CARE Ethiopia – NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia

  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • 651 USD / Year
  • Salary: 651

Website CARE Ethiopia

CARE Ethiopia – NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia


The role of the Health and Nutrition Officer is to support the target woredas and kebeles in the areas of health and nutrition by offering professional and technical assistance. Additionally, s/he collaborates with health development armies and community health facilitators, offering them technical help and direction. The Health and Nutrition Officer bears the additional duty of recording and disseminating best practices among partners, stakeholders, and the organization as a whole. Additionally, the position holder will help refine the way in which all project components pertaining to nutrition and health in the target communities are implemented. To guarantee program quality and impact in accordance with the program’s aims and objectives, the Health and Nutrition Officer will collaborate closely with other program staff members.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Woreda Team Leader, Project Manager, and Health and Nutrition Advisor, the Health and Nutrition Officer will serve as the primary technical support for the implementation and completion of all Health and Nutrition activities related to the SPIR/RFSA program in the intervention woredas. Using the appropriate tools and technical approach, the role holder will also develop the capacity of government partners and field employees. To improve nutritional practices and ensure that all activities related to health and nutrition are carried out in a coordinated and harmonized manner, s/he will collaborate closely with and receive support from the field office’s health and nutrition team leader, the woreda team leader, and community health facilitators, including the established food security task force and other nutrition platforms, committees, and clubs.


First-line duties include providing technical assistance and developing and implementing programs (30%).

  • It is anticipated that they will offer communities excellent technical support for the following:
    Take the lead in putting health and nutrition-related initiatives into action in the targeted woredas and kebeles. The following are the main activities:
  • Teach both sexes the best IYCF techniques.
  • Educate both sexes about teenage nutrition
  • Encourage greater understanding and awareness of maternal nutrition
  • Encourage easier access to a wider variety of nutrient-dense foods
  • Encourage the appropriate spacing and timing of pregnancies
  • Increase awareness of MCH and nutrition service accessibility by utilizing IEC/BCC.
  • Teach HDAs how to provide better services.
    Encourage greater understanding of the five important aspects that determine adequate nutrition
  • as determined by the DBC approach.
  • Provide DAs, HEWs, and community members with trainings and activities that are sensitive to nutrition.
  • assist in supplying and managing the logistical requirements needed to carry out the project;
    Ensure that the project’s activities are carried out effectively in accordance with the designated
  • plan of action, or DIP; Ensure that activities connected to nutrition and health have a quantifiable impact and that a strong M&E system is in place;
    Assure the caliber of nutrition- and health-related initiatives aimed at lowering women’s susceptibility in homes and communities experiencing food insecurity;
    Track developments and keep the project management informed with regular comments and suggestions;
    As needed, take part in the assessments of nutrition and health that are conducted in the project’s operational regions.

Task 2: Instruction and Technical Assistance (20%)

offers the target woredas and kebeles expert and professional assistance in the areas of nutrition and health;
Supports all woreda and kebele-level trainings, workshops, and meetings; this involves creating training plans for event planning and facilitation;
determining the need for capacity building and training, and making sure that donor and CARE requirements are followed;

Help project staff members create nutrition education to enhance eating habits, alter ingrained beliefs to effect behavioral change, and enhance household income and nutrition;
Educate PSNP employees, CHFs, CFs, volunteers, and animators on interpersonal psychotherapy for groups and nutrition for adolescents, mothers, infants, and young children;
Make sure the female dimension of nutrition is promoted and that education and discussions on nutrition and WASH, including appropriate time and pregnancy, are held during VESA group meetings;
helps in the creation of the necessary training resources.

Third-party job responsibility (20%): planning and supervision

Collaborates with woreda and kebele personnel to provide cooperative and encouraging oversight of community health and nutrition agents’ operations.
oversees project finances and activities, including project activity tracking;
Create excellent, quarterly progress reports on the execution of nutrition and health initiatives;
Take part in program monitoring and evaluation activities that are organized, led, or started by SPIR/RFSA or its equivalent organizations;
help establish food consumption indicators, such as dietary diversity, frequency variations, and trends in early warning systems and disaster risk reduction (DRR), to improve the project’s capacity to anticipate impending shocks and support intervention plans that build the resilience of households or livelihood groups;
collaborating closely with PSNP implementers to ensure that nutrition is mainstreamed and to enhance public work initiatives.
assist with any necessary health and nutrition assessments and see to it that the results are appropriately recorded;

Fourth job responsibility: learning and networking (15%)

collaborates together with local governments, healthcare facilities, the Woreda Health Office, and other community-based organizations to provide targeted households with high-quality health and nutrition initiatives;

maintains current with changes in PSNP-implementing industries (health, agriculture, etc.), including instances of best practices, and makes sure that continual learning and personal growth are ensured;

Takes part in recording and sharing lessons learnt in appropriate forums.

Work Assignment #4: Reporting (15%)

Create a monthly program and program support plan that assists in observing field operations and offering program personnel both official and informal comments regarding suggestions for enhanced performance;
arranges review meetings with partners on a quarterly basis;
Conduct fieldwork in project areas of operation to assist in enhancing data gathering and reporting mechanisms.
Make sure data in reports are consistent, and make sure databases related to nutrition and health are set up.
creates and keeps up a system of documentation for all program activities, such as technical meeting minutes;
carry out additional tasks as needed or allocated.

III: PROBLEM SOLVING (Contemplative Setting)

The incumbent will have to solve problems at all three levels, although category number three presents the most difficulties. To identify the best course of action for a particular situation, the incumbent must possess strong interpersonal skills. They must also be able to handle varied solutions, which call for problem description, analysis, and the creation of other solutions. In order to identify, analyze, prioritize, implement, and evaluate the health and nutrition requirements in the communities and the most effective ways to satisfy those needs, the incumbent must employ a variety of tools and programming methodologies.
IV. Equality of Gender

Recognizing the significance of issues related to youth, gender, and social inclusion and exhibiting a commitment to them.
demonstrated dedication to the values of PSEAH (safeguarding), gender equity, diversity, and inclusion, as shown by prior roles and programs
Pay: USD 746

Duration of Contract: Five months, ending on December 15, 2024




a college degree in nursing, nutrition, or public health, or a comparable program of study and practical training.

BSc in Nutrition, Nursing, and Public Health Sciences.



For those with a diploma, five years or more, and for those with a degree, three years or more of work experience in emergency or development nutrition initiatives in rural communities related to public health, nursing, or nutrition programs.

Experience with NGOs C TECHNICAL SKILLS:


familiarity with written and spoken Amharic and English, as well as the indigenous language, Afan Oromo;
Ability to organize and lead health and nutrition-related trainings for community members without prior experience
demonstrated ability to facilitate and train;
proficiency with computers (including Word, Excel, and internet access);
Proficiency in designing and managing programs aimed at empowering women and gender; Ability to oversee and evaluate projects;
Good interpersonal skills, maturity, initiative, sensitivity, and a strong sense of duty; the capacity to collaborate amicably with individuals from various educational and cultural backgrounds;
the capacity to deliver presentations orally and write reports in a clear, succinct manner;
strong communication, organizing, and analytical abilities.


Honor, responsibility, bravery, excellence, flexibility, planning and organizing skills, proactive problem-solving abilities, technical and professional knowledge, stress tolerance, and a customer-focused mindset are all important traits.


The community, other partners, and government counterparts should all feel comfortable and open communication with the Health and Nutrition Officer. In order to offer technical and professional support in the areas of nutrition and health, s/he is also expected to build strong relationships with the project manager, extension agents, and other staff members.


West Hararghe has one Health and Nutrition Officer.
How to Utilize

Please send your resume (no more than three pages) and cover letter (no more than one page) via if you would like to join our vibrant team, work in an inspiring environment, and support CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision.

Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

In your application letter, include the position title and location.

Candidates who are passionate and committed and fit the requirements are highly encouraged to apply, especially women!

The mission of CARE is to enhance the lives of those who are most marginalized, especially women and girls. Our strength is in our variety. People with a variety of experiences and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

The goal of CARE Ethiopia is to stop any undesirable conduct at work. This covers child abuse, exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment. We anticipate that all of our employees will uphold this commitment by being aware of and adhering to the CARE Safeguarding Policy and its associated guidelines. Any abuse or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or child by any of our employees, agents, or partners is not tolerated by CARE Ethiopia.

When an applicant’s employment with an employer ends, CARE Ethiopia has the right to inquire about any incidents of sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment that the applicant may have been found guilty of committing or about which an investigation was ongoing at the time of the application’s termination from that employer.E

By completing the application, the candidate for the position attests that he or she has no objections to CARE Ethiopia seeking the previously mentioned information. All job offers are contingent upon satisfactory references and relevant background checks.

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