Founded more than 75 years ago, Plan International (Plan) has global presence in 69 countries and is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. Plan is committed to actively safeguarding children from harm and ensuring children are fully protected and safe. Plan takes seriously its responsibility to promote child-safe environment and practices. Positive actions will be taken to prevent child abusers from becoming involved with Plan International in anyway, and stringent measures will be taken against any Plan staff and/or associates who abuse a child.
Plan has been operating in Ethiopia since 1995, and currently operates in four regions of the country with a range of multi-sectoral development and humanitarian programmes. A process to realign the organizational structure and workforce with the current country strategic plan and its priorities has recently been conducted, and accordingly, we are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position from internal and/or external applicants. OTP/SC Nurse
To provide support to, PIE’s supported OTP/SC activities of the government, in all kebeles of each target woredas. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the provision of quality out-patient therapeutic and in-patient care of SAM case management, and follow-up services to target beneficiaries through ensuring adherence to national and international SAM case management protocols.
Responsible for the coordination of the overall CMAM particularly TFP services within the operational area where community access for quality services
- Respect the dignity of beneficiaries, carers & community members at all levels.
- Plan and implement OTP/SC activities as outlined in the protocol to achieve objectives of the project.
- Throughout the project implementation, work with and ensure transfer of capacity to HEWs and HWs in each health posts and SCs of target woredas.
- Ensure that the HEWs and HWs provide quality SAM case management services to children under five year in accordance with the MoH and SPHERE standards.
- Train and support the HEWs in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC and TSFP) according to national/international guidelines.
- Support community-based volunteers (FDAs) for the implementation of the community component of the project (OTP/SC).
- Ensure each and every admitted child receives adequate and quality medical and nutritional care through existing resources.
- Ensure the health post is always and at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and medical requirements - Plumpy'nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipments, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
- Assist HEWs and HWs in the planning and promotion of awareness creation on health and nutrition key messages dissemination in the community.
- Organize quality registration, recording and documentation of patient-related data in the OTP and SC according to national protocol thereby ensuring accurate data collection and reporting to worded health office and PIE's project office according to approved formats.
- Participate in the organization and delivery of nutritional trainings for health worker and HEWs in the Woreda.
- Ensure that cross cutting issues (disability, gender, HIV & AIDS and Gender) are mainstreamed in all levels of team activities.
- Participate in the conduct of nutritional studies and surveys in the woreda.
- Carryout any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Child Protection and Gender Equality
- Demonstrate commitment to Plan’s child protection policy through implementing the policy in its entirety, and report any actual or potential risk situations following the reporting procedures, being aware of abuse and risks to children, being vigilant, becoming familiar with the Child Protection Policy.
- Raise children’s rights/protection awareness and important of gender equality and respect to diversity within Plan and amongst partners and community members.
- Child protection and gender equality policies are understood by the staff and partners.
- Ensure equal participation and benefit of boys and girls and children with disabilities in all phases of programme/ project implementation.
Dealing with Problems
The operational area is chronically food insecure and highly vulnerable to malnutrition and disease. This deep rooted poverty can be alleviated through multidimensional program initiatives to become recurrent drought affected people resilient from this challenge
Communications and Working Relationships
Internally: Field teams (project coordinator, all officers, CMAM, TSFP nurse, OTP nurse),
Externally: contacts: program beneficiaries, local government sector offices
- Nursing diploma from a recognized health colleges with at least two years’ experience post qualification and with valid registration/practicing license
- Experienced in nutrition program (OTP/SC) implementation – case definition and care, clinical management, OTP/SC management, data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc
- Work experience in Health Service Extension Program is an asset.
- Good written and spoken of the local language (Amharic) and English.
Competencies and values
- Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
- Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
- Interest in and ability to train staff
- Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability and willingness to work in remote and challenging environments
Reports to: CMAM Coordinator
Number of Post: One
Duty Station: Loka Abaya/Dara (Sidama Zone)
Terms of Employment: Short Term Contract
Closing Date: January 19, 2016
Interested applicants should send scanned copies of their CV and application letter. Candidates should in their application letters also state current and expected salary, and the date they will be available if selected for the position and clearly indicate the position and location s/he is applying for. Applications should be send to:
Plan International Ethiopia, SNNP Program Area
Or submit application in person:
Plan International Ethiopia, SNNP Program Area
In front of Logita Hotel to TTC on the Street behind Old Stadium
Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Note that candidates who have applied in the first advert will not need to apply again as they will be considered.
Plan is an independent organization with no religious, political, or governmental affiliations and is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.