CMAM Sr. Project Officer/CMAM SPO

at Concern Worldwide
Location Legahido, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 30, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Social Sciences
Job Type Contract
Base Salary 22265
Currency ETB


Job Purpose :

The purpose of this position is to ensure that the emergency nutrition response implementations (TFP and TSFP services) are in line with donor requirements, the country protocols and international standards through effective technical support to Health Workers at HFs and ensuring quality TSFP service with maximum coverage. The CMAM officer is responsible to for planning, implementation and monitoring of TSFP implementation and quality TFP services for management of Sever Acute Malnutrition in OTPs and SC. This position report to project manager and technically to Emergency Program manager under RRM nutritionist and nutritionist, monitoring and survey technical officers based in Addis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities :

Technical Support and Facilitation

·        Ensure baseline and end line health facility assessments are conducted before technical and logistical support started and at the end of the project period and produce well-articulated assessment report

·        Ensure, that the OTP/SC components of the  emergency nutrition project is of good quality and is reaching international standards for performance with support from the project manager

·        Support staff development through coaching and mentoring to enhance the capacity of project and MoH staff

·        Participate in nutrition and coverage surveys and other assessments as needed

·        Ensure referrals and linkage between the TSFP and OTP/SC CMAM components

·        In collaboration with MoH staff,  plan, organize and 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 Woreda and ensure its proper management, including ordering, storage, and monitoring

·        Ensure the OTP and SC programme to run through the existing MOH structure

·        Support HFs and HWs for proper management of OTP/SC stocks, monitor rates of consumption and ensure supplies are ordered  on timely manner


Monitoring and Evaluation

·        Ensure baseline and end line health facility assessments are conducted before technical and logistical support started and at the end of the project period and produce well-articulated assessment report

·        Plan and implement frequent and regular joint supervision monitoring to OTP, SC and TSFP sites with Woreda health office and other government sectors as needed

·        Liaise with health centre and health post staff on the planning, implementation and monitoring of OTP and SC in their locations

·        Monitor and ensure quality of TSFP implementation and maintain all CMAM data for further analysis

·        Take part in any nutrition related assessment, surveys and project evaluation in data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting in order to evaluate the impact of the emergency response activities


Coordination and networking

·        In collaboration with project manager, facilitate and participate regularly at Woreda level health and nutrition taskforce meetings to be chaired by the Woreda health office and/or Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Office/DPPO

·        Establish and maintain smooth working relationships with Concern staff, government bodies and other stakeholders


Planning, Reporting and Accountability

·        Prepare monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the Project Manager

·        Ensure and support the Woreda Health Office (WoHO) staff in reporting, recording and supply management of OTP and SC program

·        Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the project manager using appropriate format (narrative and statistics with database)

·        Report any problems in a timely manner to the Project Manager

·        Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.

·        At all times, adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern.

·        Support on cascading induction on   mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, and equality to other project staff who are not participated on the regional induction session at Jigjiga.

·        Committed to CWW’s vision, mission and core values

·        Ensure proper documentation of good practices, success stories, challenges for learning  and sharing

Additional Duties

Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives

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.

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

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies


Concern's Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy, the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, contractors, visitors to the programme and partner organisations, and the standards of behavior 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. Concern's Code of Conduct and its associated policies have been appended to your Contract for your signature. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct you demonstrate that you have understood their content and agree to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. A breach of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

Women are highly encouraged to apply

Person Specification: 

·        BSc Degree in Public Health/Nursing with minimum of three years or Diploma in clinical nursing five years relevant 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

·        Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic

Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff

Competencies :

Knowledge of participatory approaches

  • Ability to work with teams at distance and good team player

§  Capacity Building skills

§  Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report

Analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Computer proficiency

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 their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa.

Apply in person at our Office in Addis Ababa or Jigjiga office

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