Position: Woreda Project/Health Officer – RMNH Project
Job by: – Pastoralist Concern
Code: – RIF/PC/02/2016
Management Location: Afder and Liban zones woredas
Career Level: Mid-Level (3+ years’ experience)
Employment Type: Full time Salary with other basic benefits
Duration of the contract: – Depend on the project life
Pastoralist Concern (PC) is a pastoralist initiated, inspired and led Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to Ethiopian pastoralist development and founded in 1995. As our people are from pastoralist communities, we know and understand pastoralism and its dynamics not from blue prints but from having lived the life. Our vision is “to see improved and sustainable livelihood of the pastoralist communities of Ethiopia and further realize strong co-operations with neighboring countries’ pastoralist communities.”
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Pastoralist communities. PC offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Pastoralist Concern (PC) and its implementing partners, has been granted “Waayeel Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health Program” on utilization of RMNH service to be undertaken at 32 Pastoralist Woredas from four Zones (Siti, Nogob, Afdhere and Liben) in Ethiopian Somali Regional State. The project areas are among the hard-to-reach woredas in the country and have been given priority by MoH/DFID /RIF’s project on improving the utilization of RMNH services.
The Project/Health Officer will be responsible for the timely and successful implementation of health sector activities in his/her respective Woredas delivering the target deliverables of the project for the Woreda as agreed under Waayeel RMNH project. S/he will work in close collaboration with community Volunteers (CVs) and actively involvement of woreda health officials, Health Staffs, Health Extension Workers of the target health facilities and the Pastoral communities. The Project Officer is the technical position at Woreda level under the Waayeel RMNH project, so s/he is accountable for the Waayeel RMNH Zonal Project Coordinator and is expected that Waayeel RMNH project results/outputs to be achieved in his/her Woredas contributing to the achievements of the project as a whole.
Scope of the Technical Work/Accountabilities
- Advice woreda based community volunteers on all technical aspects of project implementation, ensuring a consistent and effective approach to achieving project objectives.
- Work with the woreda Government Health Offices to build their capacity and ownership of health service delivery through a health system strengthening approach.
- With support of the programme zonal project coordinator organize technical capacity need assessment and capacity building training/workshops for woreda health officials, health facility staff, community health workers and community representatives as per the RIF programme plan
- Provide necessary support to community volunteers, to take a lead role in organizing timely the capacity need assessment and capacity building training/workshops for woreda health officials and community based structures.
- With necessary technical support from programme zonal project coordinator, collaborate with other project staff members and Woreda health offices for organizing timely the programme planning and review workshops at woreda levels as per the Waayeel RMNH programme plan
- Organize joint supervision and mentoring visits to the health facilities with woreda health officials and provide technical support to health centre staff to supervise the Health posts and strengthen the primary health care unit concept.
- Identify the training needs and organize technical trainings for project staff (Community volunteers) as required to enable them to implement the project strategy and activities effectively.
- Ensure that effective engagement is maintained with communities and with local government partners, to ensure responsive and sustainable programming.
- Submit monthly project report to zonal project coordinator
Strengthen effective partnership
- Support for the establishment of woreda Waayeel RMNH taskforce/HP/HC committee and ensure functionality.
- Participate and support woreda Waayeel RMNH program planning and implementation.
- Engage and share information to other actors (partners).
- Represent Waayeel RMNH project in d/f forums at woreda, level etc.
Monitoring and documentation of project activities
- Facilitate supply of recording and reporting formats for CVs.
- Conduct regular supportive supervision jointly with WOHs, at HF, Community level.
- Develop individual action plan and submit to both Field office and Head office respectively.
- Facilitate and support quarterly and monthly meetings of CVs & HEWs at Woreda and kebele level on RMNH respectively.
- Develop CVs data base and health profile of woreda and kebele.
- Bachelor Degree in public health/ Midwifery/ Clinical nurse with a minimum of 5 years works experience.
- Training on MNCH, BEmOC, RH (Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health) and Training in participatory approach/Participatory Learning and Action/extension service
- Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at woreda/regional level for public health/primary health care management preferably in Somali region
- Good understanding of the health sector in Ethiopia at both field and policy levels with particular focus on Somali region.
- Proven programme implementation and management experience including working within/with government health system
- Demonstrable experience in facilitation of trainings/workshops
- Experience in working Reproductive Maternal Newborn Health intervention programs
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
- Excellent ability to speak and communicate in Somali language with good spoken and written English skills
- Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)
How to Apply
- A complete CV with 3 references (not more than 3 pages)
- A cover letter (not more than one page)
- A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the code of the position while doing this
Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. For hard copy applicants you can forward your application through Pastoralist Concern; P.O. Box 123034 Addis Ababa; Ethiopia, physically to Pastoralist Concern Head Office or all Field Offices ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.
Address:- Saris Addis Sefer in front of Nifas silk painting Factory CHEM – HOUSE Building 3nd Floor Door # 307 Tel: +251-114-42-62-32/33; Field Office Tel: +251-464-73-00-54/55 and +251-2-54-58-01-64
In the selection of its staff, Pastoralist Concern is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.
“We strive for pastoralist Development Innovation and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with pastoralist communities are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Policy and Code of Conduct.”
Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.