Health & Nutrition Officer
Position: Health & Nutrition Officer
Reports to: Country Representative
United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) is a globally recognized non-profit organization, registered under 501(c)(3), headquartered in Washington, DC. UMR has built a reputation as one of the fastest-growing NGOs in the United States, dedicating comprehensive efforts to address both international and domestic relief and developmental needs.
We are currently seeking a dedicated full-time Health & Nutrition Officer to spearhead UMR’s in-country projects. This position plays a crucial role in the planning, coordination, and execution of healthcare programs, ensuring their successful implementation and reporting, under the oversight of the Country Representative and the USA-based HQ office.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Oversee the successful implementation of UMR health and nutrition projects in Aden and/or Lahj Governorates, ensuring alignment with national and organizational standards.
Planning and Reporting:
- Formulate and submit detailed monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans and reports concerning UMR health and nutrition projects.
- Regularly visit health and nutrition facility locations to ascertain program quality, generating comprehensive reports and actionable feedback.
- Lead mass screening initiatives, utilizing community health volunteers to swiftly identify and address needs based on MUAC.
- Supervise and monitor the activities of Community Health Volunteers within supported districts.
Coordination and Collaboration:
- Collaborate with DHO and GHO to manage, supply, and replenish stocks in health facilities. Coordinate and facilitate extensive training for health workers, ensuring continuous education and competency.
- Develop robust referral pathways from communities to health facilities, ensuring accessibility to extensive health and nutritional support.
Assessment and Facilitation:
- Conduct regular assessments of health service provision and support health and nutrition survey teams, ensuring program efficiency and effectiveness.
- Manage UMR funds responsibly, ensuring adherence to UMR's financial procedures and ensuring timely and accurate documentation.
- Act as UMR's representative at local coordination meetings involving local authorities, communities, and other NGOs, enhancing organizational visibility and collaboration.
- Oversee the ordering, storage, and distribution of essential medicines, supplies, and equipment for assigned health facilities and activities.
Data Collection and Submission:
- Regularly collect and compile diverse project data, including case studies, success stories, and photographs, ensuring timely submission and comprehensive documentation.
- Work collaboratively with the M&E team to ensure the achievement of program targets, employing a detailed indicator/activity tracking table.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Skills:
- Educational Qualification: A university degree in medicine, public health, or a related field.
- Experience: A minimum of 2-5 years of national work experience in the field of primary health care/nutrition programs, including emergency contexts.
- Management Skills: Proven team management experience within similar programs, and capacity to facilitate and lead team meetings effectively.
- Language Proficiency: Fluency in both Arabic and English (oral and written) is highly preferred.
- Technical Skills: Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Excel or other accounting software is strongly desired.
- Communication Skills: Exceptional communication skills, capable of conveying complex information clearly and effectively.
How to Apply
The deadline for receiving applications is Thursday, November 30, 2023.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV by e-mail to email@example.com.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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