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We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.
The CMAM Officer is then responsible for implementation of all CMAM related activities including TSFP, IYCF-E and OTP/SC at local level using participatory and community-based approaches. S/he is also expected to provide technical support and guidance to Wereda experts and other staff working in the area of under-five nutrition. S/he is also responsible for compiling progress reports, documentation, and sharining of best practices and lessens learnt in livelihoods.
- Carry out CMAM Program according to Plan’s & national protocols (65%)
- Proper planning for implementation of health and nutrition programs to address the needs of beneficiaries.
- Lead the proper management of TSF commodities in store, out of store and at distribution sites.
- Strengthen early case identification, referral linkages and proper treatment of the identified cases at all sites (TSFP, OTP and SC sites).
- Ensure proper implementation of nutrition/health education sessions through strengthening outreach programs, food demonstration sessions and IYCF-E promotion.
- Making continuous follow-up and monitoring the contribution of active programs through regular field visits, data collection and reports.
- Implement field activities such as community mobilization, nutrition and health education sessions and community screening in collaboration with health extension workers, CMAM assistances and community 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.
- Request adequate food and non-food items for each distribution sites.
- Preparing monthly and quarter TSF program reports on overall nutrition activities.
- Effectively implemented capacity building activities for local health facilities (25%)
- Provide continuous on the job training for the health extension workers and food distribution agents to enhance proper case management and early case findings.
- Identifying health workers and health extension workers for technical training for management of acute malnutrition and integrating IYCF-E with other project activities.
- Organize and carry out health and nutrition trainings for partners where possible (e.g. technical workshops, training on SAM guidelines, IYCF and CBN guidelines, etc).
- To follow up and provide ongoing technical support to the activities of the trained partners
- To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of these activities, and to propose recommendations for developing future capacity building strategies for Plan’s future action.
- Coordinated with Plan- team activities (5%):
- To collaborate and communicate with other Plan program officers (Finance, livelihoods, logistics, etc) to ensure harmonization of activities according to Plan’s mission strategy.
- Inform/update the Emergency Project Coordinator on nutrition activities on a regular basis.
- Timely submitting all expected reports (5%):
- Weekly and Monthly activity report to be sent to Project Coordinator including the achievements of the team for the past month and objectives for the following month.
- Properly documentation of the TSFP and other Nutrition program activities.
- End of mission and handover reports to be sent to the Project Coordinator before end of mission.
- The CMAM officer will arrange transportation allowance payments with reviewed attendance sheet for the Food Distribution agents.
- Within the scope of the role, there will be additional assignments by the immediate supervisor as needed.
- Seek and promote innovative ideas, approach to ensure quality of work
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
- Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
- Ensures that the team members under supervision are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
- Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
- Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.
Qualifications/ experience essential:
- BSc in Public Health, Nursing and other relevant fields of study and over 3-5 year’s relevant experience.
- At least two years practical experience in TSF program management.
- At least three years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
- Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition and IYCF-E
- Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.
- An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.
Qualifications/ experience desirable:
- Full membership of professional body [if appropriate to this role]
- Has developed professional networks in the sector and in country government
- Experience and/or strong professional links with work in this field in other countries
- Specialist expertise in either Inclusion or Social and gender norm change
- English language is an official communication.
- Knowledge of the local language is an advantage criterion.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.
We strive for lasting impact
We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.
We work well together
We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.
We are inclusive and empowering
We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
Location: SNNPR-Program Area diffrent location
Type of Role: Health and Nutration
Reports to: Health and Nutrtion Coordinator
Closing Date:May 31,2023
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
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 organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
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