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Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide

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1 Nov 2016, 16:52

Emergency Nutrition Manager Surge Team

Working with the world’s poorest people to transform their lives, Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty.

Job Title: Emergency Nutrition Manager Surge Team

Reports to:
Head of Emergency Operations overall and between deployments, and typically Programmes Director while on deployment
Responsible for: Programme staff
Job Location:
Members of Concern’s Surge Team will be deployed to various Concern country programmes for varying time periods ranging from four weeks up to six months. If not deployed, team members will work from home.
Contract Details:
• 2 year Full Time Fixed Term Contract
• Unaccompanied position
• 8 weeks annual leave + R+R where relevant
• 3 weeks home-based work
• All Surge Team members must be available to deploy overseas within 24 hours of being requested to deploy
Pay Band: Grade 5 €40,928 - €48,151

Job Purpose:
The role of the Surge Team is two-fold:
• to respond quickly and flexibly to new and existing emergency situations to give broad support in the development of contextual analysis, programme design and funding applications
• to fill gaps in non-emergency programmes and existing chronic emergency contexts

As a member of the Surge Team, the Emergency Nutrition Manager will, when deployed, be expected to develop and manage Concern’s nutrition programmes in line with the organisation’s policy framework and the country programme’s strategies and programmes.
Main duties and
Key aspects of the Emergency Nutrition Manager’s role may include:

Emergency Response
• Participate in emergency assessments
• Manage health and/or nutrition elements of emergency responses

Leadership and Capacity Building
• Provide proactive leadership and management to add value to existing programming and develop new programming with the Programmes Director in line with the country strategy
• Provide strategic leadership to the nutrition teams, advancing good practice and ensuring that all programme elements are delivered to plan
• Effectively use regular M&E feedback to adjust programming and ensure relevance
• Contribute to a culture of communication to ensure strong links with other programme managers and departments to reinforce a strong programme approach
• Actively engage with and contribute to Concern Worldwide’s on-going learning in nutrition

• Ensure that programme activities are continuously monitored, evaluated and reported upon
• Ensure that the budget is effectively monitored and managed
• Manage, mentor and coach to the nutrition programme team
• Work with the Programmes Director to advance funding strategies and ensure all nutrition programmes are adequately resourced
• Ensure effective management of all aspects of relevant grants. Ensure timely and high quality donor reports as per the donor agreements
• If appropriate, work with the engineering team for the planning, siting and supervision of nutrition infrastructure

• Act as Concern’s nutrition representative with other the agencies (including in cluster co-ordination meetings), government, non-state actors, and donors as required by the programme
• Represent Concern in emergency and emergency-oriented nutrition working groups and coordination bodies and contribute to interagency guidelines and other tools/outputs as requested

Person specification:
• Nutrition professional with strong background in Public Health
• Appropriate Masters Level Qualification is preferable: Nutrition, Public Health, Community Health
• Minimum of three years’ experience in the management of nutrition programmes in developing countries/emergency situations, preferably with an NGO
• Experience in nutrition needs assessment and project development
• Familiarity with emergency feeding interventions and the CMAM model
• Familiarity with the Sphere guidelines

• Fluent French
• Knowledge of Concern systems and procedures
• Experience of working in insecure contexts

Concern Worldwide’s Core Competencies
Potential candidates are expected to demonstrate significant ability in the following areas:
• Leadership;
• Communicating and working with others;
• Delivering results;
• Planning and decision-making;
• Managing yourself;
• Creativity and innovation;
• Influence, advocacy and networking;
• Change management.
To apply: A CV and cover letter should be submitted through our website at by closing date the 13th November 2016.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and an organisational Code of Conduct which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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