Health and Nutrition Officer – Plan International Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

Health and Nutrition Officer – Plan International Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, May 25 2023



Organization: Plan International Ethiopia

Position: Health and Nutrition Officer

Employment: Full time

Location: SNNPR

Deadline: May 29, 2023



Job Description

·       Develop detail action plan and Ensure effective implementation of health and nutrition component in line with the existing donor approved project document in collaboration with other the project staff and other stakeholders.

·       Lead the health team that involve health and Nutrition assistant and Home-based care providers and closely coordinate with other project staff

·       Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services

·       Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus

·       Strengthening of early referrals mechanism at health facilities and community level.

·       Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.

·       Ensure effectiveness of Health and Nutrition Nurse as the health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.

·       Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.

·       Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.

·       Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary drugs for provision of treatment under curative services, nutritional and clinical requirements at the catchment health facilities – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.

·       Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Job Requirements

·       Diploma and/or BSC in Health, Nursing and other relevant fields of study

·       Minimum over 4 year’s relevant experience for Diploma and 2 years for BSC holders and with this at least 6-12 month years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of emergency nutrition intervention, IYCF and health.

·       Experience in developing and monitoring budgets.

·       Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.

·       An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.

·       Excellent  verbal and written communication skills; both in English & Amharic


·       Experience on pastoral community in particular in emergency project is an advantageous.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

1.              Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

2.              Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

3.              Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

4.              Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

5.              Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

1.              Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

2.              Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

3.              Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

4.              Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

1.              Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

2.              Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

3.              Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

4.              Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

 1.              We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

2.              We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace

3.              We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.


How to Apply

The closing date for the application in May 29,2023. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link :



This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

More information about Plan International can be found on

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.       








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