CMAM Senior Project Officer/CMAM SPO

at Concern Worldwide
Location Pinyudo, Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 10, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Purpose:

To implement an emergency nutrition programmes in a refugee camp as per protocols and international standards. . This includes:

  •  Responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of BSFP, TSFP and for management of Sever Acute Malnutrition in OTPs and SC in line with donor requirements, the country protocols and international standards through effective technical support
  •  Undertake IYCF activities, guaranteeing the efficient and effective integration into CMAM Nutrition programme, throughout assessment of current IYCF practices in the target population, community mobilization, training and promotion of IYCF practices, thereby maximizing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding and improvement of complementary foods given to the target children < 24 months and the overall nutrition status for all children < 5 years in target population
  •  Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with relevant UN agencies, local Government bodies, NGOs and the community/beneficiaries at project level to enable Concern Ethiopia to achieve its Objectives.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Ensure, that the BSFP, TSFP, OTP/SC components of the  emergency nutrition project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance with support from the team leader and project manager .
  •    Coordinate, manage and support  the outreach work of Concern run refugee OTP/SC services according to national guideline, international standards and  Concern policies .
  •  Support staff development through coaching and mentoring to enhance the capacity of project and MoH staff .
  •  In collaboration with INGOs operational in refugee camps,  facilitate  SAM management  training to health centre / health post staff .
  •    Ensure the continual availability of food, medicine, and other supplies required for the project in the identified site and ensure its proper management, including ordering, storage, and monitoring .
  •   Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the site team leader and/ or project manager using appropriate format;
  • Ensure coordination with all actors in the camp and regional coordination forums in reporting, recording and supply management of OTP and SC programme .
  • Ensure referrals and linkage between the TSFP and OTP/SC CMAM component .
  •    Facilitate and participate regularly at area level health and nutrition taskforce meetings to be chaired by the UNHCR health office and/or ARRA .
  •   Ensure good collaboration and participation of UN agencies, INGOs and other relevant local agencies .
  •    Conduct frequent joint supervision visits to BSFP, TSFP, OTP and SC sites with UN agencies, Woreda health office and other government sectors as needed .
  •    Participate in nutrition and coverage surveys and other assessments as needed .
  •    Facilitate proper management of OTP/SC stocks,, monitor rates of consumption and ensure supplies are ordered  in timely manner;
  • Keep and maintain project data, record and documents. And, produce monthly, quarterly, biannually and annual progress reports according to the organization’s and the UN agencies reporting templates and schedule and do any other required documentation and submit to the Site Team Leader/ Project Manager. Also, document lessons and share with the team and the department staff.
  •      Keep the Program Manager informed of Report any problems or developments through regular written reports, and verbal communication in a timely manner to the Project Manager .
  •    Contribute in the planning of Concern Worldwide’s emergency response based on the experiences gained from other agencies;
  •      Establish camp facilities for CMAM programme in a camp to be allocated for Concern Worldwide .
  •  Ensure planned emergency activities are implemented according to the agreed timetable .
  •     Provide technical support to nutrition worker, Outreach Workers and Food Distributor .
  • Provide training (new or refresher) for nutrition worker, Outreach Workers, Food Distributors and others, such as community volunteers, taking part in the programme .
  • Assist the Site Team leader in all programme matters
  •  Liaise with Logistics Officer regarding transport requirements.
  •    Ensure the existence of follow up mechanism for defaulters and non-responders to determine/assess the cause.
  •    Establish community referral system for malnourished cases.
  •  Promote and ensure community participation through all possible methods in all aspects of programme activities.
  •   Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with relevant local Government bodies, NGOs and the community/beneficiaries at project level to enable Concern Ethiopia to achieve its Objectives.
  •  Perform other duties appropriate to the position assigned by Project Manager/team leader.

Emergency response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  •  Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E)
  • Work with relevant staffs to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities,

Gender Equity 

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.

Job Requirements

Person specification:


Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  •  BSc Degree in Nursing, Health officer and nutrition with minimum of three years’ experience.
  • Profound experience in CMAM, particularly SAM management
  • Computer literate
  •  NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies


  •  Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  •  Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  •   Ability to work under pressure
  •  Local language is preferable


  •  Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  •  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for target beneficiaries.
  •  Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and working with Project stakeholders
  •  Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents
  • 20 days annual leave
  •  26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how your experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents: Apply Via or in person at Gambella Concern Worldwide Office .

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking. 

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