Emergency Nutrition Officer/Coordinator

Consultancy and Training, Health Care
Benishangul Gumuz 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:

Job Description

•      Closely monitor and regularly map out the functionality of the health facilities and of SAM treatment program in the respective cluster

•      Through collaboration with the NGO partners, support the Woreda Health Offices (WoHo) and Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs) to expand the Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) treatment program by establishing/rehabilitating facilities with OTP and SC sites.

•      Identify the nutrition supply needs (in particular RUTF, therapeutic milk, routine medicine for SAM treatment, recording and reporting materials, and equipment for OTPs and SCs), shortages and gap and immediately alert UNICEF for remedial action; Strengthen the capacity of the WoHo and Zonal Health Bureau (ZHB) for supply planning, prepositioning, dispatch, warehousing, and inventory management.

•      Support collection, analysis and dissemination of nutrition program data, including screening for acute malnutrition and referral to CMAM program, admissions and performance for SAM treatment, vitamin A supplementation and deworming; and Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP); Ensure nutrition interventions, in particular the CMAM program, are aligned to the national and international standards; Build the capacity of the WoHos and PHCUs in data recording, reporting, triangulation, and evidence-based decision making.

•      Also support analysis and triangulation of the Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) data with SAM data.

•      Conduct joint supportive supervision with the CMAM monitors based in Gedeo and West Guji zones; build the capacity of the WoHos and PHCUs on providing technical oversight of CMAM programme in their respective catchment areas

•      Support the government health personnel in mainstreaming of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) messages during nutrition screenings, SAM treatment, and other campaigns.

•      Conduct regular visits to the IDP sites in the respective cluster to assess the nutrition situation and monitor the implementation of nutrition interventions

•      Participate in cluster-level nutrition as well as inter-cluster coordination meetings to represent UNICEF nutrition; report to UNICEF Nutrition Specialist on the outcome and follow-ups of the meeting.

•      Closely work with CMAM monitors, take reports from monitors, do analysis, and give feedback to Nutrition specialist/officer of respective UNICEF FO in Benishangul Gumuz.

•      Regularly update training database,  CMAM capacity mapping database, and produce intervention scales and gaps in the respective cluster.

•      Execute other tasks as relevant, based on the evolving emergency situation.

 •      The consultants are requested to provide weekly/bi-weekly  situation update and monthly progress reports to UNICEF (FO Nutrition Specialist/Officer)

Job Requirements

  • University degree in nutrition or public health
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in emergency nutrition (Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding, and Micronutrients Supplementation). Experience in an NGO partner is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of working local language an asset.
  • Proven ability to work in a team in close collaboration with government counterparts


  • Communication skill
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
  • Analyzing skill

Payment Schedule  

  • The monthly basis upon execution and provision of deliverables

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants who fulfill the above requirements can submit their CV along with application letter through   [email protected]    by stating the position you are applying on the subject email 
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