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Posted on 07 Nov, 2023
Closing on 30 Nov, 2023

Job Description

Position: Health & Nutrition Officer 
Location: Aden/Lahj
Reports to: Country Representative   

About UMR:

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:

Project Oversight:

  • 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.

Field Supervision:

  • Regularly visit health and nutrition facility locations to ascertain program quality, generating comprehensive reports and actionable feedback.

Community Outreach:

  • Lead mass screening initiatives, utilizing community health volunteers to swiftly identify and address needs based on MUAC.

Team Management:

  • 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.

Referral Establishment:

  • 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.

Financial Responsibility:

  • 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.

Supply Management:

  • 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.

Target Tracking:

  • Work collaboratively with the M&E team to ensure the achievement of program targets, employing a detailed indicator/activity tracking table.

Additional Duties:

  • 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.

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