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Medair seeks a Health and Nutrition Advisor in Chad

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Medair HR Recruitment Assistant

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12 Nov 2012, 15:48

Role and Responsibilities The Health and Nutrition Advisor provides technical advice and support to the field management and the health staff. Developing, leading, monitoring and evaluating the health and nutrition aspects of the country programme. This includes coordinating and networking at a senior level with national and regional health and nutrition authorities and other NGOs, leading on all health and nutrition elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national and international staff, championing best practice in the health and nutrition programmes and contributing to the overall management of the country programme. Project Overview New country programme start up. Initial programming in Guera region will include interventions in health, nutrition and WASH sectors to reduce vulnerability to malnutrition and disease outbreaks. Future programming may include response to public health emergencies (including nutrition) in other regions. Medair Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff is inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable. Workplace N’Djamena, with frequent travel to Guera field base and project areas Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details min 1 year, 100% Key Activity Areas Health and nutrition Project Technical Oversight • Maintain an overview of the country health programme and of the regional context, with a view to strategically developing new projects in current sites and/or surrounding regions, and proactively planning for responsible exit. • Give technical advice to field managers and HQ on potential involvement in new health and nutrition interventions and internal health and nutrition capacity for implementation. • Define appropriate policies, guidelines and protocols for the medical aspects of Medair’s work in country, in consultation with HQ advisors, other field managers, and in line with relevant government, Sphere and WHO guidelines. • Supervise and monitor the development of reporting systems for data collection (qualitative and quantitative), analysis and follow-up and feedback to relevant staff, donors, partners and other agencies. • Maintain an oversight of medicines and health and nutrition supplies ordered for the health and nutrition projects, supporting the health and nutrition and logistics staff in the coordination and quality control of health and nutrition supplies. Representation • Develop and maintain relationships with Ministry of Health, UN, NGOs, donors, partners and other stakeholders, with the objective of raising public awareness of Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships. • Represent Medair, as appropriate, at national health and nutrition clusters, coordination, sector and bilateral meetings, working groups, with national and / or local government departments and any other relevant meetings or events, facilitating supportive synergies and overall progress in the health and nutrition sector and avoiding duplication with the work of other agencies (e.g. NGOs, UN, etc). Staff Management • Be involved in the recruitment of health and nutrition staff for the country programme, providing advice on technical skills and experience as requested. Quality Management • Promote and use the Medair intranet and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed. • Ensure health and nutrition projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards e.g. Sphere and HAP standards, WHO recommendations, etc. Follow the direction of the Senior Health & Nutrition Advisor at HQ regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines. • Regularly assess and provide feedback and recommendations to HQ advisors as well as field staff on the quality of health and nutrition programmes and interventions during field visits and at other relevant times. Staff Health • Overall responsibility for staff health/occupational health procedures and compliance and development of procedures in-country. Qualifications • Clinical degree (nurse or doctor), or Public Health degree • Clinical degree with Public Health degree strongly preferred • Medical doctor desirable; Degree in Tropical Medicine desirable; Training in nutrition desirable Experience / Competencies • At least 3 years’ experience in managing programmes in international public health work including experience of programme set-up and design; At least 1 year of international experience managing and implementing an emergency health and nutrition intervention • Experience in the design, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of public health and CMAM programmes; Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels • Team-player with good inter-personal skills • Committed to team-building and able to develop and support other team members • Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted; Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field • Experienced professionals in a relevant field • Committed Christian • Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion) • Overseas intercultural experience • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking roles • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply. • Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Rehabilitation Orientation Course (ROC) • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts • Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit Benefits • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder • Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service) • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food) • Annual leave, and re-entry allowance for those who commit to longer contracts • Disability Allowance • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing Working Conditions • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be basic. Application Process Follow this link: Work with us to read about the Medair values, programmes and culture, the “Medair ROC” and how to apply, and then follow links to Apply for a Medair ROC, or for a Field vacancy. We request that you complete all applications on-line at Only English-language applications and CV’s will be reviewed. We will not review email applications. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled. We review every online application.

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