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. TSFP Measurers & Registers
The CHW-SFP Assistant is responsible to work closely with SFP nurse, target beneficiaries, community members and local government to implement the project according the agreed activities and action plan and to address the priority problem of the poorest, marginalized community members.
The key role of CHW-SFP Assistant is to support the implementation and monitoring of nutrition project activities at woreda and kebelle level as per the agreed project documents and work plan.
- To reduce GAM in children 6-59 months and pregnant and lactating women, as recommended in the national guidelines
- Moderately malnourished children under five treated and cured/discharged;
- Moderately malnourished pregnant and lactating women treated and cured/discharged;
- Improved referral linkages between TSFP, OTP, SC levels and CM activities.
- Severely and moderately malnourished children effectively referred from TSFP to OTP and vice versa and from SC to OTP and vice versa.
- Monitor the effectiveness of emergency response according to stated project objective and desired results.
- Assessed effectiveness of the program by SPHERE standard like cured rate, defaulter rate, death rate and non- responder rate
- Produce monthly, quarterly, and final reports according to internal, external & donor schedules
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
- Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures,
- Knowledge of child rights programming
- Good knowledge of field level realities of humanitarian NGOs work
- Good understanding of the external operating environment including government policies, strategies, guidelines and operating procedures in managing emergencies and disasters in the country
- Good knowledge in area of emergency nutrition projects
- 12th or 10th grade complete with at least three years’ experience in nutrition program (TSFP) implementation – case definition and care, TSFP management, data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health volunteers, etc
- Work experience in Health Service Extension Program is an asset.
- Good written and spoken of the local language (Amharic) and English.
- 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 volunteers
- Ability and willingness to work in remote and challenging environments
Reports to: CMAM Coordinator
Number of Post: Two
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.