Mercy Corps Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

General Position Summary

  • The position holder shall be in charge of leading, technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned woreda.

  • S/He will mainly be responsible for the daily implementation of medical consultation and treatment, management of SAM cases, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, Maternal health services and child health as per the existing guideline.

  • She/He will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management.

  • S/He will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of children and adults treated, people receiving health education, vaccinated children, screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, and all services provided accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with health and nutrition coordinator

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    Strategy & Vision

  • Collaborate with other team member for effective integration between other services like Nutrition and health services

  • Collaborate with Local authorities and other partners to harmonize different efforts for better impact and sustainability.

  • Able to learn and update his/ her information or knowledge to adapt the changing situation and context

    Program Management

  • Provide basic health and nutrition services including Medical consultation and treatment, community IMNCI/ICCM, safe motherhood, emergency services, referral, health education, EPI as per Somali RHB Mobile health and nutrition guideline

  • Responsible for overall planning, implementation and M&E of mobile Health and nutrition activities in the assigned woreda.

  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of mobile health and Nutrition activities, site selection and prepare weekly movement plan.

  • Facilitate essential drugs, supplies and therapeutic products for the team and the selected health facilities

  • Facilitate training, closely work with MOH staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.

  • Organize daily, weekly and monthly over view and reports of common cause of morbidity, mortality, EPI, health education and consultations through using mobile Health and nutrition standards.

  • Ensure referral system and linkage between services and with the health facilities

  • Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants.

  • Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses.

  • Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, Plumpnut and drug stock control balance form)

  • Mentoring and assist HEW in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital

  • Receive weekly reports from HEW at weekly basis, cross check the completeness and accuracy and submit to Woreda Project officers.

  • Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and BCC application

  • Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, volunteers).

  • Work any tasks assigned by the line manager and the organization.

    Team Management

  • Be directly responsible for the technical guidance for Midwifery and clinical nurse to provide standardized mobile health services.

  • Providing technical support for MC mobile and zonal/ woreda government health staffs on the provision of comprehensive primary health care services and support the coordination between the mobile health team with the static services providers through strong communication and referral linkage and follow up.

  • Closely work with midwifery nurses, clinical nurse and other nutrition teams in planning the implementation
    of the local capacity building activities

  • Provided formal and on job training and supportive supervision for Mercy corps woreda level staffs and government health workers.

    Finance & Compliance Management

  • N/A

    Influence & Representation

  • Liaise with concerned government authorities and ensure the programme strategy, objectives and activities are understood, agreed and appropriate communication channel is in place

  • Participating in the Zonal/ Regional health and Nutrition Technical Working Group meetings, develop meeting agendas, documentation and dissemination of the technical working group meetings action point and recommendations.

  • Liaise and coordinate with local stakeholders and MoH personnel regularly, reporting to them and giving them updates on activities.

  • Collaborate with the potential partners on the field (health centres, health posts, committee leaders) to improve the coverage and the efficiency of the programs.

  • Collaborate with partners where possible (e.g. UNICEF and WHO in nutrition/health assessments in the area that may have an impact on our programs).


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps.

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience

  • BSC in Public health or Nursing, with Minimum four years working experience in NGOs environment as MHNT out of which two years in clinical setup.

  • Solid technical skill on case management of childhood and adult illness, safe motherhood

  • Knowledge and experience in management of medical complications of severely malnourished children and IMNCI/ICCM.

  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.

  • Ability to lead mobile teams and able to create good team sprit among the group.

  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.

  • Good human relation skills.

  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

    Success Factors

  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience in closely working with regional, Zonal and Woreda Health

  • Ability to prepare program reports

  • Knowledge in local language;

  • Communication skill, good human relations
    Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality

    How to Apply

  • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.

  • All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents.
  • Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.
  • In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

  • Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

  • “Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women.”

  • Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

    Mercy Corps Recruiter (Please mention specifically the position that you apply for)

    Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

    Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33 , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225

    Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

    Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

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