Sorry, This Job is expired!

Save the Children

Save the Children

  • 296 views


Position: Nutrition Officer-Moyale, Hudet, Mubarak and Kadaduma
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Moyale, Hudet, Mubarak and Kadaduma Woredas of Dawa Zone - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Child Safeguarding:

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 country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation of the OTP/ (SC/TFU)/ TSFP program in the Woreda.

S/He will mainly be responsible for the weekly implementation of the OTP and outreach works and responsible for the medical supervision and clinical care for patients, on-job training to nurses and nutrition workers in the management of severe acute malnutrition, and supervision of nurses and the nutrition workers at government health facilities.

In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide medical supervision and clinical care for patients and their complications and also expected to provide consistent and high-quality technical support concerning establishing and strengthening Stabilizing Centre and OTP/TSF sites and provide training to HEW and nutrition workers in the management of severe malnutrition.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Woreda Health and Nutrition Team Lead

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 9 regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,800 staff and Warrants expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: N/A

Dotted line relationship- Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Functional relationship- Woreda Senior CMAM Officer

Job-specific roles and responsibilities

Coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities and prepare weekly movement plans to OTP, TSFP, and SC/TFU sites Monitor implementation of OTP, TSFP, and SC/TFU and program quality.

  • Ensure the clinical health and nutrition consultation of MAM cases by following strictly the protocols providing individual health and nutrition counseling, refer the case to the health facility in case of need.
  • Check the hygiene at each stage of the TSFP distribution.
  • Facilitate essential drugs, supplies, and therapeutic products follow up stock continuously, and request supplies earlier.
  •  Facilitate training, and on-the-job training and work closely with MOH staff at Health posts, Health center, and hospital and district levels.
  • Organize daily, weekly, and monthly overviews and reports of OTP, SC/TFU & TSFP and share them with the Senior CMAM officer.
  • Ensure children discharged from SC/TFU are transferred to nearby OTP to continue their treatment.
  • Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants in OTP/TSFP and SC/TFU

Job-specific roles and responsibilities

Coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities and prepare weekly movement plans to OTP, TSFP, and/or TFU sites

  • Monitor implementation of OTP, TSFP, and SC/TFU and program quality
  • Ensure the clinical health and nutrition consultation of MAM cases by following strictly the protocols providing individual health and nutrition counseling, refer the case to the health facility in case of need.
  • Check the hygiene at each stage of the TSFP distribution.
  • Facilitate essential drugs, supplies, and therapeutic products follow up stock continuously, and request supplies earlier.
  • Facilitate training, on job training, and work closely with MOH staff at Health posts, Health centers, and hospital and district level.
  • Organize daily, weekly, and monthly overviews and reports of OTP, SC/TFU & TSFP and share them with the Senior CMAM officer.
  • Ensure children discharged from SC/TFU are transferred to nearby OTP to continue their treatment.
  • Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants in OTP/TSFP and SC/TFU
  • Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses on the Management of SAM (-/+)
  • Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Lookup table, report format, tally sheet, Plumpnut, and drug stock control balance form)
  • Receive weekly reports from HEW a weekly basis, cross-check the completeness and accuracy, and submit to the Woreda Senior CMAM Officer
  • Mentoring and assisting HEW in the decision of patients who are at severe risk and need to be transferred to nearby hospitals.
  • Assist HEWs in identifying patients who need to be transferred to OTP or SC, patients with failure to respond to treatment, and patients who need to be discharged.
  • In charge of TSFP quality program implementation and monthly TSFP activity
  •  Responsible for supervising and managing supplementary food on pre- mixed basis and ensuring availability of required material for pre-mi
  • Participate in capacity-building training, in health education sessions, and ENA/BCC application.
  •  Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep a current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, volunteers).
  • Supports the program integration with DRM and MoH through job training and supervision

Reporting

  • Ensure monthly reporting systems are implemented in the satellite office. support etc.
  • implementation, and document field all through the submission of complete, accurate, and timely feedback reports.
  • Check the coherence between the medical stock report and the attendance of TSFP beneficiaries.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners 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.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their personal development, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their vision for Save the Children, and engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

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

Creativity:

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

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES

QUALIFICATION

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Human Nutrition, Midwifery, Public Health, or similar fields.
  • Minimum 4 years of field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing CMAM & IYCF programs.
  • Substantial experience in community-based nutrition projects.
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision-making.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a hardship environment.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity.
  • Knowledge of the local language is Mandatory.

EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential:

  • Diploma/Degree in nutrition or health with a minimum of two years of working experience with NGOs.
  • Working experience of one year in IMAM program or PHC program.
  • Experience in health and nutrition programs.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITY

  • The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and Relations with his team members.
  • The position holder must have the ability that he can manage when it comes to reaching hard decisions across the barrier.
  • The position holder should have a good interrelationship with others and must know the local language (Somali)

Scope & complexity of decision making (choose the appropriate description and delete the rest)

  • Able to work in line with strict adherence to specific policies and supervisor’s orders.
  • Expected to make decisions on well-established procedures, under close supervision.
  • Able to make decisions using creativity and some independent judgment within the realm of the current scope of work; Decisions typically made to resolve and adapt current solutions or introduce new procedures and practices.

PERCENTAGE OF TRAVEL (Out of duty station if applicable).

  • N/A

COMPETENCIES (Choose the competency appropriate for the role and delete the other. 3-5 competencies should be enough)

  • SC Values are Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on an ongoing basis (this varies according to the position please consider the below as an example
  • Delivering results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving our performance or that of the team/ organization.

Developing Self and Others: Invest time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realize their full potential and to build the organization's capability for the future.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises or those who need better healthcare, education, and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the rights of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday.
  • All children learn from quality basic education and,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.