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MSF is looking for a NUTRITION MOBILE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

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Montse Escruela i Cabrera

Montse Escruela Cabrera, Nutrition Advisor, MSF Sp

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5 Aug 2022, 14:17

Full-time work Home-based with frequent field visits (up to 60% of the time). Deadline for applications: August 28th, 2022, 23:59 CET 

Below a summary of the vacancy. Please go to MSF websites for details and to apply: https://careers.msf-applications.org/job-invite/7007/

GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE POST

To provide practical technical support to (para)medical activity managers and other relevant functions in MSF missions in nutrition and to contribute to capacity building of field staff through the application and transfer of medical-technical know-how according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve the health condition of the target population.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAIN TASKS

  • Carrying out a functional nutrition evaluation, assessing quality of care, practices and organisation within the framework of MSF standards in order to identify the main areas for improvement in the provision of the nutrition care at the different structures.
  • Initiating and overseeing the implementation of the improvement plan based on the recommendations arising from the assessment (including objectives, priorities, strategies and tools to realise the strategy).
  • Supporting and guiding the field teams with the implementation of  protocols, devices/materials etc. and/or best practices in line with MSF frameworks.
  • Upon request of the hierarchical manager and in coordination with the relevant technical referents in HQ, develop new policies, tools, protocols and SOPs related to nutrition (with a local, regional or even global approach).
  • Surveillance & monitoring: Assisting the field team with ensuring an adequate set up for data management (data collection), monitoring and analysis, including the implementation, monitoring and analysis of qualitative and quantitative indicators for the activity.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with MSF protocols and nutrition standards, and provide guidance and advice when necessary.
  • Contributing to capacity building by identifying training needs and contributing to the definition of training content for the area of expertise. 
  • Contributing to the continuous learning and development of the medical department in order to improve health care practices through:
    • Drafting reports and action plans following field visits.
    • Contributing to the research & development of field tools, practices, guidelines and policies.
    • Developing and maintaining knowledge of practices and nutrition approaches.
  • Providing direct field intervention: Upon request, participate in emergency operations.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Relevant (Para) Medical Degree: Nurse, Nutritionist or Doctor.
  • Qualification in Nutrition
  • 2 years’ experience in relevant field or HQ positions in MSF or in a low resource setting
  • Minimum 2 years’ post qualification professional experience
  • Fluent in English and French. Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish, are an asset
  • Practical field experience in nutrition activities (at least 3 missions)
  • Relevant field experience in humanitarian context essential, by preference with MSF
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word and Excel)
  • Good reporting skills

COMPETENCIES

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Ability to work independently

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