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Save the Children - Regional Humanitarian Nutrition Advisor for West and Central Africa

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Save the Children UK

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28 Apr 2016, 13:21

Save the Children UK is recruiting a French speaking nutrition specialist for the role of Regional Humanitarian Nutrition Advisor for West and Central Africa.

This post must start as soon as possible, and candidates will be considered before the closing date.

This is a challenging role, responsible for the humanitarian nutrition portfolio that includes regional level advocacy and representation and country level support to priority countries including Mali, DRC, Central African Republic, Niger and Nigeria. You will join our global team of humanitarian nutrition specialists and will be a key member of Save the Children’s Emergency Nutrition Working Group, where you will contribute to global pieces of technical work. You will:

Deploy to the field at short notice to set up new humanitarian nutrition programmes, and provide support to country level Nutrition Specialists for humanitarian response including advisory visits as needed
Provide quality tools and guidelines to country programmes to ensure understanding of high quality programming, operations and advocacy in humanitarian nutrition programmes
Support country programmes in the recruitment of humanitarian nutrition staff and ongoing mentoring to support staff development in humanitarian nutrition settings
Identify opportunities for partnership with external tertiary level health and nutrition institutes in the region, and UN agencies, to increase humanitarian nutrition capacity in the region
Represent SC in various technical and nutrition advocacy initiatives and partnerships and lead on specific areas of advocacy and representation directly related to humanitarian nutrition programming
Liaise with the relevant external regional stakeholders including donors, learning institutes, UN and NGO representatives identifying opportunities, synergies and partnerships for SC’s humanitarian nutrition work.

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