Nutrition Officer, Save the Children Vacancy Announcement

Nutrition Officer, Save the Children Vacancy Announcement; July 26 2023




Organization: Save the Children

Position: Nutrition Officer

Employment: Full time

Location: Dobawayn Gode, Somali

Deadline: Aug 2, 2023




Job Description


Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.



The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation of the OTP/ (SC/TFU)/ TSFP program in the Woreda.
S/He will mainly be responsible for the weekly implementation of the OTP and outreach works and responsible for the Medical supervision and clinical care for patients in, on the job training to nurses and nutrition workers in the management of severe acute malnutrition and supervision of nurses and the nutrition workers at government health facilities.
In addition the position holder is also expected to provide Medical supervision and clinical care for patients in and its complications and also expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to establishing and strengthening Stabilizing Centre and OTP/TSF sites, and provide training to HEW and nutrition workers in the management of severe malnutrition.



Reports toSenior CMAM Officer

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 9 regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,800 staff and Warrant expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: N/A

Dotted line relationship– Nutrition Team

Functional relationship– Woreda Senior CMAM Officer

Job specific roles and responsibilities


  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities and prepare weekly movement plan to OTP, TSFP and SC/TFU sites.
  • Monitor implementation of OTP, TSFP and SC/TFU and program quality


  • Ensure the clinical health and nutrition consultation of MAM cases by following strictly the protocols and provide individual health and nutrition counselling, refer the case to the health facility in case of need.
  • Check the hygiene at each stage of the TSFP distribution.
  • Facilitate essential drugs, supplies and therapeutic products and follow up stock continuously and request supplies earlier.
  •  Facilitate training, on job training and work closely with MOH staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.
  • Organize daily, weekly and monthly overview and reports of OTP, SC/TFU & TSFP and share with the Senior CMAM officer.
  • Ensure children discharged from SC/TFU are transferred to nearby OTP to continue their therapeutic treatment.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), 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.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Human Nutrition, Midwifery, Public Health, or similar fields.
  • Minimum 4 years’ field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing CMAM & IYCF programs.
  • Substantial experience of community-based nutrition projects.
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision-making.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity.
  • Knowledge of the local language is Mandatory.




  • Diploma/Degree in nutrition or health with minimum two years working experience with NGOs.
  •  Working experience of one year in IMAM program or PHC program.
  • Experience in health and nutrition programs.


  • The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and Relations to his team members.
  • The position holder must have an ability that he can manage when it comes to reach hard decisions to across the barrier.
  • The position holder should have a good interrelation ship with others and must now local language (Somali)

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:

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.








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