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Health & Nutrition Coordinators

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Job Description

Role & Purpose

Plan International has working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized; with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits, working in partnership with others and operating effectively. Following the new CSP of Plan Ethiopia, the Emerging emergency humanitarian response, Plan is in vast emergency and recovery response throughout the country in all the Program areas including Afar and Assosa project sub offices.

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for designing and implementation of all emergency and recovery Health and nutrition related activities at local level using participatory and community based approaches. S/he is also responsible to provide technical support and guidance at local level to Wereda experts and other staff working in the area of nutrition. S/he is also responsible for compiling progress reports and documentation and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt in livelihoods.

Accountabilities

This should include a series of brief statements that define the end results required. E.g. drive, contribute, identify, manage, responsible for, advise/coach, build, develop, provide, conduct, oversee, establish, participate etc.

Statements should ideally be worded so that they will lead to thoughts of measurement.  For example, it is better to state something like “achieve maintenance standards” than “undertake maintenance”.  The former leads to a measure against the maintenance standards.]

  1. Health and Nutrition activities are carried out in the Nutrition Program managed according to Plan’s & national protocols
  • To ensure proper health and nutrition and medical management is provided to the beneficiaries.
  • To ensure Plan’s & national protocols are respected and followed in the treatment centers.
  • To ensure proper implementation of nutrition/health education sessions.
  • To participate in technical staff recruitment, training and supervision
  • To evaluate the impact of programs through regular field visits, data collection and reports
  • To oversee other field activities such as community mobilization, nutrition and health education sessions and community screening by CDF’s (community nutrition workers and volunteers).
  • To monitor program activities to ensure that treatment centers achieve acceptable performance indicators (such as cure rate, defaulter, death, non-response rates) and IYCF implementation based on SPHERE standards.
  • Follow & check field activities are accomplished regarding to suitable protocols.
  • Request adequate food and non-food items for each distribution sites.
  • Create smooth relationship among field staff and recognize team work progress.

2.     Effectively implemented capacity building activities

  • To participate in identifying MoH personnel, partner LNGO’s or INGO’s for collaboration in nutrition activities and/or technical training for management of acute malnutrition and integrating IYCF with other project activities.
  • To organize and carry out health and nutrition trainings for partners, especially MoH personnel where possible (e.g. technical workshops, training on SAM guidelines, IYCF and CBN guidelines, etc).

3.     Participated in the definition of the Plan’s strategy for health and nutrition

  • To propose amendments to the technical strategy as needed.
  • To identify and design future nutrition treatment programs according to needs and capacities in the area and relevant information.
  • To provide technical justification and technical aspects of new treatment programs as needs arise

4.     Coordinated with Plan- team activities:

§  To collaborate and communicate with other Plan program officers (WASH, livelihoods, logistics, etc.) to ensure harmonization of activities according to Plan’s mission strategy

§  To collaborate with the Project Coordinator, Nutrition Coordinator and Nutrition Advisor at national level and any other Plan resource people in order to ensure the coherence of Plan nutrition activities, integrations, and reports.

§  To follow up of the logistics requirements of feeding programs and job-aid materials for IYCF with the Logistics Department and in collaboration with the Nutrition Coordinator in the capital.

 

5.     Collaborated with local authorities and partner agencies:

  • To collaborate with local authorities and community for the acceptance of programs and activities
  • To liaise with local authorities and MoH personnel regularly, reporting to them and giving them updates on activities.
  • To collaborate with the potential partners on the field (health centers, health educators, local committees) to improve the coverage and the efficiency of the programs.
  • To collaborate with the health NGOs running local health clinics to set-up and strengthen referral and treatment links of beneficiaries to health facilities (especially EPI and IMNCH).

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships

The post holder is expected to establish effective communication and close working relationships with project team (Project Coordinator, all officers, IYCF Nurse, TSFP Nurse, TSFP Measurer, OTP nurse, Drivers) and program beneficiaries, local government sector offices, Other NGO’s, UN agencies, bilateral, and other principle stakeholders. In relation to this, working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact.

Job Requirements

Essential

  • BSC in Health, Nursing and other relevant fields of study
  • Minimum over 4 year’s relevant experience and with this at least 2 years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of emergency nutrition intervention, IYCF and health.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.
  • An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Afarigna  ,English & Amharic is Desirable

Desirable

Experience on pastoral community in particular in emergency project is an advantageous

How to Apply

The closing date for the application in September 17.2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link http://ethiojobs.net

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

More information about Plan International can be found on http://plan-international.org

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

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