OTP Nurse (Emergency Nutrition Response)

at Save The Children
Location Semera, Afar, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 21, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The incumbent of this position represents Save the Children values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation of the OTP program in the Woreda. She/he will mainly be responsible for the Daily/weekly/monthly implementation of the OTP and outreach works in collaboration with the government most importantly the Woreda Health Office. Provide on job training for the Health Extension Workers at the health facility and to Train Community Health Volunteers and also is expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to establishing and strengthening TSFP and overall activities to strengthening the implementation of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition. S/He will monitor Community Health Workers and volunteers in strengthening the community mobilization and outreach component of the program


Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


·       Monitor implementation of OTP program

·       Facilitate essential drugs, Nutritional Supplies are delivered at each health facility to ensure the availability of supplies when needed.

·       Facilitate training and work closely with Woreda Health staffs at Health posts, Health centre and district level.

·       Organize daily, weekly and monthly over view and reports of CMAM Program.

·       Ensure children discharged from SC are transferred to accordingly to continue their treatment

·       Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants.

·       Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses on the management of CMAM to decrease the morbidity and mortality of children suffering Malnutrition and diseases.

·       Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts/HC (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, Screening formats and stock balance control

·       Receive weekly reports from HEW at weekly basis, cross check the completeness and accuracy, and submit to Woreda health & CMAM officer

·       Mentoring and assist HEW in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby SC or Hospital

·       Assist HEWs in identifying patients who need to be transferred to OTP or SC, patients with failure-to respond to treatment and patients who need to be discharged.

·       In charge of OTP quality program implementation and monthly OTP activity.

·       Participate in capacity building training, in health education sessions and ENA/BCC application

·       Follow up absentees/defaulters and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, volunteers).

Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

·       BSc/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above)

·       Minimum four years working experience out of which two years with NGOs in the area of OTP/TFU/TSFP settings

·       Knowledge, training and experience in management of MAM and SAM with/without medical complication

·       Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.

·       Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.

·       Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.

·       Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

·       Good command in written and spoken English and Local language (Mandatory)

·       Good human relation skills.

·       Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program;

·       Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

·       Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Semera. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Applying Instructions

Application Information:

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