Emergency Health and Nutrition Coordinator (BHA)

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Agriculture, Development and Project Management, Health Care
Adigrat and East Zone of Tigray Region, Tigray 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:

Job Description

Manage and coordinate implementation of emergency Nutrition response

  • Implement effectively CMAM and IMAM nutrition programme in line with humanitarian standards under guidance of nutrition advisor
  • Pilot family MUAC in selected woredas and kebeles
  • Properly manage WFP supported TSFP/BSFP programs in selected areas
  • Manage and lead SMART survey trainings
  • Assess local capacity and ensure programmes are integrated into existing health systems where appropriate
  • Maintain WV best practices for nutrition programs so as to deliver results according to relevant standards, policies and program strategy
  • Establish and maintain links with other relevant sectors in the AP (WASH, livelihoods, etc.)
  • Establish links with MoH and relevant cluster activities
  • Remain up to date with public health and nutrition policy and guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to subordinates  
  • Work with line WV staff and partners to guide technical interpretation of technical models
  • Coordinate all IMAM and CMAM trainings that will be planned for health workers and health extension workers. 
  • Provide technical support to World Vision IMAM/CMAM programme activities to ensure that the IMAM/CMAM programmes take place according to the project plans and is implemented with high quality. 
  • Follow up timely request, approval, procurement and distribution of the project logistics, supply and equipments
  • Follow up utilization of project commodities, logistics and equipments
  • Review and submit regular monthly reports and monthly CMAM database report (using CMAM Offline data base) to AP Manager and Head Office Emergency Nutrition Specialist
  • Take part in the project set-up, technical support visit, monitoring visits, surveys and evaluations
  • Follow up project progress as per the plan of work closely with the APs and identify minimum support package as part of the project transition
  • Take part in CMAM project meetings, workshops, prayer and devotions that will assist for technical and spiritual development

Manage and coordinate implementation of emergency health response

  • Take leadership, support and guide project staff in  implementation of emergency health responses
  • Initiate action with limited assessment data and information based on context, using an approach which is flexible and thoughtful.
  • implement WV health emergency response models, and prioritize based on the assessment data  
  • Plan and program collaboratively in conjunction with related sectors
  • Design and manage program budget in collaboration with Finance according to donor requirements and WV standards
  • Lead health team to meet programming standards and expectations for implementation of emergency interventions
  • Develop health work plans to include regular face-to-face support of field staff
  • Design and implement M&E systems for health response
  • Ensure effective supervisory mechanisms are in place
  • Evaluate health responses on a regular basis and adapt them in line with findings
  • Ensure regular program reporting system is in place
  • Submit high quality reports to MoH, and head office for health and nutrition responses both narrative and financial, in a timely manner

Networking, Partnering, and External Representation

  • Liaise and established contacts at Zonal and woreda level with government health office, DRMFSS, NGOs, and UN agencies (WFP, WHO and UNICEF)
  • Regular discussions at Woreda level concerning emergency health and nutrition response in WVE operational areas
  • Regularly participate in cluster meetings and other related coordination meetings and ensuring effective information sharing and flow within WVE
  • Create & maintain linkages with key implementing & operational partners in emergency Health and Nutrition programming.

Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management

  • Assist assessment in the field as part of field preparation, field supervision
  • Identify best/promising practices and success stories for documentation and dissemination

Disaster Preparedness/HEA

  • Maintain situational awareness of actual and potential hazards at local level and bring to attention of AP and head office
  • Guide community hazard vulnerability analysis in area of health and nutrition
  • Solve problems under emergency conditions

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health or nutrition with clinical health background (degree in Public Health or Clinical Nursing) from accredited universities or health colleges

Certificates on:

·         ToT training in Acute Malnutrition 2019 revised guideline

·         ToT training in revised 2019 IMAM guideline

·         Integrated Pharmaceuticals Logistics System (IPLS)

·         Certificate of training on SPHERE standards

·         Trained on Family MUAC approach

·         SMART survey ToT/basic training

  • Experience:  Minimum five years working experience with NGOs in emergency health and nutrition programs;
  • Knowledge on Standard methods and indicators for assessing nutritional status, including rapid assessment and SMART methodology
  • Understanding of IASC Cluster system, including function of Nutrition Cluster
  • Knowledge on Red Cross/Red Crescent Code of Conduct, WV’s disaster management cycle and Sphere standards
  • Knowledge, training and experience in management of MAM and SAM with/without medical complication
  • Demonstrated skills in CMAM/IMAM program planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Experience in cascading family MUAC approach 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours, and out of assigned implementation area
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions;
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills, and Negotiations skills
  • Strong adherence to World Vision values;
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity and integrity;
  • Prepared to live and work in an remote and uncertain security environment
  • Fluent in oral and written English  and Tigrigna

How to Apply

Interested applicants must require to attach Current CV with three references & fill employment application form which can be found ) and email by stating the position that you have applied on the subject line of the email to [email protected]  and or via    

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