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Health and Nutrition Program Manager – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement


Health and Nutrition Program Manager – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, November 24 2023



Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Health and Nutrition Program Manager

Location: Dire Dawa

Employment: Full time

Deadline: November 30, 2023





Job Description


Department:  Medical
Team: Program Teams
Reports to (position): Field Coordinator and Technically to Nutrition Coordinator and Health Advisor
Location(s): Dire Dawa
Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays
Travel: Regular travel to field sites
If Manager of Staff, Positions Supervised:
(directly & indirectly) Team leader at Diredawa # of Positions Supervised 1
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
To ensure quality health care services for internally displaced people, refugees and host community in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. This position will be responsible for ensuring proper day-to-day running of the mobile medical team.
1. Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Assist in Ensuring MTI’s standard of quality in primary health services is met.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and supervision of the Health and Nutrition projects.
  • Develops plans for process and quality improvement and reports findings to the Health Coordinator  and Nutrition Coordinator.
  • Ensures quality control at all levels of service provision (referrals from the community, primary health care level, pharmacy, referrals for secondary care).
  • Ensures strict monitoring of the use and flow of medications at the response site.
  • Ensures compliance to program standards at all levels.
  • Ensures monitoring and accountability of beneficiary registrars.
  • Maintains quality assurance and adherence to healthcare protocols ensuring compliance with RHB standards.
  • Ensures data collection meets program requirements, and that all activities are suitably documented.
  • Assists in the compliance with government health reporting mechanisms; both in terms of reporting to WHO, RHB, and internal reporting.
  • Assess and implement appropriate training in coordination with the health advisor and nutrition coordinator to equip and strengthen knowledge and skills of MHNT personnel.
  • Leads development of trainings, feedback sessions and tools for M&E and quality improvement.
  • Ensures that programming is of excellent technical quality, suitable to attract donor funding and contributes significantly to MTI’s strategic objectives.
  • Provides technical support to project medical personnel to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, adhering to international, donor and Ministry of Health Guidelines and policies.
  • Ensures appropriate treatment protocols are followed as set forth per National guidelines and/or MTI policies.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other staff at the field office level and at the project site to ensure program goals are achieved and program approach/interventions are being continuously evaluated and adapted.
  • Ensures strong linkages between CHW program and Health and Nutrition program.
  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding.
  • Make sure the program implementation at Diredawa is going in line with FMH/MTI guideline.
2. Quality Management
  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context in Diredawa, Ethiopia
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the MTI guidelines.
  • Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic.
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff.
3. Additional activities
Support other areas of the office as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of work for all.
Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste appropriately.
This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and reaches their potential as individuals and teams and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to adhere to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies.
Safeguarding & Code of Conduct
Medical Teams International is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Medical Teams International Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy Training upon hire and on an annual basis.
NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Job Requirements


  • Medical Doctor, BSc Nursing, or Bsc in Health Officer, MPH
  • At least 3 years of experience working in direct health service delivery and two years of experience managing the operation of health services preferably with NGOs.
  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.
  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to embrace and promote MTI’s mission and vision
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public

How to Apply


Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

2. Send your CV and application letter to [email protected] clearly mark “Health and Nutrition Program Manager ” in the subject line

3.Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

All applications must be submitted on or before November 30 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply to the following address ——-

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be shortlisted and contacted.

Your application letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied.

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 form permanent)


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