CMAM NURSE needed in West Hararge, Ethiopia

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CMAM NURSE needed in West Hararge, Ethiopia


The purpose of the CMAM Nurse/ Junior Nurse position is to provide overall technical, organisational support and play a support and facilitation role for community based management of acute malnutrition in communities. she/he is assigned, includiing technology and best practices awareness creation and linkages and behavioral change through education, information and communication. She/he supports people’s empowerment, collective action and solidarity, social cohesion and inclusion as well as gender equity. Facilitates and encourages active participation of and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with communities and community organizations in her/his working area in order to ensure that the nutrition messages are disseminated and understood at all levels. Build capacities of the community and institutions.  S/he works closely with woreda, Kebele, Village-level task force leaders and local government development agents.


Job Responsibility #1 Technical Support  and facilitate community action planning and targeting

Support and facilitates emergency nutrition  program participants in the identification and prioritization of project beneficiaries as per the national protocol
Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation and ensure that the participation of each community groups in problem identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TFP
Ensures CARE’s key program principles of accountability, empowerment, non discrimination are followed in community analysis and action plans;
Facilitates community based nutrition assessment and analysis and targeting along with Community Nutrition Volunteers (CNVs), Health development armies and responsible body from the Kebele’s;
Supports and facilitates the development of action plan for their respective OTP/SC sites;
Supports and facilitate the development of action plan for their respective OTP/SC sites
Assesses health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation related problems;
Reviews the plan with the partners and representatives of the community and including her/his supervisor at kebele level;
Prepares final action plan by breaking down in to quarters and months and submit it to her/his supervisor and make sure the same is done at health facilities with OTP/SC.

% of Time:  30%

Job Responsibility #2:  Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring

Support and facilitate the establishement of new OTP/SC sites and strengthen the existing OTP/SC sites.
Supports community mobilization of beneficiaries along with CNVs, and Health development armies;
Facilities, organizes, and builds skill and knowledge of care takers on appropriate feeding practices, basic hygiene and sanitation
Ensures that activity implementation is informed by CARE’s core rights-based approaches and principles, gender equity, and community level advocacy in particular;
Provides technical and organizational assistance to CNVs, Health Development armies, kebele, and village representatives and community members;
Supports regular capacity assessment activities conducted for health institutions;
Holds demonestration and awareness creation sessions on health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation in OTP/SC sites, and supplementary food distribution
Arranges/facilitates cross visits and conducts capacity building on site trainings for Health Extension Workers (HEWs), nurses, Health development Armies, and CNVs;
Builds capacity of CNVs, Health Development Armies and committees, undertakes participatory monitoring of project implementation works, and records lessons learned and reports to her/his supervisor.

% of Time: 35%

Job Responsibility #3:  Strengthen partnership, institutional linkages and working relationship

Selects CNVs, and other volunteers  from the community together with with relevant government stake holders/partners and arranges training for them along with the CMAM supervisor  ;
Represents CARE at woreda and  kebele (s) level as a member of the health task force ;
Strongly works to make the plan of the project to be part of the plan for the kebeles
Closely works with  primary health care facilities; health posts, health centers  CNVs and communities at kebele  and village level to ensure adequate linkages are established.

% of Time: 15%

Job Responsibility #4: Reporting and Learning

Support quality recording and documentation of nutrition data in OTP/SC sites
Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit it to her/his supervisor
Supports and facilitates community involvement in annual innovation and  knowledge fairs
Collects basic information, best practices, case studies, and lessons and report to her/his supervisor
Conduct malnutrition causal mapping and arrange outreach sessions in identified kebeles or villages.
Use nutrition data for local decisions or actions making with his/her supervisor
Undertakes  personal  professional  development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor

% of Time:  15%

Job Responsibility #6:  Perform other duties as assigned.

% of Time:  5%

III PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The level of problem solving this position will face is level number two. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis.


Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming




Diploma in Nursing or other related fields.
3 years of relevant work experience for degree holders in Nursing.
2 years relevant work experience for second degree in Nursing.



At least two years emergency nutrition related work experience
Experience in community based nutrition intervention preferably in  community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM)
Knowledge and practical experience of the national/international therapeutic /supplemental feeding protocols/guidelines
Experience in standard nutrition data management and reporting
Skill in facilitating on job   training for health workers, HEWs, and CNVs
Field experience of community mobilization
Previous experience in pastoralist communities
Knowledge of local language

NGO experience

C. Technical Skills 


Communication skill, good human relations, willingness to reside in rural areas;
Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
Knowledge of the local language


Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, stress tolerance, information monitoring, developing teams, interpersonal skills, coaching, problem solving, planning and organizing.

The CMAM Nurse is expected to establish open relationship with the community, government counterparts and other community based organizations in order to facilitate and encourage active participation in overall development activities and internally, with Supervisors, Project Managers, and other concerned FO’s staff.


The CMAM Nurse based in the project woreda and  lives among the community. She/he can travels on foot long distances (50%) and stand about 30% during training sessions.

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