Save The Children CMAM Officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children CMAM Officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 203137

Category: Health Care
Location: Wonago and Gedeb
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

CMAM Officer



Place of Work

Wonago and Gedeb


Humanitarian Program – Gedeo IDP Response

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the scale of the organization

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

One Year

Role Purpose:

Job Summary:

CMAM officer based at each intervention woreda ( Gedeb & Wonago) will be responsible for the management of overall implementation of the emergency nutrition and health response activities at woreda, health facilities and at large in communities’ level.

The CMAM officer is expected to improve quality case management of children with SAM at stabilization centers (TFU) and OTP sites through conducting frequent supportive supervision and monitoring/coaching health professionals, ensuring availability of routine drugs and basic materials and supplies at health facility level and, timely requesting of supplies required supplies.

The position holder will monitor performance of CMAM programs and improves referral linkage between OTP, SC, TSFP and IYCF.

The incumbent works closely with the government structure and other zonal/filed office and woreda based nutrition team members of Emergency nutrition, health and WASH response and related programs to ensure program integration at all level.

S/he is responsible to organize woreda and community level nutrition and health related training, review meetings/workshops, community forum and joint supportive supervisions and participate in health and nutrition assessments. review meetings and responses to outbreaks.

S/he will provide emergency nutrition and health related technical support at woreda and community level to build local capacity.

Also, s/he will be responsible for reporting of any public health emergencies and other humanitarian situation/risks which may endanger communities’ wellbeing, beside participating in surveillance, response to outbreaks and other public health concerns whenever happened.

Under the overall coordination and close technical and managerial supervision of the project coordinator, the job holder will ensure high quality CMAM implementation within the project, provide proper and quality care to all beneficiaries, respecting national protocols, sphere standards and principles of good practice.

Job Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Key Areas of Accountability:

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Makes sure that CMAM program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement,

  • Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on the management of acute malnutrition per national manual/protocol,

  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products and drugs for program implementation at health facility level.

  • Facilitates the basic/refresher trainings, workshops, review meetings, community forums under the project

  • Share training/meeting reports to project coordinator

  • Conduct regular checklist based supportive supervision on targeted health facilities.

  • Facilitate joint monitoring visits /joint supportive supervisions/ in integration with Woreda health office and zonal health department.

  • Generates’ and share supervision reports and feedbacks for project coordinator, zonal/woreda health office and health facilities.

  • Follow and ensures, action taken by all responsible parties on gaps identified during supervision,

  • Supports and liaise with the woreda health office staffs and provide on the job training/coaching and capacity building where required,

  • Working with the IYCF Officer, to ensure CMAM beneficiaries are referred to IYCF services when required.

  • Coordinates the link of acute malnutrition cases with EOS/CBN/CHD/TSFP/PSNP and facilitates regular registration of Non-EOS beneficiaries and submits on monthly bases,

  • Supports referral linkage of malnourished children of in
    between CMAM programs (OTP, SC and TSFP),

  • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies for each distribution, input in to creation and maintenance of a monthly distribution plan and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned with Nutrition project coordinator and logistics team,

  • Undertake individual evaluations with the team and improve gaps,

  • Creates and maintain smooth relationship with local health and other authorities and try to link CMAM program with the existing health service structure,

  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,

  • Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, outreach team including health extension workers, HDAs and community volunteers,

  • Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the CMAM program from the start,

  • Plan and organise OTP/SFP at designated distribution sites in liaison with project coordinator,

  • Organizes monthly report of SC/OTP/SFP/Community mobilization and report on time to the project coordinator and provide updates when needed,

  • Provides a monthly over view of drug items, SFP materials and wet ration stocks supplied to beneficiaries,

  • Manages the stock levels of therapeutic products, drugs and all other materials and alert the logistics in a timely manner as more materials are required,

  • Collect, analyse and share data’s required for monitoring quality of CMAM programs based on SPHERE standards (average weight gain, average length of stay),

  • Provides technical report on emergency health and nutrition for strengthening surveillance and public health emergency management.

  • Participates in responses to public emergencies (disaster, outbreaks),

  • Reports updates on humanitarian situations on implementation areas,

  • Reports any problems in a timely manner to the project coordinator,

  • Control and facilitate vehicle movement within the project area in the field,

  • Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,

  • Performs other related tasks as required,

    Job Requirements


  • BSC or Diploma in Nursing, Nutrition or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).


  • Minimum of two years working experience for BSc and four years’ experience for Diploma holders related to CMAM implementations.

    Skills/Ability required:

  • Knowledge, training and experience in CMAM and community mobilization/BCC

  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.

  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Local language

  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.

    Percent of Travel:

  • 90 Percent

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements should send the following through before or on April 05, 2019.

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

    Please Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.

    Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

    We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview.

    Save The Children CMAM Officers Jobs in Ethiopia

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