Health Systems Strengthening Lead

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Closing date: 15 Feb 2021
  • Help us Eliminate Trachoma in Ethiopia
  • Assist us to strengthen local health systems
  • A new country strategy built on true partnerships
  • 1 position based in Addis.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a development organization working in more than 25 countries. We help train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most. The work we do has a very clear purpose: to make sure everyone, whether they’re rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health.

We focus on preventable and treatable diseases such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy. Our in-country work involves local training and providing affordable technology, so doctors, nurses and health care workers can recognize, diagnose, refer and treat eye problems in their communities. We use research to improve our understanding of avoidable blindness, then use our findings to implement strategies and advocate for change.

As part of our global efforts to eliminate blindness, The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) has been working in Ethiopia (the world’s most trachoma-endemic country) and Eritrea in its effort to eliminate trachoma.

About the Position

Reporting to the Deputy Country Director/Head of Programs, the Health Systems Strengthening Lead will be accountable for overall health system strengthening and integrated people-centred eye care (IPEC) initiatives of the Foundation in the country with more focus on Federal and regional levels. Responsible for developing systems and processes aligned with the national eye health policies guidelines and manuals. Additionally, the role will be engaged in building the capacity of relevant bodies to facilitate the health systems strengthening component of various projects at FHF and partners’ level.

About You! To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills.

  • At least 8 years of applied experience in health systems strengthening (HSS) preferably in the health sector.
  • Master’s degree in health care financing, international development, public policy, or related field.
  • Previous experience working in international development organizations.
  • Excellent partnership development and collaboration skills, including with Ministries of Health, private sector stakeholders, and other donors at both senior and technical levels.
  • Knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and health policies.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing robust HSS programs at national/regional context, with technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: policy reform, service coverage, supply chain management, information systems, workforce alignment and/or related areas of health system strengthening.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and lead effective data collection for HSS, and coordinate with implementing partners and coordination bodies.
  • Experience in capacity building and systems development.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and good judgment.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia.

How to apply:

How to apply & who to contact

Applications should be made via our website: http://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist team via email at employment@hollows.org Kindly note that CV’s sent to this address shall not be considered.

Applications close: 15th February 2021

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child-safe environment.

The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been re-registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Organizations Of Civil Societies in accordance with the Organizations Of Civil Societies Proclamation No.1113/2019 and certificate number 2985, on May 20/2019.



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