Nutrition Coordinator (Gaza)

Save the Children

***Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly note that the position might be filled before the vacancy announcement is closed; therefore, early applications are encouraged.***

***This role will be contingent upon securing available funds, and we might use this vacancy to fill more than one post.***

The Opportunity – Nutrition Coordinator (Gaza)

Post location: Gaza Field Office – Rafah and subject to change based on SC priorities and response in Gaza.

Contract Duration and Level of Effort: until 31st December 2024, with a possibility of extension based on available funds.


The Nutrition Coordinator will support direct SCI nutrition programming and SCI implementing partners in the effective delivery of the IYCF-E and CMAM program ensuring the effective implementation of IYCF-E and CMAM activities in Save the Children’s operational areas in Gaza.


Reports to: Health & Nutrition Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: Nutrition Counsellors, Nutrition Officers


  • Prepare and oversee Nutrition programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management workplans).
  • Ensure that all SCI and SCU partner staffs understand and implement program guidelines when assessing the mother child pair and advise the best feeding options and follow-up as appropriate.
  • Develop weekly work plans for the CMAM, mother-baby areas (e.g. Baby Tents, etc.) with the IYCF-E, nutrition Counsellors and appropriate SCI partner staffs.
  • Compile weekly activity partner plans and reports for outreach and each mother-baby area as required.
  • Identify Nutrition programme supplies needs and coordinate with supply team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Carry out visits to field sites to review/ monitor/ evaluate ongoing activities and provide on-the-job coaching, mentoring and action planning.
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SCI requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the Accountability lead to put in place sector accountability mechanisms, ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning disseminated to the wider Nutrition sector.

Capacity Building:

  • With support from the Nutrition and Health PM, Nutrition and Health TA, develop learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
  • With support from Nutrition and Health PM the backstop, build the capacity, knowledge, understanding and confidence of field teams and partners to achieve the required quality standards in Nutrition work by developing, adapting, and sharing relevant tools, designing training modules and supporting the implementation and understanding of quality benchmarks including on the job technical mentoring.

Representation & Advocacy & communication:

  • Represent SCI-oPt at Nutrition coordination platforms, sharing ideas, updates.
  • Facilitate cross-sectoral programming, particularly to promote communication and referral between IYCF-E, CMAM and CP and MHPSS
  • Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives and turn these into action.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:



  • BSc in Nutrition/Dietician, Public Health, Nursing, or other relevant qualification
  • 4+ years of previous experience of working in infant and young child feeding
  • Proven ability to supervise, train and mentor staff on Nutrition related topics, in particular IYCF-E
  • Communication abilities with SCI partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Able to articulate ideas and concepts clearly verbally
  • and in writing.
  • Experience with budget management
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible in the face of difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. A good understanding of the SC mandate and child
  • focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • Experience of working with NGO
  • Experience in emergency response

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Organisation

Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

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 realize 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.

How to apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Nutrition Coordinator.

If you’re unable to apply through the website, please submit your full application through email [email protected]

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Deadline: 10 Apr 2024