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Kate Magee

Concern Worldwide

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9 Jan 2019, 09:36

Nutrition Consortium Lead, Ethiopia

(**Emergency Nutrition and WASH Rapid Response Capacity in Ethiopia: IRC led consortium**)

About the role: This is a 12 month (renewable), replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Addis Ababa with a salary of Pay band 3

You will report to Concern Program Director (Emergency) and work closely with the Consortium Programme Director and will line manage the Rapid Response Manager and work closely with other consortium leads, officials at USAID, government organizations, representatives from WFP and others, and relevant GoE stakeholders and internal to Concern: Country Director, Programme Director (Development), Nutritionist, Area Coordinators, Program Coordinators, Regional and Headquarters technical staff

We would like you to start on as soon as possible

Your purpose: The Consortium Lead, Nutrition will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of emergency nutrition response programmes implemented by Concern and will be responsible for technical leadership and oversight of the nutrition programmes implemented by sub-grantees in the Consortium. S/he will ensure that the nutrition rapid response is implemented in line with the project proposal and plan, ensuring quality and adherence to national, international and Concern guidelines. Reporting to Concern’s Programme Director (Emergency), s/he will liaise closely with the Consortium Programme Director and with consortium partners (IRC and CRS) and with implementing sub-grantees to ensure timely, effective and high quality responses.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Management and Implementation
•Manage the emergency nutrition rapid response mechanism (RRM) across a number of regions in Ethiopia
•Ensure strong project management of the rapid response emergency nutrition interventions so that projects are implemented on time, within scope and budget
•Ensure that all emergency nutrition projects are technically strong, providing technical support and advice to teams and ensuring quality nutrition programming
•With the programme team and consortium M&E Coordinator, develop a work plan and M&E plan for project implementation
•Oversee the implementation of nutrition assessments (including needs assessments, SMART surveys, coverage surveys) in existing and potential project areas
•Work closely with the Consortium Lead, WASH and the Concern WASH Coordinator to ensure a high level of integration between WASH and nutrition programming
•In collaboration with the Concern nutritionist, ensure the most appropriate emergency CMAM programming for the Ethiopian context
•Ensure that the RRM programme is implemented in adherence to Concern’s policies and procedures (finance, logistics/procurement, HR and admin)
•Contribute to the development and implementation of the Concern Ethiopia nutrition strategy and the country strategic plan

Programme Quality
•Ensure that rapid response emergency nutrition programming is in line with national and international guidelines, protocols and standards and Ethiopian FMOH policy for emergency nutrition response interventions, including CMAM and IYCF-E
•Work closely with the Program Director, with technical support from Concern’s nutritionist, to bring innovative approaches to emergency nutrition interventions and keep abreast of new developments in emergency nutrition programming
•Ensure the documentation of lessons learned and lead on the dissemination and sharing of lessons learned, ensuring incorporation into future programming
•Develop and scale up the rapid response nutrition project to achieve increased coverage of CMAM and the up-take of improved IYCF practices in targeted locations, including taking into consideration the long term coverage following the intervention
•Develop an appropriate methodology for working with health authorities the regional, zonal and district level to ensure strong coordination, reporting and information systems
•Ensure high level capacity building of government health staff to ensure quality treatment services and behaviour change
•Ensure a strong monitoring system is in place and that programme data on key nutrition indicators, including CMAM admission and exit data, programme coverage, health and nutrition knowledge and practice, is collected, analysed, reviewed and responded to on an ongoing basis
•Adapt and improve the existing programme on an ongoing basis, based on careful review of monitoring and evaluation findings and discussion with the Program Director, other consortium leads, and Concern’s nutritionist and rapid response team.
•Ensure that cross cutting issues are mainstreamed into the emergency nutrition program

Staff Development and Organisational Learning
•Support and mentor the Rapid Response Manager in the management of the RRM team, the smooth running of the RRM operations and technical (programme) subjects.
•Lead ongoing team meetings of the RRM team and ensure all action points are followed up in a timely manner
•Ensure that all programme staff have regularly set and reviewed personal performance objectives that are relevant to programme direction and needs
•Ensure that Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4) and Code of Conduct are fully integrated and implemented in all aspects of work

•Regularly report on programme outcomes, activities, processes and lessons learned in the form of internal reports and reports for the consortium lead IRC
•Contribute to formal and ad-hoc consortium and nutrition-focused reports for OFDA and FFP in line with the reporting schedule and donor compliance requirements

External Representation
•Represent the consortium and coordinate with nutrition stakeholders at nutrition cluster meetings, MoH meetings, donor meetings and in other external forums as required

Sub Grantees
•Advise in the selection of emergency response sub-grantees with specific input into, and vetting of, nutrition sub grantees
•Review proposals and reports from sub grantees
•Monitor the quality of sub grantee programmes carrying out technical visits as needed and providing feedback
•Other Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Program Director

Your skills and experience will include:

•Third level qualification in Nutrition, Public Health or other related discipline.
•At least five years’ experience in management of nutrition projects in developing countries; two or more years’ experience in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) desirable
•Experience in nutrition surveys
•Experience with USG grants (especially OFDA and FFP) highly desired
•Computer skills including database management, Microsoft Word and Excel
•Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
•Able to work under pressure and ensure effective rapid response within a quick time frame
•Willingness to travel to the field frequently
•Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned tasks and deal with difficulties encountered in daily work
•Ability to delegate, manage time and prioritize tasks while coping with a broad range of programmatic and technical demands
•Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
•Excellent team player with strong communication skills and ability to develop effective working relationships with staff based at regional level
•Strong training and mentoring skills
•Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
•Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
•Able to work under pressure and ensure effective rapid response within a quick time frame
•Experience of networking and representation at coordination fora
•Empathy with Concern’s Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

•Familiarity with Concern preferred
•Experience working in Africa preferred

How to apply:

Please apply via before closing date.
CV's should be no more than 4 pages in length.

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