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Save the Children

Save the Children


Position: TSFP
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Tehuledere Woreda - Ethiopia
Posted date: 3 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibility of the post requires the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Activity Overview

The TSFP Officer will be responsible for the overall implementation and monitoring of the Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) in designated Woreda. The role involves ensuring the effective delivery of nutrition interventions to malnourished children and pregnant/lactating women, managing field staff, liaising with local health authorities, and maintaining high-quality program standards in line with Save the Children and WFP guidelines.

ROLE PURPOSE: The primary role of the Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) Officer is to oversee the implementation of TSFP activities at the community and health facility levels. The TSFP Officer ensures the effective delivery of nutritional support services to children and pregnant/lactating women suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). This includes planning, coordinating, and monitoring TSFP activities to ensure they meet the program objectives and adhere to Save the Children and WFP standards. The TSFP Officer is responsible for providing technical support and guidance to field staff, health workers, and community volunteers, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of TSFP interventions. This role also involves working closely with local government authorities, community leaders, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration and support for the program. The TSFP Officer plays a crucial role in ensuring that the TSFP reaches the most vulnerable populations and contributes to improving their nutritional status and overall health.


Reports to: Woreda Field Coordinator ___

Staff directly reporting to this post: Warehouse Officer


Program Implementation and Management:

  • Lead the implementation of the TSFP activities by the program plans and guidelines.
  • Ensure that the TSFP Centers are functional, well-organized, and stocked with necessary supplies. - Supervise the distribution of supplementary food rations to targeted beneficiaries.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely collection, analysis, and reporting of program data.
  • Coordinate with local health authorities and community leaders to facilitate program activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor program activities and provide technical support to field staff.
  • Implement and maintain monitoring systems to ensure high-quality program delivery.
  • Ensure data quality and timely reporting through standardized monitoring tools.
  • Participate in periodic program reviews and evaluations.

Capacity Building:

  • Train and mentor field staff on TSFP implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Conduct community sensitization sessions to raise awareness about malnutrition and the importance of TSFP.
  • Provide ongoing support and capacity building to health workers and community volunteers.

Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with local health authorities, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Represent Save the Children and WFP in local coordination meetings and forums.
  • Ensure proper coordination with other health and nutrition programs to maximize program impact.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Prepare and submit regular program reports to the TSFP Program Manager and relevant stakeholders.
  • Document best practices, lessons learned, and success stories from the field.
  • Maintain comprehensive records and documentation of all program activities and outcomes.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modeling 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.


  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), take responsibility for their personal development, and encourage others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their mission and vision for Save the Children, and engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, Public Health, Nursing, or a related field. A master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in implementing nutrition programs, preferably in an emergency or development context.
  • Strong knowledge of nutrition principles and practices.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Fluency in Local Language, Amharic, and English, both written and spoken.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and under pressure.


  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work in challenging environments and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Strong commitment to promoting accountability and learning.