INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Health and Nutrition Specialist
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Date: January 11, 2017
Vacancy No: 013/17
Objective: The purpose of the Health and Nutrition Specialist is to provide technical and professional support in the target woredas and kebeles in the area of Primary Health Care (PHC) and nutrition for the RESET II Program. S/he also works with and provides technical support and guidance to Health Action Committees (HACs) and Community Health Agents (CHAs). The Health and Nutrition Specialist is also responsible to document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners. Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the implementation of all components of the project related to health and nutrition in the target communities. The Health and Nutrition Specialist will work closely with other program staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the goals and objectives of the program.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Provide Technical Assistance/ Program planning and implementation (30%)
· Lead in the implementation of activities in the target woredas and kebeles focused on the intersection of health and nutrition.
· Facilitate the supply and administration of logistical needs for project implementation;
· Ensure effective implementation of the project activities as per the set plan of action;
· Ensure measureable impact of health and nutrition-related activities and a robust M&E system is in place;
Training and Technical Support
§ Provides technical and professional support in the area of health and nutrition in the target woredas and kebeles;
§ Provides support for all trainings, workshops, and meetings conducted at woreda and kebele levels, which includes preparing training plan in organizing and facilitating events;
Planning and Supervision
§ Conducts baseline information related access to health and nutrition in collaboration with other staff members and prepares plan of action for respective woredas/kebeles;
§ Conducts joint, supportive and facilitative supervision with woreda and kebele staff on the activities of community health and nutrition agents;
§ Supervises project activities and budgets, which includes tracking of project activities;
Networking and Learning
§ Works closely with communities, health facilities and Woreda Health Office and other government partners and community-level institutions to promote quality health and nutrition interventions with targeted households;
§ Keeps updated with developments in the health and nutrition sectors, including best practice examples and ensure ongoing personal development and learning;
§ Prepares monthly/quarterly progress reports and submits to Project Manager;
§ Coordinates quarterly review meetings;
BSc in Public/Health and Nutrition, or equivalent combination of education and work
3-5 years of experience in Public Health and Nutrition programs in rural communities
affected by food insecurity.
Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, adaptability, communicating with impart,
contributing to team success, planning and organizing, proactive problem solving,
technical and professional knowledge, stress tolerance and customer focus.
The salary for this position is negotiable based on candidate’s current pay history and the duty
stationis at CARE Ethiopia Borena Field Office. The deadline for applications is 10 days from the
date of advertisement and this is a regular position
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