Nutrition Officer

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Nutrition Officer ( 1 Position) Dhobley– Somali-National only**

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To ensure that the community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and IYCF programs are 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]

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 650 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne in Hirshabelle, Adaado, Abudwak in Gal- Mudug, Baidoa in Southwest, Kismayo & Dhobley in Jubaland and Mogadishu in Banadir Administration) & Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Mogadishu,

Staff directly reporting to this post: : IYCF Supervisor,

S/he will have overall supervision of Facility Staff (OTP/TSFP Nurses, Mobilizers, Screeners, and Registrars



  • Qualified nutritionist or a nurse with primary health care and nutrition experience.
  • Degree/Diploma in Human/Food Nutrition, Community health, Nurse from a recognized University.
  • 3-year experience in nutrition work and implementation of CMAM programming, including monitoring and evaluation skills, with UN/NGOs.
  • 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 and Somali languages.
  • Previous experience of working with humanitarian agencies in Afmadow district and by extension lower juba is an added advantage.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.


Health / Public Health / Nutrition BSc or equivalent

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Application will close on 5th February, 2022.

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