Health & Nutrition Officer – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement

Health & Nutrition Officer – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement, March 6 2024



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Health & Nutrition Officer

Location: Dolo Ado, Somali

Employment: Full time

Salary: ETB 29,466

Deadline: March 16, 2024





Job Description


Contract Details: Definite periodJob Purpose:

  • The purpose of the position is supporting local partners for the implementation of health and Nutrition related activities of the project in line with Concern Worldwide policies and program proposals. Provide effective technical backstopping of the nutrition component of the programme to local partners  .The Health and Nutrition Officer is responsible for supporting local partners in undertaking  IYCF activities, guaranteeing the efficient and effective integration into CMAM Nutrition programme, throughout assessment of current IYCF practices in the target population, community mobilisation, training and promotion of IYCF practices, thereby maximising the rate of exclusive breastfeeding and improvement of complementary foods given to the target children < 24 months and the overall nutrition status for all children < 5 years in target population

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Project management

  • Support Local partners in ensuring nutrition component are well integrated and implemented as per the expected standard in the grass root level.
  • Support local partners and key project stakeholders at Kebele and Woreda level through training, monitoring and follow up and to support IYCF project integration with different approaches like PSNP, CMAM and emergency nutrition intervention.
  • Support local partners in conducting assessment and identify health and nutrition related problems of the target community and develop appropriate response
  • Participate in the plaining, implementation and review  of  project based activities and propose /plan new appropriate activity in Health and Nutrition sector based on the actual problems of the community;
  • Support local partners to prepare detail implementation plan and modality /guideline for Health and Nutrition related activities based on the main project document and ensure its implementation with standard quality as per the agreed timetable.
  • Design appropriate implementation modalities and program approach to strengthen sustainability factors;
  • Initiate and introduce innovative ideas/approaches and implementation modalities based on the local context into the Health and Nutrition related intervention;
  • Promote and ensure the active participation & initiatives of target extreme poor HHs and local community using all possible methods in all aspects of ERNE program activities;
  • Conduct capacity building training for local partners  on various Health and Nutrition related topics to ensure quality implementation;
  • Coordinate with local partners and prepare technical and supportive supervision plan to  based on the need assessment for staff under her/his supervision and implement and report on time;


  • Support local partner Helath and nutrition officers in preparing periodic quality progress reports on Health and Nutrition sector (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually and donor reports);
  • Collect and document all progress on Health and Nutrition sector of the implementation of activities (at activity, output and impact level) and maintain project data, record and documents;

Networking and Integration

  • Establish/strengthen strong linkage and collaboration with zone and Woreda Health Office in the implementation of health and Nutrition activities.
  • Create appropriate linkage; and working procedures and information sharing with  local partners and  other external stakeholders at the Woreda

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.


  • Provide technical backstopping to partners for effective program implementation
  • Provide health and nutrition  training, and mentoring support to partners, in accordance with partner capacity development plan,
  • Work collaboratively and supportively with partners to develop mutual learning
  • Acts as prime focal person for health and nutrition of Concern for routine  support to the partners
  • Support in enhancing partners visibility in the area of operation through cluster meeting and/or other sectoral  engagements


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practises in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.


  • Ensure that all HR policies and procedures relating to Concern Ethiopia’s gender equality strategy are implemented
  • Ensure that all gender sensitive policies and procedures are fully adhered to during recruitment processes and targeting of beneficiaries
  • Contribute to promoting a gender sensitive working environment within Concern Ethiopia

Job Requirements


Person specification

  • BSc degree in (public health or Nutrition) with minimum 4years relevant experience,
  • Proficiency in  Writing and speaking English and local languages ( Somali, )
  •  2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree
  •  NGO experience is a plus


  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for target beneficiaries.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and working with Project stakeholders
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure

Skills Required

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills.
  • Technical and report writing skills
  •  Computer literate.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply


  • Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy through the concern link at


    •  Apply in person in Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department Jijjiga  Coordination Office
      • Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:
      • Only short listed candidates will be contacted


What we Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental leave



Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

  • Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
  • Women and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply





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