Principal Technical Officer – Maternal and Reproductive Health | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job purpose:
The Principal Technical Officer will serve as a principal advisor to the Head, Division of Maternal and Reproductive Health, Africa CDC to strengthen public health security by providing technical support to ensure a robust disease response system is in place at Africa CDC. The support of the principal technical Officer should contribute to the design, planning and implementation of strategic actions to improve maternal and reproductive health in Africa and contribute to the reducing maternal mortality ratio to less
than 70/ 100, 000 live births in close collaboration with the Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centres
(RCC) and National Public Health Institutes (NPHI) in AU Member States

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Principal Technical Officer shall perform the following major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Division in the Implementation of Africa CDC Reproductive Health strategic
    priorities including capacity building of Member states to improve on Maternal and Reproductive
    health indicators on the African continent.
  • Provide scientific and technical, coordination and managerial support to Africa CDC the Regional
    Collaborating Centers (RCCs), National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) and Ministries of Health
    improve maternal and reproductive health and contribute to the reducing maternal mortality ratio
    in Africa;
  • Provide subject matter expertise in capacity building, research, epidemiology, policy development
    and implementation in the area of Reproductive health including maternal and child health;
  • Apply subject matter expertise and extensive writing expertise to the development of guidance and
    policy at the continental level,
  • Work closely with Member States through their NPHIs and the Regional Collaborating Centres
    (RCCs) in particular, in setting health priorities and strategic objectives and developing national
    plans, guidelines, and frameworks to improve Member States capacities in improving reproductive
  • Work closely with the African and global research community and provide support for knowledge
    generation and evidence sharing and its translation to policy, practice and innovation;
  • Collect, analyse, and utilize data from health research and innovation to inform policy and decisionmaking at all levels of the healthcare system;
  • Provide technical input with regards to design, implementation, data analysis, report writing for
    public health, social and operational research and policy briefs.
Closing date
22 January 2024