Mathiwos Wondu - YeEthiopia Cancer Society/MWECS/

Mathiwos Wondu - YeEthiopia Cancer Society/MWECS/


Position: Medical Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 days ago
Deadline: July, 20/2024 (7 days left)

MWECS Profile

Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society/MWECS/ is a local civil society organization established in 2004 and working on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors. MWECS is collaboratively working with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) to curtail the growing NCDs burden in Ethiopia. More information is available at

Project Overview

MWECS has received grant approval from NCDI Poverty Network to provide financial and technical assistance to implement the PEN-Plus Project entitled “Ethiopian PEN-Plus Implementation Initiatives Project for Chronic Care of Severe NCDs at selected Primary Hospitals”. The project has been implemented in two regions (Oromia and Amhara) at two selected sites. Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions (WHO PEN) puts forward a primary care model for NCDs. This model of care improves staffing, training, interventions, and equipment needed for Primary hospitals to decentralize services emphasizing target severe and chronic NCD conditions. The project will be implemented for the next two years to consolidate Phase One PEN Plus achievement, develop an operational plan, and expand the services to additional Primary hospitals in collaboration with all key stakeholders.

Position Requirements

  1. Time commitment: 100% level of effort for the project.
  2. Number required: One.
  3. Education Requirement: Medical Doctor with specialty (preferably Internal Medicine or Family Medicine).
  4. Experience: Relevant qualifications, skills, and expertise in the required field of study with and above years of clinical work experience with essential experiences in NCD management.
  5. Salary: As per the project scale and with some level of negotiation. It will also include monthly transport and telephone allowance.
  6. Duration of Application: from July 9 until the position is filled.
  7. Term of employment: Project Duration Contract with possible project extension timelines and two months of probationary period.
  8. Duty station: Addis Ababa with frequent field travel to Project Health Facilities and University Hospitals.
  9. Reporting: report for the Program Director.
  10. Staff management: Manage the PEN Plus team at the regional level.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Directs, coordinates, and oversees overall PEN-Plus Project implementation in all target regions and facilities.
  • Responsible for strengthening of PEN- Plus clinics, on-site Clinical support, and knowledge transfer.
  • Provide guidance, support, and advice to PEN-Plus clinicians at the inpatient and outpatient levels.
  • Liaise with consultants at tertiary hospitals to support selected sites in acquiring necessary hands-on knowledge and skills in the diagnosis, management, and monitoring of severe NCDs.
  • Provide technical support for PEN Plus laboratory, pharmaceutical supply, and diagnostic
  • Provide clinical support for facility clinicians to deliver PEN Plus-related patient assessment, investigation, prescription, and treatment.
  • Work with selected hospitals and district HO and RHBs in improving referral linkage and catchment area meetings.
  • Monitor the standards of care with high confidentiality and patient privacy using a patent register and electronic medical database.
  • Provides supervision, mentoring, training, and development of clinical staff and their support team (Nurses, Psychosocial Support Team Data Clerk, etc.).
  • Identify essential drug/medical supplies, and diagnosis equipment that helps to deliver the required medical services.
  • Plan and implement facility renovation and procurement of PEN Plus Commodities to improve the health care delivery of the project.
  • Reviews, establishes, and maintains PEN Plus protocol and standards, ensuring that all policies, regulations, and guidelines are met.
  • Participate in the development of strategies, training materials, protocols, and other patient and provider tools with MOH and RHB.
  • Support quality improvement, safety, and infection control at the health facilities.
  • Lead the development of a training model center at the selected sites with RHBs and MoH.
  • Provides technical support for health education activities in the health facilities and during outreach sessions.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the scale-up for the PEN Plus project
  • Conduct periodic reporting and analyzing monthly, quarterly, annual reports, and terminal reports, including stock reports on pharmaceuticals and PEN Plus commodities.
  • Develop project proposal, operational plan, and budget in collaboration with the project team.
  • Properly compile and issue periodic reports for the project stakeholders and donors based on project clinical monitoring indicators.
  • Support all medical aspects of NCDs and Mental Health at MoH, RHB, and MWECS levels.
  • Performs any additional deliverables assigned by the immediate supervisor.

How to apply

The applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to fill out a form and submit their non-returnable CV with application documents on the following link Or in person via a link to our office: