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Health and Nutrition Team Leader – Chiro, Care Ethiopia

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Health and Nutrition Team Leader – Chiro, Care Ethiopia; September 16 2022
Organization: Care Ethiopia
Position: Health and Nutrition Team Leader – Chiro
Deadline: 09.19.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: 992 USD/ month
Location: West Hararghe – Chiro, Oromia

Job Description:

The purpose of the health and nutrition Team Leader (HNTL) position is to provide overall leadership, coordination and supervision of developmental health, nutrition, mental health and WASH interventions and staff in the operational field office. S/he ensures Government and SPIR II CARE’s project implementation; monitoring, evaluation guidelines and plans are followed in the woredas to effectively contribute to the achievement of project results and CARE’s strategic objectives to address basic, underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition including to contribute for the reduction of poverty and food insecurity, and gender inequality.  S/he will be responsible for following-up on operational planning, targeting, resource mobilization, gender, community-based action planning, preparedness, early warning. The HNTL also establishes and maintains effective working relationships with government and non-government partners working in the zones of intervention woredas.

The HNTL will act as the key technical person supporting the implementation and accomplishment of all Health, Nutrition, Mental health and WASH activities to SPIR/RFSA program in the intervention zone with supervision and direction from the Program Specialist, Project Manager and Health, Nutrition Advisor. The position holder will also be responsible for capacity-building of field staff and zonal government partners using relevant tools and technical approach. S/he will work closely with and support the woreda team leader and health and nutrition officers (H&N), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) officers and Water, Sanitation and hygien (WASH) officers including established food security task force and other Nutrition platforms/committees/clubs like Nutrition coordination or technical committees at zonal level to improve nutritional practices behaviors and ensure that all activities related to health and nutrition thematic areas  implemented in a coordinated and harmonized manner.

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Job Responsibility 1:  Planning and Implementation of Program Activities (25%)

  • Facilitates and ensures that the plan of health, nutrition, mental health and WASH activities at Zone/woreda/PA/village level is prepared with full participation of the community and partners;
  • Ensures that planning and implementation of the project activities are in accordance with the program principles, approaches, and procedures of the organization;
  • Ensures targeting for project beneficiaries are made in participatory manner and coordinate implementation of nutrition sensitive and nutrition specific activities  are per the minimum standards in accordance with national food and nutrition policy;
  • Works closely with  zone partners in planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of the project activities;
  • Make sure that  H&N, MHPSS and WASH officers have their plans broken down to annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly basis and same is done by  other staff members;
  • Supports the development of woreda and zone level plan including the activities of health, WASH, mental health, nutrition and food security projects as being the integral part of the overall woreda and zone plan;
  • Supports and facilitates the intervention woredas plan to include CARE’s projects plan and thoroughly understood and be accountable for the overall implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the project;
  • Ensures that the project activities are implemented according to the technical specification set together with partners and time schedule and also within the limit of the planned budget;
  • Ensures that the project’s capacity building activities are implemented in line with the felt need and demand of the users and address the set objectives;
  • Ensures that gender issues are properly addressed during the process of the project planning and implementation;
  • Ensures that policy learning and advocacy related to women empowerment are incorporated at all levels of the projects’ planning and implementation and from woreda to PA/village level;
  • Conducts performance review and appraisal of the employees under his/her supervision according to the policy of the organization.
  • Ensure provision of vegetable seeds, fruit seedlings, poultry and hand tools to the project targets using appropriate and sustainable approaches.
  • Ensure planning and implementation of nutrition through care groups are maintaining community benefits and the SBCC strategies to bring the desired behavioral changes like Nurturing Care Group (NCG).
  • Ensure that the project piloting and implementation of Mental health and Psychosocial support activities are well integrated including individual psychotherapy, IPT-G, and group problem management plus (g-PM+)
  • Ensure Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities plan are integrated and implemented per the project agreement and support the community mobilizations or campaign (hand washing, CLTSH, and other soft WASH activities)
  • Makes sure RFSA participants (especially pregnant and lactating women and children under two) are properly targeted by the PSNP and where possible linked to existing government mother support groups (CHD, CBN, GMP, nutrition screening, etc.);
  • Provide nutrition-sensitive agriculture training that incorporates composting for homestead agriculture, soil health, water management, keyhole/perma-gardening and postharvest handling (storage and processing) to the Development Agents (DAs), RFSA community facilitators and volunteers that support the VSLA groups/ PSNP targets

Job Responsibility 2: Monitoring and Supervision and Capacity Building (25%)

  • Supports and coordinates needs assessment, at Zone woreda partners, PA and village level community institutions, for the capacity building in relation to the projects implementation strategies, methodologies, and activities;
  • Organizes and facilitates joint participatory monitoring programs with the woreda partners and community groups, both technical and management bodies, document lessons and provide feedback to the project office;
  • Facilitates and encourages regular review meeting and project review schedules at  zone level and help the different institutions have its institutionalized commitment;
  • Supports and build the capacity of the front line staffs to have deeper understanding of the different technical areas of the projects, participatory monitoring and evaluation, cross cutting issues and including community empowerment, program approach and right based approach;
  • Conducts regular review meetings with the project staff and record lessons and provide feedback to the participants and to the project;
  • Together with the project staffs and partners sets project quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
  • Conducts regular supervision and closely work with the field workers on site;
  • Ensures that the allocated resources  are timely utilized  and properly reached to target beneficiaries;
  • Makes sure that all project resources including commodity transfers  go to the appropriate and needy targeted community members with all the required quantity and quality;
  • Resolve technical problems/and other issues that field workers and partners face with in his/her capacity and if not report to the relevant technical/management staffs for support.
  • Ensure that officers who are reporting to HNTL are regularly monitoring project  implementation and the necessary support are provided to the health system including health centers and health posts.

Job Responsibility 3: Facilitate Learning and Net Working (25%)

  • Establishes firm and institutionalized working relationship with zonal and local officials, community institutions and other stake holders;
  • Prepares regular project progress up dates at field office level and discuss with representatives of the zone;
  • Represents CARE at Zone and Woreda level as required;
  • Ensures that organizational core values, policies, procedures and program approaches are clearly understood and adhered to in the daily functioning of the project intervention Woredas and that information to monitor project progress and organizational performance, including M & E data are collected and used for organizational learning, decision making, reporting, and for promoting innovations;

Job Responsibility 4: Reporting (10%)

  • Ensure appropriate reporting formats are developed and properly utilized.
  • Collects monthly and quarterly project achievements reports from the community facilitators;
  • Checks and confirm the correctness of the reported activities;
  • Reviews and summarize the monthly and quarterly report for the Woreda and submit to Program specialist and project manager of SPIR II at field office level.
  • Job responsibility 5:  Staff Supervision, Coaching and Team Building: (10%)
  • Supervises all project staffs, give technical and management support at community and woreda based staffs;
  • Support the development of high performing teams at the field office level from each woreda and ensures that appropriate procedures and policies are followed.

Job Responsibility 6: Perform other duties as assigned (5%).

III.  PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

Levels one and two of problem solving apply to the incumbent. The incumbent involves with daily routine activities, she/he also uses interpolative skills to pick and choose the right solution to address given problems.


  • The HNTL will be responsible for ensuring that gender equality and diversity values are upheld in the recruitment, orientation, performance assessment and management of staff.
  • Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events.


Job Requirements:

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  • BSc Degree in Health science, Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health officer,
  • MPH/MSC in nutrition will be an advantageous



  • 5 and more years’ experience in community participatory project implementation or related activities
  • Have the experience of development and emergency nutrition projects.



  • Supervisory skill;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Good communication and report writing skill;
  • Knowledge of local Language Afan Oromo;
  • Familiarity/training in participatory extension approach.
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of national nutrition policy and strategy and other initiatives that emphasizes both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions.


Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, building partnerships, stress tolerance, building commitment, coaching, interpersonal skill, operational decision-making, planning and organizing, information monitoring. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS:


  • PM – Coaching, Mentoring and overall guidance, (On all programmatic, administrative, financial, policy, procedural other related issues).
  • Program Specialist- ensuring appropriate support is provided to the field office and maintenance of good working relationships.


  • Communities, PA, Zonal Administration and Rural Development Teams
  • Other development organizations working in the area where CARE works (NGO, CBO and the private  sector).
  • Special meetings with Zonal and Woreda government partners and donor representatives when needed.

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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