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Senior Health & Nutrition Officer position needed at Goal Ethiopia

Senior Health & Nutrition Officer position needed at Goal Ethiopia, March 9 2022



Organization: Goal Ethiopia

Position: Woreda Project Manager

Deadline: 03.19.2022
Location: Oromia ( Bale Zone)



Job Description:




Reference No:REC/054/22
Job title:Senior Health & Nutrition Officer
Location:Oromia ( Bale Zone)
Reports to:Woreda Project Manager
Number of Posts3 (Three)
Closing date:March 19,2022

About GOAL


GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOALis a non-for profit organizationthat has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and  opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

About the Position:

Under the direct supervision of Woreda Project Manager, the senior Health & Nutrition Officer is responsible for the day to day management of Primary Health and Nutrition Care project implemented in the operational Woredas of Somali region. Provision of primary health care service and management of Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) is a key component of the position holder.

Description of Functional Relation Ships of the role, if any

The senior Health & Nutrition officer will provide consultation, necessary treatement as needed to the intended beneficiaries in the health facilities and outside health facility in the project sites. He/she will work with the GOAL Nutrition team and other officers within the field office to enhance their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and capacity building of woreda based government health staffs.  .

Key Areas of Accountability/Duties

  • Provide essential lifesaving primary health care services to IDPs,
  • Conduct all activities planned for MHNT(Curative treatement, prevention and rehabilitation) components,
  • Responsible to provide Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) activities to IDPs and people who have no access to the services,
  • Conduct capacity building interventions to HEWs and community health workers and community mobilization activities with key Health messages,
  • Provide different trainings and workshops as per the plan,
  • Perform all necessary actions to ensure the smooth functioning mobile health and
  • nutrition activities,
  • Support Woreda base health system in providing technical support to the health facilities.
  • Work closely with other sectoral staff– WASH, Nutrition to ensure integrated approach in program implementation in his/her woredas.
  • Prepare and share monthly and quarterly activity reports timely.
  • Any other task assigned by his/her supervisor
  • Support the MHNT in mobilization of communities and ensure that MHNT intervention is in accordance with the MHNT guideline.
  • Support Woreda health office in strengthening surveillance system

Mainstreaming Issues:

·         Familiarize self, understand and implement according to area of responsibility, GOAL’s policies and procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, HIV/AIDS, Child protection and Accountability.

·         Ensures gender and HIV/AIDS is effectively mainstreamed throughout the programme activities, work plans, budgets, reports, researches, analyses and where specifically relevant, analyzed in detail;

·         Work on increasing the sensitivity and awareness of staff towards Gender, HIV/AIDS ,Child Protection and Accountability issues.

Compliance Issues

·         Familiarize self and understand to GOAL Donor Compliance issues, specifically to the terms and conditions of the Donor the programme is working on and comply with same in area of responsibility.

·         Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO on a monthly basis.

·         Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO on a monthly basis.

·         Review the monthly beneficiary distribution summary sheets (BDSS) completed by the L/F/A Officer and ensure this is sent to the responsible person in Grants Unit based at HO on a monthly basis.

·         For those documents listed in the log frame as means of verification, ensure proper hard copy and soft copy files are kept at field level and same are submitted to the responsible person in Grants Unit based at HO on a quarterly basis (calendar quarters).

·         Understand the branding/visibility plan of the specific donor funding the program and ensure implementation of this accordingly in the office and operational areas in cooperation with the responsible person in RRP department based at HO.


·         During project closeouts ensure program deliverable documents during implementation of the program including beneficiary distribution lists are formally submitted using the standard forms to the Regional Logistics Coordinator.


·         Have good understanding and hands on experience on mobile health and nutrition projects.

·         Familiarity to the local culture.

·         Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community.


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.

GOAL Ethiopia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of people who involves in its work and demands all staff exhibit the highest commitment. GOAL Ethiopia will verify skills and commitment of the candidate in the assessment process and perform Background reference check.

Job Requirements:

Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:
  • BSc/HO in Public Health with a minimum of four years’ proven work experience preferably in NGO and Mobile health and nutrition projects.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with communities, and knowledge of participatory approaches
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience in primary health care system.
  • Strong knowledge on monitoring and evaluation and report writing,
  • Ability to plan and organize work to meet individual, team and programme objective,
  • Training and facilitation skill,
  • Ability to effectively liaise with government, donors, NGOs, community leaders and other stakeholders,
  • Fosters working in teams & team work spirit,
  • Very good knowledge and practice of computer application,
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. Knowledge of local language is a must.
  • Continually looks to improve personal skill, knowledge and work hence contribute to capacity building within the team and organization,
  • Flexible and creative approach; keen to take initiative where appropriate.
  • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,
  • Knowledge of local language,

Desirable quality, skill and competence

  • Familiarity to local culture.
  • Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community
  • Resilience: Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic, persistent and professional even under adverse, stressful or difficult situations

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter

·         Applicants can directly apply online using


GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process


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