Website International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Company Name:* International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Posted Date: 2024-02-12

Deadline: 2024-02-22

Job Type: Full time

Salary: Based on the organization’s scale.

#Health Care

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Job Description

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING

Company Background
IOCC was established in 1992 as the official humanitarian organization of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). IOCC’s global operations are managed from its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland with field offices in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and East Africa. IOCC has extensive experience implementing programs in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), as well as European and other international donors. In its nearly thirty years of operation, IOCC has amassed considerable experience worldwide in emergency and development settings and across a range of sectors, including food security, WASH, micro-credit lending, health, nutrition, agriculture, shelter, infrastructure, education, livelihoods, capacity building and civil society development through programs that support communities lifting themselves out of poverty and achieve economic sustainability.
IOCC began its work in Ethiopia in 2003, partnering closely with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC). In its 20 years operating in Ethiopia, IOCC has worked in cooperation with EOC-DICAC, international and local NGOs, and various ministries, including the ministries of Health, Education, and Agriculture, and provided humanitarian and development assistance to communities throughout the country.

Project Description/Position overview

The primary purpose of the MHNT Nurse position is to be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of outreach EPI, health education, and screening, OTP, as per the guideline of MOH and WHO mobile health and nutrition teams. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health and nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. She/he will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of activities, including people provided with health education, vaccinated children, screened children and mothers, children admitted to outpatient therapeutic program (OTP), and other services and compile weekly and monthly reports, and share with Medical Officer and Woreda Health Offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Improve basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis in health, immunization, and nutrition services.
  • Strengthen linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health offices.
  • Strengthen early referrals mechanisms.
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and Stabilization Center (SC) to achieve project objectives.
  • Facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP and SC.
  • Train and support the health extension workers (HEWs) on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.
  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
  • Ensure and adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary drugs for provision of treatment under curative services, nutritional and clinical requirements at the catchment health facilities – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care in the community.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Category : Health, emergency mental health and nutrition team
Employment Type: Full Time (with possibility of extension)
Career Level: Junior Level (3+ years experience)
Duration : Full-time employment (6 months with possibility of extension).

Job Requirements

Qualification’s:

  • Education:Bachelor’s degree in nursing or Public Health with valid registration/practicing license.
  • Experience: At least two years experience in the field, out of which one year NGO experience in the field; and experience in nutrition and health program MHNT implementation.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA): Good written and spoken communication skills in the local language (Amharic). Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and can cope with stressful situations. Good organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.
  • Competencies: Ability to work in a team; sensitivity to cultural conditions and practices; tenacity in observing procedures, regulations, and other requirements in implementing and maintaining IOCC programs; and make appropriate recommendations.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV by sending your application to www.ethioJobs.com

Note:

Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Nurse – Mobile Health and Nutrition Team’ in the subject line of your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications from qualified women are highly encouraged.

Note: All the shaded areas of the form are mandatory, providing the rest of the information will boost your recruitment efforts.

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