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Save the Children

Save the Children


Position: MHN - Health Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Semera - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 years ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The Opportunity

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: (Mobile Health and Nutrition – Officer/Team leader)

  • Coordinate mobile health and nutrition response package in assigned woreda with excellent liaise with primary health care unit directorate.
  • Responsible to establish and lead effective mobile health and nutrition team in assigned woreda.
  • Responsible for multi-sectoral initial rapid assessment data collection and analysis when needed.
  • Responsible to represent and advocate key project deliverables and outcomes brought by the organization in assigned woreda.
  • Responsible to prepare project detail implementation plan and procurement plan.
  • Responsible to prepare project detail implementation plan and procurement plan.
  • Prepare terms of reference (TOR), organize and facilitate training, review meeting and draw best lessons/practices.
  • Ensure key accountability issues are addressed during the implementation of project deliverables.
  • Improving basic preventive health care at the community level with emphasis on health, immunization, and health and nutrition services.
  • Conduct & undertake PHC like consultation & provide proper treatment based on the protocol.
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the woreda health bureaus.
  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.
  • The health and nutrition Officer will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.
  • Ensure each admitted child receives adequate and quality clinical and nutritional care through existing resources.
  • Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and clinical requirements – Plumpy’nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.
  • Capacitate the competency of Health Extension Workers in the delivery of compressive primary health care service at the health post.
  • Perform other extra duties as required

To be successful you will bring/have 


  •  BSc/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).
  • To be considered for the post applicants should have at least 2-4-year experience in Nutrition programs with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge in the technical areas;
  • Work in harsh circumstances and travel to field
  • experience to facilitate and organize training in CMAM
  • computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications; knowledge of statistical software –Epi info and SPSS
  • commitment to Save the Children values
  • proven ability to prepare bi-weekly and monthly reports and work independently and in teams
  • ability to meet deadlines and in delivering quality work
  • To be considered for the post; Fluency in Afar Affe is Mandatory

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do). 

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 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 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.


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 following our global anti-harassment policy.