1. Context of the mission
MÉDECINS DU MONDE FRANCE (MDM-FR) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) involved in humanitarian interventions, operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response.
From November 2020 to January 2021 two needs assessments were conducted for the health, emergency preparedness and nutrition sectors, one in Chinaksen Woreda another one in Tuliguled. The goal of this mission was to assess the humanitarian needs caused by ongoing drought and conflict and evaluate intervention options for MdM. After successful submission of the project proposal to ECHO, one-year intervention is foreseen to be launched on May 2021.
The project is implemented by a multi-sectoral consortium (health, and WASH) composed of three international non-governmental organizations (MdM-France, MdM-Germany, COOPI). The objective is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality of populations affected by inter-community conflicts and humanitarian crises in Oromia and Somali regions in Ethiopia. The woredas (health districts) targeted are the Chinaksen woreda in Oromia region (MdM-FR and COOPI) and the Tuliguled woreda (MdM-GE and COOPI). The consortium will support 5 health centers (HC) in the 2 woredas affected by crisis, as well as 21 health posts (HP) in the catchment areas of the health centers supported by the action. For populations (internally displaced persons and host communities) with difficulties in accessing functional health facilities, mobile clinics will be deployed offering a minimum package of activities, with a special focus on mother and child health, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and medical support for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
2. Hierarchical & Functional links
The Nurse will be based in Chinaksen woreda, East Hararghe zone, Oromia region. S/he will be under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator based in Chinaksen. For technical advice, s/he will consult with the MedCo.
3. Essential Duties and responsibilities
The Nurse will be responsible mainly for quality implementation of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood illness (IMNCI) in four Health Centres (HC) in Chinaksen woreda.
- Ensure the provision of quality IMNCI in the four health centers at the under-five department
- Ensure immunization and screening of children for malnutrition and referral
- Assist on Covid-19 prevention, availing PPE and vaccine provision
- Coordinate all the activities with the Head of the HC and relevant departments (e.g. Pharmacy, EPI, etc)
- Build the capacity of health staff to deal with neonatal and childhood illness
Key activities areas will include:
- Support the management of child, neonatal, pediatric and complications and timely referral at the four HC.
- Conduct needs assessment of the under-five department to identify gaps in equipment, drugs and supplies and coordinate with central pharmacy and government supply to feel the gap.
- Conduct training assessment needs and develop a training plan.
- Ensure that practices are aligned with evidence-based clinical practice in line with the national guidelines and protocols.
- Provide compassionate and respectful care at the HC.
- Demonstrate behavior that upholds the public trust in the service.
- To participate in the initial need assessment in the supported zones (East Hararge and Fanfan) in cases of displacements or outbreaks
- Compile monthly project activities report and submit to the Program Coordinator.
- Ensure recordings and completeness of data related to MCH services at the four HC.
- Conduct immediate analysis and reporting on maternal, neonatal, and pediatric deaths
Mentoring and coaching:
- Mentor and coach health staff of the HCs on IMNCI, EPI and screening and management of acute malnutrition
- Mentor and coach health staff of the HCs on Covid-19 prevention measures, response and vaccine
- Implement standards and protocols for IMNCI at the HCs.
- Conduct need assessment of the HC regarding equipment, drugs and supplies and in close collaboration with the HC Head and Pharmacist, work on adequate pharmacy management system to ensure that the drugs provided by the Project are appropriately stored and managed.
- Support the implementation of infection and prevention control with consideration of Covid19.
Monitoring and Reporting:
- Facilitate and support recording and follow up of Covid 19 vaccination
- Participate to weekly/ monthly request and consumption follow up with the pharmacy.
- Prepare a monthly report, including on
Basic salary transport allowance:
- 19,100.00 ETB,45% hardship allowance plus 1,300.00 ETB transport allowance
Duty Station: Chinaksen Woreda – East Hararghe zone, Oromia region
Starting date: As soon as possible
Contract Duration : Ten Months
4. Expected profile
- BSc nurse or public health degree
- At least 5 years’ experience of IMNCI, EPI and nutrition in the clinical setting.
- Experience/knowledge of the area is a plus
- Previous experience in mentoring and coaching is a plus
Skills and qualities
- Flexibility, reactivity, anticipation, adaptability.
- Good organizational skills in day to day and crisis situation
- Excellent computer and reporting skills.
- Good communication skills.
- Trained on compassionate and respectful care
- Ability to classify and manage priorities - High autonomous is required.
- Interest and ability to work in a team.
- Capacity to work and to live remote area with intense conditions.
- English and Oromifa language are mandatory (speaking and writing)
- Somali language is a plus.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are required to fill the application form at the following link https://forms.gle/xUkDf1zDBwwVKELk6 (Note: Please make sure all the information that you provided in this form is true and accurate) and email by stating the position you are applying on the subject line of your email through [email protected]
NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Women is strongly encouraged to apply.