Emergency Nutrition Officer – FH Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

Emergency Nutrition Officer – FH Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, September 26 2023




Organization:  FH Ethiopia

Position: Emergency Nutrition Officer

Location: Naeder, Tahtay Maychew, Adet, Tanqua Milash and Abergelle Yechilla, Tigray


Deadline: Oct 1, 2023






Job Description


FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “The Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential candidates to apply for the mentioned position:

Position:                         Emergency Nutrition Officer

Duty Station:              Adet, Naeder, Tahtay Maychew, Tanqua Milash and Abergelle Yechilla

Duration of Contract:   One-year contract, renewable (with 60 working days of Probation)

Closing date:                   September 30, 2023



The Nutrition officer will be responsible for the successful planning, and implementation of JEOP emergency nutrition program at AP level.   The position holder will coordinate technical trainings to staffs and stakeholders at woreda level in nutrition screening, active case detection, early referral and admission of acute malnutrition cases through routine nutrition screening and Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programs. He/she will report to the AP manager and to be based in woreda level.

Principal Responsibilities

Key Result #1 – Implementation and Coordination 

●         Plan and implement detailed activities as per the approved annual operation plan.

●         Carryout planned activities in close collaboration with relevant community volunteers and government stakeholders

●         Organize, facilitate and provide technical trainings including screening, and management of MAM and SAM, referral linking, ENA, and EHA, care group model etc.

●         Represent FHE in district level nutrition technical working group and task forces.

●         Identify need of local health facilities to run standardized emergency nutrition services.

●         Closely work with logistic team on timely procurement of items needed for OTP and SC center support.

●         Ensure SBCC materials are timely printed and distributed to each FDP.

●         Ensure Target PLWs are attending RFSA care group sessions.

●         Collaborate with HEWs and RFSA team to improve project participants access to nutrition/EHA education sessions offered at village levels.

●         Coordinate with kebele health structures and HEW/HDA to facilitate JEOP participants’ attendance at nutrition education sessions

●         Take part in the designing nutrition and hygiene messages as per area context and translate in to local languages.

●         Organize sessions for nutrition messages transmission via available and appropriate media outlets at distribution sites

Key Result #2 –Monitoring, Reporting and partnership/networking

●         Organize joint monitoring visit to each health facilities and assess services provided to active cases.

●         Take part in joint mapping exercise (with ENCU) to identify main bottlenecks in emergency nutrition programming.

●         Make sure that project performance is on budget, scope and time.

●         Take part in the entire process of nutrition survey and different assessments.

●         Organize regular review and consultative meeting with relevant community and government counter parts at district and zonal levels.

●         Conduct weekly data tracking of SC and OTP admission, discharges and referrals and report to HO for analysis

●         Take part in on spot assessment and case identification process of health-related outbreaks, hunger in collaboration with local health office.


Job Requirements


Job Level Specifications

⮚        Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

⮚        Strong Interpersonal skills,

⮚        Emotional maturity,

⮚        Cross-cultural Sensitivity,

⮚        Ability to work effectively under pressure

Education and Experience

  • BA Degree in Nursing, Public Health Officer, and related fields.
  • 3 years related work experience in a relevant position Preferably in INGO Setting
  • Familiar with SBCC programs and have ample experience in managing behavioral change related programs on nutrition, hygiene at community level.
  • Required to have ample experience in managing emergency nutrition specific projects.


  • Basic Proficiency in both spoken and written English and local languages.

Distinguishing Competencies

  •  Interested in working communities in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • Highly level of professional disciple.
  •  Highly committed to serve communities in a very challenging places with limited access to basic services.
  • Excellent computer skill and knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and email communication.
  • Have in-depth understanding of national nutrition policies and strategies.

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Safety & Security Responsibility

  1. Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security policy of FH. Lapses in safe conduct can jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff.
  2. Every FHE staff member has an obligation to learn and understand the security situation where they are located.

  3. Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security.  This includes, but not limited to, personal safety, road safety, etc.

  4. He/she has a responsibility to become familiar to social, cultural and other associated features of their duty stations;

  5. Abstains from inappropriate or offensive behavior that can put FHE in a difficult position, impair operations, and jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff of FHE.

  6. All FHE staff should promotes safe conducts and exercises caution in all work activities; staff should accountable for own personal and professional actions and conduct;

Gender Responsibility

  1. Be aware of the stereotypes about women’s and men’s capacities, and discuss how they influence staff, in assigning responsibility, and in managing resources at unit and organization level.
  2. Be able to describe how gender issues relate to one’s job responsibilities and how gender equity can be promoted through the execution of those responsibilities.

  3. Be familiar with the local Gender Focal Point(s), and go to her/him to learn more about gender issues, or when there is a gender grievance or harassment issue to resolve

  4. Within each project and department, discuss FH’s Gender & Diversity and Sexual Harassment and sexual exploitation Policies, so that all staff are conversant with them.

  5. Refrain from any comments or gestures that indicate prejudicial views of female staff, especially female supervisors.

  6. In each Project and Head Office, ask women staff what changes would make it more “gender-friendly”, organization  and implement the recommendations


How to Apply


Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Competent candidates should submit their application and updated CV’s ONLY to:         recruitment_fhe@fh.org

Candidates MUST refer the position title “Emergency Nutrition Officer” on the subject line of their email and applications










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