Health & Nutrition Officer – Chereti At FHI 360



JOB DESCRIPTION

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

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, youth, research, and technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team has been responding to the humanitarian emergency in Northern Ethiopia through an integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and Protection project to meet the critical needs of the conflict-affected population. FHI 360 aims to expand its reach to the Somali Region in Eastern Ethiopia to meet the immediate needs of the drought-affected population and will be implementing integrated humanitarian programming with the Ethiopia-based national organization, Pastoralist Concern (PC).

Position Overview
Under supervision of the Senor Health and Nutrition Officer, the Health and Nutrition officer is responsible for supporting all start-up health and nutrition activities in FHI 360 program implementation areas. They 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.
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  • Monitors the RUTF and drug status for OTP/SC
  • They also support 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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing /public health or Related Field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 -5 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

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.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references on the FHI 360 portal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. Responsibilities may evolve and change over time based on organizational needs and programmatic priorities.

 

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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employerwhereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding:FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email [email protected].

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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