Nala Foundation Zonal Project Officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Nala Foundation Zonal Project Officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • NALA is looking to hire two zonal project officers, in the SNNP region, Ethiopia.

    About the project

  • The Ministry of Health has identified a suite of behavioral change interventions that can be delivered to promote healthy hygiene and sanitation practices amongst at-risk populations in 31 Woredas in the SNNP Region in support of trachoma elimination and other NTD control programs. This suite of interventions was designed to be incorporated or mainstreamed within existing health education and/or health promotion platforms utilized by Ethiopia’s health, education, and WASH sectors. The purpose of this initiative is to strengthen Zonal, Woreda, and Kebele's capacity for promoting and sustaining healthy hygiene and sanitation behaviors in support of NTD elimination and control programs with an emphasis on face-washing and functional use of latrines for trachoma elimination.

    Key roles/responsibilities

    The post holders will be in charge of all zonal operations, including these key areas of responsibility:

  • Implement the F&E behavioral change interventions’ models; Gamification of School Hygiene Program, Improvement of HEP Support Materials, My Beautiful Family Campaign, and Pilot of Sanitation Marketing.

  • Design and rollout behavioral change interventions for NTDs;

  • Implement community and school-based projects that enable behavioral change;

  • Coordinate interventions across departments and sectors involving the Health Extension Program, WASH sector, Education network, and more;

  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the community engagement and school-based intervention for control of NTDs;

  • Work in close contact with the Zonal Health and Education departments and other key stakeholders;

  • Map community structures and local community partners, stakeholders, and key influentials;

  • Promote community mobilization - recruit and train government champions, and encourage pro-activism within the community;

  • Represent NALA in different platforms,
    including, in relevant meetings held by governmental or non-governmental partners and academic institutions.

    Job Requirements


  • Strong coordination and communication skills. Able to oversee the intervention programs in different Woredas of implementation zone;

  • Strong analytical skills. Able to think and act strategically, and ensure that activities are prioritized and aligned within an agreed strategy;

  • Strong leadership and mediation skills;

  • Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with a wide range of people to reach a common understanding;

  • Fluent in English, Amharic, and local language, and able to communicate freely in both (written and spoken); and

  • Good writing skills;

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in coordinating and managing community mobilization and behavioral change programs for health;

  • University bachelor's degree, preferably in a relevant subject matter such as public health or environmental health;

  • Knowledge of NTDs and SAFE strategy;

  • Experience communicating with remote and national teams including using file sharing (dropbox/google drive/jumbo mail etc.); and

  • Experience with M&E or WASH initiatives is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs and names of 3 potential references to

  • mentioning ‘Zonal Project Officer’ in the subject line, by March 7, 2021.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an exam and interview.

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