NGO Jobs in Ethiopia; March 7 2021, Concern Worldwide
Health & Nutrition Project Officer
- Job Description:
- Job Purpose:
Concern and HELVETAS will be implementing a resilience programme in North Gondar Zone with a focus on NRM, Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods and Governance. HELVETAS are the overall lead of the Project. To take overall responsibility for the implementation of health and Nutrition related activities (for ERNE & other projects/programmes implemented in Central & North Gondar) in line with Concern Worldwide policies and program proposals which intended to bring positive changes in the lives of target population. This includes:
Responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition in TSFP where availble and for management of Sever Acute Malnutrition in OTPs and SC in line with donor requirements, the country protocols and international standards through effective technical support
Provide effective technical management of the CMAM Surge activities. The Surge activities aim to build the capacity of the woreda health facilities to be able to prepare and plan for peaks in cases of acute malnutrition and diseases
Undertake IYCF activities, guaranteeing the efficient and effective integration into CMAM Nutrition programme, throughout assessment of current IYCF practices in the target population, community mobilisation, training and promotion of IYCF practices, thereby maximising the rate of exclusive breastfeeding and improvement of complementary foods given to the target children < 24 months and the overall nutrition status for all children < 5 years in target population
Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with relevant local Government bodies, NGOs and the community/beneficiaries at project and Woreda level to enable Concern Ethiopia to achieve its Objectives.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Program Planning and Implementation
Ensure baseline and end line health facility assessments are conducted before technical and logistic supports are started and at the end of the project period. And produce well-articulated assessment report.
Ensure, that the TSFP/OTP/SC components of the nutrition project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance with support from the project manager
Ensure referrals linkage are created between TSFP and OTP/SC CMAM components In collaboration with government health staff,
Plan, organize and facilitate nutrition and health related trainings to health centre /health post staff
Ensure that the Surge component of the project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance
Continuously monitor the nutritional status of vulnerable sections of the population in the project woredas through supporting community screening, data collection, analysis and information sharing.
To build and strengthen the capacity of key project stakeholders at Kebele and Woreda level through training, monitoring and follow up and to support IYCF project integration with different approaches like PSNP, CMAM and emergency nutrition intervention.
Conduct assessment and identify health and nutrition related problems of the target community/Woreda and develop appropriate and workable activity plan and implement accordingly,
Participate in the review of the planned activity and propose /plan new appropriate activity in Health and Nutrition sector based on the actual problems of the community;
Prepare detailed implementation plan and modality /guideline for Health and Nutrition related activities based on the main document and ensure its implementation with standard quality as per the agreed time table.
Design appropriate implementation modalities and program approach to strengthen sustainability factors;
Initiate and introduce innovative ideas/approaches and implementation modalities based on the local context into the Health and Nutrition related intervention;
Promote and ensure the active participation & initiatives of target extreme poor HHs and local community using all possible methods in all aspects of program activities;
Conduct capacity building training for the staff under his/her supervision on various Health and Nutrition related topics based on need assessment to ensure quality implementation;
Conduct field visit and supportive supervision with key stakeholders and develop actionable plan based on the findings;
Build, in collaboration with concerned units, the capacity of key stakeholders so as to implement the program/project effectively and efficiently;
Prepare and submit periodic quality progress reports on Health and Nutrition sector (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually and donor reports);
Collect and document all progress in the implementation of activities (at activity, output and impact level) and maintain project data, record and documents;
Collect and document appropriate data using Data base on time and prepare and share report for all concerned;
Conduct case studies and share findings;
Responsible to control the budget allocated to the sector and ensure that activities are implemented according to quality required and agreed plans.
Prepares detailed Health and Nutrition sector budget plan and implement in line with Concern finance policies /producers on time;
Responsible for ensuring proper, efficient and timely utilization of allocated program/project budget, including purchasing of materials;
Participate and give appropriate input for Health and Nutrition Sector in Budget Revision time;
Properly manage and administer as well as guide Community Facilitators who are entrusted, amongst others, to deliver on the Health and Nutrition related actions at community level.
Provide technical and supervision support or coach community Facilitators and relevant government staff to build their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities;
Prepare and conduct trainings for the project staff and key stakeholders that involve in the project design, implementation, M & E;
Work closely with good team sprit with other staff;
Networking and Integration
Establish strong linkage and collaboration with zone and Woreda Health Office in the implementation of health and Nutrition activities.
Create appropriate linkage; working procedures and information sharing with other program staff and external stakeholders.
Integrate the sector with other sectors of SEGORP project staff and concerned stakeholders;
Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E)
Develop participatory program/project monitoring plan in collaboration with MEAL team; and internalize and implement the action plan accordingly
Facilitate and participate planned monitoring sessions in the implementation of Health /Nutrition Sector
Conduct and document annual learning reviews;
Design and create appropriate methods/ways and implement to mainstream all cross cutting issues like Accountability, gender, inequality, HIV/AIDS, DRR and controlling the spread of COVID-19 in line with Concern Worldwide – Ethiopia guideline.
Ensure that all cross cutting issues like accountability, gender, inequality, HIV/AIDS, DRR, are mainstreamed in the implementation of Health and Nutrition activity;
Aware and provide appropriate technical support to project and government in mainstreaming of all cross cutting issues in the implementation of FIM activity.
GenderDemonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with dignity and respect
Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.
- Job Requirements:
- BSc degree in (public health or Nutrition) with minimum 5 years relevant experience
Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for target beneficiaries.
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and working with Project stakeholders
Good communication and report writing skills
Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
Ability to work under pressure
What we Offer
A competitive salary and benefit package
Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
20 days annual leave
26 weeks maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental leave
- How To Apply:
- Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy via: This Link OR Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa OR Apply in person at our Office in Kombolcha
· Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents:
· Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Phone call is strictly forbidden. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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