Nutrition Coordinator – Save the Children Vacancy Announcement

Nutrition Coordinator – Save the Children Vacancy Announcement, May 1 2024



Organization: Save the Children

Position: Nutrition Coordinator

Location: Axum and Hahayle, Tigray

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: April 30 2024

Deadline: May 6, 2024




Job Description


LOCATION:  Centeral Zone- Hahayele and Axum

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health, Nutrition & WASH


This position is designed for qualified Female candidates to apply.

Job Requirements

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3: The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g., once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Nutrition Coordinator will coordinate implementation of emergency nutrition response (CMAM/IMAM, MIYCF/IYCF-E, TSFP, SMART Survey, and family MUAC), Health and wash activities implemented by SCI at woreda level and will provide technical input, management and support to SCI nutrition team in the woreda, he/she will Liaise and established contacts at woreda level with government health office, Agriculture office, water supply office and NGOs for smooth implantation and representation.


The Nutrition coordinator will ensure that the nutrition program is technically managed, functioning properly, providing care of quality to all beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice. He/She will support in the effective delivery of the health, nutrition & WASH program activities at site and community level. She/he will support in the delivery of training packages and monitoring tools.


SCOPE OF ROLE: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Reports to: Zonal Nutrition Coordinator

Dimensions:  Host communities and IDPs

Staff directly reporting to this post: TSFP officer, warehouse officers, H&N Officers



Program responsibility, protocol and procedures:

  • Implement effectively CMAM and IMAM nutrition programme especially TSFP in line with humanitarian standards under guidance of zonal nutrition coordinator

·       responsible for the integration of health, nutrition and WASH day to day activities at assigned project site activities

·       Plan and supervise implementation of project activities together with woreda health office counterparts

·       Provide technical guidance and ensure Save the Children nutrition staff and health workers use national guidelines for management of acute malnutrition

·       Ensure the nutrition activities implemented timely and the nutrition budget spent as per plan

·       Ensure all staff understand project activities and implemented within the standard, Coach and capacitate Nutrition teams and make sure services provided with optimum standard

·       Coach and mentor WoHo staffs working at different levels including woreda health office, health centres and health posts

·       Conduct training need assessment, health facility functionality and other assessments with WoHo

·       Make sure appropriate distribution and utilization of supplies and equipment provided by SCI

·       Organize and facilitate trainings to health workers and health extension workers on different thematic areas

·       Conduct post training follow up, routine supportive supervision and joint monitoring

·       Participate on woreda level integrated supportive supervision and other monitoring visits

·       Organize and facilitate kick of meetings, review meeting and other events to enhance ownership and sustainability

·       Lead and Support the Piloting of family MUAC in selected kebelles

·       Asses local capacity and ensure programmes are deliver results according to relevant standards, polices, and program strategy

  • Follow up timely request, approval, procurement and distribution of the project logistics, supply and equipment

·       Ensure appropriate and consistent health, nutrition education messaging provided in the communities

·       Facilitate and support in the development and scheduling of outreach activities to include support of MOH the work plan

·       Represent SCI in health and nutrition coordination to includes also WASH related meetings with stakeholders

·       Take part in the project set-up, technical support visit, monitoring visits, surveys and evaluations

·       Support in the management of essential drugs and medical supplies efficiently

·       Supervise, and build the capacity of health and nutrition team members in relevant technical competencies.

·       Ensure that the health and nutrition programme staffs have clearly defined objectives and understand their responsibilities.

·       With the support of MEAL team ensure project performance is tracked and quality standards adhered to

·       Coordinate any awareness raising campaigns/behaviour change communication in the community in coordination with MOH

·       Facilitate cross-sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent communication and referral between different programs such as IYCF-E, CMAM, child friendly space, health, food distribution, WASH etc.

·       Conduct staff performance evaluation on regular bases

  • Prepare weekly and monthly movement plan and reports and contribute for timely donor report
  • Perform other activities assigned by immediate supervisor

Other duties

·       Ensures management and coordination of supporting HEWs and volunteers.

·       Pays particular attention to the gender and diversity dynamics of patients and co-workers; Ensures that gender and power dynamics related to patients and co-workers are taken into consideration.

·       Engages and collaborate closely with SC’s Child Protection and WASH program.

·       Participates and assist in preparation/compilation of project medical data and monthly report

·       Participates in training to improve medical performance

·       Participates in outreach activities such as health and nutrition needs assessment, vaccination campaigns, mobile clinics and improvement of health promotion and hygiene in the community

·       Assists in emergency response to disease outbreaks, as needed

·       Be prepared to host visits and represent Save the Children international.

·       Prepared to report to the PHC facility for health emergencies Works as per allocated shift pattern/ rota

Trainings and capacity building:

·       Provide staff appraisals and supportive superstition

·       Conduct orientation and training to build the capacity of SCI staff, partners, and the community at large

Monitoring and reporting

·       Regularly update of databases and ensure quality checking at site

·       Prepare daily/monthly reports on activities and any necessary reports as requested

·       Updates follow-up information of enrolled cases from regular household visits and share with technical officers

Advocacy and communication:

·       Facilitate cross-sectoral programming, particularly to promote communication and referral, health, education and CP programming

·       Liaise with other humanitarian actors, partners and community groups to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


·       Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values

·       Creates an environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


·       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·       Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others


·       Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners

·       Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


·       Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·       Willing to take disciplined risks


·       Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity


Job requirements




–        BSC degree in Nursing, nutrition or public health from accredited universities or health colleges

–        Minimum 3 years working experience with NGOs in emergency health and nutrition programs

–        Certificates on IMAM/SAM TOT Trainings

–        Sphere standards trainings

–        Knowledge on Standard methods and indicators for assessing nutritional status, including rapid assessment and SMART methodology

–        Experience in cascading family MUAC approach

–        Experience in Integrated Pharmaceuticals Logistics System (IPLS)

–        Experience MNCH in emergencies

–        Experience in WASH programs

–        Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills

–        Experience with budget management

–        Proven experience on supervising and coaching staffs

–        Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions

–        Computer literate, skills on Microsoft word, excel and internet

–        Fluency in in written and spoken English and local languages

–        Excellent interpersonal skill and able to work in a multicultural team

–        Passionate about improving the lives of children

–        To protect children in connection

–        Non-discriminatory and gender sensitive

–        Commitment to SCI values


–        Work experience in humanitarian emergencies, NGOs

–        Work experience at coordinator or higher positions

–        Fluent in oral and written English and Tigrigna

–        Good knowledge of quality standards and quality controls related to medical practice



How to Apply


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:

Nutrition coordinator – SCI Career Site Careers (

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.








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