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Nutrition Adviser - Bangladesh, Concern Worldwide

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David Kilcline

HR, Concern Worldwide

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30 Nov 2017, 14:52

Nutrition Advisor – Emergency Response: Bangladesh

About the role: This is a 6-month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh at Grade 4 with a salary range €35,981 - €39,979.

You will report to the Emergency Programme Manager and work closely with the Nutrition Programme Coordinator and the National Nutrition Advisor.

We would like you to start as soon as possible.

Your purpose:

The Nutrition Advisor – Emergency Response is responsible for providing technical direction to the ongoing emergency nutrition response in order to deliver high quality project activities, which impact on the lives of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals and results in lasting positive change.

You will be responsible for:

Providing technical representation, coordination and leadership to the activities of the Nutrition Sector and the associated Working Groups including, but not limited to:

o Providing leadership to the CMAM Working Group in Cox’s Bazar in order to coordinate and support activities of partners in the response.
o Leading on development of tools, guidance notes, response plans, and other initiatives of the sector and working groups.
o Contributing significantly to the other working groups, especially the IYCF-E Working Group, and the overall Nutrition Sector.
o Participating and contributing to related sectors and working groups, especially health and MHPSS, as well as others.

Ensuring the Nutrition in the Emergency Project strategy is delivered with maximum efficiency, quality, and professionalism to bring a positive change to the lives of the beneficiaries in Cox’s Bazar through providing strategic guidance including, but not limited to:

o Providing overall leadership, strategic guidance and technical advice to the emergency nutrition program.
o Ensuring the Project Implementation plan is developed jointly with donors/partners and delivered timely and effectively to ensure sustainability of the project interventions beyond project end.
o Facilitating effective coordination and joint planning between all stakeholders towards achieving the project objectives.
o Ensuring quality and timely reporting through development of monitoring tools and systems.
o Tracking and analysing information related to the overall health and nutrition situation for planning purposes.

Develop the capacity of the Nutrition in Emergency Project team to deliver high quality support that would be a force to tackle poverty. Including, but not limited to:
o Ensuring that staff are adequately trained and developed for their roles e.g. by analyzing staff training needs, organizing the delivery of training or coaching, providing training, and coordinating the sharing of experience, with a focus on CMAM and IYCF-E.
o Ensuring work is planned and organized in a way which will meet the needs of beneficiaries in the most cost effective manner possible.

Ensuring that the necessary resources are available for the project and utilized effectively to implement high quality project for bringing positive change in the life of beneficiaries. Including, but not limited to:
o Leading the development of proposals, concept notes, and budgets.
o Ensuring budgets and financial resource planning are in place for all activities within the project.
o Ensuring that the project delivers high quality reports with agreed time line and format to demonstrate the project results.

As a member of the RRRU and Nutrition teams, work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure advocacy, mainstreaming, M&E and excellence within Concern’s work. Including, but not limited to
o Participating actively in team planning and other meetings, working to set common objectives and goals and striving to ensure these are successfully achieved.
o Ensuring the participation in GoB and other relevant committees within project areas that could contribute to bring effective result at project level and at programme level.
o Developing the project M&E system and reviewing progress in a systematic way for visualizing the project progress and taking action.
o Ensuring the best practices are captured, documented and disseminated at project level and programme level. Ensuring implementation of an appropriate advocacy strategy for the project in consultation with Advocacy Team and project stakeholders
o Deputize for the Emergency Program Manager in their absence from the project area.

Ensuring compliance at all times with Concern’s Programme Participant Policy (P4).

Your skills and experience will include:


• Masters Degree in Nutrition/Public Health Nutrition or clinical degree with MPH
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in the area of CMAM, with a minimum of 3 years working internationally in technical management in the nutrition sector
• Experience with IYCF-E programming
• Experience in emergency settings, especially with refugee populations
• Experience in managing donor and working with government institutions


• Experience working in Bangladesh or Asia

All applications should be submitted through our website at by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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