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CMAM-Senior Project Officer (SPO) needed at Concern Worldwide

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CMAM-Senior Project Officer (SPO) needed at Concern Worldwide, June 12 2022
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Position: CMAM-Senior Project Officer (SPO)
Deadline: 06.20.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: ETB 25,622 – ETB 30,646
Location: Ber’ano woreda, Somali

Job Description:

Job Purpose:
  • The purpose of this position is to ensure that the emergency nutrition response implementations (TFP and TSFP services) are in line with donor requirements, the country protocols and international standards through effective technical support to Health Workers at HFs and ensuring quality TSFP service with maximum coverage. The CMAM officer is responsible to for planning, implementation and monitoring of TSFP implementation and quality TFP services for management of Sever Acute Malnutrition in OTPs and SC. This position report to project manager and technically to Emergency Program manager under RRM nutritionist and nutritionist, monitoring and survey technical officers based in Addis.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • 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 project manager
  • Support staff development through coaching and mentoring to enhance the capacity of project and MoH staff
  • Participate in nutrition and coverage surveys and other assessments as needed
  • Ensure referrals and linkage between the TSFP and OTP/SC CMAM components
  • In collaboration with MoH staff,  plan, organize and facilitate  SAM management  training to health centre / 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

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • 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
  • Plan and implement frequent and regular joint supervision monitoring to OTP, SC and TSFP sites with Woreda health office and other government sectors as needed
  • Liaise with health centre and health post staff on the planning, implementation and monitoring of OTP and SC in their locations
  • Monitor and ensure quality of TSFP implementation and maintain all CMAM data for further analysis

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  • Take part in any nutrition related assessment, surveys and project evaluation in data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting in order to evaluate the impact of the emergency response activities

Coordination and networking

  • In collaboration with project 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 monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the Project 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 project manager using appropriate format (narrative and statistics with database)
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the Project 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 who are not participated on the regional induction session at Jigjiga.
  • 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.


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practices in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including careers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.

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.

Accountability :

  • 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.

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.

Job Requirements:

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


  • 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
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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 at this stage:

Apply via


In person at Concern Worldwide Somali, Jigjiga office

  • Women and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply

·       Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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

Safeguarding at Concern:


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 organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization 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 would 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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