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MHN Health Officer

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Job Description

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 Officer 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

QUALIFICATION

  • Minimum of  Bachelor in public health nursing , health education /environmental health.

Experience:

  • Minimum three years working experience with similar position .
  • Experience in community  setups is mandatory.
  • Working with NGO is adavanatagous

Skills/Ability required:.

  •  Solid technical skill on community mobilization.
  •  Demonstrated skills in IEC/BCC.
  •  Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.
  •   Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.
  • Good human relation skills.
  • Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program;
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

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 https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/job

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