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Save the Children

Save the Children


Position: Woreda Health and Nutrition Team Lead/Health Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Rayitu and Legahida woredas of East Bale zone and Guradamole woreda of Bale zone - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs, or are visiting the country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the health and Nutrition services in the assigned woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the daily implementation of the screening, OTP, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, safe motherhood, and child health as per the guidelines of Oromia ORH. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance, and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities. She/He will oversee daily implementation of the health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities technically and on supply distribution, and supporting HFs documentation. This position is also responsible for leading the project team at the woreda level.

Reports to: Health, and Nutrition Coordinator


Number of direct reports: 3



  • Conduct regular supportive supervision to ensure quality PHCU service delivery per national protocols at targeted HFs
  • Support Woreda Health office and PHCU during any campaign and any out-reach services
  • Coordinate health and nutrition response team in assigned woreda with excellent liaise with primary health care unit directorate.
  • Ensure all project materials are supplied to PHCU and in place whenever during service provision.
  • Responsible for establishing and leading an effective health and nutrition team in assigned woreda.
  • Responsible for multi-sectoral initial rapid assessment data collection and analysis when needed.
  • Responsible to represent and advocate key project deliverables and outcomes brought by the organization in assigned woreda.
  • Responsible to ensure the quality of Maternal and child health at Health facilities as per guidelines
  • Responsible for preparing project detail implementation plan and procurement plan.
  • Prepare terms of reference (TOR), organize and facilitate training, review meetings, and draw best lessons/practices.
  • Ensure key accountability issues are addressed during the implementation of project deliverables.
  • Improving basic preventive health care at the community level with emphasis on health, immunization, and health and nutrition services.
  • Support in Conducting & undertaking PHC on MCH, consultation & providing proper treatment based on the protocol.
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between the community and the woreda health bureaus.
  • Plan and implement the project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve the objectives of the project.
  • Will help facilitate the admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Ensure each admitted child receives adequate and quality clinical and nutritional care through existing resources.
  • Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and clinical requirements – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.
  • Capacitate Health Extension workers' competency in delivering compressive primary health care service at the health post.
  • Leading project team to use the organization's properties like vehicles effectively and efficiently.
  • Managing the project staff to work effectively eight hours on working days.
  • Organize team for planning of project activities and delivery as per guidelines and protocols.
  • Perform other extra duties as required
  • Report any problems promptly to the program manager

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and SCI Filed Offices accountable to deliver on their responsibilities –giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for his/her self, takes responsibility for his or her development, and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, external partners, and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • BSC in Nursing or Public Health and above.
  •  Minimum four years working experience out of which two years experience directly related to emergency health & nutrition and Maternal and Child Health
  • Familiars with current Ethiopian health policies and trained on current Maternal and Child Health policies.


  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Knowledge, training, and experience in CMAM and community mobilization/BCC
  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training,
  • Training of Trainers and development of training materials.
  • Fluency in spoken and written, English and the Local language Afan Oromo.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices,
  • flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality-conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things
  • Female applicants are appreciated

Personal Competencies:

  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality-conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things