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Posted on 12 Sep, 2021
Closing on 18 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Health and Nutrition Officer
FSC #:  SUIHAY/2021 
Length of Time: Until 31st December 2021 (with possible extension)  
Location: Mokha, Yemen, with frequent travel to field sites and other operational locations
Number of positions:    1

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development and humanitarian challenge in more than 70 countries.

FHI 360 has been responding to the humanitarian crisis in southern Yemen and along the Western Coast since 2018. Through an integrated health, nutrition, and WASH program, FHI 360 works in Aden, Taiz, and Hudaydah governorates. FHI 360 supports static and mobile health facilities, including rehabilitation, technical support and staff training, and provision of supplies.  FHI 360 also works at the community level through   Community Health Volunteer and water rehabilitation components to reach additional populations. Furthermore, since January 2020, FHI 360 has served as the NGO co-lead for the Aden Sub-Health Cluster. With a country office in Aden and a field office in Al Mokha, FHI 360 has a staff of over 40 national and expatriate staff. 

POSITION OVERVIEW  
Under supervision of the Health and Nutrition Coordinator, the Health and Nutrition Officer is responsible for supporting all start-up and continuing health activities in FHI 360 operational governorates and districts, with a special focus on Taiz and Hudaydah governorates. S/He will be responsible for and ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate international and national (Yemen Ministry of Health) technical standards and guidelines are technically sound. Works closely with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently, on time, within scope, and according to available budget. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports. This position will spend extensive time in field locations. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

  • Ensure that the FHI 360 health and nutrition activities in health facilities and communities is implemented according to the approved projects.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual work plans for FHI 360 health and nutrition projects.
  • Engage with the DHO in selection of Health Facility incentive staff in accordance with FHI 360 SOP for incentive workers.
  • Manage attendance and key performance of health facility staff; put in place an improvement plan when necessary, in collaboration with the DHO/GHO and/or facility manager. 
  • Liaise with GHO and DHO in Taiz and Hudaydah in to ensure there is adequate level of administrative support from government offices and ensure proper channels of coordination are maintained.
  • Provide continuous field-based assistance, supportive supervision, and on-job training at activity sites alongside the health facility staff in FHI supported governorates. 
  • Improve the quality of primary health care (PHC) services delivered at supported facilities through continuous monitoring and use of quality improvement tools. Also ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on national and international standard and guidelines.
  • Organize formal trainings for health facility staff, in coordination with relevant MoPHP departments.
  • Provide regular updates follow up on inventory of medical and non-medical items supported by the project in collaboration with the pharmaceutical officer. 
  • Oversee the implementation and technical quality of the nutrition program with an emphasis on CMAM and IYCF.
  • Coordinate with DHO/UNICEF/WFP on nutrition supplies needed at program sites.
  • Review, summarize, and analyze all caseload information for assigned facilities, including nutrition information using CMAM and IYCF data collection tools. Ensure the quality of data through proper entry, cleaning, and regular checking and use the data for action on the site in collaboration with the M&E assistant.
  • Recommend program adjustments to the Health and Nutrition Coordinator according to regular data collection and analysis of the findings. This includes monitoring trends in the nutrition situation of children in the field and recommending technical adjustments to ensure high quality of CMAM and IYCF services.
  • Provide regular reporting on all health and nutrition activities on weekly and monthly basis, using the standardized formats. For instance, CMAM/IYCF activities including peer group activities- Mother to Mother support groups and IYCF counselling sessions.
  • Supervise and monitor Community Health Volunteer activities in supported districts 
  • Actively participate in the identification and management of any disaster or epidemics and engage with the existing RRTs in the program areas. 
  • Assess nutrition sector’s ability to respond to the nutritional needs of acutely malnourished children and PLW in operational catchment areas and recommend how to best respond.
  • Collect and compile project data regularly to submit including case studies, success stories, and photographs of facilities and activities carried out at field level.
  • Participate as an active team member during health and nutrition surveys, contributing in the planning, implementation, and data analysis using appropriate software as well as analysis and reporting
  • Work closely with M&E team; participate in conducting situational analysis and other M&E activities as necessary in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Ensure program targets are met using indicator / activity tracking table in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Attend external meetings to ensure FHI 360 representation at the various health platforms, such as Health and Nutrition Clusters, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports.
  • Ability to problem solve and implement corrective action as needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • University degree in medicine, public health or related field. 
  • At least 2-5 years of national work experience in the field of primary health care/nutrition programs, including emergency and humanitarian response, with an emphasis on health information system, and surveillance.
  • Previous experience working with the Yemen Ministry of Health (MOPHP), a U.N. Agency (WHO, UNICEF, OCHA) or an international non-governmental organization (INGO) is preferable
  • Good understanding of the UN Cluster System; international and national minimum standards of services in humanitarian settings
  • Sound understanding of gender mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation and project cycle management
  • Fluency in Arabic and English (oral and written) strongly preferred

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