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Health and Nutrition Nurse needed at Plan International Ethiopia

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Health and Nutrition Nurse needed at Plan International Ethiopia, June 14 2022
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Organization: Plan International Ethiopia
Position: Health and Nutrition Nurse
Deadline: 06.19.2022
Employment: Contract
Location: Amhara
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Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned Woreda. She/he will mainly be responsible for the day to day implementation of outreach EPI, health education, and screening, OTP, as per the guideline of RHB and WHO mobile health and Nutrition teams. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. He will also be responsible for day to day documentation, people provided for health education, vaccinated children, screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, and all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Field office health response coordinator and Woreda health offices.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Planning and Implementation of the Health and nutrition activities (30%)

  • Develop detail action plan and Ensure effective implementation of health and nutrition component in line with the existing donor approved project document in collaboration with other the project staff and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.
  • Ensure effectiveness of Health and Nutrition Nurse as the health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Joint planning with MHNT team and Government HW Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services
  • Manage sick children according to IMNCI and ICCM guideline.
  • The health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.
  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
  • Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary drugs for provision of treatment under curative services, nutritional and clinical requirements at the catchment health facilities – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community
  • support health and Nutrition assistant and Home-based care providers and closely coordinate with other project staff
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus.
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.
  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the project at community level
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community
  • Ensure hygiene and sanitation and MHPSS key messages in health and nutrition activities
  • Work closely with project technical staff in ensuring coordination and integration across all activities

Technical Support and Capacity Building (30%)

  • Jointly develop monthly, weekly work plan with other MHNT staffs
  • On job technical support to HW, HEW on ICCM/IMNCI, EPI, OTP, health/nutrition activity and documentation
  • Provides support for health and nutrition trainings, workshops, and meetings conducted at zonal/woreda/Kebele level
  • Assess the capacity gap in assigned catchment Health facilities and fill the gaps
  • Conduct training need assessment to identify relevant community members (woreda HO, CSW, HAD, HEW, HWs) knowledge gap and design appropriate training accordingly
  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism at health facilities and community level
  • Implement and facilitate awareness-raising sessions at centres and community levels, based on a guidebook; particularly on child development, mothering practices, mother and child interactions and breastfeeding practices

Monitoring and Supervision (20%)

  • Maintain up-to-date data related to nutrition and other activities and deliver to H &N coordinator
  • Ensure close working relationship with each MHNT
  • Facilitate/Conduct joint, supportive supervision with MHNT and CO level health and nutrition thematic specialist on the activities.
  • Facilitates and encourages regular review meeting and review schedules at all woreda levels and help the different institutions have it institutionalized commitment;
  • Together with other health and nutrition team sets project quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
  • Prepare a monthly program and program support plan that helps to visit field activities and provide formal and informal feedback to the program staff in terms of recommendations for improved performance;
  • Conducts regular mentoring to community health workers and health extension workers and develop their group and individual counselling skills.
  • Collect key client data and prepare reports on progress made, together with observations, challenges faced, and lessons learned

Ensuring on time reporting, data quality and learning documentation (20%)

  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly high-quality reports
  • Establishes and maintains documentation system for all program activities including, minutes of technical meetings
  • Document project learning, success stories, case studies, and learning briefs
  • Ensure improved data collection and reporting systems during supportive supervision or monitoring field visits to each project operational areas

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
  • Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.
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Job Requirements:

Qualifications/Experience Essential:

  • Education BSc in public health, nursing, nutrition
  • 4 (four) years of relevant professional experience in a similar position

Qualifications/Experience Desirable:

  • In depth knowledge and experience of health and nutrition programming in the   humanitarian context essential.
  • Familiarity with MHN activity in Emergency Settings
  • In depth knowledge of primary health care system
  • In depth knowledge and experience of IMNCI, AMYCN, IYCF-E implementation
  • Strong organizational and supervisory, Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments and Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Ability to work within a team structure, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources

Languages Required

  • Excellent English verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of local language will be an asset
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How To Apply:

The closing date for the application is June 19, 2022. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.
For Internal Applicants:-
For External Applicants:-
This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.
Please note that:
·         Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
·         Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
·         Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.
Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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