Nutritionist 2 – The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation

Health Care, Natural Sciences

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of Nutritionist 2 (12 months fixed term contract), based in Mekelle.


The Nutritionist 2 Field Officer works with the Nutrition Delegate to assess, plan, implement and monitor the Economic Security (EcoSec) Unit’s nutrition activities in Mekele SD, specifically at Awash Military Hospital.


  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary


  • Works with Nutrition Delegate other Nutrition Field Officer(s) and the EcoSec team to identify nutrition needs at Awash MH and its satellite campuses.
  • Supports the implementation of nutrition activities at Awash MH and its satellite campuses: nutrition programme for adults, support to hospital kitchens, food chain analysis.  
  • Conducts regular supportive supervision visits to Awash MH and its satellite campuses to support hospital nutritionists – through on the job training – to run nutrition activities with high quality of care (reaching SPHERE minimum standards)
  • Supervises screening for acute malnutrition at ward level (MUAC assessments); trains hospital nutritionists and health staff on anthropometric measurements 
  • Collects monitoring data from hospital sites and enters data into the database
  • Collects information on challenges and reports these to the Nutrition Delegate in regular reports
  • Overviews stock therapeutic food at programmes sites and optimises stock follow to avoid any stock outs.
  • Supports documentation of donations of food and other items to Awash MH authorities; including raising of and follow up of SRs, donation certificates, etc.    
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Delegate facilitates trainings on nutrition for Awash medical and nutrition staff.
  • Supports (multi-disciplinary) assessments, identifies needs and contributes to planning and implementation of new programmes and ongoing monitoring of existing programmes.
  • Supports the drafting of assessment reports including data analysis and presents results and recommendations if needed
  • If needed may support other nutrition activities outside of Awash MH with travelling to field sites in Mekele SD AoR


  • Support other EcoSec teams in selected activities (assessments, field work) if need 
  • Provides administrative support.
  • Ensures transparent financial accounting of programme. i.e. Working Advances, volunteer costs, transport.
  • Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments
  • Is aware of the sub-delegation’s objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position
  • Collects and shares information so as to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and humanitarian trends and responses
  • Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
  • Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description 
  • Bachelor`s degree in nutritional science or public health, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience implementing nutrition programmes at community and health facility level
  • Experience in CMAM
  • Experience in nutrition surveys and food security assessments
  • Strong experience in facilitation of trainings to beneficiaries
  • Proven analytical, communication/ negotiation skills and ability to think strategically
  • Experience in report writing
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office
  • Good command (spoken and written) of English, Amharic and Tigrigna
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% of the time