Nutrition Officer

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Nutrition Officer – Somalia National

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: OTP/TSFP Nurses, Mobilizers and Data Clerk

Role Dimensions: Save the Children works in almost all regions in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 650 staff and a current expenditure of approximately US$ 120 million each year.


To ensure that the CMAM programe is functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice.


Person specification


  • 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
  • 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


  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition / Agriculture BSc or equivalent

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application will be close on 5th Feb -2022.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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