Health & Nutrition Project Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia


Health & Nutrition Project Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia

Vacancy Announcement


YouthLink Somalia is a local humanitarian NGO operation in South and Central Somalia. YouthLink works to enable the poor and vulnerable communities to improve livelihoods and build their resilience through long term development including health and nutrition life -saving program.

Job Title: Health & Nutrition Project Coordinator

Reports to: Programme Director

Direct reports: Health & Nutrition Officer

Job Location: Mogadishu

Contract Details: 1 year with possible extension

Job Purpose:

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for overseeing quality implementation of Health and Nutrition project in Banadir region. This includes the day-to-day support, mentorship and clinical leadership of Mobile clinic Centres. The post holder will be responsible for implementation of health and nutrition project in Banadir. He/she will provide technical guidance and support across all YouthLink’s programme in Somalia.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for support & supervision, for the day-to-day implementation and management of Mobile clinics centres in Banadir region

Capacity building of staff  Mobile Clinic Centres

·         Through day-to-day oversight, support the Health and Nutrition programme to ensure delivery of a quality service by staff in the Mobile clinics centres.

·         Support identification of capacity building needs and lead roll out of capacity building activities (training/mentoring/coaching/peer-to-peer learning, etc) of health workers at the Mobile clinic’s centres

·         Support in improving the referral from outpatient therapeutic sites of children suffering from medical complications of severe acute malnutrition.

·         Contribute to strengthening technical capacity of YouthLink’s health and nutrition team within own area of expertise, through direct training, mentoring and supportive supervision.

Programme Implementation and Development

·         Ensure timely and accurate payment of monthly incentives to staff at mobile clinic centre, maintaining records in compliance with partner and donor requirements.

·         Lead on the management of nutritional and other supplies for mobile clinic centre, developing the capacity of staff in stock forecasting and management.

·         Support downward accountability in the health and nutrition programme; promote feedback including the Complaints & Response Mechanism

·         Contribute to the development of Health and Nutrition related Concept Notes, proposals and budgets as needed, ensuring lessons learned from previous experiences are factored in.

·         Contribute to development of detailed procurement plans and liaise with logistics, finance and other departments as required to support timely and efficient meeting of needs.

·         Under Programme director’s guidance, monitor project expenditures on a monthly basis and flag up areas requiring action.

·         Oversee the “daily rounds” within Clinics centres ensuring appropriate documentation of all clinical decisions for children treated there

·         Develop clear monitoring plans; ensure that all agreed programme indicators are monitored and quality data collected on a regular basis.

·         Collect (and/or support others to collect) and compile all required monitoring data in a timely manner

·         Facilitate joint quarterly supportive supervision with funding Partner

·         Work with partners’ MEAL team to devise and participate in Health and Nutrition surveys, periodic assessments, beneficiary interviews etc. as required during programme implementation

·         Compile and submit weekly and monthly reports in the required formats and in a timely manner.


·         Work closely with management and MoH staff at Banadir Hospital

·         At request of H&N PM or Coordinator, represent YouthLink at Health and Nutrition Cluster and other relevant coordination meetings in Mogadishu.

·         Ensure close communication and collaboration with relevant institutions and organisations

·         Other

·         Other tasks as may reasonably be requested by Programme director

Skills and Qualifications

         Educated to degree level in Medicine or Public Health, preferably with a post graduate qualification in nutrition/public health

·         Recognized training/qualifications in nutrition studies

Experience and Skills


·         At least 3 to 5 years’ clinical experience within humanitarian/hospital setting, including two years specific to nutrition within Somalia

·         Strong team and personnel management skills.

·         In-depth knowledge and significant experience implementing nutrition programs including management of Stabilization Centers and approaches including IMAM and IYCF and implementing behavior changes

·         Experience in teaching/coaching mentoring staff within the clinical/ health facility – setting

·         Proven interest in learning and capacity development, of self and others.

·         Good writing and presentation skills, including experience of proposal writing, narrative reporting and financial/ budget management.

·         Fluent spoken and written English and Somali

·         Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, e-mail, internet.


·         Experience working with health systems at different levels.

·         Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation tools and approaches, including SMART surveys, focus group discussion, etc, and ability to conduct data analysis.

Required Competencies

·         Strong inter-personal skills and demonstrated capacity to relate well to actors at community and senior levels and from all backgrounds.

·         Experience of working in complex, insecure environments (at least 2 years).

·         Strong leadership competencies; proven management and team building strengths.

·         Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and take initiative.

·         Flexibility, including willingness on occasioncarry out additional duties and tasks as required, to adapt to a changing operational environment.

·         Innovative and pro-active with a positive attitude

·         Familiarity with and commitment to demonstrating Accountability at all levels

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications (cover letter and updated CVs) by email to with the subject line “Application for Health and Nutrition Project Coordinator by Thursday 8th August 2022.


Job applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline.

YouthLink Code of Conduct

YouthLink has an organisational Code of Conduct (YLCoC). This has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of YouthLink staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with YouthLink’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with YouthLink will be expected to sign the Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of YouthLink Code of Conduct and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of the policy.





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