Health Officer-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement

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Health Officer-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement, June 5 2023

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Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Health Officer-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team

Location: Raso and West-Ime, Somali

Employment: Contract

Salary: ETB 29,466.00

Deadline: June 15, 2023

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Job Description

Job Purpose:

The Health Officer is the team lead for the MHNTs in the assigned Woreda. He/She will be responsible for all the aspects of the MHNTs with regards to quality service delivery and in line with the Somali and National MHNT guidelines. More specifically, the health officer is responsible for adult and under 5 medical consultations, supplies requisitions, capacity building of the teams, coordination with other MHNTs in the Woreda and timely submission of reports to the Health and Nutrition project Manager.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Carry out the daily mobile services in the selected kebeles according to the standard procedure
  • Clinical consultation/examination of  patients daily
  • Carry out any appropriate and available investigations that may adjust diagnosis
  • Prescribe medications and therapeutic foods according to patients’ diagnosis, age and weight, and be aware of possible drug interactions.
  • Ensure timely consultation and/or referral for complex medical cases which require further investigation and treatment
  • Ensure that all medicine, medical supplies and equipment needed for the activities are available before departure.
  • In collaboration with Health and Nutrition PM, MOH HEW and the mobile team, contribute to improvement of the mobile activities by making suggestions, team discussions, observation of the activities
  • Report any managerial problems to the Health and Nutrition PM
  • Participate in the selection, functionalization and strengthening of operational sites including a health post with collaboration with the Woreda Health Office.
  • Support package for health posts includes including service delivery, HEWs capacity development in recording and reporting, active case searching and sensitization, supply and cold chain management and model household training.
  • Coordinate with Health and Nutrition Project Manager  and with the team members in operational matters (e.g. Supplies, Fuel, DSA, Stationery, etc.).
  • Liaise with local authorities, represent the team in meetings and be responsible with all communications of the team.
  • Explain how to take any treatment prescribed and the importance of following them correctly
  • Respect medical confidentiality at all times
  • Document clearly the admission and discharge diagnosis for each patient according to national statistical definitions to enable good analysis by the mobile team
  • Write prescriptions clearly and neatly on health card or prescription chart

Coordination and networking

  • In collaboration with project manager, facilitate and participate regularly at Woreda level health and nutrition taskforce meetings to be chaired by the Woreda health office and/or Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Office/DPPO
  • Establish and maintain smooth working relationships with Concern staff, government bodies and other stakeholders
  • Ensure good communication with the team
  • Work in close collaboration with co-workers  as well as with staffs of  partners and the authority
  • Report problems encountered in the centre or within the team to the Health and Nutrition PM
  • Propose solution to solve any problem faced and report them to the Health and Nutrition Project Manager.
  • Participate actively in regular staff meetings

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Prepare monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the Project Manager
  • Ensure and support the Woreda Health Office (WoHO) staff in reporting, recording and supply management of OTP and SC program
  • Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the project manager using appropriate format (narrative and statistics with database)
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • At all times, adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern.
  • Support on cascading induction on   mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, and equality to other project staff
  • Committed to CWW’s vision, mission and core values
  • Ensure proper documentation of good practices, success stories, challenges for learning  and sharing
  • Follow clearly appropriate protocols and guidelines – National.
  • Ensure any investigations carried out are clearly marked on the health card or admission chart
  • Participate in the weekly/ monthly data compilation and  reporting of Mobile activities
  • Prepare both weekly and monthly reports regarding your activities, identified, problems and proposed solutions for your immediate supervisor and program manager (if he/she needs it)
  • Ensure timely request of drugs, supplies and other program items.

Additional Duties

Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.

Emergency response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Accountability 

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Gender Equity

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.
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Job Requirements

  • BSc Degree in Public Health/Nursing
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a health facility setup
  • NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage (MHNT is highly preferred)
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic manner
  • Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff
  • Fluency in Somali language require

Desirable

 

  •  Recognising potential indicators of adult and child abuse, harm and neglect
  • Good self-management skill
  • Good time management skill and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Respectful of others, their beliefs and values. Trustworthy, honest and reliable
  • Skill on minor electrical repairs, installation of plugs sockets and plumbing textures and fittings.

Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of participatory approaches
  • Ability to work with teams at distance and good team player
  • Capacity Building skills
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report

Analytical skill

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency

What we offer

 

 

 

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  •  Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy can apply through Ethiojobs.net or Concern Worldwide Ethiopia – Jigjiga Coordination Office

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Women and disable people are highly encouraged to apply!

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