Emergency Health & Nutrition Coordinator Consultant Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 30 Nov 2021

Background

FHI 360 is harnessing its four decades of development experience to provide humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) meets the urgent needs of people whose lives are jeopardized by conflict, disaster or displacement. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team is looking to expand operations and technical humanitarian programming in Amhara, Ethiopia to respond to the current crisis. FHI 360 is responding to the conflict through a multi-sector, integrated response in the health, nutrition, protection, and WASH sectors.

Scope of Work

In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team requires the services of a highly skilled Emergency Health and Nutrition Consultant to support the coordination of Health and Nutrition activities in Amhara region, Ethiopia. The Emergency Health and Nutrition Consultant will engage with cluster leads, UN partners, government of Ethiopia officials, health facility-based personnel and other NGO partners to discuss the pressing needs and challenges of the impacted area. The consultant will lead the identification, start-up, and the implementation of the health and nutrition activities in Amhara project sites. The following are the specific tasks and responsibilities.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the health and nutrition components of a humanitarian program with the goal of improving the well-being of affected communities through access to primary health, community health, and reproductive health care as well as improving the nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups, including pregnant and lactating women and children under 59 months.
  • Monitor progress on the delivery of all health and nutrition-related activities and ensure that objectives are being met on time and on scope per annual workplans.
  • Conduct all health and nutrition-related assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute, transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities.
  • Provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations.
  • Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend health and nutrition cluster meetings.
  • Work with operations staff and partners to ensure pharmaceutical and medical commodities and services are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the supply-chain management protocols.
  • Manage health and nutrition program budgets, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis.
  • Determine staffing needs for health and nutrition programming, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and home office technical staff, as necessary.
  • Manage health and nutrition sector field personnel supporting the program and build their capacity to effectively respond to the health component of the project.
  • Assist with resource mobilization by designing, drafting, and reviewing concept notes and technical proposals for emergency operations and related programming, as required.
  • Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend regional cluster meetings.
  • Work with operations staff and partners to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the organization’s pharmaceutical supply-chain management protocol

Deliverables:

  • Participate in the start-up of health and nutrition-related activities in the areas of intervention**
  • Develop programmatic strategy for the health and nutrition sector**
  • Develop health and nutrition technical donor reports**

Location of Work

This position is based in Amhara 80% and Addis Ababa 20%, Ethiopia

Important Note: Applicant should research COVID-19 measures and the associated risks of this location before submitting an application.

Travel

  • Level of Effort: 3 Months
  • Period of Engagement: Early December – End of February, with possible extension
  • Travel and accommodations are provided

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Environment, Public Health, Human Development, International Development, Social Sciences or related field required.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 8 years leading complex on-site emergency response Health and Nutrition projects and/or programs, primary health care and acute malnutrition response or related technical field experience.
  • Experience establishing and leading successful startup operations/projects in complex emergencies situations
  • Significant background in managing public health initiatives is required
  • Experience leading technical assessments using methodologies such as SMART and SQUEAC; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation is preferred
  • Experience coordinating complex health programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead is desirable
  • Knowledge and application of US Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and UN donors required.
  • Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs, including budget development.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), UN, government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.
  • Familiar with and abide by Red Cross/Non-Government Organization (NGO) Code of Conduct.
  • Experience coordinating complex programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead preferred.
  • Breadth of geographic experience preferred.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned area
  • Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Expertise in humanitarian health programming, specifically first-phase response operations
  • Knowledge of public health and nutrition initiatives
  • Consultancy experience with similar organizations

How to apply:

Timetable and Address for Submission

Applications must be prepared in English and hand-delivered to FHI360 Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Cote D’Ivoire St. Baldaras Road, Yeka sub city, Worda 7 by 30 November 30, 2021. If you prefer email, please submit to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Health and Nutrition Coordinator- Consultant – Crisis Response”.

Required Documentation

Proposals must include the following components:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience
  • Name and contract details of two professional reference
  • Your consulting daily rate. Please note that rate should be all inclusive; no separate hazard pay or daily allowance will be provided.

FHI 360 Disclaimers

  • FHI 360 may perform a background check on any selected Consultant candidates.
  • FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award
  • FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received
  • Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360
  • FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions
  • FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation
  • FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion
  • FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities
  • FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition**
  • FHI 360’s supplier terms and conditions can be found here while our consultant terms and conditions can be found here


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