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Project Coordinator, Nutrition - Somalia

Job Description


To implement nutrition program through the establishment of Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP), Stabilization Center (SC) and Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) programs. The position is responsible for all aspects of implementation of nutrition programming, including hiring and performance appraisal of new staff, capacity building of Somali staff and local partners, budget and project planning and reporting.

The Nutrition Coordinator plays an active role in assessments, proposal writing, report writing and evaluations to build support to maintain and/or increase the scope of World Vision Somalia’s nutrition programming. Monitor and mentor staff, local partners and community structures to build capacity and ensure quality nutrition programming at the field level. The Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with Health team and ensure integration.


Budget Management:

  • Nutrition Project activities implemented in alignment with financial and administrative procedures.

Procedures for the supervision of emergency nutrition interventions that address management and prevention of malnutrition are established:

  • Standards/protocols for nutrition interventions for supplementary and therapeutic feeding programs are developed in alignment with both World Vision and Somali Health and Nutrition Cluster norms.

  • Checklists and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring are in place and shared for SFP, Therapeutic Feeding Center (TFC) & Cholera Treatment Center (CTC), Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM).

  • Multiple integrated health and nutrition projects are well managed.

Regular statistical reports on nutrition programming provided to Operations, Ministry Quality, Programs team and external stakeholders, including Health and Nutrition Cluster and UNICEF:

  • Reports compiled on a monthly and quarterly basis, detailing malnutrition rates, defaulter rates, recovery rates.

  • Collate, analyze, interpret and disseminate nutrition information to various audiences on a timely basis.

Human Resource management of staff under his or her care and in line with WV Policy is followed:

  • Disciplinary measures are in place and enforced.

  • Staff appraised.

  • Capacity of the staff built.

Coordinate closely with all sector specialists to ensure integration of programming:

  • Coordination meetings are held in full cooperation with the Commodities Team, with UNICEF and WFP to report on progress and plan joint interventions.

  • Actively participated in Nutrition and Health Cluster meetings at field and Nairobi level to ensure World Vision Somalia programming information is shared and request from Cluster mechanisms are responded to in a timely manner.

Local capacities for peace promoted by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly.

Community Capacity Developed and Enhanced Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with local authorities and District Health Board in ensuring linkage between the nutrition program and the community.

  • Work closely with District Health Board and the Village Health Committees to facilitate the implementation of nutrition interventions.

  • Local health workers and parents/caretakers assisted in instituting therapeutic/supplementary feeding regimes.


  • Local volunteers, staff and local partners trained in nutrition program operation.

  • Field teams are aware of how to conduct nutrition survey at the field level.

  • Capacity of nutrition staff built to address issues related to malnutrition within the community.

  • Capacity of nutrition staff built in basic project management, this could include, proposal writing and basic budget management and Supply Chain policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Nursing, Public Health or Health Sciences. Master degree is an added advantage.

  • Experience of working and living abroad Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired: Humanitarian standards (SPHERE), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. DEC, g2g training, GoG Training, EuropeAid training, Security training.

  • 1-3 years of experience in the field of development issues, humanitarian emergency affairs, preferably with experience in developing countries.

  • Good English language skills.

  • Computer skills.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

  • Must adhere to set security standards.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Cross – cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional maturity.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Travel: 50 % Domestic, with some international travel, as required.