Vacancy Announcement Nutrition Officer (1 Positions)

Full Time
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Vacancy Announcement
Nutrition Officer (1 Positions)
Organization: Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO)
Position Title: Nutrition Officer
Location/Duty Station: Afgoye District, Lower Shabelle
Announcing Date: 29/05/2023
Closing Date: 12/06/2023
Project Duration:12 months Contract with possibility of extension to availability of funds and
satisfactory job performance.
Commitment to Diversity: APCO is an equal opportunities employer.
Submission Email:
Organizational Background
Background Information
Agro Pastoral Charity Organization (APCO) is a local non-governmental, non-profit
making organization founded in 1998, which supports vulnerable populations, affected
by humanitarian crises in Somalia. APCO provides continued support to vulnerable
communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging
long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle,
foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to
cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a
multidisciplinary approach adapted to each context.
In partnership with Somali Humanitarian Fund (SHF), APCO is implementing a Nutrition
program, titled Provision of lifesaving nutrition assistance for drought-affected
population in Afgoye district, Lower Shabelle. So, APCO is looking for a professionally
confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the Health &
Nutrition Program Officer
Programmes development and coordination:

  • Supervise the Health & Nutrition programmes to ensure they are
    implemented in accordance with APCO and donor standards and regulations.
  • Supervise and support the Health & Nutrition Project Officer by providing
    technical and programme support (i.e. staff recruitment, training and
    mentoring staff, ensuring timely and quality project narrative reports, internal
    and to be provided to the donors on time according to donors’ requirements;
    ensure the use of qualitative and quantitative indicators, supervising the
    correct implementation of the projects in accordance with agreed strategies,
    principles, implementation plans, and donor requirements; monitor Health &
    Nutrition projects.
  • Work closely with the Project Officer of the Health and Nutrition projects in
    the direct implementation of the activities specifically in the mentoring of the
    local staff and remote supervision of the activities in the field.
  • Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries, target groups and
    representatives of authorities is conducted in a sensitive and respectful
  • Ensure the rollout of regular staff training and refresher sessions to maintain a
    high standard of capacity among the Health & Nutrition field teams in all
  • Keep a record of all Health & Nutrition training attended by l staff and
    regularly share information with the MoH
  • Ensure that Health & Nutrition information is used effectively to advocate on
    important issues as well as for longer-term planning for target populations
  • Regular visits to the Health & Nutrition programme sites i. Mission reports
    should be prepared and shared with the executive director after every field
    mission to project sites in Somalia
  • Prepare regular monthly reports for the Health& Nutrition programme.
  • Represent APCO in external coordination meetings with UN/ NGOs, donors,
    partners and government in Mogadishu & in the field.
  • Assists in field budget preparation and monitors and controls expenditures
    Plans coordinates and supervises a health service site or program activities
  • Report on drug consumption, and request drugs and other medical supplies.
  • Evaluates and recommends improvements in health care procedures, services
    and facilities.
  • Collects statistical data, and prepares reports regarding program activities.
  • Coordinates program activities with other health service programs or
  • Represents the department to the public and attends public meetings and
    conferences to discuss, inform, and instruct others concerning health services
    and programs.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities
    Position Requirements
  • Qualified doctor or nurse with a postgraduate qualification in
    community/public health with management skills (human resources, hospital
    management on humanitarian emergency projects)
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health
    Professional experience
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the humanitarian field in relevant
    technical disciplines and in a coordination position
    Professional requirements
  • Knowledge of the cluster system
  • Knowledge of SHF /BRICS/UNICEF/CHF/WHO procedures and familiarity with
    their approach and strategies
  • Project Management skills, including financial planning and documentation;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, good reporting and communication
    skills are required;
  • Good problem-solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative
  • Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with different stakeholders
    including different communities in the target areas, humanitarian actors,
    service providers, and local and national authorities;
  • Excellent organizational, team building and participatory training skills and
    experience are required, as well as the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Previous working experience in Somalia will be an asset
  • Desirable competencies and qualifications – Previous experience in the Somali
    context or in a remote field
  • Proved qualification in Health sector training
  • Dynamic and flexible
  • English language skills required (fluent),
  • Somali language skills (desirable)
    Personal requirements
  • Strong collaborator with effective interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Training and guidance skills
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and handle workload
    Application Procedure
    All applications should be sent to not later than 17
    June 2023. Application received after this date will not be considered

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