- Job Purpose
- To take overall responsibility to manage & oversee the implementation of health and nutrition related activities (for ERNE & other projects/programmes implemented in Central & North Gondar) in line with Concern Worldwide policies, program proposals, budget and ensuring quality and adherence to national and international standards and which intended to bring positive changes in the lives of target population.
- The Programme Manager will promote collaboration and coordination with Regional, Zonal and Woreda sector offices and other partners operate in the area and will participate in regional health & nutrition meetings as required.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Program Planning and Implementation
- Provide management in the form of oversight, planning, prioritization, coordination, coaching and supervision to the Region & Woreda based health & nutrition team.
- Ensure that the health & nutrition programme is implemented to a high quality standard and is in line with project plans
- Build and strengthen the capacity of Concern field staff through training, monitoring and follow up
- Develop annual, monthly and weekly work plans and ensure their implementation so that project deliverables are implemented according to the approved donor proposals
- Participate in the review of the planned activity and propose /plan new appropriate activity in Health and Nutrition sector based on the actual problems of the community;
- Prepare detailed implementation plan and modality /guideline for Health and Nutrition related activities based on the main document and ensure its implementation with standard quality as per the agreed time table.
- Identify obstacles/challenges encountered and work with the project team to find and implement solutions
- Review expenditure and carry out budget management responsibilities
Capacity Building and Technical supervision
- Plan, organize and facilitate nutrition and health related trainings to health centre /health post staff
- Adhere to existing protocols/ checklists and develop new templates if required in order for project staff to conduct on-the-Job Supervision and quality control supervision of CMAM/ Surge services (OTP and Inpatient facilities), IMNCI, ICCM, MIYCN etc.
- Provide technical support and advice to teams and ensure quality of the programmes
- Provide guidance to staff on any new program initiatives and assist them in the roll-out of new initiatives or corrective actions.
- Work with the Concern team including IYCF/ BCC, M&E & HSS specialists, project & programme coordinator and nutrition lead in analysis of nutrition data, baseline and end line health facility assessments and develop, report and provide feedback for the team
- Ensure that the Surge component of the project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance
- Conduct assessment and identify health and nutrition related problems of the target community/Woreda and develop appropriate and workable activity plan and implement accordingly,
- Conduct capacity building training for the staff under his/her supervision on various Health and Nutrition related topics based on need assessment to ensure quality implementation;
- Conduct field visit and supportive supervision with key stakeholders and develop actionable plan based on the findings;
- Build, in collaboration with concerned units, the capacity of key stakeholders so as to implement the program/project effectively and efficiently;
- Prepare and submit periodic high quality written progress reports on Health and Nutrition sector (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually and donor reports) Concern, external stakeholders and donors;
- Collect and document all progress in the implementation of activities (at activity, output and impact level) and maintain project data, record and documents;
- Collect and document appropriate data using Data base on time and prepare and share report for all concerned;
- Conduct case studies and share findings;
- Review and provide feedback to draft reports produced by subordinates.
- Documenting feedback from all meetings and disseminating to the local team and Addis.
- Supporting any survey undertaken by the project.
- Prepare detailed budget plan and implement the approved budget in line with Concern Finance policies and procedures
- Responsible to control the budget allocated to the sector and ensure that activities are implemented according to quality required and agreed plans.
- Prepares detailed Health and Nutrition sector budget plan and implement in line with Concern finance policies /producers on time;
- Responsible for ensuring proper, efficient and timely utilization of allocated program/project budget, including purchasing of materials;
- Participate and give appropriate input for Health and Nutrition Sector in Budget Revision time;
- Prepare a project procurement plan and ensure its timely implementation
- Directly manage health & nutrition managers at woreda level;
- Set performance objectives for direct reports using the Concern PDR system and carry out performance development reviews
- Identify ways of increasing individual staff effectiveness and providing regular feedback on performance.
- Provide technical and managerial support to coach field staffs in order to build their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities
- Address any HR issues in a timely and appropriate manner
- Work closely with good team sprit with other staff;
Networking and Integration
- Establish strong linkage and collaboration with zone and Woreda Health Office in the implementation of health and Nutrition activities with good working relationships, collaboration and clear communication.
- Create appropriate linkage; working procedures and information sharing with other program staff and external stakeholders.
- Actively Attend external meetings to represent Concern and provide information on the nutrition programme
Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E)
- Develop participatory program/project monitoring plan in collaboration with MEAL team; and internalize and implement the action plan accordingly
- Facilitate and participate planned monitoring sessions in the implementation of Health /Nutrition Sector
- Conduct and document annual learning reviews;
- Design and create appropriate methods/ways and implement to mainstream all cross cutting issues like Accountability, gender, inequality, HIV/AIDS, DRR and controlling the spread of COVID-19 in line with Concern Worldwide – Ethiopia guideline.
- Ensure that all cross cutting issues like accountability, gender, inequality, HIV/AIDS, DRR, are mainstreamed in the implementation of Health and Nutrition activity;
- Aware and provide appropriate technical support to project and government in mainstreaming of all cross cutting issues in the implementation of FIM activity.
- Ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation by working on the adherence of CONCERN 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.
- Ensure program participant Protections by adhering standards of the safeguarding policy when program participants be in contact with CONCERN during different trainings, meetings, workshops and contractual works.
- Assess the safety and security of different meeting, workshop and training venues in collaboration with project HR unit
- Provide technical support &Advise to Project ManagerFollow up & Monitor Strategic Implementation of Concern Safeguarding Issues collaborating with Gender & Safeguarding team in Concern.
- Ensure that programme/project staffs have a strong understanding of gender mainstreaming and that gender mainstreaming tools are effectively implemented across all programmes/projects
- Coordinate with the Gender Equality Coordinator in planning, allocating and implementing a programme budget for gender mainstreaming
- Ensure that programmes have a thorough gender mainstreaming design and plan from the conceptualization stage
- Ensure that gender mainstreaming is effectively implemented and monitored throughout the project cycle management process.
- Ensure that gender sensitive indicators and M & E plans are in place and that they are effectively monitored
- Ensure quality reporting on gender mainstreaming in all programme reports
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
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 behavior is disseminated among programme participants and communities.
- Degree in Public Health or Nutrition with minimum of 5 years’ experience Master’s degree in Public Health or Nutrition a distinct advantage
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Having TOT on CMAM (2019 Guideline), CMAM surge, IYCF,DHIS and ICCM is highly advantageous
- Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for target beneficiaries.
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and working with Project stakeholders
- Good communication and report writing skills
- Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
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 their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents:
- Apply via ethiojobs.net
- Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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.
Women and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply