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Concern Worldwide Vacancy for Capacity Building Officer Position

Job Description:
The Capacity Building officer will contribute to delivery of high quality capacity building activities in Health System Strengthening including Maternal, Adolescent, Infant, Young Child Nutrition and Child Health, through providing trainings, mentoring, advising project and government staff, documentation and knowledge management across the range of contexts in which Concern Ethiopia works S/He is expected to ensure all activities are implemented with a high degree of quality, in line with national guidelines and international standards. S/He will oversee the technical standards and quality of health and HSS approaches in collaboration with the CMAM/ HSS specialist and other Health and Nutrition team members.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

Capacity Building & Mentorship

Organize/ train staff (emergency and development) and government counterparts on understanding and applying an HSS approach to all projects to identify and address key bottlenecks (move from substitution to supporting or strengthening the system)

Roll out coaching training to all project areas

Identify HF staff capacity needs and gaps and coordinate with Woreda/ RHB regarding training, database and share training reports.

Support health and nutrition programming including but not exclusive to:

AIMNCI/ICCM; reproductive health; Public Health management /emergency response /infectious disease/drug usage;

Together with PMs, plan for trainings. Ensure quality of trainings using national guidelines, manuals, and govt ToTs.

Ensure that training ToRs prepared as per the standard and formats appropriate to the training are used including CMAM, IYCF-E,  MTMSG/FTFSG, IMNCI, IPLS, SAM etc. trainings

Conduct regular technical visits (supportive supervision) to programmes to support effective implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of ongoing health and nutrition/HSS activities

Build coaching techniques and problem solving to address identified systems barriers

The capacity building officer would support the HF staff capacity needs and gaps & CWW staff capacity and propose trainings required in the different areas to be included in the proposals or strategies.

Support development and validation ToRs of training and provide training budgets

Ensure that the content of the trainings are in line with govt standards, guidelines and/or CWW training materials

Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment & Learning

Participate in Monthly reporting on training activities, prepare training forms, compile training reports and conduct regular follow up plan

Maintain training database of trainings conducted including staff trained

Representation & Networking

Participate in Government workshops/working groups related to health, nutrition and HSS

Representation at relevant health technical working groups, including health cluster when requested

Build relationships with WHO, key FMOH departments and other health actors

Other: Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by Programme Director/line manager

AccountabilityIn line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);

work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;

work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Gender Equity

Demonstrate an 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:
Person specification:


Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or equivalent (Masters an advantage)

At least 3years’ work experience in managing emergency and/or development health projects, including nutrition

Experience in health system strengthening and a good understanding of capacity building approaches an advantage

Good understanding of capacity building approaches

Strong verbal and written skills in English

Experience in Nutrition – IYCF, CMAM is an advantage.

Experience in working with team and governments

Strong verbal and written skills in English


Experience of data analytical software including EpiInfo, SPSS highly desirable

Strong leadership, teamwork, coordination, interpersonal and negotiating skills

Strong analytical skills, sound judgment and the capacity to think and plan strategically

Representation, liaison and negotiation skills

Familiarity with cross-cutting approaches such as HIV mainstreaming, rights-based, gender, equality

Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint presentations and spreadsheets and budgeting


Team work: work with other  colleagues in a team manner and contribute to the team so as to achieve the goal

Integrate: Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Communication: Actively communicate with the team

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

How To Apply:
How to apply Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how your experience and education fit this vacancy

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Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents:

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Women are highly encouraged to apply


Deadline: 06.10.2021
Employment: Contract
Location: Addis Ababa
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