Save The Children OTP Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children OTP Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216831

Category: Health Care
Location: Konso zone and Ale Special woreda, SNNPR
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Role Purpose

OTP officer based at each intervention areas (Konso zone and Alle special woreda) 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 OTP 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.

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,

  • 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
    OTP 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),

  • 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

    Academic Qualification:

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


  • Minimum of three years working experience for BSc and five years’ experience for Diploma holders related to Nutrition 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


    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.

    Engaging: (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.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    Application Information:

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

    Save The Children OTP Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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