Engender Health Community SRH Promoter Jobs in Ethiopia

Engender Health Community SRH Promoter Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223180

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Tule and Gebegebo towns, Somali

Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract


Job Description

External Vacancy Announcement

Engender Health’s vision is Women and Girls First. The vision is underpinned by the mission, namely catalyzing the value of women and girls by harnessing the power of sexual and reproductive rights and health.

EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival.

EngenderHealth-Ethiopia would like to employee well qualified and experienced candidate as Community SRH Promoter for its Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Internally Displaced Persons project in Somali Regional State project in Ethiopia.

Job Title:

Community SRH Promotor


Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Internally Displaced Persons in Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

Reports to:

Regional Program Officer,

Number required

Three (3)

Duty Station:

Tule Town (2) and Gebegebo (1)


As per the scale of the organization

Job Summary:

The Community SRH Promotor under the supervision of the Program Officer will be responsible for the overall community engagement, awareness raising/demand creation activities at the selected IDP sites, focusing on SRHR including Maternal Health (Safe Motherhood), Abortion Care, Family Planning, and SGBV.

The Community SRH Promotor will be primarily responsible for ensuring the achievement of specific project deliverables and targets related to the above-mentioned SRHR services in selected IDP camps.

The Community SRH Promotor is expected to oversee and carryout structured awareness raising and demand creation activities through different approaches by working with potential partners; ensure the establishment of structured

He /She will be responsible for organizing and facilitating trainings to community level volunteer health promotors including TBAs, Community level influential people, religious leaders and selected youth representatives.

Detail Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that necessary Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP) for RH, an interagency and WHO approved standard is integrated into the SRH/health activities at community level.
  • The MISP includes prevention of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity through provision of clean delivery kits, promoting healthy pregnancy, skilled delivery, referrals to existing quality emergency obstetric care (BEmONC) services, Post Abortion Care and Family planning services, prevention and management of sexual violence, and planning and promoting comprehensive SRH services.
  • Closely works with the formed community level committee and Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (IASC) regarding community engagement activities; support and oversee home visits, community dialogues, campaigns and other activities focusing on SRHR
    With an aim of improved demand creation and utilization of services provided by the mobile team, the promotor closely works with the team and nearby health posts for advance preparations.
  • Collects data on key SRH indicators such as maternal mortality ratios, contraceptive prevalence rates, GBV data, and others as needed.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the health facilities/cluster, local SRH working
    groups, and local health authorities and community members on all aspects of community level intervention and data collection
    Works with the supervisor regarding obtaining necessary RH kits that will be distributed to community.
  • Ensures the male engagement approach for SRHR is working at community level and support the cascade of the demand creation activities through them.
  • By working with the program officer, responsible for planning and monitoring all community level activities; and report timely
  • Encourages good practice by promoting and championing the child protection policy and procedures and respond appropriately to disclosures or concerns which relate to the well-being of a child or vulnerable person.

    Job Requirements

    Education and Experience:

  • Diploma Nurse/Midwife/Public Health with minimum of three-years’ work experience.
  • Experience in SRHR service delivery and community level demand creation activities preferably in NGO.
  • Experience on working in humanitarian and emergency health response programs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork, collaborating, and consensus-building skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time out of the station to support the implementation of the community based project activities in the selected IDP camps/sites with and ability to operate/ride motor bikes are strongly considered
  • Applicants from the local area and who knows the context are highly considered for this position
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively safeguarding children and vulnerable populations.

    Core Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train people to work with on different SRHR issues
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills particularly Somali language.
  • Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of EngenderHealth at local level
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to EngenderHealth’s core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility:
  • Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions.
  • Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.

    How to Apply

    Interested and well-qualified candidates should send their application and CV through ethio-jobs website or can submit their application letter and CV to Somali Regional Health Bureau, Human Resources Department at Jigjiga.

    EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws

    EngenderHealth is committed to ensuring that its activities do not put vulnerable populations and children at risk and will put measures into place to mitigate this risk.

    Engender Health Community SRH Promoter Jobs in Ethiopia

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