Save The Children Health and Nutrition Project Manager - Sponsorship Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Health and Nutrition Project Manager - Sponsorship Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 203134

Category: Health Care
Location: sekota
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
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.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

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

Health and Nutrition Project Manager - Sponsorship



Place of Work




Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

01 (One)

Length of Contract

Two years with possibility of extension

Role Purpose:

  • The Sponsorship Health and Nutrition Project Manageris responsible for overseeing the implementation of

  • quality sponsorship-funded School Health and Nutrition (SHN), Maternal and New-born Child Health and

  • Nutrition (MNCHN) , Adolescent Development (AD) and School Health & Nutrition facility construction

  • programs in waghimra Impact Area. Within his/her capacity the Health and Nutrition Project Manager works

  • closely with the Sponsorship Regional Manager, Sponsorship Program and Communications Senior Specialist and

  • the Head of Sponsorship to meet all sponsorship-related Health and Nutrition program objectives at the IA level.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Manages the Health and Nutrition project and prepare annual operational plan and budget

  • Responsible for overall coordination and support of the MNCHN, SHN and AD programmes

  • Ensure that sponsorship-funded MNCHN, SHN and AD core programs reflect the best of common approach to sponsorship funded programming (CASP) and that the program cycle for both CASP modules is fully completed and documented.

  • Collaborate with the Sponsorship Regional Manager to prepare all the required documentations including annual operational plan (POP) and Annual Report.
  • Responsible for the development of annual Operational Plan (POP) or Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) of the projects.

  • Closely monitor and supervise the implementation of program activity as per POP and DIP.

  • Help design and implement a coherent MNCHN, SHN and AD program implementation strategy that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to Common Approach to Sponsorship-funded Program (CASP) needs.

  • Design innovative and strategic programming and cost effective ways of delivery in line with the objectives of the respective program.

  • Coordinate and facilitate program revision, expansion and phase-out processes.

  • Ensure that all activities in the respective program are progressed in accordance with sponsorship manual, are completed within time and on budget.

  • Ensure that all MNCHN, SHN and AD program related activities are implemented in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan

  • Ensure preparation of timely and high quality progress reports, program reports, and donor reports

  • Coordinate with Community Mobilization and Communication Coordinator to ensure that Community Mobilization steps are followed at every sponsorship program cycle.
  • Organize lesson learned and best practices from previous program implementation and shared and document for effective improvement and advocacy purpose.

    Budget management

  • Prepare annual sponsorship Program Operation Plan (POP) based on Summary Implementation Plan (SIP)

  • Coordinate sponsorship budget planning for the impact area.
  • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget and other resources for intended purpose; follow up on budget utilization and project expenditure as needed.

  • Closely work with the FO Finance Team to efficiently monitor and track burn rates, reporting and financial compliance issues

    Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Coaches and mentors, and provides the required support to staff members under his/her supervision;

  • Encourages the team demonstrate culture of learning, creativity and innovation for outstanding results for children.

  • Conducts annul performance appraisal of staff members under his/her supervision;

  • In collaboration with the Sponsorship Senior Management Team (SMT), develop and maintain strategies for the program as well as effective and efficient allocation of the Field Office resources to achieve strategic goals and commitments.

  • Liaise with all project partners to maintain smooth communication and networking across all stakeholders

    Behaviours (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 their team to do the same

  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, nutrition, development studies, or equivalent.
  • Recommended a minimum of 6 years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment managing health and/or nutrition projects. And out of each 2 years in managerial position
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Ethiopian health and or nutrition policy and strategies and programs.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health at sub-national levels
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of managing and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, and of strengthening implementation of financial control processes
  • Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key Sponsorship regulations
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience on field based projects
  • Experience in health and nutrition research and/or uptake

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements should send the following

    through before or on April 5, 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 will provide them upon request.

    Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email.

    Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely

    safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including

    background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join

    our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

    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 applicant if invited for written exam or interview.

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