Health and Nutrition Coordinator

at World Vision Ethiopia
Location Melkabelo, Goro Muti and Habro Weredas, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 20, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Purpose of the job

The position holder will provide technical leadership for emergency health and nutrition program monitoring, evaluation and reporting. To ensure that the health and nutrition program is technically managed, functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice. The position holder will support Government staff and WV health and nutrition team for the smooth and accurate running of the health and nutrition program through planning, capacity building and supervision follows as per the national protocol. He/she Will ensure that the CMAM program is functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice. Will ensure effective nutrition and health programmes in line with humanitarian standards.

Number of Positions 3 (For Melkabelo, Habro and Tulo Weredas at East and West Harerge )


Manage and coordinate implementation of emergency Nutrition response

·         Implement effectively CMAM and IMAM nutrition programme in line with humanitarian standards under guidance of nutrition advisor

·         Pilot family MUAC in selected kebeles

·         Assess local capacity and ensure programmes are integrated into existing health systems where appropriate

·         Maintain WV best practices for nutrition programs so as to deliver results according to relevant standards, policies and program strategy

·         Establish and maintain links with other relevant sectors in the AP (WASH, livelihoods, etc.)

·         Establish links with MoH and relevant cluster activities

·         Remain up to date with public health and nutrition policy and guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to subordinates

·         Work with line WV staff and partners to guide technical interpretation of technical models

·         Coordinate all IMAM and CMAM trainings that will be planned for health workers and health extension workers.

·         Provide technical support to World Vision IMAM/CMAM programme activities to ensure that the IMAM/CMAM programmes take place according to the project plans and is implemented with high quality.

·         Follow up timely request, approval, procurement and distribution of the project logistics, supply and equipments

·         Follow up utilization of project commodities, logistics and equipments

·         Review and submit regular monthly reports and monthly CMAM database report (using CMAM Offline data base) to AP Manager and Head Office Emergency Nutrition Specialist

·         Take part in the project set-up, technical support visit, monitoring visits, surveys and evaluations

·         Follow up project progress as per the plan of work closely with the APs and identify minimum support package as part of the project transition

·         Take part in CMAM project meetings, workshops, prayer and devotions that will assist for technical and spiritual development

Manage and coordinate implementation of emergency health response

·         Take leadership, support and guide project staff in  implementation of emergency health responses

·         Initiate action with limited assessment data and information based on context, using an approach which is flexible and thoughtful.

·         implement WV health emergency response models, and prioritize based on the assessment data

·         Plan and program collaboratively in conjunction with related sectors

·         Design and manage program budget in collaboration with Finance according to donor requirements and WV standards

·         Lead health team to meet programming standards and expectations for implementation of emergency interventions

·         Develop health work plans to include regular face-to-face support of field staff

·         Design and implement M&E systems for health response

·         Ensure effective supervisory mechanisms are in place

·         Evaluate health responses on a regular basis and adapt them in line with findings

·         Ensure regular program reporting system is in place

·         Submit high quality reports to MoH, and head office for health and nutrition responses both narrative and financial, in a timely manner

Networking, Partnering, and External Representation

·         Liaise and established contacts at Zonal and woreda level with government health office, DRMFSS, NGOs, and UN agencies (WFP, WHO and UNICEF)

·         Regular discussions at Woreda level concerning emergency health and nutrition response in WVE operational areas

·         Regularly participate in cluster meetings and other related coordination meetings and ensuring effective information sharing and flow within WVE

·         Create & maintain linkages with key implementing & operational partners in emergency Health and Nutrition programming.


Learning and Evidence Base Development,  Dissemination and Knowledge Management

·         Assist assessment in the field as part of field preparation, field supervision

·         Identify best/promising practices and success stories for documentation and dissemination

Disaster Preparedness/HEA

·         Maintain situational awareness of actual and potential hazards at local level and bring to attention of AP and head office

·         Guide community hazard vulnerability analysis in area of health and nutrition

·         Solve problems under emergency conditions

Job Requirements

  • BSc degree in Public Health/ Clinical Nursing/Nutrition and related health field of study
  • Minimum five years working experience with NGOs in Emergency Health and Nutrition program;
  •     CMAM/SAM ToT training
  •    IYCF_E ToT,
  •  Relief and disaster management and development related,
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to health facilities and kebeles up to 80 % of the time.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants are required to attach Current CV  with three references & fill  employment application form which can be found ) and email before the closing date of this announcement to

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