OTP Screener (4 Positions) – Belethawo, Somalia


OTP Screener (4 Positions) – Belethawo, Somalia


Department:             Health and Nutrition (New SHF Project)

Location:                     Belethawa

Reports To:                 Head Nurse

Positions Title:          OTP Screener (4 Positions)

Project duration:     One year


Himilo Relief and Development Association, Himilo means ‘vision’ in the Somali language, (HIRDA) is an independent, non-political humanitarian organization that was founded in 1998, a group of Somalis living in the Netherlands came together to discuss how they could contribute to the reconstruction and stabilization of their home country. Two years later- in 1998 (HIRDA) was born with a view to delivering development and humanitarian.

Overall Job Purpose        

Provision of Nutrition Services Integrated with Routine vaccination, focused on Children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) through mobile clinic team; referral health services and health promotion activities, conduct assessment of child health needs for children under 5 and provide quality and comprehensive nursing, treatment and follow-up of patients in designated out-patient clinics. Ensure delivery of high quality nursing interventions covering provision of antenatal services, postnatal care, immunization and reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/Ads, health and hygiene promotion and epidemic response in line with HIRDA health policy guidelines and primary healthcare nursing standards.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Following and completing assignments as given by the mobile clinic nurse
  • Working closely with HIRDA partners in the field
  • Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and calm for clients and fellow staff;
  • Offering direct patient care, encompassing all health, hygiene, and nutritional needs of patients
  • Communicating to patients the nature of care being provided and best health and hygiene practices
  • Gathering supplies and equipment for care of patients within wards of responsibility
  • Restocking supplies in wards at the completion of the shift
  • Conducting anthropometric measurements, MUAC, height and weight sending cases to appropriate program
  • Reception of beneficiary (mother and children) and both fixed and mobile OTP sites
  • Record screening data accurately in the beneficiary card and beneficiary register
  • Preparing daily and weekly screening report
  • Give the patients or the person accompanying him the treatment card, a food ration and an appointment for the follow-up
  • Record in the screening book all beneficiaries screened, and refer them to the appropriate structure using referral ticket
  • To carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Individualize patient care according to patient’s health, age, and procedure being performed;
  • Looking beyond physical needs of patients, to include psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, educational, etc.
  • Document patient data clearly, concisely, and comprehensively;
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Undertake other tasks not specified in this posting at the request of direct and upper management.

Position requirements


  • Diploma/Certificate in Nursing from a well-recognized institution, with special knowledge in pediatrics, maternal care/delivery, or emergency treatment preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience preferred

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the HIRDA
  • Team leader with demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate openness to change & ability to manage complexities
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to manage intergroup dynamics and mediate conflicting interests
  • Excellent writing skills, analytical capacity to synthesize project outputs and findings for the preparation of quality programme reports.
  • Maturity & confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking officials
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.
  • Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.
  • Language Requirement: Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages.

Relevant Experience: Minimum 2 years relevant experience in implementing an integrated health program consisting of maternal and child health, immunization, nutrition, HIV/Aids as well as health and hygiene promotion within a humanitarian context.


Interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CV, cover letter, and copy of their certificates to: hirdaafrica.hr@gmail.com copying aismail@hirdaafrica.orgkeynan10@yahoo.com


Deadline for Applications: 1st May, 2021 and Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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