Deadline: 19 June, 2022

LocationAmhara, Ethiopia

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health and Nutrition Officer.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed action plan and ensure effective implementation of health and nutrition components in line with the existing donor-approved project document in collaboration with other project staff and stakeholders
  • Lead the health team that involve health and nutrition assistant and home-based care providers and closely coordinate with other project staff
  • Improve basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis on health, immunisation, and nutrition services
  • Strengthen linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project
  • Ensure effectiveness of health and nutrition nurses, and facilitate admission of patients
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up
  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and health care issues in the community
  • Ensure hygiene and sanitation and MHPSS key messages in health and nutrition activities
  • Work closely with project technical staff in ensuring coordination and integration across all activities
  • Jointly develop monthly, weekly work plan with other MHNT staff
  • Develop and maintain close working relationship with partners
  • Provide support for health and nutrition trainings, workshops, and meetings conducted at zonal/Woreda/Kebele level
  • Assess the capacity gap in assigned catchment health facilities and fill the gaps
  • Conduct training need assessment to identify relevant community members’ knowledge gap and design appropriate training

Requirements

  • BSc in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition
  • Four years of relevant professional experience in a similar position
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in health and nutrition programming in the humanitarian context
  • Familiarity with MHN activity in emergency settings
  • In-depth knowledge of primary health care system
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in IMNCI, AMYCN, IYCF-E implementation
  • Strong organisational, supervisory, writing and reporting skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments and cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to work within a team structure
  • Flexibility, and ability to cope with stressful workloads, working with limited resources
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Knowledge of local language will be an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: World Bank

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