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18-237: Nutrition Consultant
Nutrition and Food Security
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.
JOB SUMMARY The Finance Director directly oversees all financial, accounting and administrative activities including administration and all finance administrative activities and reporting in the country offices.
The Primary function of the Nutrition consultant is to provide technical leadership and support for conducting Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices Survey of conflict affected populations and assess the capacity building needs for the Nutrition Manager and IYCF site supervisors.
The assignment involves the participatory preparation and implementation of the IYCF Survey. For the assignment, it is expected that the consultant will ensure close coordination with International Medical Corps team, Nutrition Cluster and other relevant stakeholders.
The following specific tasks are to be carried out: Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices Survey:
- Desk review of the project’s key documents including but not limited to:
a. Project proposal and log-frame.
b. Nutrition baseline survey and Nutrition cluster KAP survey reports.
c. Data collection tools.
- With the Nutrition Manager, update the survey tools.
- Develop draft inception report for IYCF survey implementation including:
a. Detailed sampling strategy.
b. Finalized data collection tools.
c. Detailed field implementation plan.
- Train the Nutrition team on methodology, sampling and data collection tools that will be used in the survey.
- With the support of the nutrition manager, supervise the survey process ensuring staff adherence to the survey priorities.
- With the support of the nutrition manager data cleaning and analysis.
- With the support of the Nutrition Manager, prepare the final report of the Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices Survey of conflict affected populations of Northwestern Syria.
- Provide recommendations for the capacity building of the Nutrition Manager, IYCF facilitators and CMAM doctors based on observation during the survey process.
- Inception report including the proposed methodology, sample size, team composition and detailed implementation plan.
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
- Qualitative and quantitative data along with summary tables and statistics.
- PowerPoint presentation reflecting the findings.
- A clear and concise, well-written report containing tables, facts and figures demonstrating the state of the achievements of project. In addition, the report should include recommendations, next steps.
- Staff capacity building recommendations.
- The candidate must have a postgraduate qualification in nutrition
- At least 5 years of experience working in nutrition programs for INGOs, including 2 years’ experience in management of nutrition programs.
- 2 years’ experience in Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies programming.
- Must have experience in managing and implementing nutrition surveys.
- Submit survey reports that were written by the candidate.
- Demonstrated experience in leading nutrition survey design, including sampling, applying a mixed methods approach, developing tools, developing data quality protocols and training enumerators.
- Professional experience in Humanitarian, International context.
- Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) and Arabic speakers preferred.
- Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment.
- Must have the flexibility and ability to work effectively with various personalities and cultures.
- Experience in remote management and familiarity with Syrian context.