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18-087: Nutrition Program Manager
Country:South Sudan
Department:Technical Unit
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


The overall responsibility of the Nutrition Program Manager is to supervise the implementation of International Medical Corps nutrition program including Social Behaviour Change and CMAM initiatives in the field. Guided by the Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Program Manager will ensure timely execution of nutrition program activities based on assessed and verified needs. He/She will also supervise a nutrition team of national staff and community volunteers and provide support in their capacity needs assessment and strengthening. The nutritionist will contribute in developing and implementing nutrition information system to monitor the progress and incorporate lessons within the nutrition program. He/She will help organize regular review meetings to assess progress, issues and undertake steps for further improvement at field level.


  • Provide sound CMAM technical support to the nutrition staff, adhering to South Sudan new CMAM guidelines and global CMAM protocols.
  • Provide synergy to the existing MIYCN mother support group and Social Behavior Change components as it relates to the realities in South Sudan.
  • Build the capacity of the national staff, to be able to manage nutrition program (CMAM, MIYCN and care group dynamics incorporating the social aspects of Nyal community).
  • Ensure efficiency and results-oriented performance in the CMAM and MIYCN component of the program.
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan on the MTSG component, infant and young child feeding, and SBC for local project staff and Ministry of Health (MOH) staff.
  • Document all processes and outputs of capacity building, coordination and management of activities to ensure experiences and lessons are well documented for future reference.
  • Coordinate with management of acute malnutrition program for referrals between components.
  • Work with nutrition team on developing and conducting surveys and evaluations as needed. This could include knowledge, attitudes and practices, SMART and other surveys.
  • Work with M&E unit in ensuring that weekly ,monthly reports are submitted timely (UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF reports), track progress on nutrition service provision.
  • Prepare an M&E plan for the MTSG component and provide weekly and monthly progress updates to the Nutrition Coordinator. She/he will also submit quarterly, mid-term and final technical reports as may be required by the project documents and in a timely manner.
  • Represent IMC and maintain professional relations with CHD, UNICEF, WFP, INGOs, national NGOs and other stakeholders in the Nutrition cluster at field level.
  • Support nutrition Program development and donor relations at field level.

“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values. 

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.


“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

  1. BSc in Nutrition required with 5-8 years of field experience or Master’s Degree required in Nutrition or other relevant field, 3-5 years of international experience in nutrition response, including experience in emergency response and recovery following natural disaster or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation and technical training and support.
  2. An up-to date understanding of nutrition, risk reduction, emergency response, and sustainable development concepts.
  3. Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and effective holistic nutrition programs including ensuring that beneficiaries have access to health care, WASH, and FS programming.
  4. Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors and a general familiarity with recent initiatives.
  5. Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation.
  6. Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing nutrition programs.
  7. Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners.
  8. Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee will be frequently required to walk, occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms.