Stabilizing Centre (SC) Health Officer
- Contract Type: Definite period
- To implement an emergency nutrition programmes in a refugee camp as per protocols and international standards. . This includes:
- To diagnose, treat and monitor Children admitted at Stabilization center following National guidelines and harmonized guidance note. Additionally, the Job holder will be responsible to manage the drug store of the organization and provide different trainings for nutrition staffs.
- Responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of management of Sever Acute Malnutrition in OTPs and SC in line with donor requirements, the country protocols and international standards through effective technical support
- Undertake IYCF activities, guaranteeing the efficient and effective integration into CMAM Nutrition programme, throughout assessment of current IYCF practices in the target population.
- Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with relevant UN agencies, local Government bodies, NGOs and the community/beneficiaries at project level to enable Concern Ethiopia to achieve its Objectives.
Main Duties & Responsibilities;
1. Ensure the provision of high quality medical and nutritional care in the SC Activities
- Carry out the daily rounds in the assigned ward.
- Clinical examination of sick patients daily in order to determine any change in their clinical status
- Carry out any appropriate and available investigations that may adjust diagnosis
- Prescribe medications and therapeutic foods according to patients’ diagnosis, age and weight, and be aware of possible drug interactions.
- Ensure timely consultation and/or referral for complex medical cases, which require consultation with a doctor.
- Re-evaluate critical patients regularly during the day and night
2. proper running of SC activities
- Ensure any imminent ruptures of stock or equipment are reported to the site team leader.
- Contribute to improvement of SC activities by making suggestions, team discussions, observation of the ward
- Report any managerial problems to the line Manager
- Report to ARRA medical doctor for any medical queries
3. Recording and Reporting activities
- Follow clearly appropriate protocols and guidelines.
- Write notes clearly and neatly on health card or admission charts
- Document clearly the admission and discharge diagnosis for each patient according to national statistical definitions to enable good analysis by the SC team
- Write prescriptions clearly and neatly on health card or prescription chart
- Properly fill SC multi-chart and tally sheet at the end of each day
- Ensure any investigations carried out are clearly marked on the health card or admission chart.
- Report any incident to the line manager , where medical care is felt to be below the accepted standards of the national and sphere recommendations
- Participate in the weekly and monthly report compilation
4. Supply Management.
- Ensure storage, classification and organization of drugs, medical material and therapeutic food is based on protocol.
- Carry out regular physical inventories and submit monthly inventory report to the site team leader.
- Collaborate with nutrition Manager when preparing annual drug and medical supplies procurement plan
- Update bin cards and stock cards regularly
5.Monitoring, Communication and Team work
- Respect medical confidentiality at all times
- Ensure good communication with the team
- Work in close collaboration with co-workers as well as with staffs of partners.
- Propose solution to solve any problem faced and report them to the line Manager.
- Participate actively in regular staff meetings
- Together with the M&E team, facilitate information sharing and lessons learned in emergency nutrition response interventions areas, taking a lead role in review meetings/ regional workshops, experience sharing visits and documentation of project learning.
- Participate indiiferent kind of nutrition surveys (SQUEAC, SMART,SENS)
- Perform other duties appropriate to the position assigned by Project Manager/team leader.
In 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.
- 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.
Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.
- Person Specifications;
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Bachelor Degree in Public Health Officer or Nursing and at least two years of work experience in SC. Practical experience in camp setting is Mandatory.
- Profound experience in CMAM, particularly SAM and MAM management
- Good negotiation skill with ARRA, UNHCR, WFP and other partners
- NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
- Computer skill.
- Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
- Ability to work under pressure
- Local language is preferable
- 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 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 (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave
How to Apply
- Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how your experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents: Apply via ethojobs.net or in person at Concern Worldwide Ethiopia Gambella, Pinyudo office.
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational 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.
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