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Field Officer-Health & Nutrition

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  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Education & Health
  • Deadline:
    January 27, 2024


Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization, dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern is currently recruiting the below post:

Job Code: 24-005-NH (You must quote this code on your application)

Job Title: Field Officer-Health & Nutrition (x1)

Location: Grand Bassa County

Reporting To: Program Manager

Responsible For: N/A

Contract duration: Fixed Term

Job Purpose: This is a field-based position that requires collaborating and working very closely with communities, the local Health facilities, Community Health Assistants and other community based health workers, community formal and informal structures, government authorities, private sector and local partners where applicable. Overall, the staff will be responsible for community orientation about the programmes, sensitization, mobilization, education, conducting training and/or learning sessions and coaching of individuals and groups of beneficiaries to ensure effective implementation and active participation in, ownership and sustainability of programme activities. Specifically, as an extension worker, the Field officer will be responsible for grass root implementation of the programme in selected communities assigned to him or her within District #1, Grand Bassa County.

Responsibilities: Prepare weekly and monthly activity plans, identifying and timely requesting the resources required for effective implementation of programme activities. Mobilise and organize communities, keeping into consideration contextual social problems, challenges and opportunities, identified through participatory research and demonstrations. Support and encourage group’s dynamics, including establishing mothers groups, and work with them to establish functional leadership structures. Liaise with community based health workers and/or volunteers and other relevant health/nutrition actors at the community and district levels to support the screening and referral of noticeable malnutrition cases to the nearest existing health facilities. Create a linkage between the Mother Groups and community-based health workers and/or volunteers to improve referral mechanisms for emergency medical cases including malnutrition and the notifiable communicable diseases. Work with the communities and relevant local stakeholders to identify correct target groups in line with Concern’s global policies, and ensure their active participation in all stages of the programme cycle management and participatory learning. Support and complement the FIM component of the program in assisting programme participants and their communities to identify and mobilize local resources and skills required for attainment of sustainable agriculture, with specific focus on increasing availability, accessibility, and utilization of higher nutritional value products from kitchen garden and other agricultural produce. In collaboration with the local government authorities, and local implementing partners where applicable, the Field Assistant will plan, organize and facilitate required trainings and/or learning sessions for the empowerment of participants at all levels, with the support of other members from the programme team when relevant. Participate in research studies, analysis or surveys, particularly relating to behaviors for improved health, hygiene and nutrition and supports the development of effective strategies to increase the practice of the behaviour in order to achieve intended program outcomes. Collaborate with and support Systems/logistics to ensure successful, transparent and accountable procurement and distribution of cooking demo tools, kitchen tools and needed inputs as implied in the program.

Experience & Qualification:

A minimum of Diploma from a recognized institution, with a bias in any of the programmatic areas (Nursing, Physician Assistant, Environmental Health, Public Health and Sociology)

A first University degree in the relevant fields is preferred.

At least 2 years of practical experience in implementing a community based donor-funded programmes within Liberia with NGO(s) or government in rural areas.

Practical knowledge of health delivery, health promotion and nutritional care, is essential.

The ability to ride a motorcycle in remote and rough terrains, or the willingness to learn.

How to apply:

By email to: liberia.hr@concern.net with the JOB CODE 24-005-NH Field Officer-Health & Nutrition clearly in the SUBJECT LINE. By Hand to: HR Department, Concern Worldwide, Building Number-5 Andalucía’s Complex Compound Number-2, Between 6th & 7th Streets Sinkor Beachside, Behind Home City Furniture Store, Monrovia.

JOB CODE 24-005-NH Field Officer-Health & Nutrition clearly indicated on the envelope.

Applications must include the following:

JOB CODE 24-005-NH Field Officer-Health & Nutrition

A letter of application stating why you believe you are the best suited for the position.

A copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) giving active daytime contacts.

Names and addresses of two (2) work-related referees with professional e-mail addresses.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5 pm on Saturday 27th January 2024.



Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the

day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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