Health Officer – CARE Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, March 30 2023
Organization: Care Ethiopia
Position: Health Officer
Location: East and West Hararghe
Deadline: April 9, 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 position holder shall be in charge of quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the planning and daily implementation of medical consultation and treatment, management of SAM cases, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, Maternal and child health services as per the nationally approved mobile health and nutrition service guideline. She/He will also be responsible in organizing and leading mobile health and nutrition team for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities designated to implement integrated mobile health & Nutrition service and the daily dispensary and drug supply management. She/He will also be responsible to coordinate the day-to-day documentation of children and adults treated, people receiving health education, vaccinated children, screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, and all services provided accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share to her/his supervisor. She/he will also develop and maintain close working relationship with Government officials responsible for implementation of mobile health and nutrition services including identification of inaccessible sites, planning and implementation of mobile health and nutrition services proactive identification challenges and proposition solutions.
II RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Responsibility #1 Program Implementation Training and Technical Support:
- Provide basic health and nutrition services including Medical consultation and treatment, community integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI)/integrated community case management (ICCM), safe motherhood, emergency services, referral, health education, expanded program of immunization (EPI) as per the nationally approved mobile health and nutrition service guideline;
- Organize the overall planning, implementation and monitoring of mobile Health and nutrition activities in the assigned woreda;
- Coordinate and facilitate implementation of mobile health and Nutrition activities, including site selection and preparation weekly outreach plan;
- Facilitate availability of essential drugs, supplies and therapeutic products for the team and the selected health service delivery sites;
- Facilitate training, closely work with Ministry of Health/Regional Health Bureau staff at Health posts, Health center and district level hospitals;
- Organize daily, weekly and monthly over view and reports of common cause of morbidity, mortality, EPI, health education and consultations through using mobile Health and nutrition service standards;
- Facilitate and Ensure referral system and linkage between services and with the health facilities;
- Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants at primary health care level;
- Provide onsite training to HEWs and nurses.
- Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, Plumpnut and drug stock control balance form);
- Mentor and assist HEWs in taking decision over patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital;
- Participate in capacity building trainings, health education sessions and SBCC activities;Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and facilitate defaulter tracing activites;
- Provide technical and logistic assistance and motivate the government counterparts as needed to promote the provision of mobile health and nutrition service to inaccessible site/ kebeles;
- Work closely with health centre staff, and woreda health office staff in identification of inaccessible sites and implementation of essential health services through mobile team approach;
- Maintain up-to-date data related to outreach essential health service/mobile health and nutrition service and ensure analysis and interpretation of this data for improvement.
- Facilitate the requisition and proper utilization of logistics; vehicles, medicaments nutrition commodities for outreach health and nutrition services;
- Conduct rapid assessment and identify capacity gaps among government line offices and organize need based trainings;
% of Time: 45%
Responsibility #2 Planning and Supervision:
- Be directly responsible for the technical guidance for Midwifery and clinical nurse to provide standardized mobile health and nutrition service services.
- Providing technical support for mobile health and nutrition team and woreda government health staff on the provision of comprehensive primary health care services and support the coordination between the mobile health and nutrition service the static health and nutrition services
- Lead and support the mobile health and nutrition team; Midwifery nurses, and comprehensive nurses and other members of the team in planning and implementation of local capacity building activities
- Provide formal and on job training and supportive supervision for mobile health and nutrition team and government health workers on the provision of Primary/Essential health care
% of Time: 20%
Job Responsibility #3: Networking and Learning:
- Collaborate with other team member for effective integration between other services like Nutrition and health services;
- Collaborate with Local authorities and partners to harmonize different efforts for better impact and sustainability;
- Works closely with communities, health facilities and Woreda Health Office to promote the mobile health and nutrition services to inaccessible sites and kebeles;
- Keeps update with development in the provision of essential health service , including application and scale up of best practice through and ensuring ongoing personal development and learning;
- Participates in the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned in available forums;
% of Time: 15%
Job Responsibility #4 Reporting:
- Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and submits to project team leader;
- Organize woreda level review and learning meetings as appropriate;
% of Time: 15%
Job Responsibility #5
- Performs other duties as assigned:
% of Time: 5%
III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)
- The level of problem solving this position will face is level one. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems;
IV. GENDER EQUALITY
- Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming
- BSc in Public Health officer, Nursing or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- 3 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
- 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree experience in Public Health or in Community Health Work particularly primary health care service in hard-to-reach sites, mobile communities.
- NGO experience
C. TECHNICAL SKILLS:
- Knowledge and skill in organizing mobile health and nutrition team and implementation of essential health service at primary health care level
- Language proficiency in written and spoken English;
- Computer literacy in MS-Word, Excel;
- Interpersonal communication and report writing skills;
- Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and participatory approach and sustainable development.
- Knowledge of local language
- Training/facilitating skill, Partnership skill,
- Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, adaptability, communicating with impart, contributing to team success, planning and organizing, proactive problem solving, technical and professional knowledge, stress tolerance and customer focus.
V. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS
- The Health Officer is expected to establish and maintain open and cordial relations with mobile health and nutrition team members, government counterparts, the community, and other partners. S/he is also expected to establish good relation with the Project Team Leader, Health Extension Workers, community facilitators and other staff in order to provide technical and professional support in proper implementation of health and nutrition service through mobile approach;
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=6464
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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