Mercy Corps Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

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Job Overview

  • Category: Health Care
  • Position: Clinical Nurse
  • Location: Gode, Somali
  • Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Open Position:  2
  • Deadline: June 11, 2023

Job Description

Duty Station: Denan and Abakorow woredas of Shabelle Zone, Somali region

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004. In partnership with civil society organizations, academic institutions, private sector, and the government, Mercy Corps Ethiopia has reached more than five million Ethiopians with interventions to save lives and build secure livelihoods. Our programs emphasize market-driven solutions, reinforce social bonds, and help communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Currently in six regional states – Afar, Amhara, Gambelia, Oromia, Somali, and South Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR), and in Dire Dawa Administration and the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa – Mercy Corps Ethiopia is driven by the mission to contribute the emergence of a peaceful, resilient, and prosperous Ethiopia which is inclusive of youth and women. Our strategic directions focus in promoting inclusive and dynamic markets; promoting peace and social cohesion through strengthening formal/informal governance structures and citizen engagement; improved natural resource governance; and integrated humanitarian response.

Program / Department Summary

The project is intended to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with under nutrition and increased illnesses of conflict induced communities who do not have access to primary health care services and basic nutrition services.

S/He will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of 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 woreda projects officers and woreda health offices.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Vision

  • Collaborate with other team member for effective integration between other services like Nutrition and health services.
  • Collaborate with Local authorities and other partners to harmonize different efforts for better impact and sustainability.
  • Able to learn and update his/ her information or knowledge to adapt the changing situation and context.

 Program Management

  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of integrated mobile health and Nutrition activities, site selection and prepare weekly movement plan.
  • Provide basic health services including community IMNCI/ICCM, safe motherhood, emergency services, referral, health education, EPI as per Somali RHB Mobile health and nutrition guideline.
  • Facilitate training, closely work with MOH staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital, and district level.
  • Organize daily, weekly and monthly overview and reports of EPI, health education and consultations.
  • 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.
  • Receive weekly reports from HEW at weekly basis, cross check the completeness and accuracy and submit to Woreda Project officers.
  • Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and IEC/BCC application.
  • Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, volunteers).

 Team Management

  • Supports and liaise with the health centre staff and provide on the job training and capacity building.
  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
  • Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses.
  • Mentoring and assist HEW in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital.
  • Supports the program integration with DPPO and MoH through on job trainings and supervisions.

Influence & Representation

  • Train and support community volunteers and make sure they transmit/convey messages clearly to the community.
  • Creates and maintain relationship with local health and other authorities to link services with the existing health structure smoothly,
  • Upholds the image and values of Mercy Corps at all times,

Influence & Representation

  • Train and support community volunteers and make sure they transmit/convey messages clearly to the community.
  • Creates and maintain relationship with local health and other authorities to link services with the existing health structure smoothly,
  • Upholds the image and values of Mercy Corps at all times,

Security

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to implement community accountability reporting Mechanism (CARM) effectively.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • BSC in nursing or public health and Minimum four years work experience in NGOs environment as MHNT out of which two years is in clinical setups.

Success Factors

  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and willingness to reside in rural areas.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in closely working with regional and Woreda Health Office, health centers and health posts.
  • Communication skill, good human relations
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

 Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

 GEDSI (GENDER, EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION)

  • Understand and aware GDI related priorities of the country office and contribute for the realization of priorities (continually work to understand and be aware of the gender diversity and inclusion priorities of the country office and contribute in the execution)
  • Promote gender equal and inclusive workplace culture in a day-to-day interaction with a team member, partners and program participants

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted electronically include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents.

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Only candidates that are short-listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”

Link:- https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/MER1024MERCY/JobBoard/7de55979-49d4-4f59-b61b-9c7d0e38d500/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=5e8bb761-27e3-4e54-8730-336d1e29a311

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 11 June 2023/ 4:00 PM

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