Mobile Health Officer

Jijiga, Ethiopia Save The Children -Ethiopia

Mobile Health Officer - (200001K2)

TITLE: Mobile Health Officer


LOCATION: Babile (koloji)



Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The purpose of this role is to provide primary health care to the community in emergency project in Somali region, focusing on promoting safe motherhood and child health as per the guideline of Somali RHB mobile health and Nutrition teams. In addition provide six package of MHTN in implementing activities where there is no health facilities focusing maternal health, EPI, under five consultation and referral.


Reports to: Project Coordinator
Dimensions: Save the Children works in - regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately - staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year

Number of direct reports: N/A


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services
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
Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.
The health and nutrition Officer 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 equipments, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.
honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


BSc in Nursing, public health and/or other health related fields.
A minimum of 3 years of experience
Very good conceptual understanding of the job
Experienced in nutrition and health program implementation –data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc.
Good written and spoken ability of the local language
Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
Interest in and ability to work in team.
Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.

Awareness of international accountability standards including HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) and a demonstrated commitment to promoting these standards in ways of working and project implementation.
Experience of working with an international NGO in Somali region.
Experience of social work in local communities.
Experience of effectively communicating findings to internal/external stakeholders.
Experience in child friendly accountability systems.
Previous experience of working in an emergency context.
Date of issue: Author:

Location: Jijiga
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Mar 9, 2020

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