Engender Health Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Engender Health Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 221272

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Jigjiga, Somali

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Internal/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 Program Officers for its Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Internally Displaced Persons project in Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

Position: Program Officer

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

Reports to : Acting Regional Team Leader

Duty Station: Jigjiga

Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Summary:

The Program officer under the supervision of the Acting Regional Team Leader, will be responsible for providing management and technical assistance in the day to day implementation of EngenderHealth supported program/project, particularly in responding to the SRHR needs of people living in selected IDP camps, that include Care for SGBV survivors, Comprehensive Contraceptive (CC), BEmONC, Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) and other reproductive health services.

The Program Officer 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 officer is expected to carryout routine activity planning and implementation of filed level activities; coordinate and monitor/supervise timely implementation of program/project activities 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.

He/She will assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports to the country office, regional health bureau, Regional PHEM and other stakeholders as deemed necessary.

Detailed duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the overall operational activity under regional project/program and assist in office establishment, coordinating assessments, project planning, trainings, review meetings and monitoring.
  • Under the project for SRHR-response at the IDP camps, the program officer will provide over all assistance in the development of detail regional implementation annual, periodic plans and budgets specifically for SGBV, BEmONC, CC, CAC, and other RH services for selected IDP camps in Somali regional state.
  • Assist service delivery sites in meeting quality standards by providing training, training follow-up visits, clear performance feedback and technical support related to SRHR 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,
  • Ensure the availability of equipment, supplies, commodities, medical guidelines, standards and job aids to support BEmONC, CC, CAC, care for SGBV survivors and other RH services according to IAWG, WHO, and MOH standards at all supported health facilities including facilities for referal.
  • Ensure the health facilities in the IDP camps are part of/ linked with the regional IPLS including provision of supplies, managing supplies, inventory and other activities
  • Lead the establishment of different community based groups and committees
    that will provide demand creation and awareness raising activities inside the IDP camps;
  • Provide regular support to the demand creation and awareness raising activities by closely working with the groups and other stakeholders including camp managers.
  • Provide tailored trainings on SRHR related to awareness raising and demand creation for community health promotors and key representatives of the community.
  • Assist and supervise community health promoters in undergoing the different community based awareness raising and demand creation activities; collect and report the data related to these activities.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of project activities and monitor progress regularly with periodic supervision and review meetings in coordination with project implementing partners Regional PHEM, and RHB.
  • Conduct regular site visits, in liaison with regional PHEM, RHB, other partners, to monitor progress and quality & ensure high standards of FP, CAC, BEmONC and other RH services and effective use of all resources.
  • Assist in establishing/strengthening partnership and enhance collaboration among RHB and local level stakeholders in the region.
  • Assist in the establishment of formal referal linkage among the community in the camps, IDP based clinics, nearby health centers and Jigjiga hospital including the establishment of MOU containing the detail voucher system and communications.
  • Regularly monitor the functionality of the referal system, including collecting data and report timely for finance and project staffs
    Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports to the country office, regional health bureau, regional EPHI, and other stakeholders.
  • Identify with other technical staff and counterparts lessons learned and potential best practices related to the SRHR responses; participate in the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Keep abreast of best practices in relevant technical areas and disseminate knowledge to Project staff.
  • Carry out other EngenderHealth assignments as may be required and as directed by the regional team leader, technical advisors, project director and mangers at the country office.

    Job Requirements

    Education and Experience:

  • B.Sc. Nurse/Midwife/Public Health with minimum of 5 (five) years related work experience or Diploma in Midwifery/Nursing with minimum of 8 (eight) years related work experience.
  • Commendable experience in SRHR service delivery and program coordination preferably in NGO.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in SRH particularly using competency based approach particularly in the provision of BEmONC, CC, CAC and SGBV.
  • Experience on working in humanitarian and emergency health response programs.
  • Experience with and understanding of the Health service delivery system.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively providing technical assistance and competency-based training.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork, collaborating, and consensus-building skills.
  • Ability to Travel up to 80% of the time out of Jigjiga to support the implementation of the project in the selected IDP camps;
  • Young female applicants from and candidates form the local area are highly considered for this position

    How to Apply

    Interested and well-qualified candidates should send their application and CV through ethio-jobs website only.

    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 Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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