Project Technical Lead

Location:  Addis Ababa

Deadline: Jul 25, 2022

Job Description

Brief introduction

REACH Ethiopia is a nonprofit local organization established and registered as an Ethiopian Residents Charity. It strives to contribute for community development through implementation of innovative and targeted project interventions to deliver quality health services for disadvantaged communities. Since its establishment in 2013, REACH Ethiopia has successfully implemented community-based TB care interventions and integrated health service projects in Sidama, SNNP and parts of Oromia Regions.

REACH Ethiopia in collaboration with Ministry of Health is currently implementing USAID funded Urban TB LON Activity in 3 largest cities of the country; Addis Ababa, Harar and Dire Dawa. In addition it has finalized the necessary requirements and is in final preparation to implement TB LON COVID 19 Technical Assistance activity.  The goal of the project is to contribute to national and regional efforts to provide vaccination to at least  70 % of the community in order to develop herd immunity.

Purpose of the position(general)

Under the leadership of the Project coordinator for USAID Urban  TB LON COVID 19 technical Assistance, the Senior Technical Lead will be responsible to all technical areas under USAID Urban TB LON COVID 19 technical assistance  Activity. S/He will provide technical guidance for the project planning, implementation and monitoring. S/he is responsible to identify technically sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches to enhance COVID 19 & TB-COVID integration in the project implementation area.

Answerability and Position in the organization

The Senior Urban TB LON COVID 19 Activity Technical Lead will report to the Project Coordinator, and S/he will work closely with relevant technical teams of the project at the central and the regional level.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Technical leadership and project management
  • Responsible for the overall project technical leadership and management of multidisciplinary technical teams
  • Coordinates the planning, implementation, and continuous monitoring of all technical areas and technical activities of the project
  • Review the plan regularly to ensure indicators and objectives are being achieved in a timely manner
  • Ensures the project compliance to the technical requirements of the donor organization as well as MOH policies and addresses any issues with the URBAN TB LON Project manager/technical director/Executive Director.

Urban COVID 19 Related activity

  • Leads the design and implementation of high impact  interventions tailored to Urban setups  to create awareness on COVID 19 vaccine and   increase Vaccine Uptake
  • Analyzes key COVID 19 vaccine uptake barriers to urban settings for tailored interventions
  • Works on COVID 19 vaccine mis/disinformation  and community empowerment for health
  • Urban health systems strengthening
  • Lead the designing modalities of urban differentiated  COVID 19 Vaccine Uptake modalities with specific roles and responsibilities of all actors of (UHEPs, Family Health team, Local organizations including CSOs, religion institutes schools idirs, etc)
  • Take an active part in the project issue/risk management process, by contributing to the identification and prioritization of existing and potential issues and risks, and helping to develop local level strategies and controls to mitigate these

Coordination and partnership

  • Represent the project at national/regional forums and keep project management updated on stakeholders’ expectations and status of project achievement against expectations
  • Works with local organizations collaborating as TB LON partners

Innovations and Knowledge management

  • Actively share knowledge and skills with the national, regional and global COVID community by contributing to development of abstracts, technical briefs and peer reviewed publications.
  • Leads the synthesis, production and dissemination of project specific reports, success stories, and best practices
  • Contributes to knowledge management by identifying key results for performance improvement and communication strategies

Communications and personal skills

  • Identifies technical capacity issues within the project and provide/arrange capacity building interventions to address the identified gaps.
  • Ensures the quality of work of the technical unit of the project;
  • Coordinates/contributes to documentation and sharing of project results at national and international level
  •  Inspires team members to implement innovate interventions
  • Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Employment Type: Full time Position, Fixed term contract

Number of positions: One

Job Requirements



  • MD/BSc plus master’s degree in public health or related field of study


  • More than 4 years’ experience in technical planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of priority health programs
  • Proven Experience on COVID 19 pandemic management and COVID vaccine provision
  • knowledge of Ethiopia’s health care system
  • Experience in capacity building and utilizing participatory learning methodologies.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail
  • Behavioral competencies and skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (government, NGOs and local community-based organizations)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic
  • Computer literacy; competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the project implementation area
  • Previous experience with USG funded projects is an advantage

How to Apply

 Only candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience are invited to send their application letter, Updated CV, credentials, and summary of relevant work experience to  in consecutive 5 days from the first appearance of the announcement.
Note: Use ” Project Technical Lead ” as the subject line of your email !