BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.
SBFP/TSFP Nurse officer is responsible for proper implementation of Emergency Health and nutrition services targeting for children and adult provided at MHNT sites. She/he will work closely with MHNT Team leader, MHNT Midwife nurse and Senior health officer based in Shire/Adi-Harush. The nurse is responsible for the identification and management of children with malnutrition, provision of systemic treatment/ treatment of childhood illnesses. They will also handle food distribution, documentation, and reporting for Blanket Supplementary Feeding Project (SBFP)/Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP).
Planning, Coordination, Supervision, and implementation
Overall management of blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP/TSFP) site during distributions
Provide coordinated health and nutrition services (mass screening, immunization, deworming, vitamin A supplementation, and treatment of minor illnesses or emergency referral of clients in BSFP according to MoH guidelines and protocols.
In collaborations with MoH and other partners to establish a referral mechanism of both moderately and severely malnourished children to the IMAM program.
In coordination with the Project Officers/coordinator/MoH staff to request food commodities in time to ensure availability of BSFP commodities and other supplies required at BSFP site
Responsible for ordering, storage, accountability of medical drugs during Therapeutic supplementary feeding program/BSFP.
Collaborate with health officials to identify Health Volunteers (HEWs) to work with at the BSFP sites
Enroll validated beneficiaries into the Last Mile Mobile Solution (LMMS) system.
Support the Project Officer/Coordinator with field logistics.
Monitoring and Reporting
Prepare a list of children referred to coordinated Management of Acute Malnutrition sites.
Monitoring of beneficiaries in TSFP/BSFP to ensure appropriate weight gain.
To ensure program reporting protocols are implemented according to World Food Program BSFP strategy/ guidelines and World Vision Commodity Management guidelines.
Consolidate/ summarizes routine data and reports for timely submission to the coordinator.
Preparation of progress reports, stocks and program reports according to partners such as UNICEF, WFP and, WoHO requirements.
Plan tracking for key Child Well Being indicators of strategic relevance from secondary and primary data, with partners and communities.
Collect any monitoring data with community members in a collaborative and detailed fashion.
Support in the supervision of community-based monitoring activities, as vital in the program context.
Provide accurate documentation of any commodity losses.
Report on any incidences touching on security at the distribution centers.
Train and Mentor Community Health Volunteers, screeners, and other staff supporting BSFP site to ensure delivery of quality deliver health and nutrition services.
Commodity Management and Reporting
Ensure that all commodities delivered at the FDP are accurately accounted for based on the approved distribution plan.
Conduct prior mobilization of community members/health facility staff to ensure food commodities are received and kept in safe custody
In coordination with health extension workers and, casual distribute pre-packed food commodities to beneficiaries
Supervise commodity movements, including delivery of commodities and Non-Food Items at the Final Distribution Point.
In liaison with CHVs lead all aspects of receipt/offloading by the off loaders to ensure the correctness of quantity, content, and quality as per the waybill. Resolve signatures on the waybills documents as well as losses and damages, and excesses. In case of damage arrange for reconstitution.
Schedule food commodity distribution dates in coordination with health facilities and, other partners and ensures communication reaches the beneficiaries.
Engagement with Ministry of health and field level as shall be required and provide Government authorities, UNICEF and, WFP with key information regarding beneficiary registration, commodity/food distribution plans, and project progress. Identify and report on other needs that need attention by other partners
- Diploma in clinical nursing and related field and having experience in BSFP/ TSFP distribution for six months to one year
- Have a proven experience in emergency nutrition programs, notably TSFP/BSFP, and running other feeding programs.
- Have experience in MUAC screening, Case Identification and, good knowledge of CMAM of U5 and, PLW with the protocol of national Guideline.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Self-motivated, transparent, highly responsible, and punctual, and able to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.
- Ability to work in stressful working environments in remote areas and, understanding the cultural context of the local area.
How to Apply
Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:
Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
- Name of the position you have applied for.
- Date of application
- Summary of your qualifications and experience
- Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job.
- Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number, if possible, also email address
- Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.
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