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Health & Nutrition Nurse

The position holder is expected to play active role in promoting and representing Plan International’s humanitarian program, in strengthening local level emergency coordination and key Plan Int`l principles to key internal and external audiences. The position holder will be part of the country humanitarian team and collaborate with other Plan Int`l staff at all level, contribute to the overall country strategy.

Accountabilities

·       Develop detail action plan and Ensure effective implementation of health and nutrition component in line with the existing donor approved project document in collaboration with other the project staff and other stakeholders.

·       Lead the health team that involve health and Nutrition assistant and Home-based care providers and closely coordinate with other project staff

·       Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services

·       Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus

·       Strengthening of early referrals mechanism at health facilities and community level.

·       Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.

·       Ensure effectiveness of Health and Nutrition Nurse as the health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.

·       Train and support the HEWs on prevention and response of major diseases under surveillance and in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.

·       Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.

·       Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary drugs for provision of treatment under curative services, nutritional and clinical requirements at the catchment health facilities – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.

·       Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.

·       Diploma and/or BSC in Health, Nursing and other relevant fields of study

·       Minimum over 4 year’s relevant experience for Diploma and 2 years for BSC holders and with this at least 6-12 month years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of emergency nutrition intervention, IYCF and health.

·       Experience in developing and monitoring budgets.

·       Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.

·       An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context.

·       Excellent  verbal and written communication skills; both in English & Amharic 

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

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.