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Medair is seeking a FRENCH-SPEAKING Health & Nutrition Project Manager in Chad

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Mark Hawkes

Medair

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19 Nov 2013, 11:50

Role and Responsibilities Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned nutrition project(s), assessing health and nutrition needs, designing projects, writing proposals and initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget; meeting quality standards in health care delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders and managing and training primary health care staff. Project Overview Medair is implementing a facility-based nutrition programme in Abdi district, Ouaddai region, Chad, which includes an Outpatient Therapeutic-feeding Programme (OTP) and a Supplementary Feeding Programme (SFP) for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) respectively. With Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates of over 17% in Ouaddai region it is necessary to expand the programme. Medair Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable. Key Activity Areas Project Management • Manage the assigned project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame. • Provide strong leadership of the assigned project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities (where applicable) and local health staff. • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective health and nutrition strategy in consultation with other health and nutrition staff and field managers. • Set clear objectives and indicators for health and nutrition activities in collaboration with the health staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities. • Continuously monitor and supervise health and nutrition activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data. • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project. • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats. • Develop new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers. Staff Management • Line-manage the Manager(s) of the assigned project(s), including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. It will also be necessary to line manage other health and nutrition project staff. Financial Management • Manage the health and nutrition budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance. Communication and Coordination • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health and nutrition team, Medair in-country and HQ health and nutrition advisers and relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships. Logistics • Support the logistics activities of health and nutrition staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities. Quality Management • Ensure health and nutrition projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards. Application Process For full details on this position please go here. For information on Medair and our recruitment criteria and processes, follow this link: www.medair.org/work-with-us, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then: a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or b) 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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