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Senior Technical Assistant – Health & Nutrition, Concern Worldwide

Senior Technical Assistant – Health & Nutrition, Concern Worldwide; November 15 2023



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Senior Technical Assistant – Health & Nutrition

Location: Hawzen, Tsaedaemba, Geralta, Atsbi, Subhasaesie, Samre and Seharti, Tigray

Employment: Full time

Salary: ETB 22,392 .00

Deadline: November 25, 2023






Job Description


Employment Type: Definite period

Job Purpose:

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Undertake different assessments with RHB/ZHD/WOHO to identify gaps and provide support in addressing identified gaps
  • Actively involve in proposal development process through information gathering and sharing and other activities as required.
  • Identify special training needs on Health and Nutrition for the different groups engaged in this project: key Woreda and kebelle officials, Development Agents (DA), Health Extension Workers (HEW), Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW)
  • Provide trainings both on job coaching and mentorship to EWs and HEWs on different elements including IMCI, Epi, Covid-19 IPC, measures, ANC/PNC among others.
  • Ensure, that the OTP/SC components of the  emergency nutrition project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance with support from the  Project Officer and ensure referrals and linkage between the TSFP and OTP/SC CMAM components
  • Support in the provision of logistical support to the health facilities and WOHO for essential medical supplies and equipment.
  • Liaise with health center and health post staff on the planning, implementation and monitoring of Health, Nutrition (OTP and SC) in their locations
  • Undertake community mobilization on health and Nutrition, active case finding, defaulter tracing and beneficiary follow up
  • In collaboration with Woreda team leader, MOH, RHB, WoHos and HEWs contribute to improvement of the health and nutrition activities through conducting outreach services
  • Ensure the continual availability of food, medicine, and other supplies required for the project in the identified Woreda and ensure its proper management, including ordering, storage, and monitoring
  • Support HEWs, through capacity development in service delivery including recording and reporting, active case finding and sensitization, supply and cold chain management and community mobilization among others.
  • Liaise with local authorities, represent the team in meetings and be responsible with all communications of the team as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit project implementation plan to line manager and conduct regular monitoring using standard checklist developed for this purpose.
  • Submit monitoring report to line manager and provide the necessary support based on gaps identified during monitoring.

Coordination and networking

  • In collaboration with team leader and project officer, facilitate and participate regularly at Woreda level health and nutrition taskforce meetings to be chaired by the Woreda health office and/or Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Office/DPPO
  • Establish and maintain smooth working relationships with Concern staff, government bodies and other stakeholders
  • Report problems encountered in the working center or within the team to the immediate supervisor
  • Propose solution to solve any problem faced and report them to the immediate supervisor
  • Participate actively in regular staff meetings
  • Respect of all CWW procedures (HR, Logs & IT, and Finances etc.)

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Prepare weekly and monthly health and nutrition progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the immediate supervisor
  • Support the Woreda Health Office (WoHo) staff in reporting, recording and supply management of health and nutrition program
  • Participate in different government activities including campaigns as per the request of the WoHO
  • Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to team leader and beyond using appropriate formats
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the health and nutrition program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • At all times, adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern.
  • Support on cascading induction on   mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, and equality to other project staff
  • Ensure proper documentation of good practices, success stories, challenges for learning  and sharing
  • Follow clearly appropriate protocols and guidelines
  • Participate in the weekly/ monthly data compilation and  reporting of health activities
  • Prepare both weekly and monthly reports regarding your activities, identified, problems and proposed solutions for your immediate supervisor and team leader
  • Ensure timely request of supplies and equipment including drugs, and other program items.

Additional Duties

Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of Programme objectives.

Emergency response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Gender Equity

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practice in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

Job Requirements


Person specification:

  • BSc Degree in health Discipline (Public Health/Nursing/Pharmacy, Medical Lab, Midwifery, Medicine)
  • 3 years of relevant work experience for Degree holders
  • 5 years relevant work experience for Diploma.
  • NGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

  • Plus basic computer knowledge (word, excel)
  • Basic English spoken and writing.
  • Good communication and  report writing skills
  • Profound experience in curative and preventive health services,
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic
  • Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff
  • Fluent in Amharic & Tigrigna required

How to Apply


Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy,

Apply through Ethiojob.s net or in person in Concern Worldwide Tigray Area Office , Mekelle

Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Women and person with disability are highly encouraged to apply


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