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Health Officer – Somali Region – Liben Zone 32 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 : 12/17/22
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
  1. Job Summary

The position holder shall be in charge of quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the planning and daily implementation of medical consultation and treatment, management of SAM cases, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, Maternal and child health services as per the nationally approved mobile health and nutrition service guideline. She/He will also be responsible in organizing and leading mobile health and nutrition team for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities designated to implement integrated mobile health & Nutrition service and the daily dispensary and drug supply management. She/He will also be responsible to coordinate the  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 to her/his supervisor. She/he will also develop and maintain close working relationship with Government officials responsible for implementation of mobile health and nutrition services including identification of inaccessible sites, planning and implementation of mobile health and nutrition services proactive identification challenges and proposition solutions.

  1. Responsibilities

Responsibility #1 Program Implementation Training and Technical Support:

  • Provide basic health and nutrition services including Medical consultation and treatment, community integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI)/integrated community case management (ICCM), safe motherhood, emergency services, referral, health education, expanded program of immunization (EPI) as per the nationally approved mobile health and nutrition service guideline;
  • Organize the overall planning, implementation and monitoring of mobile Health and nutrition activities in the assigned woreda;
  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of mobile health and Nutrition activities, including site selection and preparation weekly outreach plan;
  • Facilitate availability of  essential drugs, supplies and therapeutic products for the team and the selected health service delivery sites;
  • Facilitate training, closely work with Ministry of Health/Regional Health Bureau  staff at Health posts, Health center and district level hospitals;
  • 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 service standards;
  • Facilitate and 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 at primary health care level;
  • Provide onsite training to HEWs 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);
  • Mentor and assist HEWs in taking decision over  patients  who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital;
  • Participate in capacity building trainings, health education sessions and SBCC activities;
  • Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and facilitate defaulter tracing activites;
  • Provide technical and logistic assistance and motivate the government counterparts as needed to promote the provision of mobile health and nutrition service to inaccessible site/ kebeles;
  • Work closely with health centre staff, and woreda health office staff in identification of inaccessible sites and implementation of essential health services  through mobile team approach;
  • Maintain up-to-date data related to outreach essential health service/mobile health and nutrition service and ensure analysis and interpretation of this data for improvement.
  • Facilitate the requisition and proper utilization of logistics; vehicles, medicaments nutrition commodities for outreach health and nutrition services;
  • Conduct  rapid assessment and  identify capacity gaps among government line offices and organize need based trainings;

% of Time: 45%

Responsibility #2 Planning and Supervision:

  • Be directly responsible for the technical guidance for Midwifery and clinical nurse to provide standardized mobile health and nutrition service services.
  • Providing technical support for mobile health and nutrition  team and woreda government health staff on the provision of comprehensive primary health care services and support the coordination between the mobile health and nutrition service the static health and nutrition services
  • Lead and support the mobile health and nutrition team; Midwifery nurses, and comprehensive nurses and other members of the team in planning and  implementation of local capacity building activities
  • Provide formal and on job training and supportive supervision for mobile health and nutrition team and government health workers on the provision of Primary/Essential health care.

 

% of Time: 20%

Job Responsibility #3: Networking and Learning:

  • Collaborate with other team member for effective integration between other services like Nutrition and health services;
  • Collaborate with Local authorities and partners to harmonize different efforts for better impact and sustainability;
  • Works closely with communities, health facilities and Woreda Health Office to promote the mobile health and nutrition services to inaccessible sites and kebeles;
  •  Keeps update with development in the provision of essential health service , including application and scale up of best practice through and ensuring ongoing personal development and learning;
  • Participates in the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned in available forums;

% of Time:  15%   

Job Responsibility #4 Reporting:

  • Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and submits to project team leader;
  • Organize woreda level review and learning meetings as appropriate

% of Time:  15%   

Job Responsibility #5

  • Performs other duties as assigned

% of Time: 5%

III PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The level of problem solving this position will face is level one. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems;

  1. Gender Equality
  • 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 partners.
  1. Qualifications
  2. EDUCATION/TRAINING

Required:  

  • BSc in Public Health officer, Nursing or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

 

  1. EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

  • 3- years of experience in Public Health or in Community Health Work particularly primary health care service in hard to reach sites, mobile communities;

Desired:      

  • NGO experience
  1. TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Required: 

  • Knowledge and skill in organizing mobile health and nutrition team and implementation of essential health service at  primary health care level
  • Language proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Computer literacy in MS-Word, Excel;
  • Interpersonal communication and report writing skills;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and participatory approach and sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of local language

Desired:      

  • Training/facilitating skill, Partnership skill,
  1. COMPETENCIES

Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, adaptability, communicating with impart, contributing to team success, planning and organizing, proactive problem solving, technical and professional knowledge, stress tolerance and customer focus .

  1. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS

The Health Officer is expected to establish and maintain open and cordial relations with mobile health and nutrition team members, government counterparts, the community, and other partners. S/he is also expected to establish good relation with the Project Team Leader, Health Extension Workers, community facilitators and other staff in order to provide technical and professional support in proper implementation of health and nutrition service through mobile approach;

  1. WORKING CONDITIONS

The Health Officer will base at one of woredas (Goro gutu, Doba, Gumbi bordodie); in East or west Hararghe zone;

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