Rehabilitation Officer

  • Full Time
  • Ethiopia

World Health Organization


Rehabilitation Officer (NOB) – (2305523)

Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months
Job Posting: Jun 16, 2023, 1:41:57 AM
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Ethiopia-Addis Ababa
Organization: AF_ETH Ethiopia
Schedule: Full-time

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  • To provide support to the MOH, Regional Health Bureaus, Zonal and Woreda Health Departments and relevant partners to improve the provision of appropriate rehabilitation care, including strengthening rehabilitation sector leadership, planning and coordination, technical support and capacity building
  •  To strengthen the integration of comprehensive rehabilitation services in the health systems and also supporting including of mental health rehabilitative services


In the context of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy and the Ministry of Health (MOH) National Health Policy and Strategic Plan, the incumbent will provide technical support to the MOH to strengthen the integration of rehabilitation into health systems and support expansion of rehabilitation services at all level of healthcare.


The incumbent will undertake duties in the following areas:

  1. Provide expert technical support to the MOH on the implementation of the National Rehabilitation and Assitive Technology Strategic plan
  2. Provide technical support to the monitoring and evaluation process of the strategic plan including annual review and work plan preparation, mid term review and final evaluation.
  3. Support advocacy on the need to prepare for future volume of care for rehabilitation, including assistive technology and disability-inclusive health services, through coordinating the generation of evidence for relevant stakeholders in the country
  4. Work closely with health systems and NCD (non-communicable diseases) and ageing colleagues in the country office with a view towards provision of integrated technical assistance
  5. Coordinate inputs from counterparts in relevant technical departments at HQ, RO and donor and development partners (UN and bilateral), on expanding and strengthening rehabilitation in-country within the framework of delivering universal health coverage (UHC)
  6. Act as in-country focal point for donor related inquiries and prepare donor reports




A first level university degree related to a rehabilitation profession, or other health profession.


Advanced university degree on public health, or rehabilitation sciences.



Minimum 2 years of experience in supporting the development of policies, services and programmes in the health sector at national or sub-national level, with a focus on rehabilitation.


Experience in public health and/or health systems.


Knowledge of country situation with regard to rehabilitation with good understanding of relevant needs, priorities and policies and the ability to apply them in a country office setting. Familiarity with WHO’s policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas desirable

  • Ability to transform technical content in advocacy tools.
  •  Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
  •  Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned programme and activities.
  •  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  •  Excellent drafting and communication skills.
  •  Team spirit and time management skills.
  •  Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of rehabilitation in health systems.


  1.  Fostering Integration and Teamwork
  2.  Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3.  Communicating in a credible and effective way
  4.  Moving forward in a changing environment


Essential: Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French or another WHO official language would be an asset.

OTHER SKILLS (e.g. IT Skills)

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word) Microsoft Teams Audio/ Video Conferencing (Webex, Zoom, Meet etc.)


NOB Step one Annual salary amounts to 28,310.00 USD


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • This is a National Position for Ethiopia. Therefore, only applications from Ethiopians will be accepted. Applicants who are not Ethiopians will not be considered.
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