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International Rescue Committee - IRC

International Rescue Committee - IRC

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Position: MHNT Nutrition Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Hawassa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Background:

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities in over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job Overview:

The MHNT Nutrition Officer is a member of the IRC health team and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the IRCs MHNTs activities in Karat Zuria woreda of Konso Zone. (S)He will primarily coordinate and implement effective medical logistics for the emergency health and nutrition program, from strategic design to implementation of timely and appropriate medical supplies management, in line with organizational and international standards.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide health education at MHNT sites,
  • Provide proper nutrition screening and emergency nutrition services (OTP, TSFP and linking cases for SC) based on national protocols,
  • Record and registration of consulted/treated and nutrition program beneficiaries,
  • Prepare, compile and timely submission of child health and nutrition services reports,
  • Manage child health and nutrition products/drugs stock, follow up on the stock level, utilization, and balance and notify early shortage to MHNT team leader,
  • Conduct demonstration of Super Cereal Plus and other nutrition products preparation for new mothers to ensure appropriate utilization,
  • Capacitate and assist HEWs in providing child health and nutrition services provision,
  • Compile and submit stock consumption reports.
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly report concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaise with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by the MHNT Team leader and senior Health officer.
  • Ensures that Health and Nutrition interventions are utilized as per the standard protocols, policies, and guidelines of MoH and WHO.
  • Work with Woreda Health Offices, Zonal health desk, Health extension workers and/ or CVs and health staff of the two health facilities, and other IPs.
  • In addition to IRC core values/competencies: diligence, attention to critical details, a keen sense of work priorities, and resourcefulness in obtaining and researching meaningful information.
  • Meets timelines for all reporting and delivery of outputs; Results-based attitude, as well as excellent organization skills.

Qualifications

  • NGO experience in emergency health response project activities is preferable. Demonstrable experience in working with communities in participatory approaches and capacity building of health centers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the implementation of emergency health response projects.
  • Good technical and report writing skills with computer skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, punctual and able to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum work experience of 2 years for BSc Degree and 1 year for MPH/MSc Degree holders

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Language Skills:

  • The English language is mandatory and the local language is advantageous.