CMAM Assistant

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The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


The CMAM Assistant is responsible for implementation of all CMAM related activities including TSFP, IYCF-E at local level using participatory and community based or outreach approaches. S/he is also expected to provide technical support Woreda Health extension Workers and other staff working in the area of under-five nutrition. S/he is also responsible for collecting child Health Data including growth monitoring and sharing for appropriate health expert for case identification based on the biometric information.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Carry out TSF, OTP Program activities according to the national protocols

  • Plan and organize food preparation demonstration sessions TSF sites, OTP days at OTP site in coordination with health extension workers.
  • Work closely with health and nutrition staff and other prevention nutrition promoters and lead mothers to mother support groups to ensure sustainable child caring practice is implemented at family level.
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly and cases are identified as early as possible to prevent further deterioration.
  • Follow all national and global criteria including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the TSFP to OTP/SC.
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
  • Ensure timely identification of complications, non-respondents and referrals to the SC.
  • Own the recording and registering all screened, targeted and benefited children and pregnant and lactating women, ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
  • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics.
  • Through cooperation with the community volunteers provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems.
  • Support the CMAM officer to provide key IYCF-E and health education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines
  • Conduct home-to-home beneficiary follow-up and defaulter tracing including nutrition counseling.
  • Provide a daily and weekly CMAM report to the CMAM officer.

Effectively implemented capacity building activities for local health facilities

  • Support the CMAM officer in provision of continuous on the job training for the health extension workers and food distribution agents to enhance proper case management and early case findings.
  • Support the CMAM officer in during Identifying health workers and health extension workers for technical training for management of acute malnutrition and integrating IYCF-E with other project activities.
  • Facilitate health and nutrition trainings for partners where possible (e.g. technical workshops, training on SAM guidelines, IYCF and CBN guidelines, etc).
  • To follow up and provide ongoing technical support to the activities of the trained partners
  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of these activities, and to propose recommendations for developing future intervention in the target area.

Coordinated with Plan- team activities

  • To collaborate and communicate with other Plan program officers (Finance, livelihoods, logistics, etc) to ensure harmonization of activities according to Plan’s mission strategy.
  • Inform/update the Emergency Project Coordinator on nutrition activities on a regular basis.

Timely submitting all expected reports

  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly activity report to be sent to CMAM officer including the best achievements and key challenges.
  • Properly documentation of the TSFP and other Nutrition program activities.
  • End of mission and handover reports to be sent to the Project CMAM officer before end of mission.

Financial Responsibility

  • The CMAM Assistant will arrange transportation allowance payments with reviewed attendance sheet for the Food Distribution agents.

Other Responsibilities

  • Within the scope of the role, there will be additional assignments by the immediate supervisor as needed.
  • Seek and promote innovative ideas, approach to ensure quality of work

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that the team members under supervision are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
  • Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • Diploma or Level IV in clinical Nursing, Midwifery and Human nutrition from a recognized nurse-training institute and at least four year’s relevant experience.
  • At least two years practical experience in TSF program management.
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition and IYCF-E
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages an additional assets.
  • An understanding of child rights and child protection and fulfilment in the development context.

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Profound experience in Maternal and Child Health service provision government health system.
  • Experience and/or strong professional links with work in this field in other countries
  • Specialist expertise in either Inclusion or Social and gender norm change
  • Knowledge of full CMAM and IYCF-E will be an added advantage.

Languages required

  • English language is an official communication at any time.
  • In addition to Amharic Knowledge of the local language is an advantage criterion.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Location: Sidama Regions, South Omo, Gamo and Gofa Zones

Type of Role: CMAM

Reports to: CMAM Officer

Grade: B2

Closing Date: May 31, 2023


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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