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Emergency Programme Manager – Nutrition, Surge Team, Concern Worldwide

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Regine Kopplow

Sen. Advisor Food & Nutrition Security

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9 Jul 2018, 14:51

Job Title: Emergency Programme Manager – Nutrition, Surge Team

Reports to: Head of Emergency Operations overall and between deployments, and Country Director/Programme Director while on deployment

Direct Reports: Relevant programme staff in-country
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. When not deployed or on leave, team members will work from home.

Pay Band: Grade 5 (€44,669 to €55,180)

Contract: 2 year Full Time Fixed Term Contract
• Unaccompanied position
• 8 weeks annual leave increasing to 10 weeks after completion of first year + R+R where applicable
• 3 weeks home-based work
• All Surge Team members must be available to deploy overseas within 24 hours of being requested to deploy

Job Purpose:
To respond quickly and flexibly to new emergency situations and to provide technical advice and support to Concern’s nutrition programmes and emergency response. As a member of the Surge Team, the EPM – Nutrition 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.

To fill appropriate gaps in non-emergency programmes and existing chronic emergencies and may involve deployments in a specialist advisory as well as programme management capacity

Key Responsibilities:
Emergency response:
• Participate in emergency assessments
• Manage health and/or nutrition elements of emergency responses

Programming:
• Ensure that standards of quality for our nutrition interventions are in line with good international practice and are appropriate to the operating context.
• Provide technical advice and support to all programme teams in planning and budgeting of nutrition activities.
• Explore and promote innovative approaches to address nutrition needs of our programme responses.
• 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
• Conduct field level reviews of nutrition work when requested
• 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 World wide’s on-going learning in nutrition

Representation and networking:
• Develop and manage relationships with nutrition groups or other networks globally that can provide technical support to Concern nutrition programmes.
• Represent Concern in various nutrition consortia, fora, clusters, working groups and conferences where appropriate.

Ensure consistency with Concern’s policies, strategies, etc.:
• Ensure that nutrition programmes are designed in such a way as to reduce risk and vulnerability and inequalities among the beneficiary population and that disaster risk reduction issues are considered.
• Provide support to field teams in writing and/or reviewing funding proposals and donor reports.

Training and capacity development:
• Conduct site visits as requested to build the performance capacity of Concern’s nutrition staff.
• Develop and/or provide input to guidance manuals, and technical or policy documents as needed.

Representation and networking:
• Develop and manage relationships with nutrition groups or other networks globally that can provide technical support to Concern nutrition programmes.
• Represent Concern in various nutrition consortia, fora, clusters, working groups and conferences where appropriate.

Ensure consistency with Concern’s policies, strategies, etc.:
• Ensure that nutrition programmes are designed in such a way as to reduce risk and vulnerability and inequalities among the beneficiary population and that disaster risk reduction issues are considered.
• Provide support to field teams in writing and/or reviewing funding proposals and donor reports.

Training and capacity development:
• Conduct site visits as requested to build the performance capacity of Concern’s nutrition staff.
• Develop and/or provide input to guidance manuals, and technical or policy documents as needed.

Support Functions:
Assist in the recruitment and training of nutrition field staff as requested.


Skills and Experience Required:
Essential:
• 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
• Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
• Excellent communication and presentation skills


Desirable:
• Being able to work effectively in French – written and spoken
• Knowledge of Concern systems and procedures
• Experience of working in insecure contexts


To apply: CVs should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date: 22nd July 2018

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.
Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

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.
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By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

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Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

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