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Nutrition Monitoring & Survey Specialist – Concern Worldwide

Nutrition Monitoring & Survey Specialist – Concern Worldwide, August 2 2022
Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Nutrition Monitoring & Survey Specialist

Deadline: 08.12.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: Birr 41,141.00
Location: Addis Ababa


Job Description:

Employment Type:  Definite Period with possibility of extension

Job Purpose:

The Nutrition Monitoring and Survey specialist will contribute to high quality nutrition programming in emergencies (especially in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Comprehensive Integrated Nutrition Services (CINuS)) and provide survey, assessment and monitoring expertise through supporting projects and project staff, documentation and knowledge management across the range of contexts in which Concern Ethiopia works – emergency, fragile/chronic emergency, development. S/He is expected to ensure all activities are implemented with a high degree of quality, in line with national guidelines and international standards. S/He will be required to keep up-to- date with any changes in global and national policies and oversee the technical direction and quality of health and nutrition surveys in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition and MEAL units.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:-

Technical Support & Quality Assurance

  • Harmonize, develop, review and use nutritional survey and assessment tools in Concern health and nutrition projects, including SMART, SQUEAC, barrier analysis, rapid nutrition assessments, baseline/midterm/end line and any new methodology introduced (RAM, S3M etc.)
  • Plan, execute and oversee implementation of nutrition assessments and surveys in existing and potential project areas including:
  • Permissions from relevant government bodies obtained for planned nutrition surveys and endorsed survey reports disseminated
  • Design (sampling, questionnaires, team composition, data collection plan), coordination, implementation (training, supervision, data quality checking/entry), analysis and report writing for all surveys
  • Quality control for any surveys outsourced to independent consultants
  • Presentation of survey findings at relevant federal or regional meetings
  • Participation and/or training of Concern staff involved in interagency surveys e.g.
  • SENS, rapid assessments, zonal or regional surveys
  • Ensure that the appropriate nutrition monitoring tools are in place and link to a central database for all admission and outcome data (emergency and development)
  • Ensure that key guidance on CMAM, CiNUS, micronutrients is distributed to and used by all programme areas/programme managers, based on government policy, Concern policy and international standards
  • Ensure that all emergency nutrition components are functioning properly, technically
  • strong and providing quality care to all beneficiaries while respecting guidelines and
  • principles of good practice through:
  • -providing technical feedback to field teams following technical support visits
  • -follow up on subsequent implementation of action points
  • -review of monthly and quarterly data

Capacity Building & Mentorship

  • Provide and Lead trainings on CMAM, CiNUS and other nutrition related capacity building activities
  • Provide orientation and training to nutrition staff on survey methodology, data collection, implementation and interpretation
  • Conduct regular technical visits (supportive supervision) to support effective implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of ongoing nutrition projects
  • Build coaching and problem solving techniques to address identified systems barriers

Programme Development & Design

  • Support and participate in the development of concept notes and new proposals
  • Prepare high quality reports and documentation related to nutrition and surveys/assessments, bringing on board new and innovative initiatives to strengthen the project approach
  • Ensure surveys and assessments are integral to all health and nutrition programming with results and findings incorporated into subsequent project adaptation or design
  • Ensure appropriate nutrition standard indicators are used for monitoring the process, achieved outputs and outcomes, and make findings available for future programming and planning

Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment, Learning & Reporting

  • Maintain a central database of all nutrition projects (emergency and development) including CMAM admission and outcome data, programme coverage with gender breakdown and conduct regular trend analysis over time and per geographical area
  • Lead on rolling out barrier analysis in collaboration with WASH and livelihood teams and collate findings from Concern or other agency evaluations including on barriers to uptake of care, nutrition causal analyses, coverage surveys, dietary diversity etc.
  • Prepare nutrition and health survey related reports and ensure that they are technically sound
  • Lead on learning reviews for end of project/midterm nutrition projects


  • Represent Concern at selected task force and technical meetings at Federal and regional level e.g. FMOH, WFP DRMFSS/nutrition cluster, ENCU MANTF/cluster, CMAM technical working group, assessment/survey/ quality assurance sub groups
  • Support and maintain relationships with other agencies, including research organizations and donors and represent Concern in national, regional forums as relevant


  • Build relationships with other actors involved in emergency nutrition and surveys as required.

Concern Policies & Strategies

  • Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc.)
  • Ensure tools, strategies, approaches are in line with Concern global policies, Country Strategic Plan, country Health and Nutrition strategy, equality/gender strategies to improve impact and visibility
  • 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.


  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the line manager, Program Quality Director or Programme Director.

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.



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 behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

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.

Job Requirements:

Person Specifications;


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Nutrition (Masters is an advantage)
  • At least 3 and 5years’ work experience in managing nutrition emergency and/or development nutrition projects in Masters and Bachelor’s degree respectively.
  • Experience of conducting and analyzing coverage or SMART 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 Epilnfo, SPSS is highly desirable
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, coordination, interpersonal and negotiating skills  Strong analytical skills, sound judgment and the capacity to think and plan strategically
  • Representation, liaison and negotiation skills
  • 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 to register on; Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

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.

Female and person with disability are highly encouraged to apply.


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