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Nutrition Survey and Research Adviser Concern Worl

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23 Aug 2011, 09:34

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: Nutritionist Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator Responsible for: Staff of 6-8 mobile team staff, support staff at SFP/OTP sites Job Location: Based in Nyamlel/Aweil with some travel to Juba Contract Details: 6 month contract (with possibility of extension for a further six months) Unaccompanied Grade A Job Purpose: To plan, implement, monitor and report CMAM activities within Concern’s broader health & nutrition programme in Aweil West and North Counties. Secondly ensure the implementation of plumpy doz distributions in Aweil West and North Counties. This shall be done in collaboration/consultation with the Nutrition Coordinator and relevant stakeholders including national, county and local level health offices and local partners. The post holder will also be responsible for representing Concern and coordinating with key stakeholders in health & nutrition promotion programs at National, State and County levels. Main duties & Responsibilities: •Support the Nutrition and the Community Development Coordinators to develop the community health & nutrition program plan to achieve health and nutrition seeking behaviour and increased coverage of CMAM screening across Aweil West. Ensure its integration in the community development program component. •Develop an M&E framework and work plan based on the community health & nutrition program plan and country strategic health & nutrition plan. •Together with the nutrition coordinator develop and scale up the community health & nutrition program activity plan to achieve health and nutrition seeking behaviour and increased coverage of CMAM screening across Aweil West •Participate in the roll out of CMAM activities within the SHINE programme component •Help in recruitment of additional staff as needed and train, mentor and supervise new and existing staff to ensure quality community mobilisation, behavioural change through a variety of nutrition program activities, based on assessment of training needs. •Ensure effective training and mentoring of relevant government staff members at county and community level (home health promoters) in community health & nutrition program activities and monitoring •Ensure a strong monitoring system is in place and that programme data on key nutrition indicators, including programme coverage, community participation, health and nutrition knowledge and practice, is collected, analysed, reviewed and responded to on an ongoing basis •Ensure the implementation of plumpy doz distributions (including timely prepositioning of stock), screening of 6-24 months old, referrals of malnourished children and health messaging during the distributions between May till September 2011 in Aweil West and North Counties. Provide supervision and compile distributions reports •Support the evaluation of the plumpy doz effectiveness after the 5 month distribution period. •Adapt and improve the existing programme on an ongoing basis, based on careful review of monitoring and evaluation findings •Regularly report on programme outcomes, activities, processes and lessons learned in the form of internal as well as donor and head office reports •Contribute to the development of nutrition programme proposals, budgets and concept notes as needed, particularly building on lessons learned from previous programme experience •Plan and clearly outline the quantities and specification for all required nutrition materials well in advance and liaise with the logistics department to ensure details and timelines are well understood •Provide technical assistance and support to any nutrition consultants •Undertake other related duties as assigned by the Health and Nutrition Programme Manager National, State and County level support: •In close collaboration with the Nutrition Coordinator represent Concern and coordinate with the MOH and other nutrition stakeholders at national, state and county levels on nutrition •Actively participate in appropriate national and state meetings/workshops and remain up-to-date of key nutrition developments in South Sudan via email and other means •Provide input into nutrition policy/protocols at the national level Person specification: Essential: •Nutrition degree or nutrition post graduate qualification or public health/nursing qualification (with significant nutrition experience) •At least two years experience in a post-conflict and/or developing country managing a nutrition programme. •Experience of designing, implementing and analysing nutrition surveys. •Experience in analyzing and interpreting data and writing reports to a high technical standard. •Experience in the supervision, training and mentoring of nutrition and health staff •Involvement in Nutrition policy development •Strong organisational, interpersonal, communications and networking skills. Good training, presentation and persuasions skills. •Good verbal and written communication. •Ability to learn fast. •Strong analytical skills. •Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, ability to work and remain calm under pressure, •Ability to work both independently, and as part of a team. Willingness to travel and live in basic conditions Desirable: •At least 2 years experience of implementing CMAM •Experience conducting, analysing and writing up nutrition/ health surveys •Experience of CTC approach (inpatient and outpatient therapeutic and supplementary feeding) •Experience of working innutrition in a post-conflict setting •Familiarity with IT equipment, HF/VHF radios and security issues To apply: All applications should be submitted through our website at by indicating the reference: CON/NUT/SS 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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