Health Extension Officer

Category:
Health Care
Location:
Somali Tulugulid woreda, Somali 
Salary:
Based on Organization Scale

Job Description

No. of the vacant post 

  • 1 (One)

Reports to: 

  • Program Manager

Employment Type: 

  • One year contract period with possibility of extension

General Assignment:    

  • Organize and conduct the activities linked to the Health and Care Practices program in the region with close supervision of WGF project site health staff.    

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and implement awareness-raising sessions at centers and community levels, particularly on mother pregnancy practices, child development,  mother and child interactions and breastfeeding practices
  • Supervise the proper transmission of project information and key messages to beneficiaries and the community, by supporting them on awareness raising methods, sense of responsibility and motivation
  • Promote the full range of care practices including aspects of hygiene practice and infant & young child feeding practices                                                                  
  • Provide regular technical support to project staffs, stakeholders and community key persons, about quality service delivery, by identifying on-the-job needs and supervising skills progression.                      
  • Coordinate implementation of maternal, child health and other health extension service activities within the scope of the projects.
  • Facilitate promotion of MCH   best practices like effective breast feeding, mothers’ pre and post natal healthcare, preparation of nutritious foods, effective hygiene and environmental sanitations.          
  • Identify training and development needs of woreda level health extension workers and other relevant stakeholders and make recommendations to project manager
  • Undertake planning, implementation and monitoring of MCH, Sanitation and Hygiene (pastoralist & agro-pastoralist communities) in close coordination with other WGF team members, GENDER and WASH team members                            
  • Produce regular activity progress reports to the team leader/PM providing complete data on achievements against planned outputs (locations, beneficiaries reached, minutes, attendance lists, beneficiary lists, MCH outreach records, etc.)
  •  Ensure that Government laws and Regulations and other standards are always applied in the implementation of MCH related activities.
  •  Ensure priority areas such as gender equality and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming are integrated into all food security, livelihood and DRR interventions  
  • Coordinate short messages pull-push system through translating received messages into Somali Languages, contextualizing and sending back messages to beneficiaries.                       

Job Requirements

Educational background 

  • M.Sc/B.SC in Health Officer, Public Health, Clinical Nurse and other related fields.

Technical Skills 

  • computer skills; MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Language Skill:

  • Excellent written and oral skills of Somali Languages.

Required Experience

  • Experience working with pastoralist community on development matters, advocacy and governance, Gender mainstreaming, children rights & community mobilization skills.

How to Apply

Wako Gutu Foundation e-mail Address:-  [email protected]

your CV and Application letter with non returnable  Copies of supporting documents

 Head Office-Addis Ababa Legehar, Besides Legehar city train Ticket office, e-mail:-  [email protected]

Tel No – 0115 31 80 49 – 0911 71 95 48 Addis Ababa




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