Engender Health Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Engender Health Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 197868
Category: Development and Project Management Location: Hawassa, SNNPR
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Job Description

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement

Position: Program Officer

Reports to: Regional Team Leader

Duty Station: Hawassa

Engender Health’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential.

Its goal is to be recognized as the SRHR partner of choice to drive progress toward achieving the sustainable development goals and to help girls and women are able to fulfill their sexual and reproductive intentions.

Engender Health 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 of survival.

Engender Health works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world.

We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives.

Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.

Engender Health-Ethiopia would like to employee well qualified and dedicated candidates as Program Officers for Oromia-Benishangul field program at the duty station of Hawassa for its ABRI project

Job Summary:

The Program officer under the supervision of the Regional Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing management and technical assistance in day to day implementation of Engender Health supported Ago projects particularly in the Expansion of Comprehensive Contraceptive and other reproductive health services under Ago Project in Afar regional state.

The Program Officer will be primarily responsible for ensuring the achievement of specific project deliverables and targets in Comprehensive Contraceptive (CC), Comprehensive Abortion care (CAC) and related SRH services in his/her assigned geographic areas.

The officer is expected to carryout routine activity planning and implementation of filed level activities; coordinate and monitor/supervise timely implementation of program/project activities and the budget utilization under his/her custody.

He/She will be responsible for organizing and facilitating trainings, conducting regular site visits, and provide technical assistance including coaching to health care providers working in public health facilities and partners.

The program officers will serve as a focal person and represent Engender Health in SNNPR regional state.


  • Participate in the overall expansion of regional project/program and assist in coordinating assessments, project planning, review meetings, monitoring and evaluations.
  • Provide over all assistance in the development of detail regional annual and periodic (weekly, month and quarterly) plans and budgets.
  • Assist service delivery sites in meeting quality standards by providing training, training follow-up visits, clear performance feedback and technical support as needed, particularly in the area of Family Planning (with focus on LARC/PM), Comprehensive Abortion care and other RH services.
  • Assist service delivery sites in ensuring informed choice and voluntary decision-making process by providing training and technical assistance on counseling and interpersonal communication, including for postpartum, safe abortion and PAC clients; in appropriate integration of quality family planning and other RH services.
  • Provide assistance in introducing a range of quality improvement tools (Facility and community COPE, facilitative supervision for QI, infection prevention, Quality Measurement Tool, etc) at supported health facilities and follow-up and provide additional assistance (if required) at facilities where COPE and other QI tools have been introduced.
  • Ensure the availability of equipment, supplies, commodities, medical guidelines, standards and
    job aids to support FP, CAC and other RH services particularly clinic based family planning and safe abortion services in according to MOH standards at all supported public health facilities.
  • Collaborate with regional team leader, technical and program team to initiate and ensure successful implementation of ongoing and new initiatives.
  • Assist the regional health bureau, Woreda health offices and community level partners in demand creation and referral linkage activities.
  • Monitor the activity of Ago supported sites and provide necessary guidance and technical assistance including support to sites and partners in training Voluntary Community Health Workers, Health Extension Workers and their supervisors on relevant SRH issues including FP and CAC.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of project activities and monitor progress regularly with periodic supervision and review meetings in coordination with project implementing partners.
  • Conduct regular site visits, in liaison with other partners, to monitor progress and quality to ensure high standards of FP, CAC and other RH services and effective use of all resources.
  • Assist in establishing/strengthening partnership and enhancing collaboration among local level stakeholders in the region.
  • Identify with other technical staff and counterpart’s lessons learned and potential best practices related to RH/FP, participate in the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Keep abreast of best practices in relevant technical areas and disseminate knowledge to project staff.
  • Produce activity/event based reports as well compile and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports of the region to the team leader, country office, regional health bureau and BOFED.
  • Carry out other Engender Health assignments as may be required and as directed by the regional Ago Regional Coordinator and Ago Project Director, technical advisors and mangers at the country office.
  • Travel up to 80% of the time and support other regions as needed.

    Job Requirements

    Education & experience:

  • First Degree in Public Health, Midwifery, Nursing and related health disciplines.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Family planning and other SRH service delivery and program coordination preferably in NGO.
  • Experience with and understanding of the low level Ministry of Health service delivery system.
  • Demonstrated experience to effectively provide technical assistance and competency-based training to counterparts in FP/SRH services at all levels of the system.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and clinical skill on long-acting and reversible contraceptives and safe abortion care.
  • Knowledge on and skill on relevant quality improvement /quality assurance approaches/tool in FP/SRH is recommended.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands, establish priorities and work effectively in a deadline driven environment.
  • Outstanding ability to interact with providers, experts, community actors and collaborators across multiple disciplines, program areas, and cultures with exceptional ability to mentor and support teams.
  • Fluency in written and oral English with ability to articulate and presents ideas, opinions and information in a clear, concise, structured and convincing manner for the intended audience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Afarigna is required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork, partnering, and consensus-building skills.
  • Computer literate, with knowledge of Windows applications, including Excel spreadsheets.

    How to Apply

    Interested and well-qualified applicants can send their application and CV through ethio-jobs account only.

    Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

    Please note that there is no need to send your credentials at this moment

    Engender Health 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.

    Engender Health Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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