NUTRITION FIELD WORKER
General Position SummaryThe Nutrition Field Worker will be responsible for mobile Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) sites within the intervention woredas in Liben and Goro Dola woredas of Oromia Region. Project focuses on diagnosing and assisting severely and moderately malnourished children as well as pregnant women and lactating mothers. All activities will be carried out in close collaboration with all Mercy Corps Program Teams, Government Counterparts, and Communities. Field Workers spend approximately 90% of their time traveling throughout the project sites.Essential Job ResponsibilitiesStrategy & Vision• Collaborate with other team member for effective integration between other services like Nutrition and health services• Collaborate with Local authorities and other partners to harmonize different efforts for better impact and sustainability.• Able to learn and update his/ her information or knowledge to adapt the changing situation and contextProgram Management
Team Management• Supports CMAM and TSFP nurses in managing malnourished cases• Assist the community volunteer (CV) and OTP Nurse where required.• Assist in hygiene promotion and sensitization campaigns and any other tasks when required by the OTP NurseFinance & Compliance ManagementN/AInfluence & Representation• Creates and maintain relationship with community volunteers and help them to contribute for program• Upholds the image and values of Mercy Corps at all times,• Educate the community to improve their health and nutrition services seeking behavior and motivate them to come to health facilitiesSecurity• Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.• Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.Organizational Learning• As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.Accountability to Beneficiaries• Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specificallyto our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.• Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.Supervisory ResponsibilityThe clinical Nurse is responsible to provide technical support to nutrition team members on how to treat medical illness among malnourished children and closely work with the WASH, Nutrition and health teams.
- Respect the dignity of beneficiaries, carers and members of the community at all times.
- To participate in the OTP, Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) distributions and to work in the allocated position for each distribution and participate on hygiene promotion campaigns
- To ensure accurate anthropometric measurement of each beneficiary
- Ensure that the recording of the measurements and comments in record books and on beneficiary cards is accurate.
- Ensure both SFP and OTP foods and medicines are given out according to the protocols.
- Ensure that each carer receives proper health education at each distribution.
- Ensure that any severely malnourished are referred to the OTP distribution
- Ensure the amount of food given to the beneficiaries is in line with the national protocol.
- Assist the team in health and nutrition education and cooking demonstration sessions.
- Track and monitor POUWTC are being applied and treated water are used by targeted beneficiaries
- Generate ideas to strengthen the development of the nutrition unit.
- Uphold the image and values of MC at all times.
Knowledge and Experience• Diploma or certificate in health related fields• Willingness and ability to perform field works and travel to the remote areas within the sites• Ability to interact effectively with the diverse ethnic groups throughout the sites• Previous experience in anthropometric measurement and data collection• Previous work experience with a non-governmental organization especially Mercy corps in the area of community work.• Ability to take initiative and work independently• Organized, reliable and good communication skills• Ability to read, write and speak English and somali fluently• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a team SuccessSuccess Factors• Ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources• Willingness to work with the community• High motivation, initiative and adaptability
How To Apply:
- apply for the position advertised. All applications should be submitted to the Mercy Corps office/through e-mail that includes a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts. In order to ensure fairness to all applicant’s personal inquiries are not permitted.
Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.
“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 01 April 2022
Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following addresses:
Note: Please make sure that you mention the position title in the subject line of your email application. OR:
Mercy Corps Recruiter
Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319
Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33, Jijiga: P.O. Box 225
Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116
Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974