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CMAM Nurse – Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO)

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CMAM Nurse – Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO), December 20 2022
Organization: Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO)
Position: CMAM Nurse
Deadline: 12.26.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Somali Region (Dawa Zone)




Job Description:


External Vacancy announcement

Vacancy No: ASDEPO/Vac/024/22


Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO) is an Ethiopian indigenous, “Civil Society Organization” established in 2014. ASDEPO is mandated to operate in all regional states of the country and is engaged indifferent thematic program areas of intervention namely: Humanitarian Response, Education, Health/HIV and AIDS/RH, Women and Youth Economic Empowerment, Gender Based Violence and Child Protection, Migration/Human Trafficking, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash), NTD’s Climate Change, Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Training in Gambella, Oromiya, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, SNNPR and Somali Region.

CMAM officer based at each intervention woreda (Moyale and Qadaduma) will be responsible for the management of overall implementation of the emergency nutrition and health response activities at woreda, health facilities and at large in communities’ level.

The CMAM officer is expected to improve quality case management of children with SAM at stabilization centers (TFU) and OTP sites through conducting frequent supportive supervision and monitoring/coaching health professionals, ensuring availability of routine drugs and basic materials and supplies at health facility level and, timely requesting of supplies required supplies. The position holder will monitor performance of CMAM programs and improves referral linkage between OTP, SC, TSFP and IYCF.

The incumbent works closely with the government structure and other zonal/filed office and woreda based nutrition team members of Emergency nutrition, health and WASH response and related programs to ensure program integration at all level. S/he is responsible to organize woreda and community level nutrition and health related training, review meetings/workshops, community forum and joint supportive supervisions and participate in health and nutrition assessments, review meetings and responses to outbreaks.

S/he will provide emergency nutrition and health related technical support at woreda and community level to build local capacity. Also, s/he will be responsible for reporting of any public health emergencies and other humanitarian situation/risks which may endanger communities’ wellbeing, beside participating in surveillance, response to outbreaks and other public health concerns whenever happened.

Under the overall coordination and close technical and managerial supervision of the project coordinator, the job holder will ensure high quality CMAM implementation within the project, provide proper and quality care to all beneficiaries, respecting national protocols, sphere standards and principles of good practice.


  • Makes sure that CMAM program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement,
  • Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on the management of acute malnutrition per national manual/protocol,
  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products and drugs for program implementation at health facility level.
  • Facilitates the basic/refresher trainings, workshops, review meetings, community forums under the project
  • Share training/meeting reports to project coordinator
  • Conduct regular checklist based supportive supervision on targeted health facilities.
  • Facilitate joint monitoring visits /joint supportive supervisions/ in integration with Woreda health office and zonal health department.
  • Generates’ and share supervision reports and feedbacks for project coordinator, zonal/woreda health office and health facilities.
  • Follow and ensures, action taken by all responsible parties on gaps identified during supervision,
  • Supports and liaise with the woreda health office staffs and provide on the job training/coaching and capacity building where required,
  • Working with the IYCF Officer, to ensure CMAM beneficiaries are referred to IYCF services when required.
  • Coordinates the link of acute malnutrition cases with EOS/CBN/CHD/TSFP/PSNP and facilitates regular registration of Non-EOS beneficiaries and submits on monthly bases,
  • Supports referral linkage of malnourished children of in between CMAM programs (OTP, SC and TSFP),
  •  Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies for each distribution, input in to creation and maintenance of a monthly distribution plan and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned with Nutrition project coordinator and logistics team,
  • Undertake individual evaluations with the team and improve gaps,
  • Creates and maintain smooth relationship with local health and other authorities and try to link CMAM program with the existing health service structure,
  • Makes sure those health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
  •  Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, outreach team including health extension workers, HDAs and community volunteers,
  • Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the CMAM program from the start,
  • Plan and organise OTP/SFP at designated distribution sites in liaison with project coordinator,
  • Provides a monthly over view of drug items, SFP materials and wet ration stocks supplied to beneficiaries,
  • Manages the stock levels of therapeutic products, drugs and all other materials and alert the logistics in a timely manner as more materials are required,
  • Collect, analyse and share data’s required for monitoring quality of CMAM programs based on SPHERE standards (average weight gain, average length of stay),
  • Provides technical report on emergency health and nutrition for strengthening surveillance and public health emergency management.
  •  Participates in responses to public emergencies (disaster, outbreaks),
  • Reports updates on humanitarian situations on implementation areas,
  • Reports any problems in a timely manner to the project coordinator,
  • Control and facilitate vehicle movement within the project area in the field,

EmploymentType: Contract for six month

Contract duration:Until June 30, 2023

Required Number:2

Career Level: Mid Level (2+ – 5 years experience)

Location:Somali Region (Dawa Zone)


Job Requirements:

Educational Qualification and Experience


  • Minimum of two years working experience for BSc and four years’ experience for Diploma holders related to CMAM implementations.


Skills/Ability required:

  • BSC or Diploma in Nursing, Nutrition or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).
  • Knowledge, training and experience in CMAM and community mobilization/BCC
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Local language
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.


How To Apply:


Interested and qualified applicants need to submit only once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy.

Please mention the title of the position and workplace you applied for on the subject line of your email.


Applicants can apply through [email protected] or directly via

CV’s of no more than 3 pages in length are appreciated.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application.

We don’t receive hard copies

ASDEPO strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.


ASDEPO is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process

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