Health and Nutrition Officer

Category:
Health Care
Location:
Bale, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:

Job Description

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

·         The incumbent will be expected to ensure the implementation of quality health and nutrition service provision at Woreda level, health centre and health post and ensuring that the quality standards are met.

·         Ensures effective, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the RESET II project activities in areas assigned by the FOs.

·         Contribute to strengthening multi-sector coordination for better access to quality health  services in RESET II consortium and implementing Woredas

·         Contribute to strengthening multi-sector coordination for better access to quality health  services in RESET II consortium and implementing Woredas

·         Contribute to strengthening multi-sector coordination for better access to quality Nutrition  services in RESET II consortium and implementing Woredas

·         Ensures quality nutrition and health services, availability and accessibility to women,children  and all adult  in all targeted health facilities 

·         Ensures that capacity of  health workers, health extension workers and woreda expert  to provide quality health and nutrition services s in implementation areas

·         Participating in health and nutrition project assessments as required.

·         Ensure for production and distribution of appropriate IYCF practice  IEC/BCC materials

·         Conducts regular field visits to health posts and health centres to provide supportive supervision to the project.

·         Provides technical support on Health and nutrition project for government woreda MNCH coordinator and health extension workers.

·         Ensures indicators for quality implementation of Health and nutrition  project services are met at health facilities

·         Increases demand and providing quality service on consolidated health seeking behaviour and  practices

·          Strengthen the link between  health post, health centre and community on referral system , gender and resilience

·         Conduct and supervise food cooking demonstration at OTP and /SC site per months

·         Assist operational research to show the importance of health and nutrition service to  resilience interventions in project areas

·         Ensure the distribution of procured drugs and medical supplies, HMIS folders and cards and other item by the project in collaboration of woreda and health center pharmaceutical personnel

·         Ensures that the health staff, HEWs and HDAs, have adequate training on Health and nutrition  integrated with all RESET plus /Family planning  intervention

·         Mentors and provides on-job training for health professionals and HEWs on Health and nutrition activities

·         Create and maintain a smooth relationship with partners, consortium NGO and other authorities, and try to link program with the existing health structure smoothly,

·         Support and facilitate the availability of  health and nutrition commodities in a timely manner,

·         Collect, organize and generate report on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual based report and submit on timely manner.

·         Insert CMAM data bases of acute malnutrition cases and synchronize on monthly basis

·         Participate and represent Save the Children at woreda level consortium meeting

·         Performs other related tasks as required by immediate supervisor

 

Job Requirements

·          In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of BSc  in  Nursing / Public health officer
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in health and nutrition project implementation including CMAM and IYCF
  • Experience in livelihood program implementation
  • Experience in CMAM project implementation 
  • At least 2-years significant experience in an international NGO or similar organisation.
  •   Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of  Nutrition , Child health, youth reproductive health, Maternal health and family planning
  • Experience in organizing community mobilization and awareness creation events
  • A good understanding of development issues and the policy context in the Oromia Region and Ethiopia generally.
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.
  • Substantial experience of community-based nutrition projects.
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision-making.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
  •  Cultural and gender sensitivity.
  • An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context

 

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

  Please add further detail here as required.  For example: This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at  https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=190002O1&tz=GMT%2B03%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FNairobi c and Apply. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

  All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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