Zoa Relief I HopeI Recovery School Meals Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Zoa Relief I HopeI Recovery School Meals Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224904

Category: Health Care, Community Service

Location: Gambela

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

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

About ZOA

ZOA supports those affected by violent conflicts, natural disasters, and chronic poverty in fragile states, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or age.

By working alongside communities, we contribute to signs of hope and restoration, supporting people to overcome hardship and rebuild their lives.

Inspired by our Christian faith, we provide relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts and disasters, as we work towards a world where people have hope and live dignified lives in peaceful communities.

We value people, we are faithful, we are good stewards, and we serve with integrity. In Ethiopia, ZOA delivers innovative, and ground-breaking projects in Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, TVET, Humanitarian Relief, and Peacebuilding, with a strong focus on inclusion, participation and sustainability, thereby achieving lasting positive change.

We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits to meet the specific needs of our staff and their families. We seek to recruit a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the following position:

Typical Responsibilities - Key end Results of the Position:*

  • Work closely with participating producer communities and agro-enterprises to ensure the procurement and delivery of agreed rations to each school;
  • Ensure all food safety standards are met at all times;
  • Manage, support and supervise school meals stock management officer/store keeper as required;
  • Build, and maintain, positive working relationships with the regional and woreda of Education bureau, as well as with individual schools;
  • Lead and undertake community mobilization, engagement and sensitization in participating communities;
  • Provide training on all agreed training modules to individual school staff and Parent Teacher Associations (PTA);
  • Represent ZOA Gambella at woreda level meeting and other relevant forums;
  • Liaise with the woreda and regional Health bureau to ensure participating schools have access to deworming inputs;
  • Ensuring that programme information required for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) colleagues is provided on time;
  • Provide monthly narrative and financial reports to the FSL coordinator;
  • Assist that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed with participating school leadership, PTAs and traditional authorities;
  • Undertake scoping and make recommendations for school selection;
  • Ensure the correct and timely delivery of food to participating schools;
  • Ensure that stock management records are correct and up to date at all times;
  • Ensure that the respective PTAs provide and oversee a team of volunteers and/or cooks to prepare and serve the school meals;
  • Ensure that the school administration is supervising and enforcing safety procedures in
    the preparation and serving of the school meals;
  • Ensure that hygienic food preparation protocols being observed in the storage, preparation and serving of school meals;
  • Ensuring that participating students and cooks are practicing hand-washing with soap before handling and consuming the school meals;
  • Ensure that an inclusive approach, especially for disabled children to access education being is practiced in each school;
  • Ensure that stoves being used correctly;
  • Ensure that each participating school establishes and maintains a woodlot established;
  • Ensure that each participating school establishes and maintains a school garden;
  • Liaise with regional Agriculture and natural resource bureau to obtain inputs, including training for school gardens and woodlots;
  • Ensure that each participating school has access to clean water and sanitation, liaising when necessary with relevant ministries.
  • Performs other related tasks as required

    Dealing with Problems.

    The School meal program officer will support in strengthening the relation ships with all INGOs, and government stalk holders with developing proper program planning for smooth project implementation.

    Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Should be able to have a medium level of interaction with government officials, beneficiaries and ZOA to facilitate project works in the region.

    Job Requirements

    Educational Qualification

  • A university degree in a relevant field.
  • Specifically, nutrition, post-harvest and agriculture

    Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience in school meals programs in Ethiopia preferably in Gambella within a non-governmental organization. In addition, the following skills and competencies are required:

  • Proven community sensitization and mobilization skills;
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Command of both spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of the usual computer software applications;
  • Strong team building skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and in remote woredas and villages across Gambella

    Leadership Attitudes & Behaviours

  • Should be able to motivate local staff to accomplish tasks

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in this position, please apply via ethiojobs.net by sending your CV and a motivation letter indicating your suitability for this position to before the due date

    Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in your CV or motivation letter. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years .

    Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed.

    A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

    Zoa Relief I HopeI Recovery School Meals Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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