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Nutrition Advisor- Maternity Cover Consultant with International Medical Corps

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Iris Bollemeijer

Nutrition Advisor

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23 Mar 2018, 15:25

Country: Washington, DC
Department: Technical Unit

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

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.


Under the direction of the Senior Nutrition Advisor, Technical Unit, the Nutrition Advisor will be a member of the technical department and will oversee the designing and implementation of International Medical Corps nutrition programs. This position will provide leadership and coordination in the development of International Medical Corps nutrition strategies, standards, and tools. Will work closely with International Medical Corps field offices and with HQ departments and will be expected to extensively contribute to the relevant grant proposal development and to technical capacity building within the organization. Will provide leadership to position International Medical Corps globally in nutrition interventions and innovation.


Lead, participate in, or facilitate assessments, surveys or evaluations as necessary for program development
Lead or participate in program design and development,
Conduct review of proposals, including budgets, M&E plans, activity plans and procurement plans
Conduct review of donor reports, assessments, evaluations, and program data
Ensure International Medical Corps nutrition program standards meet or exceed expectations;
Participate in regular calls with field level counterparts to provide technical advice for ongoing programs and continued development of nutrition activities
Build capacity of field level staff in all aspects of nutrition programming, including CMAM, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation, assessments, etc. through field visits and remote support
Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned
Build and maintain relationships with external and internal partners in order to enhance their understanding of International Medical Corps nutrition programming
Meet with potential donors or partners as nutrition technical expert as needed
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Graduate degree in Nutrition or related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Five or more years managing International Nutrition projects; experience in both emergency and development context
Experience using nutrition assessment and survey methodologies
Strong training and mentoring skills
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
A superior ability to multitask and organize information;
Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure;
Experience in working effectively with people from various cultural backgrounds.
Ability to exercise sound judgments and make decisions independently.

To apply: please go to IMC careers

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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