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18-086: Nutrition Surveillance 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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


The overall responsibility of the Nutrition Surveillance Manager will be leading the Nutrition Alert Surveillance strengthening (NASS) team, including technical support, capacity building, coordination and dissemination of the assessment/survey reports. He/she will be based in Juba
with frequent travels to the field sites, where the nutrition assessments/surveys will be conducted. He/she will contribute in developing and implementing nutrition information system to monitor the progress and incorporate lessons within the nutrition program.

  • Team management, including recruiting, training and evaluation of the staff.
  • Provision of the continuous technical support, most especially in nutrition SMART survey, using ENA version, KAP, coverage and Nutrition Casual Analysis surveys.
  • Monitor and supervise the team, while conducting the surveys, to ensure data collected are meeting standards set.
  • Reports presentations, in a statistical manner and analysis, should be precise, present the survey findings to the South Sudan Nutrition cluster information technical working groups for validations.
  • Representation of International Medical Corps in different nutrition cluster forum, as well as in the Counties where assessments will be conducted.
  • Coordination, with other key stakeholders, both in International Medical Corps, such as logistic, Finance, programs and external ones, such as MoH, UNICEF, WFP and County authorities.
  • Build the capacity of the national staff, to be able to undertake all stages of nutrition SMART surveys.
  • Ensure efficiency and results-oriented performance in the CMAM and MCG component of the program.

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. 

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, 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.

I.)         Education and/or Experience

  • Nurse, Nutritionist, Public health, Epidemiologist, statistician with Bachelor’s degree.
  • Working experience, at least two years in conducting nutrition assessments/surveys, especially in emergency settings.
  • Solid data analysis skills, ENA, Epi Info, and other data software’s.


II.)        Skills and abilities

  • Working in chronic underdeveloped settings where both acute malnutrition and stunting are significant issues of public health concern.
  • Knowledgeable about latest development in nutrition SMART surveys, SQUEAC, Social community Mobilization, KAP surveys and developments Food. security, nutrition monitoring systems (FSNMS).
  • Possess proven analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Ability to work in hardship conditions and in conflict-prone areas; ability to be flexible
  • Excellent oral and written communication; good computer skills, strong writing skills (in English).
  • Satisfactory organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required.
  • Flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Satisfactory decision making skills.



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.