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15-750: Nutrition Associate - Mercy Corps

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15-750: Nutrition Associate 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 Associate in Chad. 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. International Medical Corps has been present in Chad since 2004 and currently operates in four regions: Lake, Salamat, Ouaddai, and Wadi Fira - providing assistance and health care to local populations and refugees. Malnutrition has been an endemic problem in the country for decades, where global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are close to or regularly exceed the emergency threshold (15%), set by the WHO. The main approach adopted to fight against malnutrition is the support of a community- based acute malnutrition (CMAM). This method has proven very effective in significantly reducing the mortality of children under five years old. However, we could get even more remarkable results by improving the quality of programs, data management and rapid provision of information and treatment advice. In this regard, a telehealth system on mobile devices (mhealth) for the treatment of acute malnutrition proves the ideal solution to increase the performance of CMAM programs. Therefore, International Medical Corps, in partnership with World Vision, will adopt an mhealth system in the Ouaddai region. Furthermore, International Medical Corps, in partnership with ACF, is conducting a holistic and participatory Nutrition Causal Analysis (NCA) to analyze the multi-causality of under-nutrition, as a starting point for improving the relevance and effectiveness of multi-sectorial nutrition programming in a given context. JOB SUMMARY The Nutrition Associate is responsible for the management and implementation of both the mHealth and NCA projects. The Nutrition Associate will provide technical support in the coordination of project implementation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES mHealth · Provide training on both mobile and mobile technology skills · Coordinate and manage the logistics of the project with the field coordinator · Supervise the project implementation and support users in the field · Application, monitoring and reporting on user feedback · Maintain good communication with stakeholders NCA · Research to assist in providing pertinent information on the area to be assessed from local authorities and regional level · Assist and coordinate in the organization of workshops to come · Liaise and supervise actions taken with other departments to initiate recruitment and implement the field study · Support the analyst in all aspects of implementing the field study · Communicate and diffuse results as requested Essential requirements The Nutrition Associate must be fluent in French and have a good level in English. He/she must have excellent communication skills; be proficient in the use of computers and mobile phones; must already have a knowledge of nutrition and CMAM to analyze data, write reports, create presentations to communicate the performance and progress to stakeholders. “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 “To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.” Fluency in French and English · Understanding of computers and mobile phone usage with apps · Program cycle management experience · Knowledge of CMAM and nutrition · Familiarity in training individuals · Knowledge of analysis and interpretation of data - quantitative and qualitative · Excellent oral communication · Attention to detail · Team spirit · Motivated How to apply: Please go to: Nutrition Associate 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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