Save The Children Project Manager – Health and Nutrition Jobs

Save The Children Project Manager – Health and Nutrition Jobs

Job Id: 219729

Category: Health Care
Location: Sekota, Amhara
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

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Position - Project Manager – Health and Nutrition (Sponsorship)

Role Purpose:

The Sponsorship Health and Nutrition Project Manager is 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 Senior Project Manager 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

    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


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Job Requirements

    In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • 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

    We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Gode. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

    The Organization

    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 realize 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.

    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.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link: Save The Children Project Manager – Health and Nutrition Jobs

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