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IYCF quality Monitors

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LonAdd Consultancy Plc

Location:

Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia 

Category/Specialization:

Other

Employment Type:

Contractor

Job Views:

346

Posted:

05.14.2018

Closing Date:

05.24.2018

Salary:



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Job Description:

Urgent Vacancy Announcement

LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc (www.lonadd.com), Recruitment & Outsourcing Company will be working on behalf of a  in the recruitment process of suitable & knowledgeable candidate, as per our s specific requirements stated below:

Number required: 4

Location :  Addis Ababa

Duration:  7 months

Start date: ASAP

Job Summary

To monitor and provide technical support to the final year implementation of Infant and young child related activities, collect qualitative data on best practices and lessons learnt to be documented and included in the final report. 

Justification

This aimed at recruitment of four IYCF monitors who will be responsible to provide technical support at a health facility level and monitor implementation of activities that are planned to improve quality of IYCF related services as well as support documentation of best practices and lessons learnt as part of the final report and to assure sustainability. The IYCF monitors will visit all health centers and health posts found in the project woredas, monitor quality of services and provide on the job training to HWs/HEWs, and support woreda and zonal health offices to ensure improved programming at all levels.

Specific Tasks

  • Provide on-the-job training to health workers/ health extension workers with special emphasis to nutrition services that aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of mothers towards proper IYCF practices.
  • Organize and conduct a joint monitoring visit to health facilities with woreda officials and nutrition experts.
  • Build the capacity of zonal and woreda health offices so that they have the required technical skills to supervise and support implementers at the lower level.
  • Build the capacity of health centre staff so that they have the required technical skills to supervise and support implementation by HEW in their catchment area.
  • Assess quality of services using monitoring checklists as part of the larger LQAS initiative and part of the EU specific LQAS initiative.
  • Monitor the overall implementation of the project at woreda level and support completion of delayed activities.
  • Identify core achievements, lessons as well as key areas of improvement by regularly visiting project woredas and implementation at the ground level and submit monthly program monitoring report to the nutrition section.
  • Attend quarterly review meetings organized by zonal and woreda health offices and present supervision findings.

Methodology

  • The IYCF monitors will be recruited through a recruiting company delivering support to CLEINT ECO Nutrition section.
  • The contractor will recruit, in consultation with CLEINT ECO, Nutrition section, adequate number of skilled monitors to attain the above objectives.
  • The contractor will be responsible to agree with the RHBs and CLEINT area offices on monthly travel plans to conduct the monitoring visits.
  • Two IYCF monitors will be deployed to support 9 woredas in Oromia, another two for 6 woredas in SNNPR and 2 woredas in Amhara region.
  • The IYCF monitors will report to the Nutrition specialist who is currently a focal person for the project.
  • The IYCF monitors will be based in the field providing close follow up and support to woreda/zone health offices, health centers and health posts. If the RHB and CLEINT field offices decide, the monitors will be based at the zonal level.

Expected Deliverables

  • Regular on-the-job training provided to health workers/ health extension workers and summary of key topics covered, incorporated in the monthly reports.
  • Quality of nutrition services at all health facilities assessed and report on findings shared with the section.
  • Quarterly review meetings at zone/woreda level attended, supervision findings presented and proceeding report of the review meetings shared with the section.
  • Data collected on core achievements, best practices and lessons as well as key areas of improvement and submitted to the section.
  • Joint monitoring visits conducted with zone/woreda health offices and feedbacks provided to health facilities.
  • Submission of finding from LQAS monitoring initiative.
  • Submission of monthly travel plans (last week of each month for the next month).
  • Submission and monthly activity and progress reports including filled supervision checklists (format to be provided by CLEINT).
  • Final report with key recommendations to CLEINT and RHB on future supervision and monitoring of interventions.

Reporting

  • The consultant has to submit monthly progress reports to the Nutrition specialist responsible for the Nutrition section of CLEINT ECO.

 

Job Requirements:

Expected background and Experience

  • Education requirements: University degree in nutrition, public health, food security, clinical nursing, (or at least an advanced diploma in clinical nursing)
  • Employment experience: At least 3 years of professional work experience, with progressively greater management in nutrition programmes at the national and regional levels. Experience in conducting training in IYCF promotion, proven ability to work in a team in close collaboration with RHB counterparts, strong planning and analytical skills, data management skills, high degree of self-motivation and a task and output oriented work ethic,
  • Language requirement: Excellent spoken and written English, fluency in the language used in the deployed region (Amharic in Amhara and SNNPR, Oromifa in Oromia)
  • Competencies: Knowledge of latest issues, development and trends in nutrition security, food security. Strong facilitation and management, monitoring and evaluation skills. Flexibility to travel at short notice, sometimes too difficult and hazardous locations.

 

How To Apply:

To apply send your CVs to:  vacancy1@lonadd.com by putting ‘Application for Nutrition specialist’ in the subject box.

Candidates selected should be available immediately.

Application deadline: May 24/2018




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LonAdd Consultancy Plc
Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia

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