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Needed: Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) – South Sudan

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Office Manager/ Action Against Hunger - ACF - USA

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20 Mar 2014, 21:35

Title: Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) – South Sudan Reports to: Deputy Country Director (Programs) Location: Juba, South Sudan – with frequent travel throughout South Sudan Length of assignments: 3 or 9 months Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approx. 55 staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 local staff. Summary of activities ACF plans to base a dedicated Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) in Juba, South Sudan to ensure the organization has sufficient capacity to quickly assess and respond to changing humanitarian needs. As a leading humanitarian agency in the nutrition sector, ACF will conduct initial assessments in response to reports of deteriorating conditions. Where appropriate ACF may also be requested to start initial activities or provide expertise to assist other implementing partners. Essential requirements – specific roles 1. NET Coordinator Will function essentially as a Field Coordinator, reporting directly to the Deputy Country Director (DCD) or Country Director (CD) Responsible for overall coordination of the Nutrition Emergency Team, ensuring that work plans & deadlines for all responses are met Will manage contacts & coordination with UNICEF, Nutrition Cluster & other nutrition partners at Juba level (in liaison with Nutrition Coordinator / DCD as needed) In areas of operation responsible for: liaison with partners & other actors negotiations & relationships with authorities & community leaders Negotiating access to areas with humanitarian needs Experience managing security essential Candidates must have a strong understanding & experience of humanitarian principles 2. Nutrition Specialists (2) 1 x Nutrition Specialist (nut assessments + CMAM) 1 x IYCF Specialist (possibly with Psychosocial & Care practices experience) Candidates must be validated Program Managers (or above) with emergency experience Roles will report to NetCo, with technical support provided by the Nutrition Coordinator Experience conducting nutrition rapid assessments & nutrition surveys using SMART methodology is essential Experience setting up and managing: CMAM programs in a setting with very limited resources, and/or Infant and Young Children Nutrition (IYCF) in emergency programs, possibly with mental health and child care practices experience in emergency (establishment of baby friendly space) Experience in working with limited resources. Nut specialists must be comfortable managing & coaching staff who may have limited experience & training 3. Emergency Logistician: Reports to NetCo, with technical support from Logistics Coordinator Responsible for logistics of the NET when they are in Juba (possibly managing a guesthouse or suite of hotel rooms, coordinating rental vehicles in Juba) Ensures equipment procurement & maintenance of NET team’s assets Responsible for logistics while the NET is in the field. This includes managing office & living arrangements, movements, & setting up communications with little or no infrastructure in place Manages field contracts for any construction work undertaken by the NET Must be comfortable following kitlog 3 & donor regulations 4. Admin/HR manager: Reports to NetCo, with technical support from the Finance & HR Coordinators Responsible for all HR management within the NET; including hiring of daily laborers, & casual or temporary staff Responsible for finances and payments related to NET (including cash management) Must follow accounting as per ACF rules, using SAGA (so that NET activities can be easily integrated into mission accounts) With support from the program team, is responsible for preparing cash forecasts Summary of required profiles The Nutrition Emergency Team will ideally include an Emergency Coordinator, 2 Nutrition Program Managers, a Finance/HR Manager, & an Emergency Logistician who will: oversee the design, management and analysis of rapid assessments work closely with other agencies to maintain close surveillance of all nutrition and WASH needs in at-risk counties within South Sudan provide organizational & technical support to other agencies identified to respond to identified humanitarian needs liaise with the permanent South Sudan country team to determine ACF’s capacity to respond to priorities identified in any assessments Essential requirements – all candidates At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian emergencies Strong organizational abilities, excellent written & verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team Knowledge of & genuine commitment to Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian principles All candidates should apply online at by selecting the profile that meets your area of expertise. ACF-USA provides all field-based staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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