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Health and Nutrition Officer needed at World Vision Ethiopia

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Health and Nutrition Officer needed at World Vision Ethiopia, June 17 2022
Organization: World Vision Ethiopia
Position: Health and Nutrition Officer
Deadline: 06.26.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Bale and Guji

Job Description:

1. Purpose of the position

The Health & Nutrition Officers support woreda health offices and PHCUs in systematic nutrition screening, active case detection, early referral and admission of acute malnutrition cases through routine nutrition screening and Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programs as well as Extended Outreach Services (EOS) or Child Health Days (CHD) campaigns. He/she will support heath facilities (Primary Hospitals, Health Centers and Health Posts) in the treatment of acute malnutrition among nutrition priority groups, mainly Children U5 and PLW and referral linkage services in accordance with the national protocol and SPHERE standard. HE/she will support and assist Woreda Health Offices and PHCUs in the piloting of Family MUAC approach. The position holder will support and assist woreda health offices and health facilities in the procurement of gap filling SC/OTP supplies, job aids, and anthropometric equipment’s for the management of Acute Malnutrition in Outpatient therapeutic program(OTP) and Stabilization Center (SC).

1.    Major Responsibilities


·         Supporting woredas and PHCU in planning and conducting nutrition screening activities;

·         Ensuring existence of functional referral pathways and linkages between communities and HF and vice versa;

·         Promoting the availability of services to which beneficiaries can be referred, training of staff in nutrition screening and referral services;

·         Ensuring that HFs are equipped with minimum supplies needed for nutrition screening activities, (e.g. MUAC tapes, registration and reporting format, referral forms, guidelines etc.);

·         Promoting and supporting community mobilization and sensitization activities towards nutrition screening program.

·         Support and assist Woreda Health Offices and PHCUs in the piloting of Family MUAC approach.

·         Implement and Provide technical support for TSFP (food distribution), Site preparation (IDPs), and mobilization of community, and nutritional screening for both host & IDPs

·         Conduct regular supportive supervision and provide technical support on stabilization Center and Outpatient Therapeutic Program sites every week;

·         Ensure linkage of OTP discharges, MAM children, and acutely Malnourished PLW to distribution of protection and TSF ration (If applicable);

·         Print, laminate and Provide the necessary OTP/SC guide lines and protocols for running OTP/SC, photocopy for other related activities;

·         Protect, promote and support  Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) program in the health system, including health facilities with due emphasis on enhancing the availability and integration of IYCF counselling services.

·         Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, Plump nut and drug stock control balance form)

·         Ensure the integration of IYCF to CMAM programming through strengthening of psychosocial & emotional sites & IYCF promotion & counseling;

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Job Requirements:

1.    Qualifications Required: BSc degree in Public Health/ Clinical Nursing/Nutrition and related health field of study preferred from accredited universities or health colleges

Certificates on:

1.        Acute malnutrition 2019 revised guideline training

2.         Revised 2019 IMAM guideline, and IYCF-E training

3.         Integrated Pharmaceuticals Logistics System (IPLS)

4.         Trained on Family MUAC approach and TSFP/MAM

2. Work Experience: Minimum three years working experience with NGOs in CMAM program;

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How To Apply:

Interested applicants are required to apply through this link;

World Vision Ethiopia is a child focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.


·         We do not receive detail CVs, application letters, credentials and supporting documents at this point & Telephone call to the office is strongly forbidden.

·         Internal applicant must attach appointment letter of current location, if not application will not be considered

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