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CMAM Nurse at GOAL Ethiopia Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Berhale, Ethiopia GOAL Ethiopia

CMAM Nurse at GOAL Ethiopia

In both protracted crisis & long-term development contexts. GOAL has four programmatic foci: people survive crisis; people have resilient health; people have food and nutrition security; and people have sustainable livelihoods

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for-profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agropastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromiya regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

 We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

General Description of the Role:

 ·         The CMAM Nurse will be responsible for ensuring that the CMAM protocol is implemented to run the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme independently in the nutrition programme.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY/DUTIES:

·         Ensure quality standards are maintained across all programmes including SC,OTP,TSFP,IYCF, C-MAMI, BSFP , community outreach and dietary diversification;

·         Undertake clinical and physical examination of all children referred to the community management of acute malnutrition  (CMAM) programme on day to day basis.

·         Follow CMAM medical protocols in the distribution of routine or supplemental drugs to OTP and SC children.

·         Ensure the medical protocols are implemented in line with the Federal Minster of Health Guideline of treatment of SAM.

·         Conduct Weekly / biweekly/monthly MUAC or Twostep screening in collaboration with community outreach and other CMAM Nurses.

·         Ensure that all the nutrition phases in the inpatient protocols are followed and implemented complying with the protocol. 

·         In collaboration with Refugee CMAM Nurses ensures all necessary supplies (food and non-food) are requested on time.

·         Ensure that there is high standard of hygiene sanitation in the SC/OTP/TSFP/ IYCF/ waiting room/screening room and Blanket Supplementary feeding room.

·         Undertake regular health and nutrition education sessions in collaboration with Community outreach and CMAM nurses in OTP/TSFP/BSFP/IYCF and SC.  Give due emphasis for the children admitted in SC.

·         Ensure that children are referred to TSFP/OTP or SC programme based on the national protocol/ international protocols considering all the criteria for referral.

·         Work closely and understand the C-MAMI programme:

·         Coordinate absentee, defaulter, static weight, loss of weight and follow-up with community outreach supervisor in the programme so that they could be traced and followed up.

·         Assist in the setting up and smooth operation of the stabilization centers and outpatient therapeutic program in the nutrition programmes.

·         Work with community outreach workers to improve their ability to recognize cause and signs of malnutrition, provide appropriate education to target groups and community to help mitigate MN and refer individuals as appropriate.

·         Work in collaboration with IYCF Nurse with outreach and center based IYCF activities.

·         Use proper formats for item distribution and submit the documents (BDRS) on time.

·         Ensure daily tally sheets are done and all the program documents (registration book, tally sheets and reports) are in the appropriate place

·         Submit a monthly and weekly statistical report to the Senior CMAM Program Officer (SCPO) on time.

·         Submit a monthly narrative report in line with GE reporting template to the Senior CMAM Program Officer (SCPO) on time.

Capacity Building

  • Plan and conduct training and refresher training for Registrar/Measurer/Incentive/COAs when possible in the management of severe acute malnutrition.
  • Supervise Registrar/Measurer/Incentive along with SCPO working in the Stabilization Centre (SC) and outpatient therapeutic program. 
  • In consultation with SCPO facilitate sharing of lessons learned to other partners/stakeholders.
  • Provide effective coaching and mentoring guidance to the Registrar/Measurer so that they can measure and register smoothly.
  • Investigate the causes of non-responding and refer children to Stabilization Centre (SC) in collaboration with community outreach officer.
  • Ensure routine and supplemental drugs are requested on time and distributed to intended targeted group.
  • Facilitate information and lessons sharing with other partners and agencies at camp level.
  • Ensure proper utilization of resources and accountability to the programme.
  • Liaise with the community Volunteers to ensure comprehensive community outreach and mobilisation, health education and treatment are undertaken per the guidelines.
  • Check that all messages to carers, community groups, leaders and authorities are consistent and fully understood. 
  • Provide technical assistance to the stake holders/partners in planning of training for Incentives/COAs and other key figures in the community (Traditional healers, religious leaders, influential groups…)
  • Perform/Assist   in any other tasks as required by the Senior CMAM Program Officer (SCPO)
  • Document and file all relevant information of the targeted group according to Donor’s requirement and keep those documents in a very accessible place
  • Respect the dignity of the target group, careers and members of the community
  • Liaise with the community Volunteers to ensure comprehensive community outreach and mobilization, health education and treatment are undertaken per the guidelines. Check that all messages to careers, community groups, leaders and authorities are consistent and fully understood. 

Other duties

·  Perform/Assist   in any other tasks as required by the Senior CMAM Program Officer (SCPO)

·  Document and file all relevant information of the targeted group according to Donor’s requirement and keep those documents in a very accessible place

·  Respect the dignity of the target group, careers and members of the community

·  Liaise with the community Volunteers to ensure comprehensive community outreach and mobilization, health  

           education and treatment are undertaken per the guidelines.

·  Check that all messages to careers, community  groups, leaders and authorities are consistent and fully understood. 

REMUNERATION and BENEFITS:

 ·         GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.

·         A chance to develop tangible experience.

·         Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.  

 COMMITMENTS:

GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other policy, rules and regulation of the organization. 

Job Requirements:

Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

·         Diploma or Bsc degree in nursing with a minimum of two year of experience for Bsc holder and four years’ experience for Diploma holder in therapeutic and supplemental feeding preferably in CMAM/CTC preferably in NGO environment

Desirable Requirements:

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

·         Familiarity to local culture.

Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community

·         Resilience: Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic, persistent and professional even under adverse, stressful or difficult situations.

 Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.

  •  Applicants can directly apply online using etcareers.com or email goaljobs@et.goal.ie

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