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Action Against Hunger

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29 May 2013, 17:25

Contract duration: 6 months Starting date in-country: June 2013 Objective 1: Overall management of the CIFF funded CMAM Coverage program in their 13 States in collaboration with Nutrition implementing partners Oversee the management of the program and coordinate with Nutrition organizations (including Save the Children, Valid International, UNICEF Ministries of Health and other government staff). Brief local authorities about the goals and objectives of the Coverage program, methodology used (SQUEAC) via organization and co-facilitation of workshops at federal and state level. Coordinate with Save the Children and ACF's Technical, Logistics, Admin and HR departments to ensure efficient program activity implementation. Provide on-the-job training and support to Coverage program teams during coverage assessments. Ensure SQUEAC methodology is applied for an accurate data collection process at the field level, pertinent data analysis, good reporting quality, and timely findings dissemination. Ensure adequate supervision and coordination of the survey teams in the field. Collect relevant reference materials for report writing. Organize workshop and debrief on the preliminary findings of SQUEAC at state level. Objective 2: Design and planning of CMAM coverage assessments Facilitate the decision making process of why, when, where and how to carry out coverage assessments in collaboration with partners and the Nutrition Coordinator (Nut Co). Support Coverage program teams in designing work plans, identifying appropriate timeframes, logistics planning and within financial limits. Build the capacity of the Coverage teams in planning, implementation, analysis and reporting of coverage assessments, as a means of providing recommendation for improved CMAM program impact and toward CMAM scale up in Nigeria. Support the Ministry of Health (or any relevant government staff) in ensuring good coverage data is collected, collated and shared for decision making and program monitoring when needed. Objective 3: Transfer skills in undertaking the coverage investigation to Coverage teams including key state team members to capacitate them in carrying out similar coverage assessments independently Build the capacity of State or Local Government Area (LGA) Nutrition staff, state level national bureau of statistics (NBS) and partner focal persons in the planning, implementation and documentation of coverage assessments. Train data collectors on the coverage investigation. Provide support to the Coverage teams during data analysis, the documentation of coverage results (e.g. report writing) and the development of programmatic and strategic recommendations for improving CMAM program performance. Build the relevant government staff analytical capacities to improve nutrition policy and practice, to increase exchange of technical and programmatic information relating to CMAM program design and implementation. Objective 4: Identify key issues influencing (positively and negatively) the performance of CMAM programs in each state Identify themes, trends and factors influencing CMAM program quality and performances through coverage assessments. Explore the implication of these issues on nutrition policy and practice, at a state and national level. Liaise with the Nut Co, and other nutrition stakeholders for the dissemination of key findings. Attend coverage monitoring meetings and share relevant themes, trends and other factors influencing nutrition policy and practice. Objective 5: Information Management & Sharing Present preliminary findings of the coverage investigation to the key stakeholders at the state level. Produce draft and final report with action oriented recommendations. Regularly share information about the progress of the project with nutrition stakeholders ensuring that lessons learned are regularly and adequately documented at national, regional and global level. Contribute to the development of project outputs including SQUEAC reports, end of mission reports, capitalization documents, and policy papers. REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES SQUEAC reports for each LGA/State Minutes of SQUEAC findings meeting organized at State level ACF internal weekly and monthly reports End of mission report POSITION REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: ESSENTIAL Master Degree in a field related to statistics, public health nutrition, epidemiology or any other related discipline Demonstrable experience in the implementation and management of or provision of technical support to nutrition programs (including Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition) Prior experience in coverage assessments (e.g. CSAS, SQUEAC, SLEAC, S3M) Prior capacity building/training experience essential Excellent communication skills essential Prior evaluation experience an asset Ability to create solutions or responses to problems in an autonomous way Proven ability to work independently High level of English written and oral communication essential PREFERRED Initiative Planning, Organizing and Coordinating Commitment to Continuous Learning Team Work and Cooperation Listening, Understanding and Responding Analytical thinking Strategic Orientation Problem Solving Developing Others Apply with resume and cover letter at http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities

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