Nutrition Officer;  International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Vacancy Announcement

Nutrition Officer;  International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Vacancy Announcement, February 13 2024



Organization:  International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Position: Nutrition Officer

Location: East and West Gojjam Zones

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement:

Deadline: February 23, 2024





Job Description



Organization Background
IOCC was established in 1992 as the official humanitarian organization of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). IOCC’s global operations are managed from its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland with field offices in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and East Africa. IOCC has extensive experience implementing programs in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), as well as European and other international donors. In its nearly thirty years of operation, IOCC has amassed considerable experience worldwide in emergency and development settings and across a range of sectors, including food security, WASH, micro-credit lending, health, nutrition, agriculture, shelter, infrastructure, education, livelihoods, capacity building and civil society development through programs that support communities lifting themselves out of poverty and achieve economic sustainability.
IOCC began its work in Ethiopia in 2003, partnering closely with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC). In its 20 years operating in Ethiopia, IOCC has worked in cooperation with EOC-DICAC, international and local NGOs, and various ministries, including the ministries of Health, Education, and Agriculture, and provided humanitarian and development assistance to communities throughout the country.
Project Description/Position Overview
The Nutrition Officer will be responsible for the planning and implementation of comprehensive package of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) / Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) program and implementation of nutrition activities to provide protective environments for affected population in the targeted areas and ensure that timely and appropriate nutrition services are provided. Also, she/he will be responsible for assisting with community, nutrition, and health education, training activities in the target sites to achieve project goal and to ensure quality of service delivery as per Sphere Standards under the supervision and Guidance of Emergency Health and Nutrition project coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support and strengthen the integration of CMAM into the routine health care system.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans and reports for effective implementation of the project.
  • Strengthen referral linkage among CMAM components through availing standard referral forms at health facility and community levels.
  • Organize /strengthen women development army functionality through health extension workers (HEWs) to effectively ensure the treatment coverage and quality of services.
  • Prepare supervision check lists and provide regular mentoring and monitoring of health facilities with outpatient therapeutic program (OTP)/stabilization center (SC/OTP) using standard SC/OTP score cards.
  • Facilitate nutrition education at SC/OTP sites in close coordination with the IOCC Community Nutrition Outreach Worker and IYCF-E Nurse – Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies.
  • Provide technical support for health facilities and woreda Health Office to analyze and utilization of CMAM data for local decision making.
  • Strengthen nutrition surveillance and CMAM data management system of the woreda and health facilities.
  • Organize and facilitate to provide standard training on CMAM for health workers and HEWs.
  • In collaboration with Woreda health office, health facilities, and the community, regularly update disease out-breaks and any other malnutrition aggravating factors through preparation of weekly situation up-dates.
  • Organize and conduct regular joint monitoring field visit with partners and follow-ups to identify and address gaps.
  • Monitor and support the request and delivery of nutritional commodities for SC/OTP.
  • Provide support to improve documentation of SC/OTP data at health facility level.
  • Strengthen SC/OTP reporting and recording through regular supportive supervision and availing documentation and job aids materials.
  • Submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports based on prepared work plan for SC/OTP.
  • Provide technical support and facilitate the routine nutrition screening by health facilities.
  • Support, manage, coach, and follow up with IYCF Nurse and Outreach Worker.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.
Category: Healthcare
Employment Type:  Six-month (with possibility of extension)
Career Level: Junior Level (3+ years experience)
Duration:  Full-time employment (6 months with possibility of extension).

Job Requirements


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in the local language (Amharic). Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and can cope with stressful situations. Good organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.


  • Ability to work in a team; sensitivity to cultural conditions and practices; tenacity in observing procedures, regulations, and other requirements in implementing and maintaining IOCC programs; and make appropriate recommendations. Trained on CMAM/IMAM and revised national guideline for management of acute malnutrition Experience of facilitation of training and review meetings, Fluent in written and spoken English language, Good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Nursing or public health with 3 years of experience, renewed Federal Ministry of Health professional license is required.


  • At least two years experience in the field, out of which one year NGO experience in the field; and experience in emergency nutrition and health implementation.

How to Apply


Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV by sending your application to


Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Nutrition Officer’ in the subject line of your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications from qualified women are highly encouraged.

Note: All the shaded areas of the form are mandatory, providing the rest of the information will boost your recruitment efforts






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