Save the Children Nutrition Zonal Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Save the Children Nutrition Zonal Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Zonal Coordinator, based at clustered zonal department, is responsible for the overall management of the USAID funded Growth through Nutrition-An Integrated and development oriented a multi-sector nutrition program at Zonal, Woreda and health facility or community levels.

  • The coordinator will be expected to improve planning, implementation; monitoring and reporting processes as they pertain to Growth through Nutrition program activities.

  • The incumbent works closely with the government structure and other zonal/cluster team members of Growth through Nutrition and related programs so as to ensure program integration at all level.

  • The coordinator is expected to concurrently track physical implementation against activity plan and budget utilization under Growth through Nutrition health and Nutrition program component

  • The position holder will provide nutrition related technical support at Zonal, Woreda and community level to ensure the quality implementation of the program activities.

  • He/she is responsible to strengthen Zonal and Woreda level nutrition multi-sectoral coordination.

  • He/she ensures efficient and timely implementation of activities as per the approved operational plans; regularly mentor and coach health facility staffs, and facilitate joint supportive supervision.

  • He/she is responsible to maintain close contact and liaises with Zonal/Woreda Health and Agriculture offices; asses’ gaps and link with regional office ensure quality of documentation and nutrition and health data utilization at Woreda and health facilities.

  • He or she is responsible for Timely production and submission of reports and other deliverables such as HFs’ program data for data base to regional office.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepares annual plan and participate in annual budget development for the program and ensure that Growth through Nutrition activities are fully harmonized with Zonal, and Woreda annual plan.
    Coordinate and technically support Zonal, Woreda, and local stakeholders to assess needs related to Nutrition and Livelihoods and support the implementation of Growth through Nutrition,
    Develop terms of reference, facilitate training, review meeting and joint supportive supervision that will be conducted at Zonal and Woreda levels.

  • Timely submit training reports, review meeting proceedings and field travel reports to regional office for documentation.

  • Ensure multisectoral coordination of nutrition intervention at Zonal, Woreda and community levels

  • In collaboration with agriculture/livelihood coordinators, ensure the effective implementation and integration of Nutrition, WASH, Livelihood and SBCC components into the existing structures of the Agricultural/Health system
    Ensure that the revised national nutrition program(NNP), nutrition guidelines, and minimum nutrition standard, WaSH in the context of nutrition & QI on nutrition specific services, SBCC specific to the program/nutrition, revised HMIS, and monitoring tools are implemented in respective target zones and Woredas

  • Provides technical support through regular and joint supportive supervision to Woreda health/agriculture office, health facilities and communities

  • Support and ensure that Nutrition agenda is focused in Zonal and Woreda level review meeting conducted in a regular basis

  • In collaboration with M&E coordinator, strengthen the capacity of Zonal, Woreda health office and community in nutrition and health information management system for decision
    Support Zone health Department in mentoring and follow-up of the trained HW and community in implementing planned nutrition and WASH activities at all level( zones, facility community)

  • Ensure health workers in selected health facilities for implementation of GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION are trained as per national guideline

  • Ensure the provision of appropriate mentoring and on job training for Health workers at targeted Health facilities using agreed tools

  • Ensure that resources allocated reached the right beneficiaries, for the right objective in the right time

  • Ensure that Nutrition multi-sectoral coordination is strengthened, support the livelihood team to mainstream nutrition in to agriculture and program activities are coordinated at all levels

  • Ensure that all donor compliance and save the children rules and regulations are strictly followed during day to day program operations

  • Ensure that GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION activities included in woreda annual implementation plans

  • Prepares periodic reports and submits to the concerned bodies in timely fashion ;

  • Performs other related tasks as required.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Qualification and Experience

    Minimum educational requirement

  • first degree in public health or nursing and demonstrated experience in nutrition, maternal and child health, WaSH, SBCC on nutrition, and livelihood programs

    Minimum experience required

  • four years for degree holders out of which minimum of 2 years’ experience in NGO with experience/knowledge of supporting USAID funded grants

  • Good understanding of Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP IV), National Nutrition program (NNP) and other health related policies & strategies

  • Demonstrated skills in partnership building and interpersonal communication

  • Existing relationship with Zonal health and agriculture offices is preferred

  • Excellent and demonstrated skills in computer
    Microsoft office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlooks, emails

  • Excellent in reporting writing skills

  • Knowledge of local language is mandatory


  • SC Values are: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. To meet the value system the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases (this varies according to the position please consider the below as example)

  • Leading: (align with Ambition, Integrity collaboration and creativity)

  • Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organization.

  • Thinking: (align with Ambition, Creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

  • Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organization.


    (align with Collaboration, Creativity)

  • Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    How to Apply

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

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