Nutrition Supervisor - Abudwaq

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Mercy USA

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Employer: Mercy USA
Job Title: Nutrition Supervisor - Abudwaq
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other







  • Provide supervision of the nutrition program implementation in the field, Organize and coordinate the team’s work plans
  • Assisting the Public Health Expert to provide technical support to nutrition team in the implementation of essential nutrition services: Moderate acute malnutrition, supplementary feeding programme, infant and young child feeding, micronutrient supplementation, community mobilization and other preventive services.
  • Support training of Community Nutrition Workers and other potential partners in all aspects essential nutrition services
  • Conduct nutrition and health education sessions in the community and liaising with nutrition staff and community members to monitor activities in Project Operational areas
  • Oversee and participate in screening, registration and admission of children in the nutrition program
  • Establish and operate community mobilization and referral system for nutrition services. Create referral links for access to other services beneficial to the beneficiaries but not provided in the Mercy-USA supported nutrition program.
  • Liaise with other Mercy-USA Somalia sectors to explore opportunities for integration and effective working.
  • Strength planning, M&E and logistics systems with regards to nutrition activities.
  • Monitor stocks and supplies in the distribution sites and Mercy-USA warehouses and liaise with finance and logistics officers in the program to ensure that stocks are ordered and delivered in time.
  • Assist the Public Health Expert in monitoring the nutrition situation in Mercy-USA’s areas of work, including participating in nutrition assessments, surveillance and program reviews and ensuring equality of these activities as required.
  • Ensuring that all program components meet humanitarian standards.
  • Supervise, appraise and identify staff training needs.
  • Prepare the different formal reports through the nutrition report templates and as per approved procedures and maintain accurate records.
  • Represent Mercy-USA in the cluster meetings and liaise with the other potential partner in nutrition programme i.e. MoH, UNICEF, FSNAU, WHO and other NGOs (local and international), Cluster coordination meetings.
  • Timely report submission
  • Assist in the development of training materials and modules.
  • Performing any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Line Manager



  • Degree in Health Sciences such as Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing or another technical relevant discipline


· 2-3 years in similar position

· Experience working in Somalia

· Nutrition back ground from a recognized health institution

Work related skills

· Strong experience in management of health and nutrition staff

· Strong knowledge of the programme management cycle, and related process and structures for quality programme management

· Good organizational skills

· Good time management skills

· Strong communication skills, including ability to lead and manage remote

· Ability to work in harsh conditions

· Strategic thinking

· Aggressive and Result Oriented

· Able to set targets and meet own targets on a monthly basis and follow up targets of reporting colleagues

· Able to meet deadlines

· Knowledge of local Language- Somali

· Able to identify programme challenges and plan and communicate alternatives for smooth programme implementation

Personal attributes

· Ability to work under pressure

· Trustworthy

· Team player

· Responsiveness

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong customer relation skills

· Integrity


About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

The position will close 20th January 2019

Any interested candidate can send a CV and cover letter to the following email address: or Deliver hardcopy CV’s to the MOH (Balanbale & Abduwaq). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Publish date: 2019-01-17 22:38:06
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