Health Systems Advisor – JSI

Health Care


JSI is a public health organization dedicated to improving the health of people and communities in more than 70 countries. 
Almost 40 years of global experience supports and informs JSI’s work in Ethiopia. Since 1994, JSI has worked in partnership with the government and local civil society organizations to support the Ethiopian government’s health and development priorities.
JSI is working in all regions across Ethiopia, in urban as well as rural areas—though most projects reach the largest population groups by focusing on the four most populous regions.
Operationally, JSI has the integrity of strong management systems, combined with the flexibility of a decentralized structure that meets clients’ and partners’ needs.

Organization Background: JSI is a US-based public health nonprofit organization committed to delivering high-quality technical and managerial assistance programs worldwide. With over 25 years of experience in Ethiopia, JSI has implemented over 60 projects, focusing on improving health outcomes, quality, and equity in access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services. JSI has actively contributed to various areas, including primary health care, community health programs, digital health, health information systems (HIS), supply chain management, public health emergency responses, and social and behavior change.
Activity Overview: The USAID Quality Healthcare Activity (QHA) aims to enhance health outcomes by improving the readiness of health facilities to deliver quality RMNCAH services, enhancing management and accountability for quality service delivery, and restoring services in conflict-affected areas. QHA’s strategies will assist the government of Ethiopia in building responsive, resilient, and sustainable public and private health care systems. The five-year project, funded by USAID, will be implemented by JSI in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), MSI Reproductive Choices (MSI), Project HOPE, and the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA) (May 01, 2023 – April 30, 2028).
Job Summary: As an embedded Health Systems Advisor within the Amhara Regional Health Bureau (RHB), you will be responsible for health system strengthening activities. Your role involves providing strategic and high-level support to the regional health bureau for planning and implementing  high quality health services , offering technical backup support on RMNCAH, and executing other activities assigned by your supervisor. Serving as a liaison between RHBs and USAID QHA, you will facilitate effective communication, resource mobilization, and capacity exchange activities.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Health System Strengthening:

  • Assess, analyze, and enhance the overall health systems within the Amhara Regional Health Bureaus to ensure increased capacity, efficiency, and resilience.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in health service delivery, infrastructure, and human resources.

2. Strategic Support for RMNCAH:

  • Provide strategic guidance and support to the Amhara Regional Health Bureaus in planning and implementing high quality initiatives related to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).
  • Work closely with regional health authorities to develop and implement evidence-based strategies that contribute to the achievement of  RMNCAH goals and targets.

3. Technical Backup Support:

  • Offer technical expertise and backup support to ensure the quality and effectiveness of health services, with a specific focus on RMNCAH.
  • Collaborate with health partners and facilities to address challenges, share best practices, and implement solutions for improved service delivery.

4. Liaison and Communication:

  • Act as the primary liaison and contact person between the Amhara Regional Health Bureaus and the USAID Quality Healthcare Activity (QHA).
  • Facilitate regular communication channels to ensure a seamless flow of information between RHBs and the project, promoting transparency and collaboration.

5. Resource Mobilization:

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to identify and mobilize resources required for health system strengthening initiatives.
  • Work closely with QHA team and RHBs to explore funding opportunities, partnerships, and grants that align with the goals of the QHA.

6. Capacity Exchange Activities:

  • Develop and implement capacity-building initiatives to enhance the skills and knowledge of health managers and leaders within the region.
  • Facilitate exchange programs and workshops to promote knowledge transfer, collaboration, and continuous learning among health system stakeholders.

7. Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations, to foster collaboration and alignment with QHA objectives.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key partners to ensure coordinated efforts in achieving health system strengthening and RMNCAH goals.

8. Emergency Response Coordination:

  • Develop and implement strategies for emergency response within the Amhara Regional Health Bureaus, ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of health facilities in handling emergencies, including conflicts and natural disasters.
  • Collaborate with regional health authorities and relevant stakeholders to establish robust emergency response plans, protocols, and training programs for health professionals.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of emergency response activities, providing timely feedback and recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Serve as a focal point for coordination between the regional health system and emergency response partners, contributing to a unified and effective response to health crises.
  • Work closely with the USAID Quality Healthcare Activity (QHA) team to integrate emergency response components into broader health system strengthening initiatives.

9. Additional Assigned Activities:

  • Execute additional activities as assigned by the supervisor, which may include participating in research, contributing to policy development, or taking a lead role in specific health-related projects.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends, innovations, and global best practices in health systems and RMNCAH to bring valuable insights to the regional context.
  • Advanced degree in public health, health policy, health systems management or a related field
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in health systems strengthening programs and with expertise  in  RMNCAH.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government health systems and regional health authorities and ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and team leadership abilities and Strategic thinking and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates outstanding verbal and written communication abilities, essential for creating clear, concise reports and presenting complex information understandably.
  • Expertise in analyzing health data, identifying trends, and deriving actionable insights to inform decision-making and policy development.
  • A track record of developing and leading training and development programs aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals
  • Ability to engage effectively with people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, fostering an inclusive environment
  • Exhibits flexibility and resilience in the face of evolving healthcare landscapes, policy changes, and unforeseen challenges.
  • Strong commitment to ethical practices in all aspects of work, upholding principles of honesty, fairness, and respect.
  • Familiarity with USAID Regulations and Procedures is an advantage 


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