CMAM Nurse (Junior Nurse)
- Job Description:
- CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
The purpose of the CMAM Nurse/ Junior Nurse position is to provide overall technical, organisational support and play a support and facilitation role for community based management of acute malnutrition in communities. she/he is assigned, includiing technology and best practices awareness creation and linkages and behavioral change through education, information and communication. She/he supports people’s empowerment, collective action and solidarity, social cohesion and inclusion as well as gender equity. Facilitates and encourages active participation of and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with communities and community organizations in her/his working area in order to ensure that the nutrition messages are disseminated and understood at all levels. Build capacities of the community and institutions. S/he works closely with woreda, Kebele, Village-level task force leaders and local government development agents.
II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Job Responsibility #1 Technical Support and facilitate community action planning and targeting
- Support and facilitates emergency nutrition program participants in the identification and prioritization of project beneficiaries as per the national protocol
- Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation and ensure that the participation of each community groups in problem identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TFP
- Ensures CARE’s key program principles of accountability, empowerment, non discrimination are followed in community analysis and action plans;
- Facilitates community based nutrition assessment and analysis and targeting along with Community Nutrition Volunteers (CNVs), Health development armies and responsible body from the Kebele’s;
- Supports and facilitates the development of action plan for their respective OTP/SC sites;
- Supports and facilitate the development of action plan for their respective OTP/SC sites
- Assesses health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation related problems;
- Reviews the plan with the partners and representatives of the community and including her/his supervisor at kebele level;
- Prepares final action plan by breaking down in to quarters and months and submit it to her/his supervisor and make sure the same is done at health facilities with OTP/SC.
Job Responsibility #2: Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring
- Support and facilitate the establishement of new OTP/SC sites and strengthen the existing OTP/SC sites.
- Supports community mobilization of beneficiaries along with CNVs, and Health development armies;
- Facilities, organizes, and builds skill and knowledge of care takers on appropriate feeding practices, basic hygiene and sanitation
- Ensures that activity implementation is informed by CARE’s core rights-based approaches and principles, gender equity, and community level advocacy in particular;
- Provides technical and organizational assistance to CNVs, Health Development armies, kebele, and village representatives and community members;
- Supports regular capacity assessment activities conducted for health institutions;
- Holds demonestration and awareness creation sessions on health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation in OTP/SC sites, and supplementary food distribution
- Arranges/facilitates cross visits and conducts capacity building on site trainings for Health Extension Workers (HEWs), nurses, Health development Armies, and CNVs;
- Builds capacity of CNVs, Health Development Armies and committees, undertakes participatory monitoring of project implementation works, and records lessons learned and reports to her/his supervisor.
Job Responsibility #3: Strengthen partnership, institutional linkages and working relationship
- Selects CNVs, and other volunteers from the community together with with relevant government stake holders/partners and arranges training for them along with the CMAM supervisor ;
- Represents CARE at woreda and kebele (s) level as a member of the health task force ;
- Strongly works to make the plan of the project to be part of the plan for the kebeles
- Closely works with primary health care facilities; health posts, health centers CNVs and communities at kebele and village level to ensure adequate linkages are established.
Job Responsibility #4: Reporting and Learning
- Support quality recording and documentation of nutrition data in OTP/SC sites
- Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit it to her/his supervisor
- Supports and facilitates community involvement in annual innovation and knowledge fairs
- Collects basic information, best practices, case studies, and lessons and report to her/his supervisor
- Conduct malnutrition causal mapping and arrange outreach sessions in identified kebeles or villages.
- Use nutrition data for local decisions or actions making with his/her supervisor
- Undertakes personal professional development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor
Job Responsibility #6: Perform other duties as assigned.
III. GENDER EQUALITY AND PSHEA
- The CMAM Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that gender equality and diversity values are upheld in the recruitment, orientation, performance assessment and management of staff
- Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events
- Create an environment within CARE’s workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).
- Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct.
IV. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)
The level of problem solving this position will face is level number two. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis.
- Job Requirements:
· Diploma in Nursing or other related fields.
· At least two years emergency nutrition related work experience
· Experience in community based nutrition intervention preferably in community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM)
· Knowledge and practical experience of the national/international therapeutic /supplemental feeding protocols/guidelines
· Experience in standard nutrition data management and reporting
· Skill in facilitating on job training for health workers, HEWs, and CNVs
· Field experience of community mobilization
· Previous experience in pastoralist communities
· Knowledge of local languageSomali
§ NGO experience
C, Technical Skills
- Communication skill, good human relations, willingness to reside in rural areas;
- Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
- Knowledge of the local language
Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, stress tolerance, information monitoring, developing teams, interpersonal skills, coaching, problem solving, planning and organizing.
V. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS
The CMAM Nurse is expected to establish open relationship with the community, government counterparts and other community based organizations in order to facilitate and encourage active participation in overall development activities and internally, with Supervisors, Project Managers, and other concerned FO’s staff.
VI. LIVING CONDITIONS:
The CMAM Nurse based in the project woreda and lives among the community. She/he can travels on foot long distances (50%) and stand about 30% during training sessions.
- How To Apply:
If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through ethiojobs website www.ethiojobs.net.
Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!