Health and Nutrition Officer – International Rescue Committee

[the_ad id=”4739″]
Health and Nutrition Officer – International Rescue Committee, September 6 2022
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Position: Health and Nutrition Officer
Deadline: 09.16.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Dede/East Hararghe Zone, Oromia

Job Description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees made to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 2000 GC and is implementing community-managed programs sought at improving the lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response. Currently, IRC is operating in the Oromia, Benishangul, Tigray, SNNPR and Somali regions on Emergency Response, refugee’s assistance and livelihood projects.


This post is sought for accurate implementation of Emergency health and nutrition project that will work with targeted health facilities at the project sites. They will closely work with woreda health office to improve their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and capacitating woreda based government health staffs.

This position will be based at Deder Town and will directly report to the Senior HN Officer.


  • Conduct all activities planned under the project according to plan and in accordance with the budget allocated.
  • Supervise and Implement the project activities as per the plan and provide project data for fast decision making.
  • Regular field monitoring visit to emergency hotspot areas where IRC is responding for emergencies health responses activities and provide technical support.
  • Identify and involve all key partners in the woreda on a regular basis and support health structure in strengthening surveillance system at facility and community level.
  • Attend and represent IRC Health Rapid Response in relevant meetings organized by UN, Government, donors, clusters and other NGOs. Prepare meeting notes as required and share these with all concerned.
  • Provide support in developing and implementation of a community-based communication strategy (IEC/BCC)
  • Work closely with staff from other sectors (CWI, WASH and CASH) to ensure coordinated approach in program implementation in his/her woreda.
  • Prepare and share weekly activity update and monthly reports, assist in quarterly and annual report preparation
  • Provide and/or facilitate trainings and workshops as per the project work plan
  • The post holder will take additional responsibilities as the need arises as by the direct supervisor and health manager.

Job Requirements:

[the_ad id=”4739″]

  • MSc/BSc Degree/Diploma in Public Health, Nursing or Midwifery.
  • Minimum work experience of 1 year for MSc Degree holders, 2 years for BSc Degree holders & 5 years for Diploma holders.
  • Have relevant training on CMAM, IMCI, PHEM, SRH is required
  • Have recognized background and knowledge in emergency response and confirmed work experience in interactive and participatory approaches.
  • Good technical and report writing skills with computer knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication is required. Afan Oromo language is advantageous .
  • Self-motivated, open, highly responsible, and punctual and ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.
  • Ability to work under pressure in remote areas and understanding of the cultural context of the local area.

How To Apply:

[the_ad id=”4739″]
Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC Online recruitment website:



Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of  your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

Professional Standards:The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Leave a Reply