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14 May 2015, 13:39

15-333: Nutrition Coordinator BACKGROUND International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of Nutrition Coordinator in Sierra Leone. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. PROGRAM BACKGROUND: International Medical Corps propose to have a Nutrition coordinator on the ground in Sierra Leon who will be responsible to assess needs and gaps in response to nutrition needs; formulate appropriate immediate and long term solutions; develop and implement technically sound and need- based programs; and represent International Medical Corps at the relevant Nutrition meetings with governments, UN agencies and NGO meetings. JOB SUMMARY To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support emergency and Post Ebola long-term programing in Nutrition • Conduct, in partnership with Ministry of Health, UN agencies and NGO’s, a comprehensive nutrition survey to assess the impact of EVD on the overall nutrition situation in Sierra Leon • At the field level, assess the nutrition situation as it relates to food security, WASH, and Health. Be able to assess health sector’s ability to respond to the nutritional needs of acutely malnourished children and other vulnerable populations (older populations, People recovering from Ebola, women or child headed households) and make recommendations to the International Medical Corps country ERT on how to best respond to these needs programmatically. Develop short, medium and long term nutrition program strategy for the Ebola disaster response • Lead the development of, or provide technical review for, emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the Nutrition sector. • Establish and manage the implementation of nutrition program (CMAM, IYCF, community mobilization nutrition education, etc) including conducting training, supervision and coordination and development of M&E system and BCC materials. • For post Ebola long-term programing, assess nutrition development needs, liaise with long term donors on upcoming development opportunities and preposition International Medical Corps with partners and donors to be able to bid on development opportunities. 2. Nutrition Support to Ebola Screening and Isolation Units • Assess patient’s nutritional status and recommend appropriate nutritional interventions • Work with Ebola Isolation Units staff (medical, logistics, etc) to ensure that patients receive adequate quantity and quality of food to maintain their nutritional status at a minimum while in isolation • Upon discharge, assess nutritional status of patients (anthropometry) refer acutely malnourished children and pregnant and lactating women to nutrition treatment programs. • Upon discharge, provide patients with nutrition support and products according to developed and agreed upon country and international guidelines, if appropriate. • Liaise with UN agencies and NGOs to ensure that discharged patients are included in food distribution, food security, and/or livelihoods programs • As needed, teach the nutrition components of the International Medical Corps Ebola training program, if appropriate 3. Representation and Coordination • Actively represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector technical discussions, and coordination meetings including cluster coordination • Serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for nutrition in International Medical Corps program • Coordinate International Medical Corps’ nutrition response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming. “Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.” QUALIFICATIONS Skills & Requirements: • BS with 6-8 years of international field experience or Master’s degree with 4-6 years of field experience in nutrition, public health nutrition or related field, including international experience in emergency response and recovery following disasters • Previous experience in West Africa a plus EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT • Current knowledge of regional nutrition, health, and food security issues • Experience in multisectoral assessment and program design, implementation and monitoring • Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing nutrition programs. • Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, UN agencies, Ministries, (international) non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. • Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners. • Ability to strictly follow rules and regulations especially for security and infection control • Flexibility, initiative, discretion, ability to work independently with minimal supervision. • Willingness to travel to remote areas in Sierra Leon to support the set-up of the nutrition programs and conduct monitoring visits How to apply: Please go to: [url=]Nutrition Coordinator[\url] and follow the instructions for applying online. “International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

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