Junior Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute(AHRI)

Health Care

Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute(AHRI)

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training. 

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) in collaboration with APOPO, a Belgian NGO that trains rats to detect landmines, tuberculosis and much more is working a project that aims to enhance tuberculosis case detection among health facilities across Addis Ababa City Administration. The objective of the project is to find smear positive tuberculosis patients that are missed by the conventional method (microscopy) and bring them to treatment so as to contain the spread of the disease to the community. As a component of this project, it also does door-to-door screening of tuberculosis among the urban population of Addis Ababa. This project seeks to hire junior researchers who report directly to the Head of the Research Project.

Position: Junior Researcher

Duties and responsibilities

·         Collect baseline and demographic data from the urban poor population that will participate in the project          

·         Accompany and guide the health extension team of the health facility to find presumptive cases among the community

·         Collect patient outcome data from the health facilities, compile and report to the Head of the Research Project

·         Liaise with the staff of the health facilities and Community Health Workers to maximize the impact of the project

·         Ensure that sample collectors are working in harmony with the staff of the health facilities 

Job Requirement


·         B.Sc. degree in Public Health and/or nursing from a recognized university

·         Able to present a professional license issued by the relevant authority

·         At least 2 years’ experience in TB and/or HIV clinics with in-depth knowledge of the national programs Prior experience in community health dealing with civil societies and TB and/or HIV affected community

·         Fluency in English communication (spoken & written)

·         Basic knowledge of Microsoft applications

Number required- 2



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