Nutrition Officer – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement

Nutrition Officer – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, April 15 2024



Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Nutrition Officer

Location: Based in one of the Jigjiga Camps


Date of Announcement: April 11 2024

Deadline: April 17, 2024




Job Description


Medical Teams International is a Christian humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life-saving medical care for people in crisis. We serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race.
Our calling is Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Medical Team International is looking for qualified applicants for the following positions:
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
The main purpose of the job is to ensure quality Nutrition care services for vulnerable refugee and host populations in MTI operation in Ethiopia. This position will be responsible for ensuring adequate support of HC, HP, and communities where the project is located.
Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide technical and logistical support to the health sector for effective implementation of nutrition intervention activities.
  • Analyzing and reporting nutrition situation and prevailing trends
  • Promote gender equity and equality through each level of nutrition activities.
  • Plan with HEWs and other health workers working in TFP for effective, sustainable, and efficient implementation of nutrition intervention.
  • Provide basic CMAM and IYCF trainings to HEWs/Other health professional.
  • Provide technical support to MoH health staff on management of Sever Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and IYCF.
  • Will provide technical support from screening to discharge (admission, treatment, follow up and referral) to provide care to under five years old malnourished children and uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition cases.
  • Perform supportive supervision of CMAM and IYCF activities and ensure they are implemented as planned.
  • Supervising treatment and progress of patients at TFP and SFP
  • Ensuring adherence to and respect of current protocols
  • Assist HEWs on (HDAs) or mother to mother group training and ensure strengthened relationship between HDAs and HEWs
  • Ensure the appropriate referral system between SCs, OTPs TSFPs and IYCF
  • Ensure the cards, registration books and other necessary formats are filled and documented proper.
  • Liaise with ministry of health institutions, RRS, UNHCR and other government organization at Woreda and Kebele Level pertaining to CMAM activities.
  • Will supervise and support the CMAM activities.
  • Ensure the CMAM coverage reach above 50% for rural and above 70% for urban community and the other standard performance indicators are met appropriately.
  • Ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate education and participated in the nutrition program.
  • Ensure the nutrition items are provided to the health facilities and reach to the intended beneficiaries.
  • Collect weekly TFP and SFP data (admission and exit status) and report weekly and monthly with narrative reports to Senior nutrition specialist; and ensure report reaches to MoH through its chain.
  • Establishing linkage with community leaders and representatives
  • Participate on health and nutrition related assessments.
  • Organize review meeting at each woreda to review the progress of health intervention at the woreda level.
  • Perform Other duties as required.
This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
Place of Work: Based in one of the Jigjiga Camps
Job Opening Date: 09 April 2024
Workdays & Hours: Monday-Friday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS                                           

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and reaches their potential as individuals and teams and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to adhere to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies.

Safeguarding & Code of Conduct

Medical Teams International is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Medical Teams International Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy Training upon hire and on an annual basis.


Job Requirements


  • BSC Degree in Nursing or Health Officer or Nutrition
  • Training Certification on the New 2019 SAM management training
  • At least 3 years’ experience working at a PHC. 1 years’ experience managing operation of Nutrition services within NGO.
  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.
  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly.
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to embrace and promote MTI’s mission and vision.
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.

How to Apply


Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

Send your CV and application letter to clearly mark “ Nutrition Officer ” in the subject line

Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

All applications must be submitted on or before 17 April 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Q Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.


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