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Nutrition Survey and Research Adviser Concern Worl

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23 Aug 2011, 09:14

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. Job Title: Emergency Nutrition Program Manager Reports to: Country Director Job Location: Nairobi with travel to Mogadishu and other field sites in South Central Somalia, depending on security conditions. Contract Details: Unaccompanied Grade B 6 month (with possibility of extension to 1 year) Job Purpose: Overall strategic management of Somalia emergency nutrition response: To manage and coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Concern’s nutrition intervention in south-central Somalia, including the effective scale-up of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and other nutrition related work to address the current crisis. The post holder will also be responsible for representing Concern and coordinating with key stakeholders in nutrition at all levels. Main duties & Responsibilities Programme Development and Management: ?Assess the current capacity of Concern to expand operations given the scale of the current crisis. Develop project implementation/work plans and support the nutrition team in this regard to contribute to meeting the current needs in operating areas. ?Support the expansion and implementation of Concern’s emergency nutrition response and strengthen focus on integration with food security/livelihoods. Work closely with the Country Director, Senior Management team on the needs of the civilian population and Concern’s capacity to expand operations maintaining quality programming. ?Develop project concept notes, proposals and budgets as needed, particularly building on lessons learned from the programme experience. ?Ensure detailed procurement plans and quantities and specification for all required nutrition materials are specified well in advance and ongoing liaison with logistics and other relevant staff taking place to ensure appropriate supplies delivered effectively and in a timely manner. Representation, Coordination & Liaison: ?Represent Concern at various coordination fora, directly engage with technical and other relevant staff of donor organisations and UN agencies. ?Ensure effective programme/project implementation by engaging with donors and other key actors in the nutrition arena. ?Develop relations with other nutrition actors to ensure Concern is engaged in developing the strategy for livelihoods recovery in Somalia. Staff Management and Development: ?Manage the team of nutrition staff and, with the international Nutritionist, focus on building the capacity of the national nutrition staff to ensure improved program quality, staff capacity & technical knowledge and overall service provision. ?Ensure recruitment of staff as needed and support their training, mentoring and supervision to help ensure quality nutrition programme intervention implemented. ?Participate in recruitment and management of consultants as and when necessary. M&E, Reporting, Review and Supervision: ?Ensure effective supervisory mechanisms are in place, reflecting realities of Somalia context and emergency situation. ?Ensure a strong monitoring system is in place, which reflects the realities of the Somalia context, and that programme data on key nutrition indicators (which may include CMAM performance, programme coverage, community participation, health & nutrition knowledge and practice, and quality of service delivery) is collected, analysed, reviewed and responded to on an ongoing basis – as may be feasible and realistic given operating context and emergency situation. ?Prepare timely and quality reports (both narrative and financial) to fulfil internal (Country, Regional and HQ) and external (Ministry, Donors and Cluster) requirements. ?Engage in analysis of the nutritional situation as part of the overall emergency response and participate in strategic planning & management discussions. Ensure Concern Somalia management and relevant HQ staff are fully updated on the unfolding nutritional situation and provided with the key findings from nutrition assessments, reports, external updates, etc. If the situation permits, undertake or manage nutrition surveys (currently not feasible due to context). ?Provide regular recommendations and technical information to the country director on the implementation of the program. Adapt and improve the existing programme on an ongoing basis, based on careful review of monitoring and any evaluation findings. ?Any other relevant duties as may reasonably be requested by Country Director. Person specification: Essential: •MSc or degree in nutrition and/or public health, nursing with significant nutrition programming experience in an emergency context. •At least 3 years experience in nutrition programming, at least two of which must be managing a nutrition programme in an insecure emergency environment. Emergency experience is absolutely essential. Experience of remote control management and monitoring. •Experience in the supervision, training and mentoring of nutrition & health staff and partner organisations. •Knowledge & experience of technical nutrition aspects – assessments, surveillance, surveys, etc. •Excellent report and proposal writing skills. Experience in analyzing and interpreting data and writing reports to a high technical standard. •Excellent communication skills – negotiation, networking, facilitating workshops at different levels, etc. •Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, ability to work long hours and retain composure under pressure. •Strong organisational, interpersonal, communications and networking skills. Strategic approach and demonstrated ability to engage with key stakeholders at all levels. •Strong analytical skills. •A feel for the way Concern operates and our target group. •Ability to work both as part of a team and on own initiative, be a self-starter, and work with minimal supervision. Ability to get on with people and get the best out of them. •Willingness to travel and live in basic conditions and in an insecure area. •100% Fluency in English Desirable: •Experience implementing CMAM •M&E experience and skills. •Experience of designing, implementing and analysing nutrition surveys. •Experience in food security programming and integration of nutrition with food security and other programmes. •Previous experience working with Concern. •Previous experience in Somalia/Somaliland. •Computer literate. •Familiarity with IT equipment, HF/VHF radios All applications should be submitted through our website at www.concern.net/jobs by indicating the reference: CON/SA/ENM Application deadline is ongoing. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed and interviewed on a regular basis.. Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy 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 organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization 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 Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office. Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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