Save The Children Senior Health Nutrition Officer Jobs in Nekemte Ethiopia

Save The Children Senior Health Nutrition Officer Jobs in Nekemte Ethiopia

Job Id: 197903

Category: Health Care
Location: Nekemte Town
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


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.

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.

Job Title

Senior Health Nutrition Officer



Place of Work

Nekemte Town



Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

1 (one)

Reports to

H & N Manager

Length of Contract

6 Months

Role purpose:

The Senior Health and Nutrition Officer will represent SC values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences.

These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children international, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.

The incumbent is expected to oversee the implementation of health & nutrition activities and establish an effective coordination mechanism among the consortium members.

The post holder will be responsible for implementation, conduct training, monitoring and review of health and nutrition components of the emergency Nutrition response.

S/he will be expected to work closely with the target communities; the project team particularly health and nutrition, sub-office and respective operational district and regional level stakeholders.

S/he will be responsible for the timely implementation of the health and nutrition activities as per the approved project document; and government and donor requirements and Save the Children standards.

Key areas of accountability:

  • Engage in the planning and achievements of the health and nutrition activities of the project and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met;
  • Ensure effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, timely submission of quality reports;
  • Provide joint support and guidance to team members and woreda health offices for quality implementation of nutrition and Health activities.
  • Ensure coordination and multi-sectoral approaches is met for holistic approaches
  • The post holder is expected to assess training needs, plan & provides assistance in trainings for staff while setting up new OTP and SC sites and ICCM services; assist training facilitations (preparation of training materials and kits) for health professionals in Community based Management Acute Malnutrition, ICCM and IYCF, MIYCN, Dietary diversification
  • Extensive experience for nutrition sensitive and Nutrition specific areas.
  • Excellent Behavioral change communication; innovation of new/adopt IEC materials which are appropriate for the project design.
  • Participating in and/or leading health, nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required;
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide close supervision to implementing partners;
  • Work with the project team for the development of work plans, POPs, budgets, and other required program documents for the health and nutrition components of the project;
  • Organizes monthly progress report to donors and government/ENCU.
  • Health and Nutrition Woreda Coordinator and provides updates when needed;
  • Provides a daily/weekly/and monthly over view of drug items, RUTF, Therapeutic milk ration stocks supplied to beneficiaries;
  • Manages the stock levels of therapeutic products, drugs and all other materials and alert the Concerned bodies in a timely manner as more materials are required;
  • Facilitate and conduct regular field supports and routine review meetings with government technical persons and officials to monitor the implementation of health and nutrition components of the project;
  • Performs other related tasks as required
  • Ensure monthly reporting systems are implemented in the satellite office.

    Child safeguarding (CSG)

  • Conduct activities in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse,

  • Ensure that all activities seen through a child safeguarding lens;

  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm,

  • Ensure all partners and beneficiaries of Save the Children are
    aware of the child safeguarding policy and promote the message of child safeguarding to children, beneficiary families, and community members in general,

  • Conduct project risk assessment using given template and mitigation plans are addressed Report performance of child safeguarding activities per quarter,

    ob Requirements

  • Post-graduate/ Bsc degree in public health/nutrition preferred or Bachelor in Health related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ field experience in Developmental and humanitarian in pastoral context, including significant experience in resilience and multi-sectoral projects.
  • Excellent leadership, coordination and management experience.
  • Knowledge of latest health related technical guidelines and standards in emergency nutrition and health.
  • Experience in quality assurance in a clinical setting desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting, organizing and facilitating trainings;
  • Experience and up-to-date knowledge in the technical areas of implementing MNCH, CMAM and ICCM particularly in pastoral context preferably Somali pastoral areas;
  • Substantial experience at lower levels including community in coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting;
  • Demonstrated work experience in implementing integrated health and nutrition interventions in a complex and demanding workload;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented, within approved security frameworks;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, presentation and facilitation skills and an ability to train and mentor staff;
  • Experience in budget management if required.
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
    Knowledge of the local culture and Language is Advantageous
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)


  • olds 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 their team to do the same

  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through or via on or before February, 13, 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 reserved within 5 days of this advertisement

    We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

    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.

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

    Save The Children Senior Health Nutrition Officer Jobs in Nekemte Ethiopia

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