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21-086: Nutrition Manager
Country:Yemen
Department: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.

Background

International Medical Corps has been working in Yemen since 2012 and implements its programs through the country office in Sana’a and two field offices (Ibb and Aden). As the emergency has evolved, International Medical Corps has continued providing essential lifesaving support to communities under volatile conditions in the health, nutrition, WASH, and FSL sectors. International Medical Corps is currently implementing in seven governorates of Yemen: Sana’a, Amanat Al-Asimah, Ibb, Taiz, Aden, Lahj, and Al Dhale’e. Across all seven governorates, IMC’s Yemen response consists of integrated projects aimed at delivering a core package of interventions to reach the most vulnerable, conflict-affected, and/or displaced communities with funds from a diverse portfolio of institutional and private donors. International Medical Corps is supporting over 45 nutrition sites at statistical and mobile clinics in Sanaa, Ibb, Al Dhalee, Taiz and Lahji governorates for CMAM and IYCF- E program interventions.

International Medical Corps has built partnerships with government authorities such as Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP), National Security, Cleaning Fund, General Authority for Rural Water Supply Projects (GARWSP), Ministry of Agriculture, in order to facilitate access to facilities and communities, for monitoring, and to support the transportation of supplies. International Medical Corps also participates in clusters and coordinates with local and International NGOs to improve quality and to avoid duplication support.

Job Purpose

The primary function of the Nutrition Manager includes supporting the nutrition team in the assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and management of technical interventions. The Nutrition Manager will be in charge of the prioritization and coordination of the start-up and management of technical interventions, and contribute to the development of concept papers and proposals for interventions in close cooperation with the nutrition coordinator. In addition, the Nutrition Manager will support with the training of local staff and stakeholders in nutrition related topics. 

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Under guidance of the Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Manager will support and guide the nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International Medical Corps nutrition program activities in a country program. The Manager must have the ability to organize and support all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the Ministry of Health at sub-national level, nutrition cluster, and other nutrition actors in the field. He or she must be able to provide technical backstopping and conducting nutrition training, reviewing program reports, surveys and monitoring and evaluation reports.  The Nutrition Manager will ensure the nutrition programs in a country program are implemented in line with the Ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards.

Program Implementation and Development

Collaborate with the Nutrition Coordinator to achieve program objectives and smooth implementation of the program.

Ensure that IMC implementation of the CMAM and IYCF activities conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines.

Support with the coordination and follow-up on nutrition programs implementation to review progress towards objectives through organizing regular review meetings, update and experience sharing meeting among staffs.

In collaboration with the nutrition team, identify existing project implementation gaps and new opportunities for nutrition and nutrition-related projects and support with the development of concept note or proposal and ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector

Support with the implementation of nutritional assessments and surveys in existing and in potential new areas, following the nationally approved survey protocol, for program expansion and feed assessments results into proposals if needed.

Support with the development of a referral mechanism and communication strategies and train nutrition staff (IMC, MOH, CHVs) in case detection and referrals between health facilities adapted to the local context.

Support the nutrition supervisors to ensure proper functioning of reporting systems data flow mechanisms for regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the program against its objectives and expected results. And conduct critical monitoring of all aspects of nutrition activities and identify areas of concern. Submit workable solutions for identified challenges

Demonstrate understanding of multi-sectoral approach to malnutrition and provide support to nutrition project beneficiaries to ensure they are linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as appropriate such as food security, Health, WASH and disaster prevention and preparedness

Capacity Building

Assess the training needs of nutrition staff; develop a training program to meet these needs; conduct nutrition training for project nutrition staff and MOH counterparts implementing nutrition programs, focusing on all aspects of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and IYCF

Support with the development/adaptation of nutrition education training manuals and facilitator’s guide based on existing national nutrition protocols and curricula including training follow-up 

Representation

Actively participate and represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector coordination forums at national and sub-national level, discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activities.

Create and maintain smooth relations and open collaboration with local government and local stakeholders and serve as the nutrition resource person

Program Finance, Logistics and Administration 

Support with the implementation of planned activities according to the work plan adhering to the budget according to IMC standards and oversee program spending per budgets and pipelines

Support and motivate program/logistics/administrative/finance staff in their work, by ensuring appropriate training, coaching and supervision by technical leads

Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR and Nutrition Coordinator, ensure that standards and protocols are adhered to

Coordinate very closely with logistics in order to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies.

Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projects

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

 

Qualifications:
  • • Typically a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

    • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 years of experience in an emergency response setting or in humanitarian development sector.

    Proven experience managing emergency nutrition programs including CMAM, IYCF, SBC

    Experience in facilitation of trainings and workshops

    Good knowledge on budgets, logistics and Human Resources management

    Experience in writing project reports; knowledge on developing project proposals

    Fluent in written and spoken English and local language

    Ability to provide technical support for IMC staff and government staff on proper implementation of CMAM, IYCF, SBC and other nutrition activities.

    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, analyze 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, counterparts and government staff

    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

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.