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Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager position open at International Medical Corps

Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager position open at International Medical Corps, June 17 2022
Organization: International Medical Corps
Position: Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager
Deadline: 06.26.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: South Wello

Job Description:


Vacancy Announcement


Job Title: Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager
Reference number: Vac/0205/22
Vacancy posting date: June 16, 2022
Closing Date: June 26, 2022
Duty Station: South Wollo
Duration of Employment Nine Month
Employment Type: Fixed term
Salary: As per the organization scale

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.

About International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.

Job Summary:

This position is more of a technical position in IMC Ethiopia country office, and the position holder will work under the direction and support of the Emergency coordinator. The position holder is responsible to lead and coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of public health and nutrition emergency intervention and also the day-to-day activities of both sectors of International Medical Corps designed in the current conflict affected areas of in Amhara Region. He/she represent the organization and participate in the health and nutrition coordination meetings at regional, zonal and Woreda level to be conducted monthly, organize and support nutrition assessments, surveys and routine activities ,disease surveillance and response during occurrence of outbreak, provide training, follow up of early warning and integrated disease surveillance, regular data collection, monitoring of the primary health care services made by mobile health and nutrition team and health workers assigned to government health facilities as a surge support and also follow up of the nutrition interventions like MAM, SAM, TSFP and community mobilization, mapping of IMC intervention areas in terms of occurrence of epidemics, conduct capacity assessment at the woreda & health facility and assessment of risk factors and hazards for the occurrence of outbreaks, malnutrition and disease patterns in the project areas.


Job Responsibility 

Essential Job Duties and responsibilities/Scope of Work:

1.  Support for Program Development

·         Regularly assess new developments and needs in project areas during field visits including new gaps and potential areas of intervention in public health emergency management including surveillance, malnutrition and outbreak response.

·         In collaboration with ENCU and regional NDRMC Conduct/organize SMART nutrition survey and share reports timely

·         Assist the emergency response Coordinator in identifying potential areas for new projects and to prepare concept notes and project proposals for Both health and nutrition

2.   Program Implementation, logistics and budget management

·         Ensure that the PHEM interventions are appropriately integrated at all levels. Regional, zonal, woreda, MHNT and in the primary health care unit.

·         Ensure that the emergency nutrition interventions are appropriately implemented at woreda, government health facility and MHNT.

·         Ensure the planned activities of health and nutrition in the project document are implemented in quality and timely manner.

·         Ensure IYCF-E integration to all services of the project and support the team to conduct community mobilization and home visits.

·         Ensure International Medical Corps Public Health Emergency and nutrition intervention standards and protocols are met the national health policies and strategies are respected and other relevant project management issues including donor requirements are properly addressed.

·         Provide technical support and guidance during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency health and nutrition project activities in the project areas from the inception to the close out stages.

·         As a lead technical person on public health emergency management and  nutrition; mentor, couch and lead the technical competence and capacity of health and nutrition staffs assigned in each target woredas on public health emergency preparedness and response, surveillance, early warning and recovery, CMAM implementation and IYCF-E support.

·         Ensure Family MUAC approach is used and monthly screenings are conducted to identify acute malnutrition.

·         Ensure all children and PLWs Identified as SAM/MAM are given appropriate treatment through referrals and follow up.

·         Support the emergency nutrition team to regularly monitor nutrition commodity stock balance with the government staff and support timely availability to all health facilities.

·         Ensure proper emergency preparedness plan preparation at the project woredas and PHCUs in close support with field staffs.

·         Support in strengthening rapid response team to enable collect, compile, analyse and interpret surveillance reports to use for decision making and action and also provision of feedback.

·         Assess gaps of drugs and medical supplies planned to give response for the health and nutrition emergencies.

·         Help in staff recruitment, training, performance monitoring and ensure that standards and protocols are adhered and implemented.

·         Review program budget versus implementation and ensure proper utilization of budget and provide feedback based on the monthly financial report for the field team.

·         Manage logistic planned by the project which includes raising PR, follow the procurement as per plan and ensure distribution of the supplies to intended beneficiaries and sites.

·         Ensure all trainings are provided with standard training manuals.

·         Ensure all pillars of the COVID-19 responses are being practical and considered in all project intervention to reduce transmission and early identification of cases.(Health)

·         COVID-19 prevention , screening and referral services are integrated in IMC project sites and practiced among project staffs, government health facilities and communities.(Health)

·         Provide and facilitate trainings and orientation for project staffs and government employees on the area of emergency health, nutrition and other related topics. (Both)

·         Participate in various types of health and nutrition assessments and surveys. (both)

·         Prepare guiding document of how to prepare standard EPRP and supporting RRT on various tasks expected from the team. (Health)

·         Work in integration with other sectors and partners.

·         Liaison with other departments (WASH, FSL,) in planning and executing activities to ensure effective response(Nutrition)

·         Ensure smooth phase out in each project areas during project phase out period. (Both)

3.   Reporting and M/E

·         Provide updates and regular reports.

·         Prepare monthly, quarterly internal and donor reports for health and nutrition project in high quality by collecting data from field sites, review and provide feedback of reports.

·         Support the field project team to establish strong reporting systems and data flow mechanisms and ensure proper functioning of the systems for regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the projects against its objectives and expected results.

4.   Representation

·         Represent the organization during health and nutrition technical meetings at regional, Zonal and woreda level as required.


5.       Capacity Building and Coordination

·         Capacitate health and nutrition staffs at field level to enable them provide high level performance during planning, implementation and reporting.

·         Identify training needs and make a capacity development plan for the technical officers.

·         Conduct critical evolutions of all aspects of the health and nutrition program, and identify areas of concern or problems. Recommend workable solutions for any problems found.

·         Represent the organization in different health and nutrition coordination meetings.


Additional Tasks:

·         Collaborate with other actors working in the target community

·         Be flexible and be able to give assistance with different activities not included in this primary job description.

·         Implement other related activities as per direction from immediate technical supervisors (Health and nutrition program manager at CO).


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Job Requirements:

Job Requirement


·         MSc degree in public health and field epidemiology with clinical health background.

·         MSC degree in Nutrition with health background and work experience in emergency nutrition and health


·         Five years relevant and practical work experience in gov’t and NGOs.

·         Experience in management of health and nutrition, disease surveillance, early warning, disease outbreak management, preparation of emergency preparedness and response plan and support for RRT at all levels.

·         Experience in nutrition assessments and survey with good analytical and data interpretation skill

·         Coordination and facilitation skills of meetings, workshops and trainings

·         Excellent training experience and skills, including on the job and formal training.

·         Trained and certified on standard IDSR, PHEM, Surveillance and nutrition intervention and other related courses.

·         Knowledge on national Health and nutrition policies, strategies and guidelines.

·         Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people from different cultural backgrounds.

·         Excellent communication skills.

·         Extremely flexible with ability to cope with stressful situations and challenging conditions with limited resources

·         Must be able to write technical reports in English and meet reporting deadlines.

If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at[email protected].

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How To Apply:

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for on  before June 26, 2022.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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