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18-002: Nutrition Coordinator
Country:South Sudan
Department:International Programs
  
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 overall responsibility of the Nutrition Coordinator is to provide leadership and oversee all aspects of International Medical Corps’ nutrition program in South Sudan. Key functions will include program development and donor reporting, technical backstopping and guidance on program implementation, staff capacity building, budget management, representation and coordination with nutrition cluster partners and Ministry of Health (MOH). The Nutrition Coordinator will ensure high quality nutrition programs in line with International Medical Corps’ nutrition global strategies and adapting them to specific, protocols or guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health in South Sudan.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition programs conform to internationally accepted standards and South Sudan national guidelines (CMAM and MIYCN).
  • Provide technical support and supervision to national and international staff implementing nutrition programs in South Sudan in line with developed project monitoring tools.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to the Nutrition and Surveillance team, which currently are conducting nutrition assessments and surveys, such as SMART, SQUEAC and MIYCN KAP.
  • Technically reviewing field reports (weekly/monthly/quarterly/final) ensuring that reports meet and confirm to donors requirement.
  • Proposal writing; provide technical inputs in proposals development for health and nutrition projects.
  • Appropriately manage program budgets. On a monthly basis providing key inputs in budget pipelines in related to project monitoring tools and plan on effective budget expenditures.
  • Assess training needs for the staff implementing health and nutrition programs, in different field sites and develop workable training plan. Training should confirm to MoH, South Sudan CMAM and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) guideline.
  • To continue strengthening nutrition monitoring and information systems, working closely with M&E team. Field visits, drawing field visit reports with action practical action plans agreeable with relevant staffs. Continue rolling out the Quality Accountability to the Affected Population strategy in all nutrition and health projects for International Medical Corps in South Sudan.
  • Ensure internal integration between nutrition component and other sectors such as Health and GBV, while externally with other partners implementing Food security and Livelihoods, WASH and protection projects.
  • Represent International Medical Corps in Nutrition Cluster meetings and other relevant forums.
  • Coordinate and link up with all key nutrition donors especially UNICEF and WFP for nutrition supplies.

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:

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty with satisfactory results. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or public health nutrition or SBC with nutrition focus and 3 + years of relevant work experience (minimum 2 years in developing country) or relevant social and 3+ years of relevant nutrition-focused work experience.
  • Solid SBC and CMAM experience and care group experience preferred  

Skills and abilities

  1. Working in chronic underdeveloped settings where both acute malnutrition and stunting are significant issues of public health concern
  2. Knowledgeable about latest development best practices relating to nutrition such IYCF-E, ECD, acute malnutrition and CMAM.
  3. Possess proven analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  4. Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  5. Ability to work in hardship conditions and in conflict-prone areas; ability to be flexible
  6. Excellent oral and written communication; good computer skills, strong writing skills (in English)
  7. Satisfactory organizational skills.
  8. Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required
  9. Flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  10. Satisfactory decision making skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment in the National and field site office involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

The work environment in the field involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress requiring a range of safety and other precautions e.g. under threat of physical attack or mob conditions, or similar situations in which conditions cannot be controlled