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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

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.

role PURPOSE

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned Woreda. She/he will mainly be responsible for the day to day implementation of outreach EPI, health education, and screening, OTP, as per the guideline of RHB and WHO mobile health and Nutrition teams. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. He will also be responsible for day to day documentation, people provided for health education, vaccinated children, screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, and all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Field office health response coordinator and Woreda health offices.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Objective: – Planning and Implementation of the Health and nutrition activities (30%)

  • Develop detail action plan and Ensure effective implementation of health and nutrition component in line with the existing donor approved project document in collaboration with other the project staff and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.
  • Ensure effectiveness of Health and Nutrition Nurse as the health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Joint planning with MHNT team and Government HW Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services
  • Manage sick children according to IMNCI and ICCM guideline.
  • The health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and 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 at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary drugs for provision of treatment under curative services, nutritional and clinical requirements at the catchment health facilities – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community
  • support health and Nutrition assistant and Home-based care providers and closely coordinate with other project staff
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus.
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and 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 project at community level
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community
  • Ensure hygiene and sanitation and MHPSS key messages in health and nutrition activities
  • Work closely with project technical staff in ensuring coordination and integration across all activities

Objective: – Technical Support and Capacity Building (30%)

  • Jointly develop monthly, weekly work plan with other MHNT staffs
  • On job technical support to HW, HEW on ICCM/IMNCI, EPI, OTP, health/nutrition activity and documentation
  • Provides support for health and nutrition trainings, workshops, and meetings conducted at zonal/woreda/Kebele level
  • Assess the capacity gap in assigned catchment Health facilities and fill the gaps
  • Conduct training need assessment to identify relevant community members (woreda HO, CSW, HAD, HEW, HWs) knowledge gap and design appropriate training accordingly
  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism at health facilities and community level
  • Implement and facilitate awareness-raising sessions at centres and community levels, based on a guidebook; particularly on child development, mothering practices, mother and child interactions and breastfeeding practices

Objective: – Monitoring and Supervision (20%)

  • Maintain up-to-date data related to nutrition and other activities and deliver to H &N coordinator
  • Ensure close working relationship with each MHNT
  • Facilitate/Conduct joint, supportive supervision with MHNT and CO level health and nutrition thematic specialist on the activities.
  • Facilitates and encourages regular review meeting and review schedules at all woreda levels and help the different institutions have it institutionalized commitment;
  • Together with other health and nutrition team sets project quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
  • Prepare a monthly program and program support plan that helps to visit field activities and provide formal and informal feedback to the program staff in terms of recommendations for improved performance;
  • Conducts regular mentoring to community health workers and health extension workers and develop their group and individual counselling skills.
  • Collect key client data and prepare reports on progress made, together with observations, challenges faced, and lessons learned

Objective: – Ensuring on time reporting, data quality and learning documentation (20%)

  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly high-quality reports
  • Establishes and maintains documentation system for all program activities including, minutes of technical meetings
  • Document project learning, success stories, case studies, and learning briefs
  • Ensure improved data collection and reporting systems during supportive supervision or monitoring field visits to each project operational areas

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure 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.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications/Experience Essential:

  • Education BSc in public health, nursing, nutrition
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience

Qualifications/Experience Desirable:

  • In depth knowledge and experience of health and nutrition programming in the   humanitarian context essential.
  • Familiarity with MHN activity in Emergency Settings
  • In depth knowledge of primary health care system
  • In depth knowledge and experience of IMNCI, AMYCN, IYCF-E implementation
  • Strong organizational and supervisory, Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments and Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Ability to work within a team structure, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources

Languages Required

  • Excellent English verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of local language will be an asset

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: Sidama Regions, South Regions, South Omo, and Gofa Zones

Type of Role: Health and Nutrition

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Grade: C1

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children.It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awareness in their individual countries.

The organisation puts an emphasis on communities working together in order to address the needs of children around the world. The NGO focuses on child participation, education, economic security, emergencies, health, protection, sexual health (including HIV), and water and sanitation. It provides training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked on relief efforts in countries including Haiti, Colombia and Japan.

Plan International also sponsors the Because I Am a Girl campaign, which has published many stories focusing on the struggle of young women in the developing world.

Plan International was founded during the Spanish Civil War by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and aid worker Eric Muggeridge. When they witnessed the conflict change the lives of children, they founded ‘Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain’, which would later change its name to Plan International. Set up in 1937, the organisation provided food, shelter and clothing to children whose lives had been destroyed by the war.

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0 USD Sidama Regions, South Omo, Gam, CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

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.

role PURPOSE

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned Woreda. She/he will mainly be responsible for the day to day implementation of outreach EPI, health education, and screening, OTP, as per the guideline of RHB and WHO mobile health and Nutrition teams. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. He will also be responsible for day to day documentation, people provided for health education, vaccinated children, screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, and all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Field office health response coordinator and Woreda health offices.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Objective: - Planning and Implementation of the Health and nutrition activities (30%)

  • Develop detail action plan and Ensure effective implementation of health and nutrition component in line with the existing donor approved project document in collaboration with other the project staff and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.
  • Ensure effectiveness of Health and Nutrition Nurse as the health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Joint planning with MHNT team and Government HW Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services
  • Manage sick children according to IMNCI and ICCM guideline.
  • The health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and 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 at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary drugs for provision of treatment under curative services, nutritional and clinical requirements at the catchment health facilities - Plumpy'nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community
  • support health and Nutrition assistant and Home-based care providers and closely coordinate with other project staff
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus.
  • Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and 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 project at community level
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community
  • Ensure hygiene and sanitation and MHPSS key messages in health and nutrition activities
  • Work closely with project technical staff in ensuring coordination and integration across all activities

Objective: - Technical Support and Capacity Building (30%)

  • Jointly develop monthly, weekly work plan with other MHNT staffs
  • On job technical support to HW, HEW on ICCM/IMNCI, EPI, OTP, health/nutrition activity and documentation
  • Provides support for health and nutrition trainings, workshops, and meetings conducted at zonal/woreda/Kebele level
  • Assess the capacity gap in assigned catchment Health facilities and fill the gaps
  • Conduct training need assessment to identify relevant community members (woreda HO, CSW, HAD, HEW, HWs) knowledge gap and design appropriate training accordingly
  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism at health facilities and community level
  • Implement and facilitate awareness-raising sessions at centres and community levels, based on a guidebook; particularly on child development, mothering practices, mother and child interactions and breastfeeding practices

Objective: - Monitoring and Supervision (20%)

  • Maintain up-to-date data related to nutrition and other activities and deliver to H &N coordinator
  • Ensure close working relationship with each MHNT
  • Facilitate/Conduct joint, supportive supervision with MHNT and CO level health and nutrition thematic specialist on the activities.
  • Facilitates and encourages regular review meeting and review schedules at all woreda levels and help the different institutions have it institutionalized commitment;
  • Together with other health and nutrition team sets project quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
  • Prepare a monthly program and program support plan that helps to visit field activities and provide formal and informal feedback to the program staff in terms of recommendations for improved performance;
  • Conducts regular mentoring to community health workers and health extension workers and develop their group and individual counselling skills.
  • Collect key client data and prepare reports on progress made, together with observations, challenges faced, and lessons learned

Objective: - Ensuring on time reporting, data quality and learning documentation (20%)

  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly high-quality reports
  • Establishes and maintains documentation system for all program activities including, minutes of technical meetings
  • Document project learning, success stories, case studies, and learning briefs
  • Ensure improved data collection and reporting systems during supportive supervision or monitoring field visits to each project operational areas

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure 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.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications/Experience Essential:

  • Education BSc in public health, nursing, nutrition
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience

Qualifications/Experience Desirable:

  • In depth knowledge and experience of health and nutrition programming in the   humanitarian context essential.
  • Familiarity with MHN activity in Emergency Settings
  • In depth knowledge of primary health care system
  • In depth knowledge and experience of IMNCI, AMYCN, IYCF-E implementation
  • Strong organizational and supervisory, Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments and Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Ability to work within a team structure, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources

Languages Required

  • Excellent English verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of local language will be an asset

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: Sidama Regions, South Regions, South Omo, and Gofa Zones

Type of Role: Health and Nutrition

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Grade: C1

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

2023-06-01

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