CMAM SUPERVISOR – AMHARA; CARE Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, July 20 2023
Organization: Care Ethiopia
Position: CMAM SUPERVISOR – AMHARA
Deadline: July 30, 2023
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality, and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
I JOB SUMMARY:
The purpose of the CMAM Supervisor (Senior Nurse) position is to provide overall support, leadership, coordination, coaching, and supervision to CMAM Nurses under his/her supervision. She/he ensures the analysis/development, and implementation and monitoring/evaluation of developmental relief interventions in areas of his/her responsibility in accordance with government guideline and project plans to effectively/cost-efficiently contribute to the achievement of project results, objectives and goals. She/he ensures project implementation takes into account CARE’s programming principles and commitment to address the underlying causes of chronic poverty and food insecurity. Thus, she/he ensures community participation, empowerment, partnership, gender equity and avoids any form of discrimination in the process of project implementation. S/he facilitates effective and positive learning environment within and across teams, ensures effective, proactive liaison with and support to woreda and kebele Food Security and Nutrition Task Forces are established and maintained. She/he also facilitates adequate linkages between the project and other food security and health projects in the woredas.
II RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Job Responsibility #1: Project Analysis and Implementation:
- Coordinate and support the implementation of the emergency nutrition project with the project team leader and other staffs.
- Facilitate the establishment of therapeutic and supplementary feeding programs with other project staffs in the project woredas.
- Facilitate and support community sensitization, mobilization, and targeting of project beneficiaries.
- Organizes and lead supports to participatory, resource/assets mapping, problem-opportunity identification and needs assessment of communities together with the CMAM nurses and Woreda and kebele level partners implementing the CMAM program;
- Coordinates capacity assessment for woreda, kebele task forces and general communities
- Coordinate and support capacity building trainings for HEWs women development armies, and CNVs in line with the project objectives and government guidelines;
- Facilitates community capacity assessments and provide awareness raising and behavioral change interventions for project beneficiaries and wider community.
- Supports review of and, feedback to the Woreda consolidated activity plans by community/kebele Task forces;
- Ensures that all project interventions are carried out with full participation of the community members specially women and marginalized groups;
- Ensures that the planned activities are implemented as per the implementation schedule set, required quality and quantity, and in accordance to the programming principles of the organization;
% of Time: 40%
Job Responsibility #2: Planning, Monitoring and Supervision:
- Ensures that the required support and resources are timely channeled to support project implementation at the facility and community levels in project areas;
- Ensures that the CMAM nurses receive the needed technical and logistic support required, to ensure and evaluate project performance and quality.
- Sets required project performance standard of the activities of the project together with the CMAM nurses , monitoring and evaluation officer, Nutrition officer, and government partners to ensure implementation of the project as per the standard
- Provides guidance and support for mainstreaming into activity implementation of CARE’s core Gender equality and diversity, rights-based approaches and Humanitarian accountability principles, and community level advocacy in particular;
- Coordinates and conducts joint monitoring and supervision, regular review meeting with the project partners at woreda and kebele level, at least on monthly basis, record and share lessons and provide feedback to all concerned.
- Resolve technical problems/issues that CMAM nurses and other program actors face in the field if it is within his capacity and if not report to Nutrition officer or project manager for support;
- Supervises and evaluates CMAM Nurses under his supervision as per the HR policy.
% of Time: 25%
Job Responsibility #3: Capacity building of facilitators and partners:
- Assists Project team leader; in the Preparation of annual, quarter, and monthly operation plans with its equivalent resource.
- Organizes and arrange training to CMAM Nurses, HEWs, Women development aries, CNVs and others partners by discussing with Nutrition project team leader and manager at the field office.
- Holds regular on job training to facilitators and partners at community level;
- Conducts training needs assessment facilitators and partners at community level;
- provide technical assistance to the CMAM nurses and government partners/communities;
- Arranges cross visits teams, within the sub office and sites;
- Supports capacity assessment and capacity building activities at woredas and kebele levels
% of Time: 15%
Job Responsibility #4: Facilitate Learning and Networking:
- Establishes good working relationship with local officials, communities and other stake holders;
- Keeps up to date with the developments in the sector, including best practice examples in-country and ensure ongoing personal development and learning;
- Prepares regular project progress updates at woreda level and share with the government and submit the next higher levels
- Organizes and supports community involvement in the project after action review and and handing over to sustain the project.
- Represents CARE at woreda, kebeles level being member of the food security and nutrition task forces.
- Involve in different food security and nutrition assessments in the woredas and kebeles levels as needed.
- Support and conduct best case stories and causal mapping and share with project staffs
% of Time: 5%
Job Responsibility #5: Reporting:
- Develops appropriate reporting formats together with Nutrition officer and other appropriate staff of the project;
- Collects monthly and quarterly performance reports from all project’s operational woredas and facilities
- Verify and check the reported activities against the detail implementation plans.
- Reviews and summarizes the monthly and quarterly report for the operation area and submit to the next higher levels.
% of Time: 10%
Job Responsibility #6: Others:
- Executes other tasks and assignments, given by the project.
% of Time: 5%
III PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)
- Levels one and two of problem solving apply to the incumbent. The incumbent involves with daily routine activities, she/he also uses interpolative skills to pick and choose the right solution to address given problems.
IV GENDER EQUALITY
- Be observant of any misbehavior regarding gender and report it to the responsible person.
- Produce sex disaggregated data at HH, community, project, program and organizational level as appropriate. Uphold gender and diversity values of CARE whenever dealing with staff, communities, and partners.
IIV. QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)
- Degree in Nursing
- 3 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
- 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
- Minimum three years practical experience in areas of emergency nutrition
- Experience in management/coordination of community based nutrition intervention preferably in emergency such as CMAM, CTC.
- Knowledge and practical experience of the national therapeutic /supplemental feeding protocols/guidelines.
- Knowledge of international benchmarks such as SPHRE standards and other frameworks
- Skill in facilitating on job training for health workers
- Field experience of community mobilization
- Previous experience and good knowledge of pastoralist communities.
- NGO experience
C) TECHNICAL SKILLS
- Supervisory skill;
- Computer proficiency.
- Good communication and report writing skill;
- Knowledge of local Language;
- Familiarity/training on management of acute malnutrition (CMAM guidelines /protocols);
- Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
- Knowledge of local language
- Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, building partnerships, stress tolerance, building commitment, coaching, interpersonal skill, operational decision-making, planning and organizing, information monitoring.
V CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
- The incumbent is expected to collaborate with the local communities, government counterparts, and other partners and internally, with Nutrition officer, Project Managers and other concerned FO’s staff.
VI WORKING CONDITIONS AND LEVEL OF TRAVEL REQUIRED.
- The CMAM supervisor shall be based in project woreda with extensive field travel (50%) to the community.
How to Apply
If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=6733
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!
CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners.
CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.
By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.
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