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CMAM Officer needed at Plan International Ethiopia

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CMAM Officer needed at Plan International Ethiopia , June 27 2022
Organization: Plan International Ethiopia
Position: CMAM Officer
Deadline: 06.30.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Afar

Job Description:


  1. Carry out CMAM Program according to Plan’s & national protocols (65%)
  • Proper planning for implementation of health and nutrition programs to address the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Lead the proper management of TSF commodities in store, out of store and at distribution sites.
  • Strengthen early case identification, referral linkages and proper treatment of the identified cases at all sites (TSFP, OTP and SC sites).
  • Ensure proper implementation of nutrition/health education sessions through strengthening outreach programs, food demonstration sessions and IYCF-E promotion.
  • Making continuous follow-up and monitoring the contribution of active programs through regular field visits, data collection and reports.
  • Implement field activities such as community mobilization, nutrition and health education sessions and community screening in collaboration with health extension workers, CMAM assistances and community volunteers.
  • To monitor program activities to ensure that treatment centers achieve acceptable performance indicators (such as cure rate, defaulter, death, non-response rates) and IYCF implementation based on SPHERE standards.

·       Request adequate food and non-food items for each distribution sites.

·       Preparing monthly and quarter TSF program reports on overall nutrition activities.

Effectively implemented capacity building activities for local health facilities (25%)

·       Provide continuous on the job training for the health extension workers and food distribution agents to enhance proper case management and early case findings.

·       Identifying health workers and health extension workers for technical training for management of acute malnutrition and integrating IYCF-E with other project activities.

·       Organize and carry out health and nutrition trainings for partners where possible (e.g. technical workshops, training on SAM guidelines, IYCF and CBN guidelines, etc).

·       To follow up and provide ongoing technical support to the activities of the trained partners

·       To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of these activities, and to propose recommendations for developing future capacity building strategies for Plan’s future action.

Coordinated with Plan- team activities (5%):

  • To collaborate and communicate with other Plan  program officers (Finance, livelihoods, logistics, etc) to ensure harmonization of activities according to Plan’s mission strategy.
  • Inform/update the Emergency Project Coordinator on nutrition activities on a regular basis.

Timely submitting all expected reports (5%):

  •  Weekly and Monthly activity report to be sent to Project Coordinator including the achievements of the team for the past month and objectives for the following month.
  •  Properly documentation of the TSFP and other Nutrition program activities.
  • End of mission and handover reports to be sent to the Project Coordinator before end of mission.

Financial Responsibility

  • The CMAM officer will arrange transportation allowance payments with reviewed attendance sheet for the Food Distribution agents.

Risk Management

Other Responsibilities

  • Within the scope of the role, there will be additional assignments by the immediate supervisor as needed.
  • Seek and promote innovative ideas, approach to ensure quality of work

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

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that the team members under supervision are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures 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.
  • Ensures 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.

Leadership and BUSINESS management COMPETENCIES

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES of particular importance to this role:

Leads others in living our values and role modelling our feminist leadership principles.

  • Takes accountability for the quality of work within the role in the field(s)/specialism(s) to improve Plan International’s work and impact.
  • Courageous, pro-active and self-aware in tackling tough issues and working with others to implement practical solutions
  • Role models and promotes feminist approaches to leadership and organisational culture
  • Uses rigorous investigation and clear, balanced analysis of complex evidence to inform decisions and drive change.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement and practical innovation, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Alerts others to risks, especially concerning safeguarding.
  • Works to the highest standards of integrity, operating with discretion in sensitive situations
  • Communicates clearly, in both speaking and writing, adjusting to the needs and interests of diverse colleagues, partners, policy makers, and communities.
  • ·Communicate a clear and engaging vision and consistent agenda on gender equality and inclusion
  • Actively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with colleagues and partners, facilitating and negotiating to reach practical solutions for all parties, often without using positional power.
  • Actively promotes diversity, gender equality and inclusion both internally and externally, challenging self, others and authority when behaviour and decisions are not supporting gender equality, inclusion and diversity
  • Encourages, supports and coache colleagues, partners, children and young people to develop their capability and take more responsibility.
  • Critically self-reflective, both professionally and personally, of own values, biases, and norms in relation to gender and inclusion.
  • Reflective and pro-active in developing and applying own technical expertise, keeping up to date with trends in theory and practice, and learning from others.
  • Understands and adheres to the policies, processes, practices and standards relevant to own work and helps others do likewise.


The list below is a general one, covering both understanding and practical skills in each area. It can be adapted to the role if wished. The leadership competencies below are drawn from the framework for the specific field, in this case, gender and inclusion – they have been incorporated into the list above shown in blue in this example , being careful to avoid duplication

  • Challenging self, others and authority when behaviour and decisions are not supporting gender equality, inclusion and diversity
  • Role modelling and promoting feminist approaches to leadership and organisational culture
  • Clear and engaging communication of vision and consistent agenda on gender equality and inclusion
  • Critical self-reflection, both professional and personal, of one’s own values, biases, and norms in relation to gender and inclusion.
  • Communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills.
  • Report writing and data consolidation skill for managing all data related to program operation.

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Job Requirements:

  • BSc in Public Health, Nursing and other relevant fields of study and over 4 year’s relevant experience.
  • At least two years practical experience in TSF program management.
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition and  IYCF-E
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.
  • ·An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

·       Full membership of professional body [if appropriate to this role]

·       Has developed professional networks in the sector and in country government

·       Experience and/or strong professional links with work in this field in other countries

·       Specialist expertise in either Inclusion or Social and gender norm change

Languages required

·       English language is an official communication.

·       Knowledge of the local language is an advantage criterion.

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How to Apply

The closing date for the application in June 30,2022. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this

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This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

More information about Plan International can be found on

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.       

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