Nutrition Specialist

Nutrition Specialist

The Job Holder is responsible for providing technical and strategic guidance and oversight to the country office (CO) program in areas of Nutrition. Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Program Development and Quality, provides thematic Leadership and ensure all Nutrition programming is well monitored and is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes to national/global learning, advocacy and programme development. S/he is expected to lead on developing Nutrition strategy and thematic plan, aligned with country strategic plan; sectoral assessment; program design, proposal writing and master budgeting; support and coordinate fund raising; provide strategic and technical guidance and oversight to the PMs and field teams; assist Field Managers (FMs) in recruitment and procurement in large complex emergencies; coordinate, represent and brand Save the Children (SC) in cluster, sub-cluster and other relevant forums. The Nutrition specialist is expected to play a leadership role within a response tea, through 360o support to colleagues and work to ensure that broader sector coordination mechanisms are functioning effectively. S/he promotes learning and accountability. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity-build both international and national staff colleagues.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • At least 5 years’ experience of working internationally in nutrition programmes in a humanitarian or development context
  • Education to Masters level in Nutrition, Public Health or a related subject
  • Previous experience of managing a large Nutrition team of international and national staff
  • Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on Nutrition related topics
  • Experience of senior level representation
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills, Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.


  • Language skills in English
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Experience in promoting children’s participation in programme design, implementation and evaluation

Contract Duration: One Year

Location: Juba, South Sudan

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.

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.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 10 Sep 2021

Closing date: 24 Sep 2021 - 23:59 CAT

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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