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The overall goal of the ‘Open Health Initiative’ is to contribute to the improvement of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and ultimately the achievement of the MDGs 4 and 5 within the EAC Partner States. The Open Health Initiative aims to build on the great momentum surrounding the MDGs, and then importantly, continue to accelerate progress in countries past the 2015 MDG deadline.

The objectives of the EAC’ s Open Health Initiative are to promote innovative interventions and enhance access to data and information for better results  better tracking of resources, and stronger oversight of results and resources for women's and children's health nationally a nd regionally within the EAC Partner States.

Applications are invited fr om suitably qualified citizens of East A frica for the following position:


Grade: G5
Department:   Health
Reports to:     Principal Health Officer

Main Purpose of the Job:
The  main responsibility of his  person  will  be  to carry out  regula r digital  data
collection, storage, analysi s, and dissemination and sharing of all regional

reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) indicators, as well as other relevant health statistical data and information in order to facilitate the attainment of the set objecti ves and targets of the EAC Open Health Initiative and other EAC regional health pr ojects and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with all the technical staff of EAC Health Department and the EAC Statistics Department, as well as the National Open Health Initiative Officers;
  • Conduct research and detailed analysis of regional RMNCH indicators and provide timely and frequent reports to countries;
  • Assist in the compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the health component of the annual “EAC Facts and Figures Report” and production of the annual “State of East Africa Health Report”;
  • Implement Council decisions and prepare progress and annual reports; and
  • Promote positive corporate culture and image of the EAC.

Qualifications and Experience:
This person is expected to have a minimum qualification of a Diploma in Statistics, Health Records and Information Management, or Health Informatics with at least two

(2) years hands-on work experience in digital data collection, storage, analysis, management and dissemination at international, regional, national, or sub-national levels in either the public sector or in a health related development organization.

Skills and Competences:

Excellent management and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality; team building skills; strong monitoring and evaluation skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; negotiation skills and ability to work independently in a diverse environment; proven public health technical and analytical capabilities and research skills; excellent drafting and report writing skills.

Terms and Conditions of Service:
This is a non-established position supported by donor funds whose contract terms and conditions are limited to the availability of funding.

The above position will be subjected to the EAC quota system.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone contact to:

The Secretary General
East African Community (EAC) Headquarters
Afrika Mashariki Road/ EAC
Arusha, Tanzania

Office Tel: +255 27 2162100
Office Fax No: +255 27 2162190


To be received not later than May 17th 2013.

The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who meet its requirements



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