Health and Nutrition Officer - Maichew
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication, and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development and humanitarian challenge in more than 70 countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team is responding to the humanitarian emergency in Tigray region, focusing on emergency health, nutrition and WASH activities to support the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.
Under supervision of the Senor Health and Nutrition Officer, the Health and Nutrition officer is responsible for supporting all start-up nutrition activities in FHI 360 program implementation areas in Tigray region. S/he will be responsible for providing technical guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate international technical standards and guidelines are technically sound.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
- Implement the standard IMNCI /BEmONC, CMAM protocol, nutritional protocol and medical protocols at SC/OTP/
- In charge of PHC and OTP/ SC and IYCF quality program implementation and weekly OTP activity
- Organizes training for IMNCI /RH and OTP /IYCF and gives technical support to HEW
- Monitors the RUTF and drug status for OTP/SC
- S/He also supports the SFP programs
- Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and ENA/BCC application
- Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, HDAs, volunteers).
- Responsible for the outreach work and follow up of community volunteers
- Responsible for follow up and report of cases referred by Community volunteers
- Supervises the organization, sanitation, technical quality and availability of supplies in SC/OTP/SFP.
- Supports the compilation of monthly report.
- Responsible in mentoring of HEW.
- Support HEW in recording and reporting of PHC and OTP programs
- Supports the program integration with DPPO and MoH through on job trainings and supervisions
- Any other tasks assigned.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
- Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
- Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
- Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Basic working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for technical research studies.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
- Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:
- Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resources efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
- People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
- Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
- Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for the development of these three fundamental competencies.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Works on problems of moderate scope that require analysis or interpretation of various factors.
- Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
- Builds rapport with internal and external staff.
- Decision may affect a work unit or area within a department.
- Has no supervisory responsibility.
- Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments or projects.
- Typically reports to Senior Health and Nutrition Officer.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing /public health or Related Field.
- Minimum 3 years field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing integrated projects.
- Knowledge of latest Nutrition related technical guidelines and standards in emergency nutrition and health.
- NGO Experience in IMNCI/RH and CMAM/OTP/SC and IYCF included Community engagement program.
- Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
- Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
- Cultural and gender sensitivity
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.
- 10% - 25%
Date Revised: 09/13/2021
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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