- Job Description:
- ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/SCOPE OF WORK: (Essential functions, quality/quantity expected list of marginal duties and number of national/and or expat staff supervised)
· Plan, coordinate and oversee all nutrition activities in the region based on the project plan to be designated to each region by the regional Nutrition Coordinator.
· Making sure nutrition is integrated in all the agriculture value chains of the project and making sure nutrition sensitive agriculture is in place.
· Coordinate with all project team at the region to properly mainstream nutrition interventions with agricultural value chain programs interventions.
· Serving as focal person for nutrition related issues in the region.
· Coordinate and work closely with the regional partners and regional nutrition coordinator to improve and maintain the nutrition program quality
· In collaboration with the project team in country office, the position holder will develop and provide technical assistance (TA) to the development of nutritional and SBC strategies. These may include organizing mother care groups, behaviour change messaging campaigns using posters, pamphlets, radio or other media, drama and songs in public venues, and agriculture extension work;
· Work with communities to address dietary diversification behaviour gaps, and design nutrition interventions tailored to local needs;
· Ensures program interventions are integrated with other stakeholder initiatives to maximize nutrition interventions and provides guidance to increase linkages between nutritional research and value chain development;
· Develop and provide TA to the consortium regarding interventions to prevent malnutrition and stunting in children under two;
· Support the field implementation partners (if any) to implement the recommended nutrition activities.
· Provide nutritional and SBC training to regional staff and other stakeholders;
· Provide oversight to on-going monitoring of nutritional metrics and impact of SBC activities;
· Develop a capacity building plan in each component, focusing especially on optimal infant and young child feeding and hygiene promotion, and SBC implementation for local project staff and government staff (agriculture and health sectors).
· Liaise with the regional counterparts of MOH and MOA officials and staff to build their capacity on nutrition sensitive interventions to ensure sustainability;
· Ensure program design and implementation address gender roles within the local society and cultural context.
· Represent IMC and the project in different meetings with partners at regional and zonal levels.
· Prepare and submit regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annually) to the project country office.
· Manage regional budget and other resources according to the project and IMC rules and regulations.
· Perform any other related activities assigned by the immediate supervisor.
- Job Requirements:
- Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
· Master’s degree in nutrition or public health or other health related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree in nutrition/public health or relevant education and 7 years of relevant nutrition-focused work experience.
· Experience on high level program cycle management (planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation)
· Solid experience on nutrition, preferably development nutrition integrated with nutrition sensitive agriculture.
· Experience working on community based developmental nutrition programs
· Gender designing and implementing gender-sensitive programming
· Experience working in chronic underdevelopment settings where both acute malnutrition and stunting are significant issues of public health concern,
· Ability to take initiatives with minimal supervision and support.
· Understanding of latest development best practices in nutrition, including the NNP II, national and WHO changes relating to child growth standards, acute malnutrition and CMAM and latest SBC techniques and tools,
· Proven analytical and problem solving and interpersonal skills ,
· Project start up experience preferred, excellent oral and written communication (in English), Good computer skills,
· Strong writing skills (in English), Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
· Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
· Ability to analyse and interpret nutrition and key health and program data and provide solutions to improve the program and track performance against program objectives and indicators.
· Ability to read, analyse and interpret technical and administrative reports, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
· Ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers/coordinators, counterparts, MOH, IMC headquarters office.
· Ability to speak the local language of region to work
· Computer literate; proficient with Microsoft Office software, and experience with statistical software programs used for health data analysis preferred
· Prior experience on USAID funded project management.
- How To Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV through This Link before OR on November 12, 2020.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.