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OTP Nurse -Bokolmayo, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

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  • Post date:12 Sep 2021
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Job Description

OTP Nurse  (210006LF)

External advert.

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health & Nutrition

LOCATION: Bokolmayo

Position: OTP Nurse                              

POST TYPE: National

GRADE:  4 B                                                                                                       

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation of the OTP program in the woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the weekly implementation of the OTP and outreach works and responsible for the Medical supervision and clinical care for patients in, on job training to nurses and nutrition workers in the management of severe acute malnutrition and supervision of nurses and the nutrition workers. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide Medical supervision and clinical care for patients in and its complications and also expected to provide a consistent and high quality technical support in relation to establishing and strengthening OTP sites, and provide training to HEW and nutrition workers in the management of severe malnutrition without medical complication. S/He will monitor Community Health Workers and volunteers in strengthening the community mobilization and outreach component of the program. S/He will mainly be responsible for the Biweekly implementation of the OTP and outreach works in collaboration with the government.


  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities and prepare weekly movement plan to OTP, TSFP and SC/TFU sites
  • Monitor implementation of OTP and SC/TFU and program quality
  • Facilitate essential drugs, supplies and therapeutic products and follow up stock continuously and request supplies earlier.
  • Facilitate training, on job training and work closely with MOH staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.
  • Organize daily, weekly and monthly over view and reports of OTP, SC/TFU & TSFP and share with the CMAM officer.
  • Ensure children discharged from SC/TFU are transferred to nearby OTP to continue their therapeutic treatment
  • Adherence to medical and nutritional treatment protocols and procedures for children and infants in OTP
  •   Provide onsite training to HEW and nurses on the Management of SAM without medical complications
  • Ensure Job aids are available in Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet, Plumpnut and drug stock control balance form)
  • Receive weekly reports from HEW at weekly basis, cross check the completeness and accuracy, and submit to Woreda Project CMAM Officer                    
  • Mentoring and assist HEW/HEW in decision of patients who are at severe risks and need to be transferred to nearby hospital when they become SAM with complications
  • Assist HEWs and Health workers in identifying patients who need to be transferred from OTP to SC, patients with failure-to respond to treatment and patients who need to be discharged.
  • In charge of OTP quality program implementation and monthly OTP activity should be linkage with OTP discharged
  • Responsible for supervising and manage plumy nut for those which SAM cases and ensure availability of required material like MUAC, registration books, Pen, weight scale, thermometer and pumply nut
  • Participate in capacity building training like receiving and given on job training during the health education sessions and ENA/BCC application
  • Follow up absentees/defaulters, cure rate, coverage rate, Death rate and keep current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (in both Health Centers and Health post/HW/HEW).
  • Supports the program integration with Woreda Health officer, Hospitals, Health canters and health post through on job trainings and supervisions in timely
  • Fixed the multi chart at every Hospital, HC and HP, put every visibility in our operation area who is doing what.
  • Weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly report should be printed and keep the record in the health facilities.
  • Participate coordination meeting taken place in the health facilities and report the feedback to the office
  • Prepare and send weekly and monthly consumption for OTP programme

 Coordinate and facilitate implementation of activities and prepare weekly movement plan to OTP, TSFP and SC/TFU sites


Qualifications and certifications:

  • Diploma/ Bachelor in Nursing, Nutritionist or Public Health.


  • Minimum three years working experience with NGOs out of which two year in OTP/TFU/TSFP settings. 

Skills/Ability required:

  • Knowledge, training and experience in management of MAM and SAM with/without medical complication
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training materials.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Good command in written and spoken Amharic, English and Local language is essential.
  • Good human relation skills.
  • Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program;
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hour


  • Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located.

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 www.savethechildren.net/careers

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.

Date of issue:    September ,2021                                                                 Author:


Employee Status : Fixed Term

Closing Date: Sep 19, 2021



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