Save the Children Nutrition Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Save the Children Nutrition Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Project coordination

  • With guidance and support from the Health and Nutrition Project Manager, s/he will be responsible to coordinate the implementation of Nutrition program in two districts; creates synergy and efficient working relationship with government and other agencies staff at the zone and districts level to ensure smooth program implementation.

  • Leads /coordinates program at zonal level; supports project staffs in the respective districts level.

  • Supports capacity building of the zonal health departments, the district health offices and health facilities of program target zones to enable them successfully for implementation of the project

  • Works closely with the Zonal Health Departments in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the overall Nutrition activities in the zone.

  • Provide technical and operational support to the Zonal Health Departments; coordinates and supports the conduct of joint supportive supervision to health workers at health centres and health extension workers at health posts.

  • Works closely with the Zonal Health Departments and district Health Offices to ensure availability and reliable supply of CMAM commodities and supplies for the successful implementation of the program

  • Ensures that all Nutrition trainings for government and Save the Children’s staff are of high standard and based on the national implementation plans.

  • Ensures that regular supportive supervision of HEWs and health facilities, and review meetings are as per the schedule and are coordinated with local government led supervisions /review meetings

  • Participates in the development of the work plan, ensures the achievement of specific assigned objectives.

  • Provides guidance and support to Nutrition staff in the districts in meeting project objectives.

  • Supports demand creation activities in the Zone through ensuring timely initiation and implementation of agreed upon activities

  • Supports the implementation of M&E activities

  • Attending humanitarian actors sector and inter-sectoral coordination meetings


  • Prepares and submits timely activity report weekly, monthly and quarterly to the health and Nutrition Project Manager as per agreed format and ti· Document & submits findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up action.

  • Contributes to documentation of good practices and lessons learnt.

  • Prepares any other report that may be required to fulfil the government or donor requirement.

    Staff Supervision and management

  • Supervises Project staffs

  • Approves performance objective
    of subordinates and conduct annual performance review. Provide staff coaching and mentoring.

    External coordination and representation

  • Building strong partnership and working closely with Zonal and ditrict Health Offices, as well as other non-governmental partners

  • Serves as the project focal person in the Zone and represents the project in working groups and partnership for as required

  • Performs any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the unit head/his or her supervisor

    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

  • Integrity: Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

  • BSC or Masters in Nursing, Nutrition or Public Health

  • Minimum of five years working experience for BSc and three years’ and above experience for Masters holders related to Nutrition and related public service implementations in Emergency and development approaches.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Nutrition Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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