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CMAM Senior Project Officer needed at Concern Worldwide

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CMAM Senior Project Officer needed at Concern Worldwide, May 24 2022
Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: CMAM Senior Project Officer

Deadline: 05.30.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: ETB 25,622- 30,646
Location: South Wollo Zone, Amhara

Job Description:

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to ensure that the emergency nutrition response CMAM/MHNT implementations (TFP services and system strengthening) are in line with donor requirements, the country protocols and international standards through effective technical support to Health Workers at HFs and ensuring quality CMAM/MHN service with maximum coverage. The CMAM SPO is responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of TSFP implementation and quality TFP services for management of Sever Acute Malnutrition in OTPs and SC. This position will be a focal point for nutrition team and report to emergency program manager

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Ensure the emergency responses are implemented as per desired standards of the donor and the country.
  • Ensure the CMAM officer provides continuous technical support for outreach workers through coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensure baseline and end line health facility assessments are conducted before technical and logistical support started and at the end of the project period and produce well-articulated assessment report.
  • Ensure that the OTP/SC components of the emergency nutrition project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance with support from the emergency program manager.
  • Support nutrition team development through coaching and mentoring to enhance the capacity of project and MoH staff.
  • Support and participate in nutrition and coverage surveys and other assessments as needed
  • Ensure referrals and linkage between the health and nutrition services and OTP/SC CMAM components.
  • In collaboration with WoHO staff,  plan, organize and facilitate  SAM management  training to health center / health post staff
  • Ensure the continual availability of food, medicine, and other supplies required for the project in the identified Woreda and ensure its proper management, including ordering, storage, and monitoring
  • Ensure the OTP and SC programme to run through the existing MOH structure
  • Support HFs and HWs for proper management of OTP/SC stocks, monitor rates of consumption and ensure supplies are ordered  on timely manner
  • Support the outreach work of government Health Extension Workers to implement the government run OTP/SC services according to national guideline, international standards and  Concern policies
  • Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the Snr Project Officer using appropriate format
  • Ensure and support the Woreda Health Office (WoHO) staff in reporting, recording and supply management of OTP and SC programmes
  • Liaise with health center and health post staff on the planning, implementation and monitoring of OTP and SC in their locations
  • Facilitate proper management of OTP/SC stocks by MOH counterparts; monitor rates of consumption and ensure supplies are ordered  in timely manner
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the Snr Project Officer.
  • Organize and participate in Joint Support supervisions to CS, OTP and TSFP sites with the Woreda Health Office personnel’s and the Snr. Project  Officer

Coordination and Networking

  • In collaboration with emergency program manager, facilitate and participate regularly at Woreda level health and nutrition taskforce meetings to be chaired by the Woreda health office and/or Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Office/DPPO.
  • Establish and maintain smooth working relationships with Concern staff, government bodies and other stakeholders

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the emergency program manager.
  • Ensure and support the Woreda Health Office (WoHO) staff in reporting, recording and supply management of OTP and SC program
  • Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the emergency program manager using appropriate format (narrative and statistics with database)
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the emergency program manager.
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • At all times, adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern.
  • Support on cascading induction on   mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, and equality to other project staff
  • Committed to CWW’s vision, mission and core values
  • Ensure proper documentation of good practices, success stories, challenges for learning  and sharing

Additional Duties

Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.

Emergency Response

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.

Gender Equity 

  • Demonstrate 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.


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.


Job Requirements:

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Person Specification
  • BSc Degree in Public Health/Nursing with minimum of three years or Diploma in clinical nursing five years relevant experience
  • Profound experience in CMAM, particularly SAM management
  • Computer literate
  • NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic
  • Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff
  • Fluent in Amharic languages


Knowledge of participatory approaches

  • Ability to work with teams at distance and good team player
  • Capacity Building skills
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report

Analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency

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

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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 ethio-jobs or in person at Kombolcha Concern Worldwide coordination Offices.
  • 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

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