Plan International Ethiopia Health and Nutrition Officer Jobs

Plan International Ethiopia Health and Nutrition Officer Jobs

Job Id: 223254

Category: Health Care

Location: Gambela

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

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: xxxxx

Job Description

  • Provide technical input into the design of IEC/BCC communication materials for reproductive maternal child health and nutrition.
  • Provide technical support to district and health center health staff for the planning and implementation of Nutrition Sensitive Food Cooking Demonstration (NSFCD) and food preparation & hygiene practices at community and health facility level to the target villages (health post).
  • Work in collaboration with community members, local health staff such as community health workers and women development army (WDA) to implement regular growth monitoring and growth promotion activities.
  • Support and promote targeted number of Pregnant Women’s Forums and community dialogue sessions.
  • Identify additional technical support needs and request technical specialist support as required
  • Ensure that RMNCH and nutrition activities are delivered to a high standard and adhere to national and regional policies and guidelines
  • Provide coaching to community health workers (CHW), women development army (WDA) staff and project partners in reproductive maternal and child health and nutrition intervention
  • Support the project team to regularly document lessons learnt from implementation of community on RMNCH and nutrition activities
  • Support the district, health center and health post and health staff on RMNCH and nutrition technical issues such as facilitation of training and referral linkage
  • Facilitate and organize community mobilization and public health campaigns during public holidays
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

    Job Requirements

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Technical knowledge on reproductive, Maternal child health/ and or nutrition interventions

  • Knowledge on mentoring and coaching

  • Knowledge on monitoring and supervision

  • Strategic thinking

  • Strong relationship building, representation and networking

  • In-depth knowledge of
    project cycle management and child centred community development programming.

  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.

  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills.

  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.

  • Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills.

  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • High levels of attention to detail and quality


  • Degree in public health, social sciences, or a relevant discipline

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience implementing reproductive maternal child health and nutrition programs

  • Previous work with development agencies, NGOs

  • Previous community mobilization experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ethiopia Health Systems and experience working with government health partners at provincial and district level

  • Strong writing and organizational skills for writing case studies, documenting lessons learnt and reporting on project results.

    How to Apply

    The closing date for the application in September 25,2019. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link through

    This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

    More information about Plan International can be found on

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

    Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

    As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse.

    That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

    Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

    Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

    Plan International Ethiopia Health and Nutrition Officer Jobs

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