MH & Nutrition Nurse

Job Description


  •  Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services
  •  Conduct & undertake PHC like consultation & provide proper treatment based on the protocol
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus
  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.
  • The health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Train and support the HEWs in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.
  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
  • Ensure each and every 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’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community

Technical Support role

  • Support communities to increase their knowledge and skills through training, exposure and joint actions
  •   Strengthen community self-mobilization through their leaders for participation in their planning, implementation and monitoring of activities
  •  Share latest development ideas and appropriate technologies to community members/groups
  •  Share information on support and cooperation opportunities with communities and other stakeholders
  •  Use a variety of extension methods, which are suited to the situation, and build the capacities (knowledge, and skills) of communities
  •  Promote constructive customary mechanisms and institution building with in communities

Job Requirements


  • BSc Degree nurse, public health Officer or other related fields.
  • At least three years post qualification experience in the field out of which one year NGO experience in the field
  • Experienced in nutrition and health program implementation –data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc.
  • Good written and spoken ability of the local language
  • Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Interest in and ability to work in team.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.


  • The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and Relations to his team members.
  • The position holder must have an ability that he can manage when it comes to reach hard decisions to across the barrier.
  • The position holder should have a good interrelation ship with others and must now local language

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at