Senior Health & Nutrition Officer – (Open To Somali Nationals)



The Senior Nutrition Officer will oversee the day to day implementation of all aspects of emergency Health and Nutrition activities including running of emergency Nutrition sites (Mobile and fixed), community mobilization, needs assessments, cluster representation, program reporting and initiate new interventions as deemed necessary in Mudug. S/he will be required to provide Nutrition technical backstopping to CARE and Ministry of health staff through mentorship, technical support, capacity building initiatives to staff and the community at large. The incumbent will also be required to create seamless integration between the Health, Nutrition and WASH component and other emergency sectors for proper integration and efficient utilization of resources. S/he will be required to make regular monitoring efforts and periodic visits to all emergency nutrition project field sites on regular basis. The Nutrition Officer will functionally report to the Health and Nutrition Manager, Puntland State with technical backstopping from the Health and Nutrition specialist.


Program management and implementation

Represent CARE International in all matters related to Nutrition in the assigned program location while liaising with Partners, Donors, Governments and NGOs at field.

Provide technical and management support to the implementation of integrated health and nutrition projects carried out in Mudug. Identify needs and initiate strategies to address Nutrition priority needs of communities in project area and work with CARE and partner staff to develop a sustainable community based programs for addressing direct, underlying and basic causes of malnutrition and diseases morbidity. Create a seamless integration of Nutrition projects and linkage with Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH), Protection and Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL). Provide technical support and guidance to Staff and ensure Ministry of health and cluster guidelines are followed to provide critical Health and Nutrition services to the community. Participate in establishing funding requirements for Nutrition interventions and contribute to the development of proposals and concept notes for emergency response. Enhance integration and mainstreaming of protection and Do No Harm (DNH) to the beneficiaries in all health and nutrition interventions. Integrate MEAL systems to support beneficiaries accountability, donor reporting, performance metrics and organizational learning Program Design

Work in close collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Specialist ensure that emergency nutrition interventions build upon long term programming. Provide up to date Nutrition data and information necessary for development of high quality programs. Ensure close engagement with line ministries and align the program to the priorities of the state government of Puntland. Program Monitoring and Reporting

Develop routine joint supervision with the Ministry of health to provide program support and quality control. Be responsible for quality reporting from CARE-supported MCHs and project locations. Support in initiation and development of donor reports. Representation and coordination

Participate in all field level Nutrition cluster and technical working group coordination meetings Represent CARE in all inter-agency assessments and Coordination meetings in Puntland State. Coordinate with partners to identify Nutrition gaps and needs to inform CARE programming Capacity building for CARE and Ministry of Health Staff

Assess and identify CARE and Ministry of Health Staff capacity needs and develop training plan Provide in-house capacity building to CARE program and Ministry of Health staff. Design and provide capacity building to Community Nutrition Workers (CNWs), (Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), Mother to Mother support group (MMtSG) and other community resource persons and key Nutrition interventions Key Internal Contacts: Emergency Director /Humanitarian Coordinator /Program Development Manager/Sector specialists/Humanitarian Program Manager/ MEAL Specialists/Health and Nutrition Manager.**

Key External Contacts: Focal points in MOH Mudug, Clusters and other humanitarian agencies (UN and NGOs)


Required qualifications and experiences

Degree in Nursing/clinical medicine from a recognized Institution. At least 3 years progressive experience in managing Nutrition programs in conflict situations. Experience in setting up and running of Nutrition programs Experience in carrying out needs assessment Experience in proposal development and donor reporting Experience and skills in managing teams Experience organizing and facilitating training Excellent communication skills written and spoken Fluency in English and Somali Strong interpretation skills, flexibility, adaptability and empathy How to apply How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to by referring to the job title “( Senior Health & Nutrition Officer– Galkacyo)” as the subject line of the email, latest on Friday, 17 December 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitation and abuses.**


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