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Health and Nutrition Officer – Save the Children

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Save the Children Ethiopia is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:  

Health and Nutrition Officer

Job Overview:                              

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Health and Nutrition Officer


  • Overall responsible for coordination of day to day health and  Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) activities at assigned project site
  • Organize and facilitate kick of meetings, review meeting and other events to enhance ownership and sustainability
  • Develop joint plan with Woreda health office and Health facility representatives to strengthen integration and collaboration
  • Plan and supervise implementation of project activities together with MOH counterparts
  • Provide technical guidance to health extension workers and health workers
  • Coach and mentor MOH staffs working at different levels including woreda health office, health centres and health posts
  • Conduct training need assessment, health facility functionality and other assessments with MOH
  • Make sure appropriate distribution and utilization of supplies and equipment provided by SCI
  • Organize and facilitate trainings to health workers and health extension workers on different thematic areas
  • Conduct post training follow up, routine supportive supervision and joint monitoring  visit
  • Participate on regional level integrated supportive supervision and other monitoring visits
  • Asses local capacity and ensure programmes are deliver results according to relevant standards, polices, and program strategy
  • Organize and facilitate CMAM training to HEWs and health workers
  • Facilitate the roll out of Family MUAC training
  • Provide technical support on management of acute malnutrition for health workers and HEWs
  • Ensure appropriate use of national guidelines for management of acute malnutrition at all levels
  • Support on strengthening referral linkage for CSAM management
  • Ensure the CMAM activities implemented timely and the CMAM budget spent as per plan
  • Follow procurement of CMAM equipment and supplies with Health and Nutrition Coordinator
  • Support the preparation, distribution and appropriate use of SBCC materials
  • Make sure availability of adequate CMAM supplies in health facilities supported by Save the Children.
  • Conduct regular field visit to provide on the job training for Health workers, HEWs and HDAs
  • Use standard supervision checklist to monitor and evaluate the quality of service for management of acute malnutrition
  • Facilitate cross-sectoral programming, particularly to promote excellent in communication and referral .between different programs such as IYCF-E, CMAM, child friendly space, health, food distribution, WASH etc.
  • Support HEWs, health centres and WorHO on CMAM related report preparation.
  • Make sure all activities supported by Save the children are documented per the standard at all levels.
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent health education is provided to the communities.
  • Facilitate and support in the development and scheduling of outreach activities and support region wide campaigns at assigned woreda.
  • Support woreda level microplanning.
  • Represent SCI in health and nutrition cluster coordination to includes also RH related meetings with stakeholders.
  • Take part in the project set-up, technical support visit, monitoring visits, surveys and evaluations.
  • Support in the management of essential drugs and medical supplies efficiently and make sure IPLS are applied at all level.
  • With the support of MEAL team ensure project performance is tracked and quality standards adhered to.
  • Coordinate any awareness raising campaigns/behaviour change communication in the community in coordination with MOH.
  • Follow up timely request, approval, procurement and distribution of the project logistics, supply and equipment.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate the health programme with other sectors where appropriate, particularly with WASH, FSL and Protection.
  • Assists in any emergency response to disease outbreaks.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly movement plan and reports and contribute for timely donor report.
  • Identify, document and share success stories, best practices and case stories to enhance learning.
  • Perform other activities assigned by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirement:                       



  • BSC in Public Health or Nursing.
  • Desirable MPH in any field of Public Health.


  • Minimum 5 years working experience and with more than 1 year NGOs experience.
  • Experience in Integrated Pharmaceuticals Logistics System (IPLS).
  • Sphere standards trainings.
  • Experience MNCH in emergencies.


  • Sphere standards trainings.
  • Demonstrable ability on report writing and excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel frequently and flexible to adapt changes.
  • Good Computer skills in Microsoft word, excel, power point and internet explorer.
  • Fluency in in written and spoken English and local languages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and able to work in a multicultural team.
  • Passionate about improving the lives of children.
  • Non-discriminatory and gender sensitive.
  • Commitment to SCI values.

  How to Apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to: Click Here

Deadline: 21, October , 2023.


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