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Vacancy Job #15-820 Technical Surge Advisor - CMAM

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11 Aug 2015, 18:52

15-820: Technical Surge Advisor- CMAM BACKGROUND Title: Technical Surge Advisor- CMAM Location: 50% deployment to emergency locations; Base locations outside of the US and UK will be considered Reports to: Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods Director at HQ 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 Technical Surge Advisor - CMAM. 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 Program Goal: Improve overall availability of capacitated emergency nutrition specialists. Specific Objective: To improve overall emergency nutrition response. The Partners: International Medical Corps (lead), Save the children and Action Against Hunger International Medical Corps is leading a consortium with Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Save the Children UK (SC UK) to provide technical Surge capacity for response in emergencies. The program will hire four Technical Surge Advisors (TSA), specifically one Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E), hosted by SCUK, one community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), one Social Behavior Change (SBC) hosted by International Medical Corps, and one needs assessment expert hosted by ACF. In addition International Medical Corps will hire a program coordinator to manage this program. These TSAs will be deployed to Level 3 emergencies as a priority and to Level 2 emergencies as needed to support nutrition partners on the ground including the nutrition cluster to conduct nutrition needs assessments, start-up or quickly expand CMAM programs, support government and partners on IYCF-E, and support social behavior change in hygiene and sanitation and its linkages to nutrition. The four TSAs will be deployed 50% of the time. When not on deployment, they will focus 25% of the time to dedicated work of their hosting agency and 25% of their time to the consortium. They will focus on building the capacity of the consortium partners and other partners including Ministries of Health, government departments, in country UN agencies and local and international NGO staff on IYCF-E, SBC, CMAM and needs assessments; provide remote and follow-up support to emergency response as needed; review, update and when needed develop new guidelines to simplify and improve response in disasters to nutrition needs especially in IYCF-E, nutrition and WASH related SBC, CMAM and needs assessments JOB PURPOSE: The CMAM Technical Surge Advisor (TSA) will provide senior leadership and will be responsible for improving the delivery of CMAM programing and responses in rapid onset and protracted emergencies globally, through in country deployments and remote technical assistance to governments, nutrition clusters, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), and local and international non-government organizations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Deployments (50%): Specific tasks and responsibilities will be outlined in a TOR (prepared and validated by all the members of the Technical Surge consortium) for each deployment, based on country context and needs; and they are likely to include several of the following key tasks: • Deploy within 72 hours of an emergency request • Provide technical training, strategic advice, and operational support on CMAM implementation • Work with the government and the nutrition cluster to ensure that training and program start-up is standardized, coordinated among all partners and is implemented in a rapid manner. • Support the MoH and the cluster in the development of CMAM guidelines as needed. • Ensure adequate coordination for CMAM is in place through either establishing and leading or providing substantial support to the Nutrition and possibly supporting a CMAM technical working group • Lead assessments for CMAM establishment or scaling up and advocate for inclusion of CMAM in multi sector rapid assessments • Support country nutrition clusters to develop a CMAM strategy and mapping as required • Assess capacity building needs across partners and develop a plan for meeting these; conduct Training of Trainers (TOTs) for Ministries, train field workers/first responders, hold orientations for stakeholders • Work with the SBC and IYCF-E TSAs to develop relevant integrated messages and behaviors to focus on during the emergency response that can be integrated in CMAM programs • Design M&E tools and indicators as needed • Monitor and evaluate CMAM activities • Determine need for scale up, brief donors and advocate for adequate resource allocation. Lead the development of proposals and budgets to seek adequate funding for CMAM to be included in the emergency response • Support and develop government capacity in CMAM. In addition to the response (50%): • In collaboration with stakeholders, develop and rollout appropriate CMAM trainings. • In collaboration with the partners, GNC, and CMAM Forum support the development of tools and guidance as needed. • Document interventions and lessons learned to support the development of guidelines in emergencies. • Build partner staff capacity in CMAM in emergencies. • Contribute to research and analysis on CMAM to enhance good practices and assist in building the body of knowledge and evidence • Synthesize and/or analyzes learning generated through programs into communicable outputs and disseminate these appropriately • Stay abreast of developments and current good practices in the field of practice • Contribute to writing and disseminating program learning documentation • Collaboratively and as needed, help develop tools and job aids that foster organizational capacity in CMAM (depending of core area of work) “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.” Skills & Requirements: Education: Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, or related development studies. Experience: • At least 8 years work experience in nutrition and public health in emergencies, with a minimum of 5 years specifically on CMAM programing. • Demonstrated experience and high acceptability in working with government, clusters, NGOs, and donors. • Demonstrated experience in successfully working across health, WASH, agriculture, and social protection sectors and clusters. Specific Knowledge Requirements: • Advanced knowledge of nutrition specifically in CMAM and its application to programs. • Emergency response knowledge required. • Fluency in written and oral English required. • Working knowledge of French, Spanish and / or Arabic, desirable. Other Relevant Information (if applicable): Skills: • Proven teamwork, partnering skills (facilitating dialogue and communications across diverse sectors, institutions, and geographic administrative levels) • Excellent writing, oral and visual presentation skills; training skills • Ability to assess priorities and competently complete a variety of activities with a high level of accuracy and timeliness. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision. • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) and the Internet. NB: This is an anticipated position and is contingent on funding. How to apply: Please go to: Technical Surge Advisor - CMAM 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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