, academic credentials and other supporting documents.
Applicants should apply in person not later than January 15 – 22, 2021 to EPHA head office
in person Or Mail using the following Address.
Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA)
P. O. Box: 7117 Tel +251-1- 416 60 83 / 41 / 88
Kirkos Sub City, Bole, close to the Dreamliner Hotel on the way to Meskel flower about 500
meter from Dembel City Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Only shortlisted candidates will be