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MSF-Spain is looking for an Intersectional Nutrition Focal Point (based in Ethiopia)

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Nina Potapova

Médecins Sans Frontières Spain

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11 Mar 2016, 11:13

Despite these positive advances, Ethiopia remains one of the world's most food-insecure countries, where about one in three people live below the poverty line. More than 8 million people are currently suffering from drought conditions, which are expected to worsen due to the El Nino phenomenon. WFP and the Disaster Risk Management and Food Sector (DRMFSS) are tasked to assist 6 million of those drought-affected people. For this, WFP urgently needs US$39 million to continue relief food distributions until the end of the year.
To date MSF’s assessments have not conclusively shown a Nutritional Crisis in our areas of operations. This could be the result of increased focus (nationally and internationally), funding and a relatively well functioning national health system. The traditional hunger gap is from June through September and the national SAM rate is 2.4% at 110mm. So the worse could be still be ahead.
Scope of Responsibilities The main objectives of this position are twofold: First to collect, collate, analyze and report on nutrition data. Second, to provide technical advice and support to MSF nutritional assessments and responses.
? Data collection: Amass nutrition data from MSF, MoH, Emergency Nutrition Coordination Unit (ENCU), WFP, UNICEF and other nutrition actors working in Ethiopia. Ensure MSF teams are utilizing standard methodology and report tools.
? Data collation: Organize and verify nutrition data ensuring a proper evaluation of MSF’s assessments and potential response.
? Data analysis: Recommend possible areas of assessment or intervention for MSF. Provide medical data, context analysis, including food security functionality, to help prove or disprove a nutrition crisis in Ethiopia, which could support future MSF advocacy and or communications initiatives with verified medical data.
? Technical support: Support RNA teams and nutrition projects with proper techniques, tools and trainings.
? Actor mapping: Draw up a clear mapping of actors working or influencing nutrition assessments, intervention and or policy.
? Under the coordination of the HoM platform liaise with nutrition actors in order to best facilitate MSF’s assessments and or interventions.
? Under the coordination from the HoM platform represent MSF at nutrition meetings at the federal level. Actively participate in the new strategic advisory committee meetings.
? Analyze and report on food security.
? Track SMART surveys being performed and provide proper analyze of the study’s results.
? Brief the HoMs and MedCos platforms bi-weekly. Proposing recommendations and strategies where appropriate. Recruitment Criteria

? Minimum 3 years of relevant nutritional experience, in developing countries. Preferably with MSF.
? A proven ability to work in an autonomous and organized fashion with a demonstrated ability to provide comprehensive nutritional analyze, recommendations and reporting.
? Validated diplomacy: Able to galvanize intersectional relationships and approach; Build, maintain and better MSF’s networking and relationships with the ENCU, MoH and other actors at the Addis level.
? Recognized practice and understanding of MSF’s: nutritional protocols; assessment tools and techniques; medical response. A working knowledge of WFP, UNICEF and or Ethiopian Nutritional protocols is an asset.
Language: Written and verbal fluency in ENGLISH. Reporting
? Write a monthly intersectional Nutrition SitRep with updated and collated medical data, which is to be sharedwith the desks on or before the 10th of every month.
? Write an End of Mission report that: summarizes and evaluates MSF’s 2016 nutrition response; a contextual summary of the national & international 2016 nutrition response. Where possible conclusions to be based on medical data.
? Written account on attended external meetings to be distributed to the MedCo and HoM platforms. Responsibilities towards MSF
General familiarity with MSF
? Quickly familiarize activities carried out by MSF throughout Ethiopia with a strong focus on the current nutritional response.

Applicants should send their CV and covering motivation letter under the reference “Nutethiopia” to:

Closing Date: 25th of March 2016
Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates

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