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18-381: Nutrition Coordinator - Roster for Emergency Responses
Country:Global
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

International Medical Corps has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.

Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.

JOB SUMMARY

The Nutrition Coordinator's role is to lead and provide technical support for planning and smooth operation of nutrition activities in any defined context. This includes the active involvement in developing and rolling out the country nutrition strategy based on the specific context, assessments/needs identified, program implementation of multiple nutrition projects and fundraising. In addition, the Nutrition Coordinator will support with the overall building of capacity of local staff and stakeholders in nutrition programming.

 

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



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

 

The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for leading the nutrition managers and providing technical support and capacity building of the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International Medical Corps nutrition program activities during emergency response. The Coordinator must have the ability to organize and support all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the Ministry of Health, the nutrition cluster, other international and national agencies, and donors.

The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the nutrition programs in emergencies are implemented in line with the Ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines. He or she must be able to provide technical backstopping and conducting nutrition training, reviewing program reports, surveys and monitoring and evaluation reports. 

 

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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. 

Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in technical proposal writing and donor reporting, designing and implementing nutrition programs
  • Ability to provide technical support for IMC staff and government staff on proper implementation of CMAM, IYCF, SBC and other nutrition activities.
  • Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors (ECHO, OFDA, WFP, UNICEF, DFID, UNHCR etc)
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and effective holistic nutrition programs including ensuring that the nutrition program is integrated with food security, health and WASH programming where appropriate.
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret data and familiarity with nutrition surveys (Coverage, SMART and KAP surveys).
  • Ability to work effectively with government, community leaders, international/national organizations, donors, partners and other International Medical Corps relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers and headquarters staff, counterparts, senior government leaders and donors
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring community participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, and other computer applications
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and nutrition facilities
  • Master in Public health nutrition or equivalent in Nutrition/Public Health from recognized learning institution plus 5 years of experience in related field or Bachelor degree in Nutrition or related field of study with 7 years of experience in related field (minimum 3 years in emergency response setting)Proven experience in managing emergency nutrition programs including CMAM, IYCF, SBC in multiple locations

  • Experience in facilitation of trainings and workshops

  • Experience in budget management, logistics and Human Resources management

  • Experience in writing / developing project proposals and project reports

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Fluency in French, Arabic or Spanish would be added advantage