Nutrition Data Base Officer - Kismayo

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Nutrition Data Base Officer - Kismayo
Job Type: Contractor/Consultant
Location: Kismayo
Category: Other

Nutrition Data Base Officer, Kismayo- Somali-National only

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The Nutrition Data Base officer will be responsible overall management of nutrition data in Jubbaland, and Galmudug states, including data collection from all different field, reviewing, analyzing, custodian, and cleansing then submitting to the Area Nutrition data base coordinator as well as Deputy Nutrition Manager, and Nutrition coordinator in Jubbaland, Galmudug and area PM on need basis. He/she is also responsible for the setting up and support of the early warning and response system at the supported facilities of the two states. Building on what already exists in terms of nutrition data collection for priority of early warning systems and triggering prevalence and incidence of acute malnutrition. diseases, and ensuring the system is in place to quickly identify potential outbreaks, by being able to identify trends of disease patterns simply and timely. The role will also include participation in technical assessments, collection of nutrition data, and reporting of the projects under the nutrition components running the two states and by extension southern states. He/she will the overall custodian of nutrition data that can easily be retrieved when it comes to the review of the projects, annul total reaches, proposal developments and any other need that the DPM may request.


Reports to: Deputy Nutrition Program Manager -Jubbaland

Staff directly reporting to this posts: none

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.



  • Diploma/Degree Health/Nutrition, Social science, and health system management.
  • Experience of setting up early warning and response system at facility and community level.
  • Experience in ENA, EPinfo, SPSS.
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Excel.
  • Two years' Previous experience of working in role with or NGO desirable.
  • Good understanding of broad health issues within affected community.
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian context.
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation.
  • Strong understanding of community, culture and customs.
  • Excellent and meticulous data management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to establish good working relationships and positively contribute to a team.
  • Able to effectively engage with communities, including children, and health/nutrition officials.
  • Able to prioritise and plan, co-ordinate and monitor own and work of others.
  • Ability to take initiative and work both in a team and independently.
  • Concern for the wellbeing of children and interest in Child Rights

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application will close on 28th September, 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents



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