Dec 22, 2020

Mobile Health and Nutrition Officer – Midwifery at Save The Children

  • Save The Children -Ethiopia
  • Semera, Ethiopia
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Job Description

The Opportunity (Mobile Health and Nutrition Officer – Midwifery)

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

•  Conduct & undertake PHC like consultation & provide proper treatment based on the protocol

•  Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the woreda health bureaus

•  Strengthening of early referrals mechanism in the Health facilities,

•  Ensure pregnant and lactating mothers receive appropriate care and services in the Outreach and health facilities.

•  Promote counselling of mothers on early initiation of Breast feeding and continue up to 2 years of age.

•  Ensure all essential actions are put in place for sick and healthy babies in the outreach sites.

•  Establish Mother to mother support groups in the outreach sites and provide one to one counseling.

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

•  The health and nutrition Midwifery Nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.

•  Train and support the HEWs 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 each and every admitted child receives adequate and quality clinical and nutritional care through existing resources.

•  Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and clinical requirements - Plumpy'nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.

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

•  Perform other extra duties as required.

 

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

MINIMUM QUALFICATION, EXPEREINCE, COMPETENCIES

QUALIFICATION

  • BSc/College Diploma in Midwifery and/or other health related fields.
  • At least Four years working experience in the field out of which two years NGO experience in related field
  • Experienced in Midwifery and health program implementation –data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc. Work in harsh circumstances and travel to field
  • computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications; knowledge of statistical software –Epi info and SPSS
  • commitment to Save the Children values
  • proven ability to prepare bi weekly and monthly reports and work independently and in teams
  • ability to meet deadlines and in delivering quality work
  • To be considered for the post; Fluency in Afar Affe is Mandatory.

 

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do).