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Nutritionist Position open at Concern Worldwide

Nutritionist Position open at Concern Worldwide, February 4 2022


Deadline: 02.13.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: 35,775 – 42,789.00
Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description:

Employment Type:  Definite period

Job Purpose;

As part of country Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Emergency Response nutritionist will support the technical start-up of emergency response projects (focusing on nutrition, WASH, and NFI distributions) at woreda level. S/he will be responsible for ensuring a strong technical start up and for monitoring the continued implementation of emergency projects. S/he will ensure all emergency response projects adhere to national and international standards and guidelines; all project activities are conducted as outlined in the detailed implementation plans; and reports are timely and meet Concern and donor specifications and standards. The position will require 60% of time field support visits to set up, train and support project staff during emergency response interventions in in all Concern program areas across the country. S/he will also lead on carrying out surveys as well as zonal and national level capacity building.

Main Duties & Responsibilities;

Project design

  • Lead in carrying out needs assessments in target locations when flagged as hotspot/priority response areas.
  • Engage/support new project proposal development.
  • Undertake contextual analysis in new and existing programing areas as required.

Project Implementation

  • Lead in carrying out set-up of new emergency response projects across the country in which Concern has decided to respond.
  • Support the recruitment of new project staff at regional level as required.
  • Ensure that the emergency project activities funded by different donors adhere to the projects detailed implementation plan and M&E plan.
  • Provide technical support to field team on the development of activity and technical support plans to strengthen project implementation as required in light of routine and periodic monitoring and evaluation feedback.
  • Provide technical feedback to field teams following technical support visits and follow up on subsequent implementation of action points.
  • Bring on board new and innovative initiatives to strengthen the project approach in line with direction from technical departments.
  • Ensure integration and  linkages of the emergency response interventions with Concern’s  existing long-term development programs where applicable and extend technical support for health/nutrition, WASH, and other departments as required.


  • Ensure that timely and regular updates and a transparent flow of information and support is maintained in all emergency response interventions areas.
  • Use coaching techniques to build capacity of field staff
  • Ensure mainstreaming of gender and protection principles in the emergency response.

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Review the CMAM database and other program data on a monthly basis, provide feedback to Program and Project Managers on the performance indicators, and ensure M&E plans are on track across emergency response projects.
  • Take a lead in carrying out nutrition surveys (SQUEAC, SMART) and quality assessments and support with post-distribution monitoring.
  • Closely monitor health and nutrition status of Concern’s programming areas across the regions and share status updates on regular basis to inform decision.
  • Together with the M&E team, facilitate information sharing and lessons learned in emergency nutrition response interventions areas, taking a lead role in review meetings/ regional workshops, experience sharing visits and documentation of project learning.


  • Review and compile internal monthly reports received from the regional offices
  • Contribute to the development of reports as required and support programme manager and project managers in the drafting of donor reports as per agreed reporting timeline of respective donors.
  • Ensure all drafts of reports meet Concern and donor specifications and are completed in line with the reporting schedule.

Networking and Representing

  • Represent Concern at various national level fora if requested – in particular the NDRMC/ENCU meetings at National level and periodically at Regional level; and in selected technical working groups at National level.
  • Perform other duties appropriate to the position and/or assigned by the line manager

Emergency Response;

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Gender Equality

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • Work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behavior is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Job Requirements:

Person Specification;


  • Masters of Public Health or MSC in nutrition or health related field or BSC in nutrition or health related field with minimum of three and six year’s practical experience respectively.
  • Experience establishing and supporting emergency response projects
  • Technical expertise in nutrition, WASH, FSL, and/or NFI
  • Experience of reviewing and analyzing routine data and surveys
  • Good understanding of capacity building approaches
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English
  • Experience in working with team and governments.



  • Experience of data analytical software including EpiInfo, SPSS highly desirable
  • Familiarity with cross-cutting approaches such as HIV mainstreaming, rights-based, gender, equality


  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint presentations and spreadsheets and budgeting.

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

How To Apply:


Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your

supporting documents at this stage:

Women and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply

Only short listed candidates will be contacted


Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.


Women are highly encouraged to apply

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