CMAM Officer

Job Description

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role purpose

· CMAM officer based at intervention woreda will be responsible for the management of overall implementation of the emergency nutrition and health response activities at woreda, health facilities and at large in communities’ level.

· The CMAM officer is expected to improve quality case management of children with SAM at stabilization centres (TFU) and OTP sites through conducting frequent supportive supervision and monitoring/coaching health professionals, ensuring availability of routine drugs and basic materials and supplies at health facility level and, timely requesting of supplies required supplies.

· The position holder will monitor performance of CMAM programs and improves referral linkage between OTP, SC, TSFP and IYCF.

· The incumbent works closely with the government structure and other zonal/filed office and woreda based nutrition team members of Emergency nutrition, health and WASH response and related programs to ensure program integration at all level.

· S/he is responsible to organize woreda and community level nutrition and health related training, review meetings/workshops, community forum and joint supportive supervisions and participate in health and nutrition assessments. review meetings and responses to outbreaks.

· S/he will provide emergency nutrition and health related technical support at woreda and community level to build local capacity.

· Also, s/he will be responsible for reporting of any public health emergencies and other humanitarian situation/risks which may endanger communities’ wellbeing, beside participating in surveillance, response to outbreaks and other public health concerns whenever happened.

·Under the overall coordination and close technical and managerial supervision of the Nutrition coordinator, the job holder will ensure high quality CMAM implementation within the project, provide proper and quality care to all beneficiaries, respecting national protocols, sphere standards and principles of good practice.


Reports to: HN and CP Coordinator                                            Number of direct reports: None

Dimensions: Oversee CMAM [IYCF-E and CMAM Nurse as CMAM team leader)

Staff directly reporting to this post: Functional relationship with CMAM Nurse and IYCF-E Officers.


Makes sure that CMAM program is implemented according to the National protocol i.e. application of the admission and discharge criteria, closely monitors and strictly follows anthropometry measurement,
Makes sure that the health staff have adequate training on the management of acute malnutrition per national manual/protocol,
Ensures the availability of job aids, reporting formats, therapeutic products and drugs for program implementation at health facility level.
Facilitates the basic/refresher trainings, workshops, review meetings, community forums under the project
Share training/meeting reports to project coordinator
Conduct regular checklist based supportive supervision on targeted health facilities.
Facilitate joint monitoring visits /joint supportive supervisions/ in integration with Woreda health office and zonal health department.
Generates’ and share supervision reports and feedbacks to project coordinator, zonal/woreda health office and health facilities.
Follow and ensures, action taken by all responsible parties on gaps identified during supervision,
Supports and liaise with the woreda health office staffs and provide on the job training/coaching and capacity building where required,
Working with the IYCF Officer, to ensure CMAM beneficiaries are referred to IYCF services when required.
Coordinates the link of acute malnutrition cases with EOS/CBN/CHD/TSFP/PSNP and facilitates regular registration of Non-EOS beneficiaries and submits on monthly bases,
Supports referral linkage of malnourished children of in between CMAM programs (OTP, SC and TSFP),
Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies for each distribution, input in to creation and maintenance of a monthly distribution plan and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned with Nutrition project coordinator and logistics team,
Undertake individual evaluations with the team and improve gaps,
Creates and maintain smooth relationship with local health and other authorities and try to link CMAM program with the existing health service structure,
Makes sure that health professionals from the health facilities to participate on the daily routine work for sustainability and smooth phase out strategy,
Provides technical support and training where required to all team members, outreach team including health extension workers, HDAs and community volunteers,
Works and liaise with any local health workers to integrate the CMAM program from the start,
Plan and organise OTP/SFP at designated distribution sites in liaison with project coordinator,
Organizes monthly report of SC/OTP/SFP/Community mobilization and report on time to the project coordinator and provide updates when needed,
Provides a monthly over view of drug items, SFP materials and wet ration stocks supplied to beneficiaries,
Manages the stock levels of therapeutic products, drugs and all other materials and alert the logistics in a timely manner as more materials are required,
Collect, analyse and share data’s required for monitoring quality of CMAM programs based on SPHERE standards (average weight gain, average length of stay),
Provides technical report on emergency health and nutrition for strengthening surveillance and public health emergency management.
Participates in responses to public emergencies (disaster, outbreaks),
Reports updates on humanitarian situations on implementation areas,
Reports any problems in a timely manner to the project coordinator,
Control and facilitate vehicle movement within the project area in the field,
Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,
Performs other related tasks as required,
Generate quality Nutrition response, case and success stories.
Abide to donor, organization and Governmental compliance issues without comptonization.
Accepting additional role and responsibilities as assigned for best in trust of the beneficiaries.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
 Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
 Future orientated, thinks strategically


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
 Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
 Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks


 Honest, encourages openness and transparency


Job Requirements




BSC or Diploma in Nursing, Nutrition or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).


Minimum of three years working experience for BSc and four years’ experience for Diploma holders related to CMAM implementations.

Skills/Ability required:

 Knowledge, training and experience in CMAM and community mobilization/BCC
Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.

Proficiency in spoken and written English and Local language
Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
 Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.
Work experience in similar position is advantageous
Having NGO or INGO work experiences are desired
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
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.

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