Nutrition officer

International Medical Corps (IMC)

Posted 8 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryHealth Care(Bio/Lab/Hospital/hygiene/Veterinary)
DeadlineFeb 7 2020
LocationChinakson Worda Harari

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/SCOPE OF WORK: (Essential functions, quality/quantity expected list of marginal duties and number of national/and or expat staff supervised)


  • Provide technical and logistical support to the woreda health sector for effective implementation of nutrition interventions activities
  • Analyzing and reporting nutrition situation and prevailing trends

  • Promote gender equity and equality through each level of nutrition activities

  • Plan with HEWs and other health workers working in TFP for effective, sustainable and efficient implementation of nutrition intervention

  •  Provide Woreda level basic CMAM and IYCF trainings to HEWs/Other health professional

  • Provide technical support to MoH health staff on management of Sever Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and IYCF

  • Will provide technical support from screening to discharge (admission, treatment, follow up and referral) to provide care to under five years old malnourished children and uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition cases

  • Perform supportive supervision of CMAM and IYCF activities and ensure they are implemented as planned

  • Supervising admission of  patients to TFP and SFP

  • Supervising treatment and progress of patients

  •  Ensuring adherence to and respect of current protocols

  •  Assist HEWs on Health Development Armies’ (HDAs) training and ensure strengthened relationship between HDAs and HEWs

  •  Ensure the appropriate referral system between SCs, OTPs TSFPs  and IYCF

  • Ensure the cards, registration books and other necessary formats are filled and documented proper

  •  Liaise with ministry of health institutions, DPPD and other government organization at Woreda and Kebele Level pertaining to CMAM activities

  • Will supervise and support the CMAM activities

  • Ensure the CMAM coverage reach above 50% for rural and above 70% for urban community and the other standard performance indicators are met appropriately  

  •  Ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate education and participated in the nutrition program

  • Ensure the nutrition items are provided to the health facilities and reach to the intended beneficiaries 

  • Collect weekly TFP and SFP data (admission and exit status) and report weekly and monthly with narrative reports to nutrition project coordinator; and ensure report reaches to MoH through its chain

  • Establishing linkage with community leaders and representatives

  • Participate on health and nutrition related assessments

  • Organize review meeting at each woreda to review the progress of health intervention at the woreda level.

  • Perform another Other duties as  required

Job Requirement

  • Degree in nutrition or nursing or public health with 3 years of experience or diploma in nutrition or nursing or public health with 5 years of experience-  Renewed MoH professional license is important
  • Experience on emergency nutrition and PHEM intervention like CMAM, IYCF, major epidemic diseases surveillance and epidemic/outbreak investigation and response

  • Training on CMAM and  IYCF

  • Experience of facilitation of training and review meetings

  • Fluent in written and spoken English language

  • Knowledge of local language to the respective Woredas

  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel)

  • Ensure that IMC’s food security program and approach is in line with policies and strategies of the Government of Ethiopia’s as well


How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV through before OR on Feb 07,2020

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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