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MEDAIR is seeking a Nutrition Manager in Afghanistan

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Eliza Jockuat

HR Recruitment Support - Medair UK

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18 May 2014, 23:53

Role and Responsibilities Improve the overall nutrition situation of the target population, by implementing quality nutrition services and contributing to the effective management of the assigned nutrition project(s) in line with the objectives, budget and time frame laid down in the proposal(s). The role also includes enhancing beneficiary participation, managing and training local staff, integrating nutritional assessments and treatment in existing health care programmes and planning and initiating new nutrition projects / proposals. Medair Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Workplace Afghanistan. Take a look at Medair’s work in Afghanistan Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Full time, contract of 12 months Key Activity Areas Nutrition Management • Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned nutrition project(s) in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards. • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports being made to the relevant field managers. • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project. • Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements and deadlines set by Medair and/or external partners. Staff Management • Ensure the assigned nutrition team members receive relevant and appropriate supervision, coaching, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding. This may be through on-the-job training and taught sessions and may also involve nutrition training and supervision of nutrition outreach workers and other staff in health facilities. • Promote the health and security of the nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices. Communication and Coordination • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned nutrition team, Medair in-country health and nutrition managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs). Logistics • Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned nutrition facilities and activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly. Quality Management • Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to nutrition service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, national requirements and donor guidelines and other good practice. Qualifications • Higher level qualification, preferably in nutrition or in another relevant field such as nursing/midwifery/doctor/ community-based training Languages • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) Experience / Competencies • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field • Management experience in a nutrition / health context desirable • Experience working in a nutrition / health programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable • Understand the concepts of behaviour change and community-based training • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation • Good report writing and organisational skills • Problem solving ability; Able to oversee multiple tasks • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities • Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips • Self-motivated; Willingness to support others and to share workload • Passionate about serving the poor Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field • Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience • Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply. • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit Benefits • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service) • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance) • Annual leave; Death and disability allowance • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers) • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing Working Conditions • This is a field position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced. This position will have very restricted movements at the field base. Access to projects sites will also be limited. Application Process Follow this link: 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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