Agriculture & Livelihood Zonal Programme Coordinator Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Hawassa, Ethiopia Save The Children Ethiopia

Save the Children Ethiopia Vacancy 2021

Agriculture & Livelihood Zonal Programme Coordinator - (2100080K)

The Opportunity (Agriculture and Livelihood zonal coordinator) Gedeo Zone


 Area of Accountability

  • Prepares annual plan and participate in annual budget development for the program and ensure that Growth through Nutrition activities are fully harmonized with Zonal, and Woreda annual plan.
  • Coordinate and technically support Zonal, Woreda, and local stakeholders to assess needs related to Nutrition and Livelihoods and support the implementation of Growth through Nutrition,
  • Develop terms of reference, facilitate training, review meeting and joint supportive supervision that will be conducted at Zonal and Woreda levels.
  • Timely submit training reports, review meeting proceedings and data and field travel reports to regional office for documentation.  
  • Ensure multisectoral coordination of nutrition intervention at Zonal, Woreda and community levels  
  • In collaboration with health coordinator, ensure the effective implementation and integration of livelihun Nutrition sensitive agriculture, WASH, Livelihood and SBCC components into the existing structures of the Agricultural/Health system
  • Ensure that the revised national nutrition program(NNP), nutrition guidelines, and minimum nutrition standard, WaSH in the context of nutrition & QI on nutrition specific services, SBCC specific to the program/nutrition, revised HMIS, and monitoring tools are implemented in respective target zones and Woredas
  • Provides technical support through regular and joint supportive supervision to Woreda agriculture office, kebele facilities and communities
  • Support and ensure that Nutrition agenda is focused in Zonal and Woreda level review meeting conducted in a regular basis
  • In collaboration with M&E coordinator, strengthen the capacity of Zonal, Woreda agriculture and community in nutrition and agricultural and livelihood information management system for decision making    
  • Support Zone agriculture Department in mentoring and follow-up of the trained Development agentss and community in implementing planned agricultural nutrition and WASH  activities  at all level( zones, facility community)
  • Ensure health workers in selected health facilities for implementation of GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION are trained as per national guideline
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate mentoring and on job training for AEWs workers at targeted Health facilities using agreed tools
  • Ensure that resources allocated reached the right beneficiaries, for the right objective in the right time
  • Ensure that Nutrition multi-sectoral coordination is strengthened, support the livelihood team to mainstream nutrition in to agriculture and program activities are coordinated at all levels
  • Ensure that all donor compliance and save the children rules and regulations are strictly followed during day to day program operations   
  • Ensure that GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION activities included in woreda annual implementation plans
  • Prepares periodic reports and submits to the concerned bodies in timely fashion;
  • Performs other related tasks as required.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum educational requirement:   first degree in agriculture, rural development and demonstrated experience FSL, in nutrition, WaSH, SBCC on nutrition, and livelihood programs
  • Minimum experience required:  four years for degree holders out of which minimum of 2 years’ experience in NGO with experience/knowledge of supporting USAID funded grants
  • Good understanding of agriculture and livelihood programms, National Nutrition program (NNP) and other related policies & strategies
  • Demonstrated skills in partnership building and interpersonal communication
  • Existing relationship with Zonal health and agriculture offices is preferred
  • Excellent and demonstrated skills in computer Microsoft office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlooks, emails 
  • Excellent in reporting writing skills
  • Knowledge of local language is an added advantage


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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