Nutrition Officer, Save the Children Vacancy Announcement

Nutrition Officer, Save the Children Vacancy Announcement; June 10 2023




Organization: Save the Children

Position: Nutrition Officer

Employment: Full time

Location: Dollo, Bokolmayo & Dollo bay, Somali

Deadline: Jun 18, 2023




Job Description


LOCATION:  Dollo, Bokolmayo & Dollo bay


Vacant Position3

POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  Level 3: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore, a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).


The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation of the OTP/SC /TSFP program in the woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the bi-weekly/monthly implementation of the OTP/SC/TSFP and outreach works in collaboration with the government most importantly the Woreda Health Office. Provide on job training to for HW/HEW and provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to establishing and strengthening Stabilizing Centre and OTP, and TSFP to strengthening the implementation of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition. S/He will monitor Community Health Workers and volunteers in strengthening the community mobilization and outreach component of the program. Duty station will be Dollo Ado, Bokolmayo & Dollo bay.


Reports to: Health & Nutrition Coordinator


Number of direct reports: N/A



  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities and prepare weekly movement plan     to TSFP distribution points.
  •  Monitor implementation of TSFP program quality
  • Facilitate essential drugs, supplies and supplementary products.
  • Facilitate training, work closely with Woreda Health staffs at Health posts, Health center, and district level.
  • Organize daily, weekly and monthly overview and reports of TSFP.
  • Ensure children discharged from SC/TFU/OTP are transferred to TSFP to continue their treatment.
  • Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants in TSFP
  • Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses on the management of MAM Children and PLW
  • Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, and stock balance control
  • Receive weekly reports from HEW at weekly basis, cross check the completeness and accuracy, and submit to Woreda health & H N coordinator.
  • Mentoring and assist HEW in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby OTP/SC or Hospital
  • Assist HEWs in identifying patients who need to be transferred to OTP or SC, patients with failure-to respond to treatment and patients who need to be discharged.
  •  In charge of TSFP quality program implementation and monthly TSFP activity
  • Responsible for supervising and manage supplementary food in pre- mix basis and ensure availability of required material for pre- mix.
  • Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and ENA/BCC application.
  • Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, volunteers).
  • Supports the program integration with DPPO and MoH through on job trainings and supervisions.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.


  •  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.
  •  Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  •  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risk.


  •  Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Job Requirements


To be considered for the position, applicants should have:

  • BSC in Nursing, Public Health or other related fields
  • 2 years working experience with NGOs out of which two years in OTP/SC/TSFP settings.
  • Skills/Ability required:
  • Knowledge, training and experience in management of MAM and SAM with/without medical complication and the new IMAM Guideline
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.
  • Good human relation skills.
  • Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.


  • Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located.

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

Use the below link to apply :

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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