IYCF Supervisor At Save the Children

IYCF Supervisor, Dhobley– 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.


As a member of the Save the Children in Southern States – the staff will work with the nutrition team and will coordinate all IYCF activities under the supervision of the nutrition project officer based in Dhobley. The IYCF Supervisor will support the implementation of the project with particular primary focus on implementation of the IYCF component of the project.


Reports to: Nutrition Project Officer

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.



  • Minimum two years practical experience in IYCF and Nutrition programming.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding.
  • Experience of implementation programs (ideally nutrition related), including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in conducting assessments and an understanding of nutritional data.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach facility based MoH staff.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Experience and ability to represent Save the Children’s nutrition work in external meetings.
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages and PowerPoint**.**
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities**.**
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural area.


  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours.
  • Qualified , nurse or midwife with primary health care/community health care experience.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours.

Qualified , nurse or midwife with primary health care/community health care experience

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours

Emergency programming experience

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.


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