Health Officer – OWS Development Fund Vacancy Announcement



Health Officer – OWS Development Fund Vacancy Announcement, June 7 2024



Organization: OWS Development Fund

Position: Health Officer

Location: Gablalu, Sitti Zone, Somali Regional State

Employment: Contractual

Deadline: June 10 2024




Job description


Required No: 2

Position Title: Health Officer

Duty Station: Gablalu, Sitti Zone, Somali Regional State

Classification: Professional Staff

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: As per the project scale


Organization Overview:

OWS Development Fund (OWS DF) is a vibrant independent non-profit organization implementing lifesaving emergency projects and development programs in different parts of the country. OWS Development Fund strives to mitigate human suffering as a result of natural and man-made catastrophes as well as empower the community to get out of the cycle of poverty. Focusing on hard to reach and remote areas OWS Development Fund targets vulnerable and marginalized segment of the society. Thus, with the aim to further advance OWS DF operations we are looking for a qualified & skilled staff for ‘Health Officer’ position.

Position Summary:

The position holder shall be in charge of leading the MHNT team, technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned Woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the daily implementation of the screening, OTP, consultation, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, safe motherhood and child health as per the guideline of Somali RHB mobile health and Nutrition teams. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. He will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, children and adults treated, people provided for health education, vaccinated children and all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Project Coordinator.

Project Overview:

OWS DF would like to hire a qualified Health Officer for an EHF-funded project titled “CBPF-ETH-24-S-NGO-27680 Intersectoral response to reduce malnutrition in drought and conflict affected people in Gablalu Woreda, Somali Region.”


Key Responsibilities:

Working at Adult OPD and manage all cases above 5 years old (NCDS, Communicable Diseases)
Act as medical consultation for all medical cases encounter by the team.
Support the team and activities coordination and act as a team leader
Responsible for overall planning, implementation and M&E of mobile Health and nutrition activities in the assigned Woreda.
Coordinate and facilitate implementation of mobile health and Nutrition activities, site selection and prepare weekly movement plan.
Provide basic health and nutrition services including community IMNCI/ICCM, safe motherhood, emergency services, referral, health education, EPI as per MOH/RHB Mobile health and nutrition guideline
Facilitate essential drugs, supplies and therapeutic products for the team and the selected health facilities
Facilitate training and work closely with WHO staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.
Organize daily, weekly and monthly overview and reports of OTP, EPI, health education and consultations through using mobile Health and nutrition standards.
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.
Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses.
Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, and drug stock control balance form)
Receive weekly reports from HEW at weekly basis, cross check the completeness and accuracy and submit to Woreda Project officers.
Mentoring and assist HEW in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital
Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and ENA/BCC application
Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, volunteers).
Perform any other task as assigned by the line manage.


Job requirements


Qualifications and Experience:

Minimum of bachelor’s in medicine/medical doctor or Public Health or Nursing
Minimum three years working experience with out of which two years in maternal, child Health and nutrition service at HC/Hospital setting.
Working in CMAM program and/ mobile health and Nutrition and experience for NGOs is advantage.
Experience in clinical setups is mandatory particularly Maternal and child health areas
Knowledge, training and experience in management of IMAM, SAM management and IMNCI/ICCM.
Solid technical skill on case management of childhood and adult illness, safe motherhood
Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Good human relation skills.
Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with empathy and respect
A good communication skill with fluency in written and spoken English.
Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving.


Knowledge of internally displaced persons operations; knowledge of the area is an added advantage.
Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions.
Experience in working in an insecure environment

Required Skills

  • Communication
  • Training and Development
  • Clinical knowledge


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to with “Health Officer Application” in the subject line.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
OWSDF is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and inclusion.
The position is contingent upon funding availability.



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