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Emergency Nutritionist with Concern Worldwide in South Sudan

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Ciara Passmore

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8 Sep 2015, 11:57

Contract Grade: B Contract Length: 1 year Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Unaccompanied Exact Job Location: Bentiu Reports To: Area Coordinator Responsible For: Staff of 10-12 (mobile team), support staff at SC/OTP sites Liaises With: Health & Nutrition Advisor, Nutritionists, ACDP, EC, CD, CFC, MoH staff at County, PHCCs and PHCUs, Local Authorities in Unity Counties, staff of other agencies involved in nutrition programming including MSF-B, IMC; MoH State and Unity level nutrition staff; national Nutrition Cluster members. Job Purpose: To plan, implement, monitor and report on CMAM activities within Concern’s broader health & nutrition programme in Bentiu PoC sites located in UNMISS POC areas, and, as required, a nutrition programme for IDPs and vulnerable host population outside UN bases in Unity State. This shall be done in collaboration/consultation with the Health and Nutrition Advisor and Area Coordinator and relevant stakeholders including national, county and local level health offices and local partners. The post holder will also be responsible for representing Concern and coordinating with key stakeholders in health & nutrition programs at National, State and County levels. Main Duties & Responsibilities: • Support the Nutrition programme to develop the community health & nutrition program plan to achieve health and nutrition seeking behaviour and increased coverage of CMAM screening across Unity POC sites OTP’s and SC in Unity. • Develop an M&E framework and work plan based on the country strategic health & nutrition plan. • Together with the nutrition coordinator develop and scale up the community health & nutrition program activity plan to achieve health and nutrition seeking behaviour and increased coverage of CMAM screening across target locations (POC sites in Bentiu of Unity state). • Help in recruitment of additional staff as needed and train, mentor and supervise new and existing staff to ensure quality community mobilisation, behavioural change through a variety of nutrition program activities, based on assessment of training needs and including sensitization on Concern’s P4 policy • Ensure effective training and mentoring of relevant government staff members at county and community level (home health promoters/volunteers) in community health & nutrition program activities and monitoring, as applicable • Ensure a strong monitoring system is in place and that programme data on key nutrition indicators, including programme coverage, community participation, health and nutrition knowledge and practice, is collected, analysed, reviewed and responded to on an ongoing basis • Ensure the implementation of plumpy nut and/or BP-5 distributions (including timely prepositioning of stock in coordination with Nutrition cluster), screening of 6-24 months old, referrals of malnourished children and health messaging during distributions. Provide supervision and compile distributions reports • Adapt and improve the existing programme on an ongoing basis, based on careful review of monitoring and evaluation findings and discussion with the area coordinator & health and nutrition advisor. • Regularly report on programme outcomes, activities, processes and lessons learned in the form of internal as well as donor and head office reports • Contribute to the development of nutrition programme proposals, budgets and concept notes as needed, particularly building on lessons learned from previous programme experience • Plan and clearly outline the quantities and specification for all required nutrition materials well in advance and liaise with the logistics department to ensure details and timelines are well understood • Provide technical assistance and support to any nutrition consultants • Represent Concern and coordinate with the MOH and other nutrition stakeholders at national, state and county levels on nutrition • Actively participate in appropriate national and state meetings/workshops and remain up-to-date of key nutrition developments in South Sudan via email and other means • Provide input into nutrition policy/protocols at the national level Work Targets Set For This Post Over The Contract Period: • A clear workplan with outputs for the CMAM scale-up (including emergency nutrition) within the overall health and nutrition programme is finalised and shared • CMAM screening and programme coverage is expanded from current levels to address the needs of POC sites (Bentiu) in response to the emergency situation in South Sudan. • Quality CMAM services are being delivered at all identified health facilities/POC sites in line with the assessed need • CMAM monitoring system is in place and key indicators being reported on a monthly basis (and quarterly in the form of the Concern CMAM quarterly report) • Required donor and internal reports and proposals are developed on time • Findings and recommendations from the nutrition surveys are acted on effectively PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential: • Nutrition degree or nutrition post graduate qualification or public health/nursing qualification (with significant nutrition experience) • At least two years’ experience in a post-conflict and/or developing country managing a nutrition programme. • At least 2 years’ experience of implementing CMAM • Experience of designing, implementing and analysing nutrition surveys. • Experience in analysing and interpreting data and writing reports to a high technical standard. • Experience in the supervision, training and mentoring of nutrition and health staff • Involvement in Nutrition policy development • Experience of working in nutrition in a (post-)conflict setting Desirable • Experience conducting, analysing and writing up nutrition/ health surveys • Experience of CTC approach (inpatient and outpatient therapeutic and supplementary feeding) • Familiarity with IT equipment, HF/VHF radios and security issues ANY OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. international driving licence, specific computer skills etc.) • Strong organisational, interpersonal, communications and networking skills. Good training, presentation and persuasions skills. • Good verbal and written communication. • Ability to learn fast. • Strong analytical skills. • Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, ability to work and remain calm under pressure, • Ability to work both independently, and as part of a team. Willingness to travel and live in basic conditions Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements: A team leader and team player with significant experience in team building with strong organisational, interpersonal and communications skills. Understanding of security context and its relevance to programme delivery & design. Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues; ability to work and remain calm under pressure; good people development and motivation skills. Flexible and adaptable to changing environments and volatile security settings. Diplomatic; a commitment to working through systems of community participation and mobilization. Willingness to travel and live under basic conditions. Needs to have initiative and be able to work with minimal supervision All applications should be submitted through our website at by the closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length. All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline.

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