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Program Coordinator, OTP Nutrition, Yida, South Sudan (1742)

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Rebecca Jane Cooper

Samaritan's Purse

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20 Aug 2013, 20:04

Samaritan's Purse is hiring! Yida, South Sudan - The Yida Program Coordinator, Outpatient Therapeutic Programming (OTP) Nutrition will be responsible for management and monitoring of all Outpatient Therapeutic Programming in Yida Refugee Camp. This position will manage and train field-level Nutrition staff and be an example to others through their faith and walk with Jesus Christ. This position will report to the Unity State Nutrition Manager and will be based in Yida Refugee Camp, Unity State, South Sudan. Major responsibilities include outpatient nutrition programs, monitoring and evaluation, program planning, liaising with local government and Non-Governmental Organization partners and staff capacity building. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Oversee outpatient clinical care of severe acute malnutrition in children under 5 and mentor nutrition staff in excellent care protocols in line with internal and donor standards. Provide nutrition screening for all new arrivals and those living inside the camp. • Implement Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (IMSAM) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding programs based on GoSS IMSAM guidelines and protocols. • Collaborate with health providing partners in the camp to facilitate easy referral of SAM cases with medical complication for inpatient management. Promoting linkage of beneficiaries discharged from the Stabilization Center (SC) back to OTP programs. • Participate in community-based health education, including training on preventative health care by training and supporting program staff on basic health topics and build capacity of program staff to equip them with skills to educate the caregivers. • Manage team of national staff nurses, nutrition officers and assistants to deliver excellent outpatient nutrition care by ensuring admission, discharge and referral procedures are followed by all staff. Oversee job description creation, performance reviews, payroll and scheduling for all staff. • Establishing and promoting mother to mother support groups who educate and promote mothers on exclusive breastfeeding for six months and promotion of IYCF key messages among the child caregivers. • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the progress of the OTP nutrition program in Yida. • Maintain adequate supply chains for Nutrition supplies and medicines. Coordinate with Unity State Nutrition Manager and Logistics Manager to get OTP supplies from UNICEF and UNHCR or to purchase them as necessary. • Advise the Nutrition Manager on nutrition proposals and project budgets, monitor effectiveness and financial expenditures, and evaluate ongoing and new activities. • Conduct field assessments, identifying potential needs, designing and implementing response plans. • Ensure Nutrition project activities are conducted in accordance with the agreed work-plans and proposals signed with UNHCR. • Ensure effective budget management at field level, including correct coding of expenses and adherence to Samaritan’s Purse’s financial management guidelines. • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers. • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public. • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff. QUALIFICATIONS: • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or Nutrition required. Advanced University Degree M.Sc. in Nursing, Public Health or Nutrition highly preferred. • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred. • 2-3 years nutrition programming experience preferred. • Donor liaison experience, especially with UNHCR, preferred. • Management and capacity building experience of national staff in INGO programming preferred. • Strong coordination skills; flexibility, adaptability, and patience; facilitation and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines. • Analytical and problem solving skills; ability to assess problems and recommend solutions. • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences. • Awareness of gender issues. • Ability to motivate and develop skills of others. • Arabic language skills preferred but not required. 12 month contract with the potential for renewal. This is an unaccompanied assignment. Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room” In order to apply, please go to click on "International Positions," click on "Program Coordinator, OTP Nutrition, Yida, South Sudan (1742)" and click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page. Please contact Rebecca Jane Cooper at with any questions.

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