SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
**Who we are
SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. We started our humanitarian work in Ethiopia with the opening of our first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. Since then, we have expanded our programs to different regions where there are significant needs for intervention and where we believe we can work in partnership with all relevant actors to bring sustainable positive outcomes for children’s and young people.
Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and those that are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community-based organizations across seven program locations; we aspire that every child grows up with love, respect and security.
As part of SOS CVE's effort to respond to different emergencies such as drought, flood, conflict etc, which arise from time to time in different parts of the country, the organization has secured funding from HGFD to implement a 1 year and six months emergency response project in the North Wollo zone Wadla, Gazo, Angot Woredas of the Amhara region. The project will work to address the food Integrated Emergency health, Nutrition, RMNH, ES/NFI, food security and Livelihood needs of returnee in the North Wollo zone Wadla, Gazo, Angot Woredas of the Amhara region.
Why we need you?
We are looking for a Project Health and Nutrition Officer who will be responsible for implementation of all components of the project related to health and nutrition activity and provision of technical and professional support in the target communities’ project area and contribute to the delivery of effective and high-quality health and nutrition intervention.
What we provide...
An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career!
While working with us a Health and Nutrition Officer you will be;
Reporting to: Project Filed Coordinator
In charge of the following:
Providing quality technical Support and ensure effective implementation of health activities as per the set plan of action
S/he also working with and providing technical support and guidance on health activity to project area health staff
Responsible for capacity-building of field staff and government partners using relevant tools and technical approach
Ensuring that all activities related to health are implemented in a coordinated and harmonized manner.
Working closely with other program staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the goals and objectives of the program
Ensuring measurable impact of health activities and a robust M&E system is in place
Ensuring quality of health activities designed to reduce the vulnerability of women
Monitoring progress and provide ongoing feedback and recommendations to the project management.
Participating in the health assessments carried out in project operational areas
Providing technical and professional support in the area of health in the target communities; Providing support for all trainings, workshops, and meetings conducted at project area, which includes preparing training plan in organizing and facilitating events; Conduct training need assessments to identify knowledge gaps/needs in government line offices.
Conducting baseline information related access to health in collaboration with other staff members and prepares plan of action for respective project area.
Conducting joint, supportive and facilitative supervision with project area staff on the activities of community health agents; Supervises project activities and budgets, which includes tracking of project activities.
Working closely with communities, health facilities and project area Health Office and other government partners and community-level institutions to promote quality health interventions with targeted households;
Keeping updated with developments in the health sectors, including best practice examples and ensure ongoing personal development and learning;
Participating in the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned in available forums.
Preparing monthly/quarterly progress reports and submits to file project coordinator; Coordinates quarterly review meetings.
Responsible to ensure that all beneficiaries are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about SOS Children’s Villages Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.
Ensure that all support is provided on the best interest of the child.
Responsible to take part in raise awareness raising sessions and capacity building trainings in relation to CS and Code of Conduct and to prevent and protect children and young people from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination
Support children and young people to make them understand the CS risks and protection mechanisms
Responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately, following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the CS team at programme level and/or to the respective line manager
A minimum of 2 years' work experience in the field of emergency health and nutrition intervention specifically SAM & MAM management.
Competencies – knowledge, skills, abilities
Strong knowledge on monitoring and evaluation and report writing
Ability to plan and organize work to meet individual, team and project objective
Have Training and facilitation skill
Ability to effectively liaise with government, donors, NGOs, community leaders and other stakeholders
Demonstrated ability for conflict resolution and independent decision making
Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
Cultural and gender sensitivity
Knowledge of latest health related technical guidelines and standards in emergency nutrition and health intervention
Experience in quality assurance in a clinical setting desirable.
Prior INGO experience is an asset
“SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.
How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with the names and contact details of three referees.
Please be informed that applications that are late, or do not have CV, will be disqualified and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be sent electronically through SOS Children Villages Application portal (ICIMS)
Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply