Zonal Health and Nutrition Coordinator

at FH Ethiopia
Location Ziquala, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 17, 2019
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


FH Ethiopia, a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities, would like to invite potential candidates to apply for the following position:


Position:                                             Zonal Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Duty Station:                                    Ziquala (Wag Himra Zone- Amhara Region)  

Duration of Contract:                    One-year contract, renewable (with 45 days probation period)

Purpose of the Job

The zonal health and nutrition coordinator is responsible for the overall improvement of effective implementation; monitoring and reporting processes as they pertain to DFSA health and nutrition.  He/she is responsible for overseeing all health activities under his/her supervision areas, providing on-site mentoring, supportive supervision and reporting. The incumbent works closely with appropriate FH Project staffs, the government structure and key stakeholders to ensure program integration at all level. S/he is expected to concurrently track physical implementation against activity plan and budget utilization under DFSA Health and Nutrition program component.

Basic Responsibilities: 

·         Oversee all health and nutrition activities, specifically under his/her supervision areas

·         providing on-site mentoring and supportive supervision to health team (health and nutrition officer, hygiene and sanitation health and nutrition animators facilitators)

·         He/she is expected to improve planning, implementation; monitoring and reporting processes as they pertain to health and nutrition under supervision areas with special emphasis for effective implementation of modular lesson plan in Care Group sessions.

·          Supervise, provide technical support and ensure that adolescent girls CG activities are progressing as planned.

·         Serve as bridge by creating linkages between projects and FHE head office in the smooth flow of reports and other areas of communication. He/she will also closely follow implementation of SBCC activities in each project giving due attention to integration with other program entities i.e. gender and livelihood.

·         Participate in annual plan and budget development for the program and ensure that DFSA Health and Nutrition activities are fully harmonized with each Woreda annual plan.

·         Develop terms of reference, facilitate training, and review meeting and joint supportive supervision that will be conducted at Zonal and Woreda levels.

·         Timely submit training reports, review-meeting proceedings and field travel reports to FHE head office for follow up and implementation of action steps

·         Ensure effective multi-sectoral coordination of health and nutrition intervention at zonal, woreda and  community levels

·         In collaboration with agriculture/livelihood/gender officers, ensure the effective implementation and integration of health, nutrition and WASH SBCC components

·         Ensure that nutrition guidelines and WASH in the context of nutrition and SBCC specific to the program and monitoring tools are implemented in respective target zone and Woredas.

·         Support and ensure that Nutrition agenda is focused in regional, zonal and woreda level review meeting conducted on a regular basis. In close consultation and approval of project and health and nutrition managers actively participate and represent FHE in health and nutrition meetings conducted at zone and region

·         Ensure the provision of appropriate mentoring and on job training for health and nutrition staffs at targeted woredas using agreed tools.

·         Ensure that Nutrition multi-sectoral coordination is strengthened, support the livelihood team to mainstream nutrition in to agriculture and program activities are coordinated at all levels.

·         Ensure that all donor compliance and FHE rules and regulations are strictly followed during day-to-day program operations.

·         Prepare and submit periodic reports.

·         Performs other related tasks as required.



Job Requirements


·         Minimum of first degree in Nutrition, public health or Nursing and demonstrated experience in Nutrition, maternal and child health, WASH and SBCC.

·         At least 4 years of appropriate experience implementing in NGO with experience/knowledge of supporting USAID funded grants with excellent understanding  of Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP IV), National Nutrition program (NNP) and other health related policies & strategies.


·         Significant training experience (e.g. MIYCN, coaching, mentoring etc.) with community mobilization in support of health and nutrition related programs. Experience in supportive supervision, conducting trainings and training of trainers.

·         Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as proven ability to work collaboratively with many organizations and stakeholders.

·         Demonstrated skills in partnership building and interpersonal communication.

·         Demonstrated skills in computer Microsoft office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlooks, emails

·         Brilliant in report writing

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Applying Instructions

Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and CV to:


Candidates MUST refer the position title on the subject line of their email and applications

Please note that this position is open to Ethiopian nationals only

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