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Mobile Health and Nutrition Team Lead – Medical Teams International

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Mobile Health and Nutrition Team Lead – Medical Teams International, August 30 2022
Organization: Medical Teams International
Position: Mobile Health and Nutrition Team Lead
Deadline: 09.03.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Mycadera and Dabat


Job Description:

Medical Teams International Calling: 

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

Job Summary

To ensure quality health care services for vulnerable refugee and host populations in Amhara , Ethiopia. This position will be responsible for ensuring proper day-to-day running of the mobile medical team.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Ensuring Medical Teams International(MTI’s) standard of quality in primary health services is met
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and supervision of the MHNT
  • Develops plans for process and quality improvement and reports findings to the Health  and Nutrition  manager
  • Ensures quality control at all levels of service provision (referrals from the community, primary health care level, pharmacy, referrals for secondary care)
  • Ensures strict monitoring of the use and flow of medications at the MHNT.
  • Ensures compliance to program standards at all levels
  • Ensures monitoring and accountability of beneficiary registrars
  • Maintains quality assurance and adherence to healthcare protocols ensuring compliance with RHB standards
  • Ensures data collection meets program requirements, and that all activities are suitably documented
  • Assists in the compliance with government health reporting mechanisms; both in terms of reporting to WHO, RHB, and internal reporting
  • Assess and implement appropriate training in coordination with the medical coordinator to equip and strengthen knowledge and skills of MHNT personnel
  • Leads development of trainings, feedback sessions and tools for M&E and quality improvement
  • Ensures that programming is of excellent technical quality, suitable to attract donor funding and contributes significantly to MTI’s strategic objectives
  • Provides technical support to project medical personnel to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, adhering to international, donor and Ministry of Health Guidelines and policies
  • Ensures appropriate treatment protocols are followed as set forth per National guidelines and/or MTI policies
  • Collaborates and coordinates with the Community Health Coordinator to ensure program goals are achieved and program approach/interventions are being continuously evaluated and adapted
  • Ensures strong linkages between CHW program and MHNT program
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Quality Management

  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Tigray, Ethiopia
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the IMCI guidelines
  • Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff

Additional activities

  • Support other areas of the office as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of work for all
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste appropriately


Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays

Department: Medical

Team: Program Teams

Reports to (position): Health and Nutrition Manager

Travel: Regular travel to field offices


Job Requirements:

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  • Medical Doctor, Nurse, or Health Officer


  • At least 3 yrs experience working in direct health service delivery.2 years’ experience managing operation of health services.


  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written Afar, Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms


  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments


  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to embrace and promote MTI’s mission and vision
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public


  • This position requires occasional travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

How To Apply:

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Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should apply to Medical Teams International email address [email protected] on or before  03 September 2022.

Note: Use ” Mobile Health and Nutrition Team Lead ” as the subject line of your email !

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