Human Resources For Health Development and Improvement Lead Executive Office

Human resource development

Vision of HRHD-I LEO is to have an adequate number of well qualified, motivated, competent and compassionate health workers contributing to the health sector vision of Ethiopia.

The HRHD-I LEO strategically focuses on ensuring the availability of an adequate number of well-qualified health professionals with an appropriate mix of skills; equitably distributed, motivated, retained, and perform well to achieve universal access to health care in Ethiopia

Lead Executive Office role and responsibility

  • Determine the number and type of workforce required to the health sector
  • Design health professional’s competence, curricula and scope of practice.
  • Ensure the availability of selected priority cadres including specialty and sub-specialty professional categories.
  • Support the health extension workers and other mid-level trainings
  • Strengthen passion-based student selection
  • Manage the Ethiopian Residency Matching Training Programs (ERMP)
  • Support the proportion of women health workers in the field of medicine, medical specialty and sub-specialty in the active health workforce.
  • Lead the public health training , the Field Epidemiology training program and other demand driven training programs
  • Strengthen the quality of health science education and training comprising pre and in-service training
  • Support the health science and training institutions with necessary skill laboratory materials for  teaching aids
  • Expand specialties and subspecialties programs to develop teams of health workers.
  • Strengthen the digital learning technologies and promote the use for health professional education
  • Working on academic service integration
  • Support Health Science Education Development Centers (HEDCs) in all public and private higher education institutions.
  • Ensure access and regulation of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Increase the number of accreditors and providers
  • Expand online and face to face trainings for health professionals
  • Support CPD governance up to the lower level of implementations
  • Strengthen health workforce motivation mechanism and ensure  accountability
  • Strength health workforce evidence and use for demand driven-health workforce forecasting, planning, and development
  • Work on integrated Human Resource Information System (iHRIS)
  • Strengthen the implementation of National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWAs)
  • Provide support on HRH planning, forecasting and projection to RHBs
  • Work in collaboration with professional associations and line ministries
  • Strengthen Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for leveraging of the practicum sites (public, private and affiliates) for quality.
  • Work with national and international organizations to strengthen, collaboration, networking and global experiences