Senior Technical Assistant – Health & Nutrition – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement

Senior Technical Assistant – Health & Nutrition – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement, May 8 2024



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Senior Technical Assistant – Health & Nutrition

Location: Different Woredas of South Wollo Zone, Amhara

Employment: Full time

Salary: ETB 22,392 .00

Date of Announcement: May 8 2024

Deadline: May 18, 2024




Job Description


Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to support project targeted health facilities in planning and implementation of preventive and curative health services including outreach activities according to the National Protocols, as well as universal health standards.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Undertake joint health facility assessment with RHB/WOHO to identify gaps and support in addressing identified gaps to functionalize the health facilities.
  • Provide trainings both on job coaching and mentorship to HEWs and HDAs on different elements including IMCI, Epi, Covid-19 IPC, measures, ANC/PNC among others.
  • Support in the provision of logistical support to the health facilities and WOHO for essential medical supplies and equipment.
  • Undertake community mobilization on COVID 19 prevention, active case finding, defaulter tracing and beneficiary follow up
  • In collaboration with project officer and MOH HEW, contribute to improvement of the mobile activities by making suggestions, team discussions, observation of the activities
  • Support package for health posts includes including service delivery, HEWs capacity development in recording and reporting, active case finding and sensitization, supply and cold chain management and community mobilization among others.
  • Liaise with local authorities, represent the team in meetings and be responsible with all communications of the team as necessary.

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 immediate supervisor
  • Propose solution to solve any problem faced and report them to the immediate supervisor
  • Participate actively in regular staff meetings
  • Respect of all CWW procedures (HR, Logs & IT, and Finance etc.)

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the immediate supervisor
  • Ensure and support the Woreda Health Office (WoHO) staff in reporting, recording and supply management of health program
  • Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the program manager using appropriate formats
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor
  • 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
  • Ensure proper documentation of good practices, success stories, challenges for learning  and sharing
  • Follow clearly appropriate protocols and guidelines
  • Participate in the weekly/ monthly data compilation and  reporting of health 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.

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.


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


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practises in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  •  Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.

Job Requirements


  • BSc Degree in Public Health/Nursing with minimum of three years or Diploma in clinical nursing five years relevant experience
  • Profound experience in curative and preventive health services,
  • NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage

Required Skill

  • Computer literate
  • 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

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 send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy,
  • Apply through  or in person at Concern Worldwide Kombolcha Coordination Office,
  • Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage


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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