Health & Nutrition Officer, Garowe, Nugal, Somalia

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Organization: Action Against Hunger – ACF International

Country: Somalia

Field location: Garoowe

Office: Action Against Hunger – ACF International in Garoowe

Health & Nutrition Officer (Somali Nationals) Garowe, Nugal, Somalia Nutrition and Health Full time


Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $110 million in programs, and approximately 1,700 staff based in the various country offices and New York City, Washington D.C and Horn and East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.


The Health and Nutrition Officer will oversee day-to-day implementation of health and nutrition program activities in Punt Land State in line with Action Against Hunger standards as well as aligning programming to essential package for health services (EPHS) package for Somalia. He/she will work with MoH staff and provide technical support to MoH facilities at district level as part of health system strengthening.

Key activities in your role will include:

Ensure proper documentation of activities at both the community and health facility level ensuring that accurate beneficiary records are maintained.

Check that the medical and nutritional protocols are respected: admission and discharge criteria, frequency of measurement, distribution of nutrition products and systematic treatment protocols are followed.

Ensure that the health facilities keep updated stock of all essential supplies and requisitions for health and nutrition supplies are made in a timely manner.

Support in capacity building of the Health and nutrition teams on IMAM and IYCF, IMCI and maternal health, identify training needs and conduct regular refresher training.

Represent Action Against Hunger in meetings with MOH and Partners within the districts, region and at state level.

Introduce the program to the local authorities, community representatives, beneficiaries and partners involved regularly and plan for joint activities.

Represent Action Against Hunger in meetings with MOH and Partners within the districts, region and at state level.

Prepare weekly , monthly ,quarterly and annual reports (ONA, APR, narrative, consumption).

Ensure that CHWs’ activities at the community level are on course and the team offers required support.

Check that the stock and pharmacy are managed well, the supply of items needed in the CMAM team, follow up the equipment’s and general supplies.

Ensure proper filling of OPD,ANC,PNC,OTP/TSFP registers and referral forms and that anthropometric and nutritional data are entered correctly.

Represent Action Against Hunger in meetings with MOH and Partners within the districts, region and at state level.

Manage health and nutrition commodities (Drugs, nutrition commodities, NFIs, Hospital food). dAQqHZ4 CWdGWD

Check that the stock and pharmacy are managed well, the supply of items needed in the CMAM team, follow up the equipment’s and general supplies.


Diploma in Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing, Social Sciences or related fields. Degree in related fied is an added advantage .

Minimum of 3 years work experience in Health & Nutrition in Somalia context.

Humanitarian experience in medical and nutrition programs in Somalia(EPHS, CMAM, BEmONC, ICCM, CMAM, IYCF.

Excellent knowledge of working with MoH, UN, and NGO Health/Medical systems and structures.

Good analytical capacity.

Conversant with Health Information Management Systems Data (DHIS).

Working experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of coverage surveys (SQUEAC/SLEAC), KAP surveys, and/or rapid nutrition assessments and SMART surveys.

Excellent report writing skills and solid working experience in proposal development.

Experience and ability to design, manage, and forecast budgets.

Computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and EPI info.

Fluent in English and Somali (both oral and written) is compulsory.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.

Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.

Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.

Value and respect for all cultures.


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: 25th March 2022


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