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CMAM Nurse – Somali Region Liben Zone 52 views

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Work Location : Ethiopia – Addis Ababa Type of Post : 
Other Possible Location :  Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel :  Type of Contract : 
Language Requirement :  Application Deadline : 12/27/22
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time


  1. Job Summary

The purpose of the CMAM Nurse/ Junior Nurse position is to provide overall technical, organizational support and play a support and facilitation role for community-based management of acute malnutrition in communities. she/he is assigned, including technology and best practices awareness creation and linkages and behavioral change through education, information, and communication. She/he supports people’s empowerment, collective action and solidarity, social cohesion and inclusion as well as gender equity. Facilitates and encourages active participation of and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with communities and community organizations in her/his working area in order to ensure that the nutrition messages are disseminated and understood at all levels. Build capacities of the community and institutions.  S/he works closely with woreda, Kebele, Village-level task force leaders and local government development agents.

  1. Responsibilities

  Job Responsibility #1 Technical Support and facilitate community action planning and targeting

  • Support and facilitates emergency nutrition program participants in the identification and prioritization of project beneficiaries as per the national protocol
  • Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation by working with organized community structures and ensure that the participation of each community groups in problem identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CMAM
  • Ensures CARE’s key program principles of accountability, empowerment, nondiscrimination are followed in community analysis and action plans;
  • Facilitates community-based nutrition assessment and analysis and targeting along with health extension workers, health workers and kebele level community structures;
  • Supports and strengthen proper implementation of therapeutic feeding program in the primary health care units including district hospitals, health centers and health posts.
  • Assesses health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation related problems and initiate appropriate responses at community and primary health care unit level;
  • Reviews the plan with the partners and representatives of the community and including her/his supervisor at kebele level;
  • Prepares final action plan by breaking down in to quarters and months and submit it to her/his supervisor and make sure the same is done at health facilities with OTP/SC.

% of Time:   30%         

  Job Responsibility #2:  Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring

  • Support and facilitate the establishment of new OTP/SC sites and strengthen the existing OTP/SC sites.
  • Conduct regular capacity assessment, Monitor the quality of therapeutic feeding program at primary health care unit and provide onsite training for service providers as necessary.
  • Supports community mobilization of beneficiaries along with Health extension workers and women development armies;
  • Facilities, organizes, and builds skill and knowledge of care takers on appropriate child feeding practices, basic hygiene and sanitation
  • Ensures that activity implementation is informed by CARE’s core rights-based approaches and principles, gender equity, and community level advocacy in particular;
  • Organize supplementary food distribution team and ensure that target beneficiaries properly receive supplementary food and necessary documents properly recorded and filed.
  • Provides technical and organizational assistance to HEWs, health workers,  kebele, and village representatives and community members including women development army;
  • Organize cooking demonstration, awareness creation sessions on health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation in therapeutic feeding program sites, and supplementary food distribution sites.
  • Arranges/facilitates cross visits and conducts capacity building on site trainings for Health Extension Workers (HEWs), nurses, and women development armies;
  • Builds capacity of women development armies and committees, undertakes participatory monitoring of project implementation works, and records lessons learned and reports to her/his supervisor.
  • Receives lists and commodities for distribution, checks for correctness and arrange in crews/groups to facilitate efficient distribution;
  • Distributes allocated food (commodities) to target beneficiaries as per established practices and CARE Ethiopia’s commodity management procedures;
  • Submits all the necessary documents (payment sheets/beneficiary lists, authorization distribution memo etc.) to commodity storekeeper after the completion of the distribution;

% of Time: 35%           

  Job Responsibility #3:  Strengthen partnership, institutional linkages and working relationship

  • Selects CNVs  from the community with relevant government stake holders/partners and arranges training for them along with the CMAM supervisor  ;
  • Represents CARE at woreda and  kebele (s) level as a member of the health task force ;
  • Strongly works to make the plan of the project to be part of the plan for the kebeles
  • Closely works with MOH health institutions, CNVs and communities at kebele  and village level to ensure adequate linkages are established.

% of Time: 15%           

  Job Responsibility #4: Reporting and Learning

  • Support quality recording and documentation of nutrition data in OTP/SC sites
  • Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit it to her/his supervisor
  • Supports and facilitates community involvement in annual innovation and  knowledge fairs
  • Collects basic information, best practices, case studies, and lessons and report to her/his supervisor
  • Conduct malnutrition causal mapping and arrange outreach sessions in identified kebeles or villages.
  • Use nutrition data for local decisions or actions making with his/her supervisor
  • Undertakes  personal  professional  development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor

% of Time:  15%

Job Responsibility #6:  Perform other duties as assigned.

% of Time:   5%


  • Be observant of any misbehavior regarding gender and report it to the responsible person.
  • Produce sex disaggregated data at HH, community, project, program and organizational level as   appropriate.
  • Uphold gender and diversity values of CARE whenever dealing with staff, communities and  
  1. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The level of problem solving this position will face is level number two. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis.

III.   Qualifications 



  • Diploma in Nursing.


  • At least two years emergency nutrition related work experience
  • Experience in community-based nutrition intervention preferably in emergency such as CTC and TSFP
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the national/international therapeutic /supplemental feeding protocols/guidelines
  • Experience in standard nutrition data management and reporting
  • Skill in facilitating on job hands on training for health workers, HEWs, and CNVs
  • Field experience of community mobilization
  • Previous experience in pastoralist communities
  • Knowledge of local language-(Tigrigna)


  •   NGO experience


  • Communication skill, good human relations, willingness to reside in rural areas;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of the local language

Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, stress tolerance, information monitoring, developing teams, interpersonal skills, coaching, problem solving, planning and organizing.


The CMAM Nurse is expected to establish open relationship with the community, government counterparts and other community based organizations in order to facilitate and encourage active participation in overall development activities and internally, with Supervisors, Project Managers, and other concerned FO’s staff.


  • The CMAM Nurse based in the project woreda and lives among the community. She/he can travels on foot long distances (50%) and stand about 30% during training sessions.


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