Public Health Officer, Semera, Ethiopia

Save The Children

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

Public Health Officer – ( 210006AH )

External Vacancy Advertisement

Position – Public Health Officer

ROLE PURPOSE: The purpose of the public health officer position is to Improve MHNT services through the provision of community mobilization. She/he provides overall technical organizational support and plays facilitation role in communities she/he is assigned including awareness creation and linkages of behavioral change through education information and communication. She/he supports people’s empowerment collective action and solidarity. Facilitates and encourages active participation of and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems identifying solutions and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with IDPs in her/his working area in order to ensure that the messages are disseminated and understood at all levels. Build capacities of the community and institutions. She/he will be the link between the project and the community to ensure implementation of MHNT interventions.


Mobilize community for implementation of MHNT project

Facilitates in the identification and prioritization of activities and targeting for primary health intervetions

Ensures that the plan at IDP site is prepared with full participation of the community and partners;

Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation and ensure that the participation of each beneficiary and community groups in the plan for their respective kebeles and villages;

Facilitates and ensure that the participation of each beneficiary and community groups in implementation monitoring and evaluation of CAP for their respective kebeles and villages;

Work with community leaders elders and government staff and acts as a catalyst in initiating action and generating enthusiasm for change in communities by performing demonstrations and organizing and leading training sessions;

Prepares final action plan of their respective kebeles and villages by breaking down in to quarters and mo

nths and submit it to her/his supervisor

Organizes and facilitates Information Education and Communication (IEC) sessions/behavioural change communication sessions with community members

Create smooth work relationship with IDPs committee HWs and HEWs on mobilization linkage

Arranges/facilitates cross visits and conduct capacity building on site trainings for community leaders committees elders youth groups fodder production and marketing groups members and representatives and other members;

Maintains good relationship with governmental and locally established iIDPs’ nstitutions for the smooth implementation MHNT service package;

Closely works with government counterparts and links the activities of the community with the relevant bodies;

Develop partnership with grass root level stakeholders for the sustainability of programs;

ensures beneficiaries have access to all avaialable MHNT primary health services ;.

Collects basic information from the IDP community document the information and practices local practices that are best performing to the local conditions.

Prepares daily weekly monthly and quarterly plans on her/his activities and submit to her/his supervisor;

In order to be successful you will bring/have: QUALIFICATION

Minimum of Bachelor in public health nursing health education /environmental health.

Experience: Minimum three years working experience with similar position .

Experience in community setups is mandatory.

Working with NGO is adavanatagous

Skills/Ability required:.

Solid technical skill on community mobilization.

Demonstrated skills in IEC/BCC.

Strong computer (Microsoft skills) and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.

Good human relation skills.

Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program;

Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Afar Regional State in Ethiopia. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises or those that need better healthcare education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

All children learn from a quality basic education and that

Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition creativity and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information: Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process which includes rigorous background checks reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the

below link:

on or before

07 Sept 2021

Location: Semera

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Sep 7 2021


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