ISDP in Brief

Integrated Service for Displaced Population (ISDP) is a non-profit organization that was established in 2010 in Puntland state of Somalia. ISDP currently works most regions in Puntland state of Somalia; Bari, Karkaar, Mudug and Nugaal regions. Our Thematic Areas are; health, Nutrition, Protection, Resilience, Livelihoods and Youth development. We target to supports; Displacedcommunities InternalDisplacePeople,Refugees,Vulnerablehouseholds,drought affected communities, children and hard to reach people live in Somalia.

ISDP currently partnershipwithkeygovernmentinstitutions in Puntland,andUN agencieswith close working relations with local communities in Puntland, our keysuccessindeliveringresultsisdeterminedbytheactiveinvolvementandengagementof local communities in project implementations.


A Society with improved living conditions through dedications to end poverty and injustice


Committedtoimprovelivingconditionsinpartnershipwithcommunitiestobuildsustainable, healthy and productive communities in Somalia.


Job Title: Health and Nutrition Officer

Place of Work: Bossaso, Bari region

Employment Type: Full time

Reports To:  Health and Nutrition Program Manager

Length of Contract: 12 Months

Expected date to start: Subject to funding availability

Role and the Purpose of the post

The Health and Nutrition Officer will represent ISDP values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences.

The incumbent is expected to oversee the implementation of health & nutrition activities and establish an effective coordination mechanism among the Bosaso health facilities staff and the partners operating in the area.

The post holder will be responsible for implementation, conduct training, monitoring and review of health and nutrition activities in Bossaso district.

She/he will be expected to work closely with the target communities; the project team particularly health and nutrition, MOH regional and district health authorities and health and nutrition cluster stakeholders.

S/he will be responsible for the timely implementation of the health and nutrition activities as per the approved program document (PD); and government and donor requirements and ISDP standards.

Staff directly reporting to this post: HMIS supervisor

Key area of accountability:

  • Engage in the planning and achievements of the health and nutrition activities of the project and ensuring that the quality standards are met.
  • Ensure effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, timely submission of quality reports.
  • Provide joint support and guidance to the MOH staff at health facility and community-based levels for quality implementation of nutrition and Health activities.
  • The post holder is expected to assess training needs, plan & provides assistant in trainings for staff while setting new OTP and SC sites and MBAs; assist training facilitations (preparation of training materials and kits) for health professionals in Community based Management Acute Malnutrition.
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide close supervision to the staff at health facilities and stabilization center.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports to donors and government/MOH.
  • Provides a daily/weekly/and monthly over view of drug items, RUTF, Therapeutic milk ration stocks supplied to beneficiaries; and essential health supplies.
  • Perform any other extra duties assigned by the supervisor.

Behaviors (Values in Practice):


  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling ISDP values.
  • Holds the team and MOH 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.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with his/her team, colleagues, Members and external partners.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


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


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Job Requirements:

  • Post-graduate/ Bsc degree in public health/nutrition preferred or Bachelor- in Health-related field.
  • Minimum 4 years field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing IMAM & IYCF programs.
  • Excellent leadership, coordination and management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting, organizing and facilitating trainings;
  • Experience and up-to-date knowledge in the technical areas of implementing and the roll out of the newly revised IMAM guideline.
  • Substantial experience at lower levels including community in coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision making.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
  • Excellent written communications and experience of producing high quality donor reports
  • Strong organization and project management skills and ability to deliver within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English language.
  • Knowledge of the local language is mandatory.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements should send the following through email: hr1.isdp@gmail.com

  1. A CV (not more than 3 pages)
  2. A cover letter (not more than one page)
  3. Copies of your transcripts and academic degrees.

Applications close on Wednesday 11 March 2020 @ 11:00pm.

ISDP is an equal opportunity employer. However, due to the nature activities for this position we are looking for female personnel. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.