Menu ENN Search
Language: English Français

Medair is seeking a FRENCH-SPEAKING Nutrition Project Manager (BCC) in Chad

This question was posted the Announcements & Nutritionists needed forum area and has 0 replies. You can also reply via email – be sure to leave the subject unchanged.

This question has been closed, so you cannot submit a new reply. Recommended answers have been marked with a star.

Mark Hawkes

Medair

Normal user

19 Nov 2013, 11:56

Nutrition Project Manager - BCC (Responsable de Projet Nutrition - CCC)

Role and Responsibilities
Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned nutrition project(s), effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, with a focus on nutrition system strengthening, training and coordination. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction, manage and train nutrition staff to meet quality standards in nutrition delivery; encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with stakeholders, anticipate, plan, and contribute to the development of new nutrition project proposals. This role covers the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) component of the nutrition programme.

Elaborer, piloter, faire le suivi et évaluer des projets nutrition dont il est charge, tout en les gérant et en faisant des rapports selon le plan de travail avec un accent sur le renforcement des systèmes de nutrition, la formation et la coordination. Il devrait apporter un soutien technique, un leadership et une direction stratégique ; gérer et former l’équipe de nutrition afin de répondre aux normes de qualité dans la prestation de nutrition ; promouvoir la participation des bénéficiaires ; coordonner avec différents partenaires ; anticiper, planifier et contribuer à l’élaboration des nouveaux projets de financement. Ce poste couvre la composante de la Communication pour le Changement de Comportement (CCC) - (Behaviour Change Communication - BCC) - du projet nutrition.

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

Nutrition Project Management
• Manage the assigned nutrition project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns to line manager and country nutrition advisor (e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary needs; projected over or under spending on project budget).
• Provide strong leadership of the assigned nutrition project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local nutrition authorities (where applicable) and local nutrition staff.
• Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective nutrition strategy including proactive planning for responsible exit in consultation with country nutrition advisor, other nutrition staff and field managers.
• Set clear objectives and indicators for nutrition activities in collaboration with the country nutrition advisor, nutrition staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities.
• Continuously monitor and supervise nutrition activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the nutrition team (and where applicable local health authorities) in analysis and taking appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress.
• 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 time frames and formats.

Staff Management
• Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for nutrition activities.
• Assess the training needs of nutrition staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted.

Financial Management
• Manage the 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 nutrition team, Medair in-country and HQ health and nutrition managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and NGOs), ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.

Logistics
• Support the logistics activities of nutrition staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned nutrition facilities and activities.

Quality Management
• Ensure 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.

Back to top