Action Against Hunger Deputy Nutrition and Health Technical Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger Deputy Nutrition and Health Technical Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

About Action Against Hunger-USA

  • Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.

  • We save the lives of malnourished children and we enable entire communities to be free from hunger.

    About the Country Program in Ethiopia

  • Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sectoral strategy where Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Mental Health and Care Practices are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

  • Action Against Hunger currently operates in 5 different regions with an anticipated 2020 yearly portfolio of 20m USD of emergency and resilience building programs, research and innovation.

    General Assignments / scope of the Role

  • The DNTHA under the direct supervision of Nutrition and Health Technical Advisor (NHTA) will provide technical support and capacity building to ACF-Ethiopia nutrition and health programs and assists in the development of a country strategy.

  • This post works closely with both the NHTA and Nutrition Program Managers at field level.

  • As a direct support to ACF nutrition and health emergency response, at least 50% of the time will be spent in the field and depending on the number of emergencies could be up to 80%.

  • He/She is also expected to collaborate with nutrition supervisors, field coordinators and other thematic area technical advisors to ensure viable coordination/integration between all ACF programs, including nutrition and health, WASH, FSL and MHPSS.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and evaluate Health and Nutrition Actions

  • Assessment and analysis of the health and nutrition situation in Ethiopia.

  • Contribute to Action Against Hunger-Ethiopia Nutrition and Health country strategy.

  • Contribute technically for the development of sound and quality nutrition and health proposals.

  • Engage with other technical advisors to develop a multi-sectoral project proposal based on emerging evidenced and guidelines.

  • Produce high quality, analytical project and programme progress update reports.

  • Support the development of nutrition and health budget proposals in coordination with the NHTA and ensure that BoQs are prepared as per the latest information received from various bases and in line with standard templets.

  • Closely support to various bases in nutrition and health project monitoring, efficient budget utilization and follow up as well as in ensuring the quality benchmarks for nutrition and health services are met and project are implemented as per the standard guidelines and protocols.

  • Identify programmatic challenges and bottle necks, suggest, propose and implement rectifying measures in close consultation with NHTA and nutrition program managers.

    External coordination, representation and communication in the field of Nutrition and Health

  • Act as technical point of contact person and representative of ACF for sectoral and cluster nutrition and health coordination mechanisms such as ENCU and Health Cluster Coordination in addition to NHTA.

  • Participate and represent ACF in various sectoral and cluster nutrition and health coordination meetings and mechanisms at national and regional levels. (such as NGO health forum, UN and MoH sector and budget work plans).

  • Participate in the collection of data from formal or informal meeting with other partners to get information on the nutrition and health needs in the country, and propose actions (assessments, surveys, program implementation) accordingly.

    Coordinate within the ACF team and provide technical support to the Nutrition and Health team

  • Ensure adherence to and standard practices of nutrition and health projects in line with national guidelines (CMAM+IYCF), protocols and SoPs in all operational areas by all nutrition and health staff.

  • Responsible to technically support CMAM and IYCF nutrition programming in ACF Ethiopia mission in close coordination with other program departments.

  • Collaborate and communicate
    with technical and support advisors, program managers, DCD, CD, and any other ACF resource people in order to ensure the coherence of activities and reports in terms of ACF nutrition and health strategy.

  • Informing/updating the NHTA on assessment/survey implementation and any issues on a regular basis.

  • Participate in regular Grant Review and APR Meetings and provide updates on project implementation progresses and suggest and take doable action points to ensure timely and effect completion of projects.

  • Participation in departmental coordination team meetings and in other general team or strategy meetings.

  • Follow up of logistics requirements for routine nutrition and health project activities, including nutrition and health supply procurement, undertaking of surveys in liaison with the Logistics Department and in collaboration with NHTA, program managers as well as field coordinators.

  • Provide periodic nutrition and health project progress updates to NHTA and collectively review project progress and produce progressive plan of actions based on the findings of the exercise.

  • Participation in the overall mission and program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals, in collaboration with DCDP/NHTA/Log/Admin/FCs/CD and other relevant program staff as necessary

  • Guide and technically assist nutrition program managers, nutrition supervisors in preparation of project plans, organizing various trainings, periodic reports, budget management and preparation of project related documents.

  • Support NHTA in preparing, organizing and documenting nutrition and health project documents, including project (grant) proposal, master beneficiaries and BoQ for each base.

  • Provide capacity building trainings for government and project staff on revised nutrition and health guidelines and protocols, ensure the availability and utilization of the documents in all bases.

  • Provide regular support and technical assistance to nutrition program managers and nutrition supervisors on the analysis of programme data, reviewing APRs, providing timely feedbacks to filed staff and proposing recommendations when necessary.

  • Support and ensure that nutrition supplies and commodities are available in all ACF bases and supply chain management is properly monitored to ensure continuity of essential nutrition and health services.

    Job Requirements

    Educational / Professional Background

  • Master’s Degree/University degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or related field from a recognized university/college with 5-to-7 years relevant experience in International NGOs setting is preferred;

  • At least 3 years of experience in PHCU and essential services implementation, CMAM+IYCF programming, good knowledge and awareness on national nutrition and health strategies and policies, global nutrition and health dynamics, multispectral (Nutrition, Health and WASH) programming, nutrition research, assessments and surveys.

  • Practical knowledge and skill on SMART nutrition survey, rapid nutrition assessments methodologies, Nutrition Causal Analysis (NCA), Evaluations.

  • Humanitarian experience in emergency lifesaving nutrition and health interventions.

  • Exposure to sectoral and cluster coordination mechanism is advantageous.

    Required skills

  • Strong communication, networking and representation;

  • good strategic and analytical skills;

  • good experience in staff management and capacity building;

  • team player and communicator;

  • knowledge and skill on applicable computer software (Epi info, SPSS, stata, ENA, MS Offices);

  • Fluent in English and Amharic both in written and spoken.

  • Analytical, Project budget management, quality reporting and training provision, good management and representation competencies, leadership and team work.

    How to Apply

  • If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “Deputy Nutrition and Health Technical Advisor” written in the subject line, and three references, applicants to the following addresses:

  • Through ;


    Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger Addis Ababa office after Washington DC

    square to Mayor Muriel Bowser Street, Wollega – Gimbi, Gambella, Waghimra – Sekota, Harergue - Harar, Borena – Yabellow and Somali Gode offices

  • Deadline: Thursday, 7 May 2020 before 5:00 pm

  • “Female Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”


  • Only short listed applicants will be, communicated on and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

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