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International Medical Corps - Job #16-021 Nutrition Coordinator in Nepal

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1 Feb 2016, 17:08

16-021: 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 Nepal.

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.

JOB SUMMARY

The Nutrition Coordinator will report to the Program Director, and will have overall responsibility for coordination and oversight of the activities of the Nutrition Program. Position is based in Kathmandu, Nepal with expected frequent visits to the field sites.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan and implement on the job training for International Medical Corps’ local NGO partners on IMAM, IYCF, etc
• Lead the development of proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the Nutrition sector.
• Assess the needs and opportunities for long term nutrition development programing.
• Forge partnerships with INGOs and LNGOs who have been working in Nepal for many years in order to preposition for new multi-year development bids.
• If needed, 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.
• Actively coordinate with International Medical Corps WASH, Health, and Mental Health programs to ensure an integrated approach to meeting needs of affected populations.
• 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
“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

• 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 Asia a plus
• Current knowledge of regional nutrition, health, and food security issues
• Experience in multi-sectoral 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
• Flexibility, initiative, discretion, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Willingness to travel to remote areas in Nepal to support the set-up of the nutrition programs and conduct monitoring visits.

How to apply:

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page [url]http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx[/url] , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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