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CMAM Nurse – Care Ethiopia

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CMAM Nurse – Care Ethiopia, September 9 2022
Organization: Care Ethiopia
Position: CMAM Nurse
Deadline: 09.18.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: 640 USD
Location: Gorobekeksa & Guradamole, Liben, Somali

Job Description:

The purpose of the CMAM Nurse/ Junior Nurse position is to provide overall technical, organizational support and play a support and facilitation role for community based management of acute malnutrition in communities. she/he is assigned, including technology and best practices awareness creation and linkages and behavioral change through education, information and communication. She/he supports people’s empowerment, collective action and solidarity, social cohesion and inclusion as well as gender equity. Facilitates and encourages active participation of and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with communities and community organizations in her/his working area in order to ensure that the nutrition messages are disseminated and understood at all levels. Build capacities of the community and institutions.  S/he works closely with woreda, Kebele, Village-level task force leaders and local government development agents.


Job Responsibility #1 Technical Support  and facilitate community action planning and targeting

  • Support and facilitates emergency nutrition  program participants in the identification and prioritization of project beneficiaries as per the national protocol
  • Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation and ensure that the participation of each community groups in problem identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TFP
  • Ensures CARE’s key program principles of accountability, empowerment, non discrimination are followed in community analysis and action plans;
  • Facilitates community based nutrition assessment and analysis and targeting along with Community Nutrition Volunteers (CNVs), Health development armies and responsible body from the Kebele’s;
  • Supports and facilitates the development of action plan for their respective OTP/SC sites;
  • Supports and facilitate the development of action plan for their respective OTP/SC sites
  • Assesses health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation related problems;
  • Reviews the plan with the partners and representatives of the community and including her/his supervisor at kebele level;
  • Prepares final action plan by breaking down in to quarters and months and submit it to her/his supervisor and make sure the same is done at health facilities with OTP/SC.

% of Time:  30%

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Job Responsibility #2:  Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring
  • Support and facilitate the establishment of new OTP/SC sites and strengthen the existing OTP/SC sites.
  • Supports community mobilization of beneficiaries along with CNVs, and Health development armies;
  • Facilities, organizes, and builds skill and knowledge of care takers on appropriate feeding practices, basic hygiene and sanitation
  • Ensures that activity implementation is informed by CARE’s core rights-based approaches and principles, gender equity, and community level advocacy in particular;
  • Provides technical and organizational assistance to CNVs, Health  Development armies, kebele, and village representatives and community members;
  • Supports regular capacity assessment activities conducted for health institutions;
  • Holds demonstration and awareness creation sessions on health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation in OTP/SC sites, and supplementary food distribution
  • Arranges/facilitates cross visits and conducts capacity building on site trainings for Health Extension Workers (HEWs), nurses, Health development Armies, and CNVs;
  • Builds capacity of CNVs, Health Development Armies and committees, undertakes participatory monitoring of project implementation works, and records lessons learned and reports to her/his supervisor.

% of Time: 35%

Job Responsibility #3:  Strengthen partnership, institutional linkages and working relationship

  • Selects CNVs, and other volunteers  from the community together with relevant government stake holders/partners and arranges training for them along with the CMAM supervisor  ;
  • Represents CARE at woreda and  kebele (s) level as a member of the health task force ;
  • Strongly works to make the plan of the project to be part of the plan for the kebeles
  • Closely works with primary health care facilities; health posts, health centers  CNVs and communities at kebele  and village level to ensure adequate linkages are established.

% of Time: 15%

Job Responsibility #4: Reporting and Learning

  • Support quality recording and documentation of nutrition data in OTP/SC sites
  • Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit it to her/his supervisor
  • Supports and facilitates community involvement in annual innovation and  knowledge fairs
  • Collects basic information, best practices, case studies, and lessons and report to her/his supervisor
  • Conduct malnutrition causal mapping and arrange outreach sessions in identified kebeles or villages.
  • Use nutrition data for local decisions or actions making with his/her supervisor
  • Undertakes  personal  professional  development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor

% of Time:  15%


Job Responsibility #6:  Perform other duties as assigned.

% of Time:  5%


III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The level of problem solving this position will face is level number two. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis.


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming

Job Requirements:

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  • Diploma in Nursing or other related fields.



  • At least two years emergency nutrition related work experience
  • Experience in community based nutrition intervention preferably in community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM)
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the national/international therapeutic /supplemental feeding protocols/guidelines
  • Experience in standard nutrition data management and reporting
  • Skill in facilitating on job   training for health workers, HEWs, and CNVs
  • Field experience of community mobilization
  • Previous experience in pastoralist communities
  • Knowledge of local language-Somali


  • NGO experience



  • Communication skill, good human relations, willingness to reside in rural areas;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of the local language


Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, stress tolerance, information monitoring, developing teams, interpersonal skills, coaching, problem solving, planning and organizing.


The CMAM Nurse is expected to establish open relationship with the community, government counterparts and other community based organizations in order to facilitate and encourage active participation in overall development activities and internally, with Supervisors, Project Managers, and other concerned FO’s staff.


The CMAM Nurse based in the project woreda and  lives among the community. She/he can travels on foot long distances (50%) and stand about 30% during training sessions.


How To Apply:

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If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.


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