Nutrition Officer (2) -Mogadishu- Somali Nationals Only
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To ensure that the OTP is functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: [ Deputy Nutrition Program Manager]
Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.
Staff directly reporting to this post: OTP/TSFP Nurses, Mobilizers and Data Clerk
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* Qualified nurse with primary health care / community health care experience
* Diploma in Public Health, Food & Nutrition, Nursing or equivalent
* experience in emergency nutrition work and implementation of feeding programmes, including monitoring and evaluation
* Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches.
* Experience in nutrition assessments and understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
* Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
* Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
* Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
* Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay in the field
* Strong report writing and computer skills
* Fluent in written and spoken English
* Previous experience of working with humanitarian agencies
* Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
Health / Public Health / Nutrition / Agriculture BSc or equivalent
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Application will be closed on 22nd January 2020.
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