Zonal Nutrition Coordinator – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Saturday Mar 30 , 12:30 PM , 2019
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Save the Children

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The Nutrition Zonal Coordinator, based at clustered zonal department, is responsible for the management of the USAID funded Growth through Nutrition-Nutrition Sector activities,  at Zonal, Woreda and health facility or community levels.

The zonal coordinator is expected to improve planning, implementation; monitoring and reporting processes as they pertain to Growth through Nutrition program activities.  The incumbent works closely with the government structure and other zonal/cluster team members of Growth through Nutrition and related programs to ensure program integration at all level. S/he is expected to concurrently track physical implementation against activity plan and budget utilization under Growth through Nutrition health and Nutrition program component.

The position holder will provide nutrition related technical support at Zonal, Woreda and community level to ensure the quality implementation of the program activities.  S/he is responsible to strengthen Zonal and Woreda level nutrition multi-sectoral coordination. He/she ensures efficient and timely implementation of activities as per the approved operational plans; regularly mentor and coach health facility staffs, and facilitate joint supportive supervision.

He/she is responsible to maintain close contact and liaises with Zonal/Woreda Health and Agriculture offices; asses’ gaps and link with regional office to ensure quality of documentation, nutrition and health data utilization at Woreda and health facilities. S/he is responsible for Timely production and submission of reports and other deliverables such as HFs’ program data for data base to regional office.


·         Prepares annual plan and participate in annual budget development for the program and ensure that Growth through Nutrition activities are fully harmonized with Zonal, and Woreda annual plan.

·         Coordinate and technically support Zonal, Woreda, and local stakeholders to assess needs related to Nutrition and Livelihoods and support the implementation of Growth through Nutrition.

·         Develop terms of reference, facilitate training, and review meeting and joint supportive supervision that will be conducted at Zonal and Woreda levels.

·         Timely submit training reports, review-meeting proceedings and field travel reports to regional office for documentation.

·         Ensure multisectoral coordination of nutrition intervention at Zonal, Woreda and  community levels

·         In collaboration with agriculture/livelihood coordinators, ensure the effective implementation and integration of Nutrition,  WASH, Livelihood and  SBCC components into the existing structures of the Agricultural/Health system.

·         Ensure that the revised national nutrition program(NNP), nutrition guidelines, and minimum nutrition standard, WASH in the context of nutrition & QI on nutrition specific services, SBCC specific to the program/nutrition, revised HMIS, and monitoring tools are implemented  in respective  target zones and Woredas.

·         Provides technical support  through regular and joint supportive supervision to Woreda health/agriculture office, health facilities and communities.

·         Support and ensure that Nutrition agenda is focused in Zonal and Woreda level review meeting  conducted  in  a regular basis.

·         In collaboration with M&E coordinator, strengthen the capacity of Zonal, Woreda health office and community  in  nutrition and  health information management system  for decision making.

·         Support  Zone health Department in mentoring and follow-up of the trained HW and community in implementing planned nutrition and WASH  activities  at all level( zones, facility community).

·         Ensure health workers in selected health facilities for implementation of Growth through Nutrition are trained as per the national guideline.

·         Ensure the provision of appropriate mentoring and on job training for Health workers at targeted Health facilities using agreed tools.

·         Ensure that resources allocated reached the right beneficiaries, for the right objective in the right time.

·         Ensure that  Nutrition multi-sectoral coordination is strengthened,  support the livelihood team to  mainstream nutrition in to agriculture  and  program activities are coordinated at all levels.

·         Ensure that all donor compliance and  save the children rules and regulations are strictly followed during day to day program operations.

·         Collaborate with partners who are working on nutrition, WASH and SBCC and   government sectors  to ensure planning and implementation of  GtN convergence and layering activities

·         Ensure that Growth through Nutrition activities are included in woreda annual implementation plans.

·         Will be the focal person/support the focal person to implement gender sensitive and specific activities related to nutrition at zonal, woreda and kebele level.

·         Prepare and submit periodic reports.

·         Performs other related tasks as required.

Job Requirements

Education qualification

§  Minimum of first degree in Nutrition, public health or Nursing and demonstrated experience in Nutrition, maternal and child health, WASH and SBCC.


§  At least 6 years of experience implementing  Nutrition Project with significant experience in NGO with experience/knowledge of supporting USAID funded grants with good understanding  of Health Sector Development Plan(HSDP IV), National Nutrition program (NNP) and other health related policies & strategies.


§  Significant training experience (e.g. MIYCN, QI, Coaching and mentoring, and WASH related etc) with community mobilization in support of Health and WASH related programs. Experience in conducting trainings, training of trainers, and organizational capacity building is an Asset.

§  Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the proven ability to work collaboratively with many organizations and stakeholders. Experience working with private sector, government agencies and beneficiaries on livelihoods programs.

§  Knowledge and learning ability to integrate gender issues in nutrition focused interventions

§  Demonstrated skills in partnership building and interpersonal communication.

§  Existing relationship with Zonal health and agriculture offices is preferred.

§  Excellent and demonstrated skills in computer Microsoft office applications::xx Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlooks, emails

§  Excellent in report writing skills

§  Female candidates highly encouraged.

§  Knowledge of local  language is mandatory

How to Apply

Deadline: April 8, 2019

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through Save the Children Online Application Portal

a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.     A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.     A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

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