Save The Children Maternity New born Child, Health and Nutrition Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Maternity New born Child, Health and Nutrition Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199559

Category: Health Care, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Axum, Tigray
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Internal / External Vacancy Announcement


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.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

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 behavior 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

Maternity New born Child, Health and Nutrition Officer

( MNCHN Officer )


SCI/TFO/ 007 /2019

Place of Work

Axum , Tigray


Sponsorship, Maternity New born Child, Health and Nutrition Core Program

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization scale

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

One Year with Possibility of Extension

Role Purpose:

Under the overall guidance of sponsorship program, Maternity New born Child Health and Nutrition/MNCHN/ Advisor and country office Sponsorship unit head, the MNCHN Officer is responsible for the coordination and support of implementation of the MNCHN core program in the central zone Tigray.

The post holder will also be responsible to provide on-going support and ensure demand creation activities of the project are implemented, monitored, supervised and reported.

S/he will be responsible to support assessments designed to understand specific barriers to care seeking, and closely work with the Project team in CO in the development of strategies, aligned with government community mobilization strategies, to address those barriers to maternal and new born care.

S/he will contribute to the development and review of IEC/BCC messages / materials in collaboration with other program staff and relevant stakeholders. S/he will contribute to the documentation of lessons, evaluation and documentation of the impact of BCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders

Reports to: Health, Nutrition and Adolescent Program Coordinator

Key Areas of Accountability

  • With guidance from sponsorship program MNCHN Technical Advisor and CO

  • Closely work with key RHB, district health offices and other partners’ staff to develop and implement locally relevant and feasible SBCC strategies for MNCHN services

  • Support the design and implementation of SBCC related assessments

  • Contribute to the development and review SBCC
    messages / materials in collaboration with other program staff, relevant Governmental offices, Partners and community representatives.

  • Support development and review of relevant training materials and job aids.

  • Organize and execute community SBCC campaigns in collaboration with other stakeholders.

  • Support the design of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for SBCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders, MEAL coordinator and Advisors.

  • Support rapid assessments for issues and barriers on service uptake when identified by Field staff

  • Support the evaluation and documentation of the impact of SBCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders.

  • Participate in all Save the Children initiated as well as multi-stakeholders’ advocacy activities, forums and networks aimed at raising the profile of MNCHN issues as assigned

  • Undertake regular documentation of activities including lessons learned and success stories.

  • Document lessons learned in community mobilization especially in relation MNH activities

  • Prepare and submit regular updates and reports to Regional Project Manager as per agreed frequency and formats

  • Conduct field visits to understand the reality and support the project staff.

  • Participate in joint field visits, review meetings and planning meetings.

  • Performs other related tasks as required under the order of program coordinator.

    Job Requirements


  • BA/ BSC Degree in the field Public Health, Health Education, Social Sciences, Communications or related field
  • 2 years’ relevant experience with at least one year in an NGO environment implementing SBCC activities
  • Computer literacy in all the Microsoft Office applications, and internet literacy are required
  • Experience in research, including qualitative methodologies is required
  • Experience in working with multicultural team and complex projects


  • Good understanding of the Health Extension
  • Program is a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, writing and speaking
  • Ability to work in team, strong negotiation and analytical skills; ability to multitask and work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel outside of the base as necessary
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the Minimum requirements should send the following through until March 4, 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. All applications should be received within 5 days of this advertisement.

    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.

    Women candidates are highly encouraged.

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

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