Nurse-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team, Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement; June 5 2023
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Position: Nurse-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team
Location: Raso and West-Ime, Somali
Salary: ETB 22,392.00
Deadline: June 16, 2023
The main objective of the MHNT Nurse is to improve access to – and utilization of – basic child and women friendly health and nutrition services to prevent avoidable morbidities and mortalities and alert, prevent and control disease outbreaks. He/she will have responsibility for the provision of appropriate treatment for all patients in compliance with rational use of drugs and national standard treatment protocols.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Technical Support and Facilitation
- Provision of appropriate treatment for all patients in compliance with rational use of drugs and national standard treatment protocols
- Manage all sick children under the IMNCI protocol. Other services under the child health package are Immunization, Vitamin A supplementation and De-worming
- Screening of all under 5 children (under children health package), pregnant women and lactating women (under maternal health and other acute & life threatening illnesses package) and essential nutrition actions (ENAs)
- Manage children with acute malnutrition in accordance to the national guideline for management of acute malnutrition
- Support and follow-up BCC activities
- Ensure proper referral of all emergency cases beyond the team capacity to the nearest referral health centre &/or Hospital
- Assists the transportation of supplies to health facilities along the way to its operational site
- Participate in the selection, functionalization and strengthening of operational sites including a health post
- 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.
- Conduct regular visits at health posts to provide on-the-job support
- Regularly monitor supported health posts
- Support the reporting of health activities from the health facilities and pass it to the woreda health office
- Implementing health and nutrition activities of high quality
- Alerting the immediate supervisor on all issues that have an important impact or no identified solution or need support to be solved
- Timely and adequately reporting on health and nutrition program
- Good working relations between AAH, government health staff and other partners.
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)
- Report any problems in a timely manner to the Health officer
- 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.
- Write notes clearly and neatly on health card or admission chart
- 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
- Properly fill multi-chart and tally sheet at the end of each day
- 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.
Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.
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.
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.
- Ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation by working on the adherence of CONCERN 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.
- Ensure program participant Protections by adhering standards of the safeguarding policy when program participants be in contact with CONCERN during different trainings, meetings, workshops and contractual works.
- Assess the safety and security of different meeting, workshop and training venues in collaboration with project HR unit
- Provide technical support &Advise to Project Manager Follow up & Monitor Strategic Implementation of Concern Safeguarding Issues collaborating with Gender & Safeguarding team in Concern.
- 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.
- BSc Degree in Public Health/Nursing with minimum of three years or Diploma in clinical nursing five years relevant experience
- Profound experience in CMAM, particularly SAM management
- Computer literate
- NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage
- 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
- Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff
- Proficiency in Somali Language is Mandatory
- 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
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
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
Apply through Ethiojobs.net or in person Concern Worldwide Ethiopia – Jigjiga, Somali Coordination Office
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational 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 organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization 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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