Save The Children Seqota Declaration Implementation Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Seqota Declaration Implementation Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224577

Category: Health Care, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

The Opportunity

Role Purpose:

The Seqota Declaration (SD) Implementation Advisor will be responsible for providing technical assistance to support successful implementation of the SD Innovative phase as a member of the SD team seconded by Save the Children to FMOH.

The SD Implementation Advisor will be expected to identifiy and address gaps in the implementation of the SD Innovative phase, provide technical capacity building for regional SD teams, conduct on-site visits and ensure documentation, provide support and coordination to the education, women and children affairs, and labor and social affairs sector bureaus at all levels, and ensure gender-sensitive implementation

Key Areas of Accountability :

1. Advisory and capacity building for effective implementation of SD Innovative phase

  • Advise the regional and federal Program Delivery Unit (PDU) on SD context-specific issues for effective implementation.
  • Support regional PDUs to effectively engage with regional, zonal, and woreda sector and political leadership to identify bottlenecks.
  • Identify capacity building needs for regional, zonal, and woreda level, including supporting the nutrition workforce (HR capacity) gap assessment led by FMoH, and uptake of its recommendations in education, women and child affairs, and social security sectors at various levels.
  • Plan and implement capacity building interventions that address the identified needs.
  • Work closely with NNP platforms, from national to woreda levels, to harmonize SD implementation with ongoing nutrition programs.
  • Support uptake of effective and innovate interventions in SD implementation woredas, including approaches and materials from key partners such as Growth thorugh Nutrition

    2. Provide technical support and coordination for education, social protection, and women and children ministries and bureaus in planning and implementation of SD

  • Support responsible unit/person in sector ministries and bureaus in SD annual plan preparation, ensuring gender integration.
  • Provide technical support and follow-up progress for implementation by the sectors:

    A) Ministry of Education for school feeding program, school WASH program, and school health and nutrition program planning and implementation in SD woredas.

    B) Ministry of Social and Labor Affairs in SD implementation, especially to ensure inclusion of pregnant and lactating women, and children under 24 months, in PSNP IV implementation. Support link to MOANR/MOH for this purpose.

    C) Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to plan and successfully deliver SD interventions that involve community mobilization, women empowerment, and protection and participation of children.

    D) Ensure effective gender-integration in the aforementioned ministries’ planning, implementation, and reporting of SD.

  • Provide follow up for the regional and woreda level education, social and labor affairs, and women and children affairs bureaus in the planning and implementation of SD three-year plan; ensuring harmonized / complementary activities at from federal to woreda level.
  • Follow up and support SD stakeholders and development partners that implement education, social protection, and women and children affairs interventions.

    3. Conduct on-site support, review performance monitoring, document promising practices and disseminate lessons for adoption

  • Conduct on-site supportive supervision and review intervention implementation.
  • Follow up the performance of sector ministries, regional bureaus, woredas, and stakeholders using the standard score card and use findings for timely decision-making.
  • Document promising practices on education, social protection, and women and children affairs and share with other woredas and
    regions for scale up.
  • Together with SD’s M&E team, identify potential bottlenecks to implementing multi-sectoral nutrition monitoring and reporting in the specified sectors and work towards solutions.
  • Represent Federal PDU in stakeholders’ forums, meetings and conferences, and share SD progress and challenges.

    4. Reporting

  • Submit quarterly reports to GTN on major activities undertaken and plans for following quarter

  • Submit reports to SD PDU per GoE standards

  • Participate in GTN annual planning and review

  • Have monthy briefing with SCI/GTN manager

  • Submit trip reports to SCI/GTN and FMOH supervisor for all travel

    Additional job responsibilities

  • The SD Implementation Advisor is expected to travel (up to 20% of the time) to Tigray and Amhara regions for technical support, coordination, and engagement with Regional PDU, sector bureaus, woredas.

  • The SD Implementation Advisor will be seconded to the FMOH and work under direct supervision of the Senior Program Manager at SD Federal PDU for day to day direction.

  • S/he will report to the Growth through Nutrition Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Programs at Save the Children, and will hold monthly briefing with her/his SCI supervisor in addition to following annual performance objective planning and evaluation per SCI HR policy.

  • The Growth through Nutrition DCOP Programs will hold quarterly meeting with the SD Sr Program Manager to review performance of the seconded advisor.

    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.

    Job Requirements

    In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Minimum First Degree in Social Sciences or Leadership


  • A minimum of 10 years experience in multi-sectoral development programs, especially that directly contribute to stunting reduction.
  • Very good understanding of, and practical work experience in, SD operational areas (Amhara and Tigray Tekeze basin woredas).

  • Fluent/Proficient in English and Amharic

  • Effective written and oral communication


  • Practical experience in program leadership to influence implementation of multi-sector programs as indicated in SD road map preferred.
  • Work experience in GoE SD implementing sectors in SD implementation area

    How to Apply

    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 and to apply.

    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 Seqota Declaration Implementation Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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