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Save the Children


Position: Nutrition/TFP Officer- Bale
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Rayitu, Legahida woredas of East Bale zone and Guradamole woreda of Bale Zone - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs, or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The position holder is responsible for the four CMAM component implementation in the woreda and working closely with the woreda, Kebele, community, and religious leaders, HWs, HEWs, and CHVs for the effective implementation and linkage of the Nutrition program with the community and facility. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide consistent and high-quality technical support concerning implementation and will assist OTP/SC services and team in the woreda to build a strong Nutrition implementation package. He/She will also oversee overall health and nutrition implementation in the assigned woreda and support IYCF.

Reports to: Woreda Health and Nutrition Lead/Health officer


Number of direct reports: 0



  • Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on the management of acute malnutrition per the National Nutrition Treatment guideline, 2019
  • Facilitates the training under the project.
  • Strengthen the Coordination at the woreda level
  • Makes sure that the OTP/SC program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement
  • Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products, and drugs for program implementation
  • Supports and liaises with the health center staff and provides on-the-job training and capacity building where required.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with local health and other authorities and links the CMAM program with the existing health structure smoothly,
  • Works and liaise with local health workers to integrate the CMAM program from the start,
  • Coordinates the link of acute malnutrition cases with CBN/CHD/TSFP/PSNP and facilitates regular registration of beneficiaries and submits every month
  • Provides a daily/weekly/and monthly overview of drug items, CMAM materials
  • Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities participate in the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase-out strategy,
  • Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, and outreach team including health extension workers and community volunteers,
  • Organizes monthly report of SC/OTP/SFP/Community mobilization and reports on time to the Project Manager and nutrition and provides updates when needed.
  • Manages the stock levels of therapeutic products, drugs, and all other materials and alerts the logistics promptly as more materials are required.
  • Coaches and supervises the IYCF officer, OTP, SC program officers, and government staff.
  • Responsible for effective logistic management
  • Report any problems on time to the project manager
  • Do any other tasks as given by the line manager

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and SCI Filed Offices 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 his/her self, takes responsibility for his or her development, and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, 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


  • BSC in Nursing or Public Health and above.
  • Minimum four years working experience holders out of which two years experience directly related to emergency health & nutrition fields


  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Knowledge, training, and experience in CMAM and community mobilization/BCC
  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers, and development of training materials.
  • Fluency in spoken and written, English and the Local language Afan Oromo.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours, and ability to work with incoming surge teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality-conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things
  • Female applicants are appreciated

Personal Competencies:

  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things