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CMAM Officer – Plan International Ethiopia

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CMAM Officer – Plan International Ethiopia, July 8 2022
Organization: Plan International Ethiopia
Position: CMAM Officer
Deadline: 07.13.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Amhara

Job Description:


The position holder is responsible for implementation of all CMAM related activities including TSFP, IYCF-E and OTP/SC at local level using participatory and community based approaches. S/he is also expected to provide technical support and guidance to Wereda experts and other staff working in the area of under-five nutrition. S/he is also responsible for compiling progress reports, documentation, and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt in livelihoods.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

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.

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.
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Job Requirements:


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • 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 is July 13, 2022. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the links provided below.

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:

  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated links.
  • Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to Apply

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

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 organisation, 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 organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

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