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Alan Mason


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9 Feb 2017, 16:38

Role & Responsibilities
Identify locations with nutrition emergencies, develop, lead, coordinates, monitor and evaluate the Emergency Response nutrition assessments and interventions. This involves leadership and strategic decisions to effectively manage information and report on the projects in line with the objectives, time frame and budget with a focus on nutrition/health system strengthening, training and coordination.

Project Overview
Multi-sector relief programme including health, nutrition, WASH, NFI and Emergency Shelter response across any of the states of South Sudan, with an overall objective to reduce morbidity and mortality of vulnerable populations in South Sudan.
Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date
March 2017

Initial Contract Details
Full time, minimum 24 months

Key Activity Areas
Nutrition Project Management
• Manage the emergency nutrition projects in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns.
• Provide strong leadership, working to ensure short, mid and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local nutrition authorities and local nutrition staff.
• Contribute to development and implementation of an effective nutrition strategy including quick deployment, integrated CMAM, Infant and Young Child Feeding in emergency, proactive and responsible exit planning.
• Set clear objectives and indicators for nutrition assessments and interventions in collaboration with the country nutrition advisor, nutrition staff and other sectors when multisectoral responses.
• Supervise emergency nutrition activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the nutrition team in taking appropriate action.
• Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
• Identify new project sites and design suitable nutrition interventions and provide input regarding future project growth and changes needed, linked to the assessed needs and gaps.

Communication & Coordination
• Coordinate externally and internally to identify locations with expected needs and initiate interventions in a timely manner.
• Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the emergency nutrition team, the nutrition advisor as well as the other ERT sectors.
• Develop and maintain good relationships with the Nutrition Cluster coordination team, NGOs, UN agencies and other nutrition actors with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
• Undertake timely coordination in delivering the needed nutrition response with partners on ground to agree on modalities of intervention and signature of Memorandum of Understanding.
• Participate in State level nutrition coordination meetings, Medair internal trainings and other working groups or meetings.

Staff Management
• Line-manage the Nutrition Managers of the emergency nutrition team, including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
• Oversee and ensure quality recruitment, training and line management of field nutrition staff.
• Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
• Design and undertake suitable capacity building strategies to nutrition programme staff in order to ensure quality in service delivery, adherence to programme guidelines and to develop ownership.

Financial Management
• Manage the Emergency Nutrition team budget and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.

• Ensure nutrition supplies and equipment is ordered on time and ensure adequate quantities of buffer stock is readily available in Juba warehouse.

Security Management
• Responsible for ensuring field team compliance with security procedures; ensure teams are equipped with appropriate communications equipment, quick run bags, security money and security equipment.

Quality Management
• Promote the Medair operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and projects are in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards.
• Represent Medair in National Nutrition Clusters and Technical Working Groups, Nutrition Workshops and Forums in the absence of Country Nutrition Advisor.

Reporting and Proposal development
• Develop and submit quality organizational and donor periodic reports.
• Provide quality input to develop and submit quality programmes proposals and reports to institutional and Gifts In Kind (GIK) donors.

Field - Team Spiritual Life
• Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
• Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
• Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
• Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
• Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

• Higher level qualification, preferably in nutrition or in another relevant field such as nursing / midwifery / doctor / community-based training.

• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies
• 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
• Management experience in a nutrition / health context.
• Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
• Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.
• Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.
• Able to prioritise clearly, oversee multiple tasks and take the initiative in project decisions.
• Problem solving ability.
• Committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership.
• Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
• Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field
Relief experience
• Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers).
• Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers).
• Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise.
• Overseas intercultural experience.
• Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts.
Personal qualities
• Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions.
• Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit.
• Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
Final selection
• All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)
• Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing.
• Security training for those going to insecure environments.
• Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country.
• Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service).
• Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food).
• Annual leave.
• Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing.
• Disability insurance.

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)
(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)
• A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month.
• Contribution matching programme for retirement savings.
• Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts.
• Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs.

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)
(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)
• USD 300 per month.
• As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits.

Working Conditions
• This position has regular travel to the field.
• Working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
• South Sudan currently is dynamic and the location of the interventions may be in areas of relative insecurity. Tent camping and basic living conditions are to be expected.

Application Process
Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:
a) Medair organisational values.
b) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
Then to apply, go to the "Current Vacancies" page then:
c) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
d) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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