Home Vacancies, July 2024 Mobile Health & Nutrition Officer (Jigjiga)

Mobile Health & Nutrition Officer (Jigjiga)

Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Closing Date: July 14, 2024, 09:49 AM

Job Description

Internal/External vacancy for MHTN Officer



Vacant Position: 1

POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

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 purpose of this role is to provide essential support to Save the Children’s emergency programmes in Somal, focusing on promoting accountability to beneficiaries with the objective of empowering communities and obtaining feedback on SC UK projects leading to improved quality and impact. The incumbent will work very closely with the MEAL Coordinator as well as all concerned project staff and project beneficiaries in establishing accountability mechanisms.


Reports to: Health Nutrition Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children works in – regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately – staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year

Number of direct reports: Health Nutrition Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: N/A


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Description 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Description 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services
  • Compiling report and sharing to the line manager timely
  • Closely working with the woreda and sharing work plan
  • Developing weekly movement plan and posting woreda health office
  • 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
  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism
  • 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.
  • Train and support the HEWs in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.
  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
  • Ensure each and every 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 equipments, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.
  •           support overall organizational efforts to strengthen genderequality within programs.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling 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 capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).
  • Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, colleagues, members and 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.

To be successful, you will bring/have: 



  • BSc/College Diploma in Nursing and/or other health related fields.
  • At least Four  years working experience in the field out of which two years  NGO experience in related field
  • Experienced in nutrition and health program implementation –data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc.
  • Good written and spoken ability of the  local language
  • Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Interest in and ability to work in team. .
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.


  • Awareness of international accountability standards including HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) and a demonstrated commitment to promoting these standards in ways of working and project implementation.
  • Experience of working with an international NGO in somali region.
  • Experience of social work in local communities.
  • Experience of effectively communicating findings to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience in child friendly accountability systems.
  • Previous experience of working in an emergency context.

How to Apply

Application Information:

  • Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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  • 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.