Community Health Coordinator – Medical Teams International

Health Care

Medical Teams International


Medical Teams International is a Christian humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life-saving medical care for people in crisis. We serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race.

Our calling is Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

Medical Team International looking for a qualified applicants for the following position: 


To provide quality health care services for vulnerable refugee and host populations in Afar Region, Ethiopia through community based interventions.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Develop a team of Health Extension Workers and support the HEWs at Five Angel’s Clinic
  • Coordinate of the community health education within the program
  • Supervise and support health and hygiene promoters within the overall health program and specifically at the health facility
  • Identify or develop culturally acceptable risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) materials related to health education and hygiene promotion
  • Select training topics in conjunction with the Medical Coordinator, and ensure consistency of messages across health and WASH clusters
  • Train the health and hygiene promoters
  • Ensure health and hygiene promoters are familiar with participatory teaching methods
  • Monitor training conducted by staff in the field
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports of training and monitoring activities to Medical Coordinator
  • Develop training manuals, materials and posters for use within the program

Quality Management

  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Afar, Ethiopia
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area that ensures privacy and comfort for the patients
  • Ensure patient confidentiality – patient information, medical histories, and issues should be kept confidential and private. Do not discuss with others outside of the need for additional medical care or referrals
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff

Additional activities

  • Support other areas of the clinic as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste appropriately

Required Number: One (1)

Work Days & Hours: Monday-Friday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays.


  • Qualified health professional, Community health training (Nutrition, health or hygiene education, e.g LHS, nurse, nurse educator, nutritionist)


  • 2 years in community health education


  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written Afar, Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills 
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.


      • Humanitarian motivation
      • Emotionally and spiritually mature
      • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.  
      • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
      • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
      • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
      • Ability to remain calm under pressure
      • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
      • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments


      • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
      • Ability to prioritize tasks
      • Ability to embrace and promote MTI’s mission and vision
      • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
      • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public


      • This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions


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