Nutrition Manager ERT

Juba

Role & Responsibilities

Facilitate the achievement of nutrition objectives to reduce morbidity and mortality in South Sudan by delivering quality emergency nutrition services in all Emergency Response Team (ERT) locations. The Nutrition Manager will achieve this by assisting in the direct implementation of nutrition interventions which may include screening, treatment of severe acute malnutrition, moderate acute malnutrition, or provision of blanket supplementary feeding. They will provide supervision and training to local staff to allow them to implement the programmes. The Nutrition Manager is also in charge of writing reports and keeping good data records, assist with ensuring adequate stocks, provide training to local staff as needed, and monitor overall nutrition situation and observe for potential outbreaks.

Project Overview

Multi-sector emergency response programme including provision of emergency health, nutrition, wash, and NFI / Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.

Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.

Workplace

Field based in the Emergency Response Team, mobile within any of the 10 states of South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan**.**

Starting Date

As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details

Full time, 24 months

Key Activity Areas

Nutrition Management

  • Responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned nutrition field interventions in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal.

  • Conduct daily supervision to clinics and other nutrition facilities for support and supervision.

  • Provide training for local staff in line with the appropriate international and South Sudan guidelines. Carry out assessments to locations with newly identified emergency needs and report back to Juba teams needs or gaps.

  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation of intervention implementation.

  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.

  • Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements and deadlines set by Medair and external partners.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports.

  • Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and donor proposals.

    Staff Management

  • Assist to manage and oversee the assigned local nutrition team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. The team may include certified health staff (e.g. medical assistants, nurses, midwives, community health workers), other nutrition staff (e.g. nutrition assistants, defaulter tracers) and support staff (e.g. cooks, cleaners, guards).

  • Assist to facilitate regular team meetings with the assigned nutrition team, reviewing team and individual objectives, ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work and providing an opportunity for feedback.

  • Ensure the assigned nutrition team members receive relevant and appropriate supervision, coaching, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills.

  • Promote the health and security of the nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.

  • Assist in the recruitment of local field staff within the intervention location following all HR policies of Medair and the Government of South Sudan.

    Financial Management

  • Work with the Project Manager to manage finances within the field location.

  • Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the intervention team, ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner.

    Communication & Coordination

  • Maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned nutrition team, Medair in-country health and nutrition managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs.

    Logistics

  • Manage the correct and timely ordering of needed stocks and supplies to the field location in coordination with the Project Manager.

  • Manage all stocks within the field location ensuring proper stock keeping records are in place.

  • Monitor expiration dates of all stocks in the field location to ensure timely use.

  • Assist team in intervention planning and preparations in line with intervention check-list.

    Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair intranet and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.

  • Implement within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines.

  • Participate as requested in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions to keep up with changing trends, new guidelines and best practices.

    Field - Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.

  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

    This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

    Qualifications

  • Degree in nutrition.

    Languages

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years of post-qualification experience as nutritionist.

  • Experience working in a nutrition programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.

  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.

  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities.

  • Excellent organisational skills; able to oversee multiple tasks; able to enforce procedures.

  • Good report writing skills, able to prioritise clearly.

  • Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership.

  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.

  • Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips.

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers).

  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers).

    Professional

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise.

  • Overseas intercultural experience.

Values

  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts.

    Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions.

  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit.

    Availability

  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

    Final selection.

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

    Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing.

  • Security training for those going to insecure environments.

  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country.

  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service).

  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food).

  • Annual leave.

  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing.

  • Disability insurance.

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month.

  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings.

  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts.

  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs.

    Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

    (Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

  • USD 300 per month.

  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits.

    Working Conditions

  • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values.

  2. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Then to apply, go to the "Current Vacancies" page then:

  1. apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

  2. apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values.

  2. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/nutrition-manager-ert-sds/ then:

  1. apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

  2. apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Disaster Management
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-16

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