Health and Nutrition Advisor – GOAL Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

Health and Nutrition Advisor – GOAL Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, July 27 2023



Organization: GOAL Ethiopia

Position: Health and Nutrition Advisor

Location: Addis Ababa, Head Office with Frequent 70% travel to the field locations

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: July 27 2023

Deadline: August 6, 2023





Job Description




Reference No: REC/62/23
Job title: Health and Nutrition Advisor
Location: Addis Ababa, Head Office with Frequent 70% travel to the field locations
Reports to: Head of Health and Nutrition
Number of Posts 1 (One)
Closing date: August 06,2023

About GOAL


‘If we engage communities, build on their systems in which they live and work, then poor and vulnerable households will achieve resilient well-being.

Source: GOAL’s theory of change


GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.


We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and  opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

About the Position: 

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health and nutrition staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the health and nutrition aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional health authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all health and nutrition elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national staff. Promote best practice in the health and Nutrition programmes and contribute to the overall management of the country programme. 

Key Areas of Accountability/Duties

·       Extensive experience in primary health care services reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent, and youth health and nutrition (RMNCAY-N).

·       Strong experience in public health emergency management (PHEM), SBCC in health/nutrition, and health systems strengthening approaches.

·       Familiar with the latest approaches/strategies/innovations in health and nutrition sectors, community-based health and nutrition interventions, operational research, multi-sectoral nutrition programming, and adolescent/youth health.

·       Strong understanding of the dynamics, structures, and needs of the ministry of health, health/nutrition clusters, and health/nutrition donor communities.

·       Coordinate and manage assigned health and nutrition projects in terms of program planning, implementation, HR/procurement/logistics/budget, quality/safe/accountable program, and reporting, with close supervision and direction from the head of Health and Nutrition.

·       Provide technical advice, technical expertise, and support to the field management and the health and nutrition staff in the field and coordinate and network with national and regional health authorities and other NGOs.

  • Provide technical expertise and inputs in tasked health and nutrition elements of proposals and reports, provide capacity building for government health workers and promote best practices in the health and nutrition programs and contribute to the overall management of the country program.


Skills & Behaviours



  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, programme clients and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Being assertive when it is required
  • Understands the need for speed in emergencies values the need for speed without compromising the procurement processes


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • Safeguarding:
  • To foster an inclusive working environment which is non-threatening and safe for all. An environment that addresses safeguarding adequately in its processes and where the barriers to raise and discuss concerns about safeguarding issues are identified and where possible mitigated.



Values & Behaviours:

Strong commitment to upholding and promoting GOAL’s values; Respect, Integrity, Courage, Partnership and Humanitarianism.

Mainstreaming Issues:

·       Familiarize self, understand and implement according to area of responsibility, GOAL’s policies and procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, HIV/AIDS, Child protection and Accountability.

·       Ensures gender and HIV/AIDS is effectively mainstreamed throughout the programme activities, work plans, budgets, reports, researches, analyses and where specifically relevant, analyzed in detail;

·       Work on increasing the sensitivity and awareness of staff towards Gender, HIV/AIDS ,Child Protection and Accountability issues.


Compliance Issues

·       Familiarize self and understand to GOAL Donor Compliance issues, specifically to the terms and conditions of the Donor the programme is working on and comply with same in area of responsibility.

·       Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO on a monthly basis.

·       Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO on a monthly basis.

·       Review the monthly beneficiary distribution summary sheets (BDSS) completed by the L/F/A Officer and ensure this is sent to the responsible person in Grants Unit based at HO on a monthly basis.



·       For those documents listed in the log frame as means of verification, ensure proper hard copy and soft copy files are kept at field level and same are submitted to the responsible person in Grants Unit based at HO on a quarterly basis (calendar quarters).

·       Understand the branding/visibility plan of the specific donor funding the program and ensure implementation of this accordingly in the office and operational areas in cooperation with the responsible person in RRP department based at HO.

·       During project closeouts ensure program deliverable documents during implementation of the program including beneficiary distribution lists are formally submitted using the standard forms to the Regional Logistics Coordinator.



·       GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.


·       A chance to develop tangible experience.

·       Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.

GOAL Ethiopia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of people who involves in its work and demands all staff exhibit the highest commitment. GOAL Ethiopia will verify skills and commitment of the candidate in the assessment process and perform Background reference check.

Job Requirements

Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

  • More than 5 years of NGO working experience in humanitarian and development health and nutrition aspects, having both sectors is a plus.
  • HO/MD/Nurse with master’s degree in MPH/Nutrition and public health policy (Master degree is a must) with strong public health background.
  • Project management experience (HR, Finance, Logistic, and Grant).
  • Experience on concept/position paper/proposal development, operational planning, budget planning and management, monitoring   and evaluation, report writing.
  •  Capacity to advise/mentor, supervise, train and coach staff.
  •  Team management, conflict resolution, decision making and delegation skill.
  •  Understand cross-cutting issues of GESI, child participation, and others to ensure their incorporation into program design and implementation.
  • Ability to deal and work with difficult, often complex work situations.
  • Multilinguistic skill is a plus

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter

·       Applicants can directly apply online using

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process







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