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Health and Nutrition Camp Supervisor – Action Against Hunger

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Health and Nutrition Camp Supervisor – Action Against Hunger, September 15 2022
Organization: Action Against Hunger
Position: Health and Nutrition Camp Supervisor
Deadline: 09.18.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: 543 USD
Location: Gambella-Pinyudo II, Gambela

Job Description:

Health and Nutrition Camp Supervisor

Country Office:Ethiopia

Work Base: Gambella Pinyudo II

Availability: As Soon As Possible

Salary Scale:EMS06


Salary: 543 USD

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and we enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 8,000 staff in over 50 countries, our programs reached 17 million people in 2019.

About the Country Program in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sectoral strategy where nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

Action Against Hunger currently operates in 5 different regions (Oromia, Somali, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, and Gambella) with a portfolio of 20m USD/year of emergency, resilience building, research, and innovation programs. We have a country team of around 600 staff in 17 regional and satellite offices. Our main donors in Ethiopia in 2020/2021 are BHA, ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, UNICEF, GFFO, BPRM, SIDA, EHF, WFP, CIAA, and others.

Summary of position 

As a Health and Nutrition Camp supervisor, and specific focal point for CMAM and IYCF in the HN camp supervisor will be responsible for following up and guiding the health and nutrition activities implemented based on the national protocol and UNHCR guidance. The HN camp supervisor will coordinate with the Community Mobilization supervisor based in the refugee camp and other partners to strengthen the referral linkages within and outside refugee camps. The role will be to provide supervision, follow-up and technical support, and guidance to the health and nutrition officers, IYCF officers, and nutrition workers.

The Health and Nutrition Camp supervisor is under the direct supervision of the Deputy Nutrition and Health Program Manager (NHPM) /HNPM. The HN camp supervisor ensures that the objectives of the project are met and supervise the nutrition program implementation in the camp. S/he will also make sure that CMAM/ IYCF/GMP and other high-impact health services and the quality of care have been delivered to all beneficiaries with dignity and in line with standard guidelines, principles, SPHERE standards, and IYCF-E multi-sectoral framework for action in the refugee setting. Health and Nutrition camp supervisor will also lead and participate in the designing and implementation of CMAM/IYCF/GMP capacity-building activities in close consultation with line managers, the health and Nutrition team, and project stakeholders. S/he is expected to establish and maintain productive working relationships with line managers, project staff, local government authorities, and, beneficiaries. Moreover, s/he will represent Action Against Hunger in local level Health and Nutrition coordination platforms and fora.

Purpose: Provides technical support and supervision to the nutrition team on the services and analyses the implementation of activities to improve service delivery quality in the camp supported by AAH.

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Engagement: Collaborates with the Community Outreach team, supervisors, IYCF supervisors, HN officers, and partners to amplify our work in tackling acute malnutrition as well as building synergies with other sectors to promote a multispectral approach to address underlying causes of undernutrition. Engages with nutrition-related working groups within the camp and represents AAH’s nutrition efforts externally.

Delivery: Leads the day-to-day activities in the camp, provides supervision and monitoring to the team, produces the report and supports the coordination, and ensures the beneficiaries have got the right service.

Essential Job Duties

Objective 1: Ensure the smooth and accurate running of the SC, OTP, TSFP, BSFP, IYCF, CMAM, and GMP Program

  • Ensure the quality standard of key nutrition and health program implementation and their protocols are available, strictly followed, and implemented;
  • Develop a plan for each activity in the center and ensure that the objectives are reached;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the sites under any expected circumstances and in case of any staff gap and propose solutions or improvements as well to ensure the smooth running of the project
  • Coordinate the activities with the other partners to ensure an appropriate and timely beneficiary referral system and coordinated response.
  • Manage the products flow within the team with proper documentation and handling
  • Carry out project monitoring, follow the project’s progress and write relevant reports;
  • Identify and inform the deputy Nutrition and Health PM of any problems or constraints;
  • Coordinate activities and sensitize local partners in the field.
  • Ensure that LMMS /red rose data are well updated and equipment is properly handled
  • To provide technical support, interventions, and engagement with the health and nutrition team about overall CMAM and IYCF/GMP/CMAMI activities.
  • Ensure and monitor all beneficiaries who had provided key health messages before service provision in the waiting area with close integration of project staff.
  • Ensure necessary nutrition and health service delivery materials, formats and IEC materials are in place
  • Develop a practical and workable action plan for Health and Nutrition team and follow implementation accordingly.
  • Make sure that all CMAM interventions are adapted to COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) measures, adequate risk communication, and community engagement activities are implemented as essential mitigate and control measures.

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Objective 2:  Participate and supervise CMAM/IYCF Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities: 
  • Support monitoring and evaluation processes and contribute to providing, quality data for monitoring and evaluation purposes within the specified deadlines.
  • Ensure activity has run with recommended Indicators, put action plan, and suggest any other solution toward program quality improvement and achievements.
  • Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention in view of the evolution of the context and needs (contradictory results, nutritional value, cultural habits, etc.)
  • Produce weekly/monthly reports as necessary.
  • Ensure proper documentation of program data, lessons and reports.
  • Contribute to the development of human-interest stories, program lessons on regular basis.
  • Participate and support refugee camp-level nutrition and health surveys, assessments and research.

Objective 3: Manage the team and Ensure teamwork

  • Supervise daily the activities of the team with direct supervision. (Work performance/ working time);
  • Ensure good communication and team spirit within the team;
  • Identify training needs and coordinate with PM/DPM to ensure ongoing capacity building of the team.
  • Organize weekly meetings with the team;
  • Follow absences, late coming and/ or leaves and report them to the line manager;
  • Ensure continuous and tailored technical support and guidance to the team under direct supervision.
  • Work in companionship and mutual respect and under humanitarian principles with all Action Against Hunger staff, project team members, government health care workers, project beneficiaries, and with others.
  • Report problems encountered in the intervention areas and/or within the project team and report to the line manager and others concerned aiming at rectifying issues timely in an amicable manner under the spirit of teamwork and propose a solution.

Objective 4: Reporting

  • Follow clearly appropriate protocols and guidelines on recording and reporting – National, RRS UNHCR, Action Against Hunger Internal & other Donors.
  • Ensure that the data collected are complete, reliable, relevant, timely, and valid.
  • Ensure that weekly/ monthly data compilation and reporting of activities for internal and external consumptions are submitted to DPM/PM in a timely manner with a desirable level of detail.
  • Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention in view of the evolution of the context and needs in refugee camps and surrounding host communities (contradictory results, nutritional value, cultural habits, etc.)

Objective 5: Supervise the supply chain and management of drugs, RUTF/RUSF/CSB++, supplies, and medical equipment

  • Manage the products flow within the team with proper documentation and handling in collaboration with logistics
  • Make sure of proper prediction/estimation and provision of the needed food and other supplies for the sites in a timely manner;
  • Ensure the sustainability, accuracy, and timeliness of the Supply chain in integrated sites;
  • Check that the medicines, non-medical items, and therapeutic supplies are delivered on time;
  • Check the coherence of the state of the stocks with the orders;
  • Consolidate the monthly consumption report;

Objective 6: Ensure hygiene in the Centre

  • Ensure that there is enough water for the number of beneficiaries and staff of the nutrition sites;
  • Check that the containers for washing hands in the waiting and medical area are full and are located in a proper position;
  • Ensure that the water tanks are cleaned and disinfected regularly and that chlorine is added;
  • Ensure that the dirty water buckets are empty regularly;
  • Make sure before leaving the site that the wastes are properly collected and disposed of.

Objective 7: Liaise with the authorities/partners:

  • Communicate the program’s activities to the authorities/partners on the site.
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in regional zonal and woreda as well as refugee camps level health and nutrition technical coordination meetings.
  • Close follow-up of the overall situation and interpretation of different indicators such as direct follow-up of health status, outbreaks, general nutrition status, and refugee flow.
  • Propose timely responses in case of new health and nutrition emergencies.
  • Promote project activities and innovations to the various local partners and stakeholders.
  • Upholds the image and values of Action Against Hunger at all times and places.

Objective 8: The Health and Camp Nutrition supervisor is accountable for:- 

  • Respecting all Action Against Hunger policies and procedures (HR, Logs & IT and Finances, etc.)
  • Implementing project committed interventions,
  • Alerting the project team and others concerned on all issues that have an important impact on the project performance and its overall objective.
  • Creating good working relations between Action Against Hunger and government health and nutrition staff and other partners.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Health and Nutrition camp supervisor will supervise Health and Nutrition officer, IYCF Officer, Nutrition worker, and incentive workers in the refugee setting.

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • None

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, record reviewing, typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a super busy Nutrition center with different claims from beneficiaries and staff.
  • He/she will be required physically fit to walk and supervise in the community for long distances in a stressful environment.
  • Reasonable accommodations and a conducive working environment may be made available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required by contact base or other obligations.
  • While visiting the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high-security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse, PSEA:

  • Foster an environment that reinforces the values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, and children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures
  • Report SEA and strictly adhere to Action Against Hunger child protection and SEA policies.

Job requirements

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Required Qualifications and Professional Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in health officer, nursing, public health, human nutrition, or related fields of study from a recognized university/college.
  •  At least three-to-five years of practical and proven experience in CMAM and IYCF Programme designing and implementation, and team management.
  • Experience working in humanitarian relief and development health and nutrition programs, preferably in refugee camps.
  • Exposure and participation in national and sub-national Nutrition and IYCF
  • Having a better understanding of national and global nutrition dynamics, humanitarian principles, and standards.
  • Previous experience working for an international NGO is preferable.

Required Skills & Competencies

  • Experienced in managing and implementing high-impact nutrition and health services, Experienced in managing team and staff in humanitarian and development context; ability to promote the good team and  Humanitarian spirit; ability to take initiatives and prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision; Capacity to manage priorities.
  • Good command of English (essential) and knowledge of local languages, including the languages of refugees is an assets.
  • Strong communication, networking, and representation skill; good strategic and analytical abilities; Embracing Diversity, Self-Awareness, and Self-Regulation, good experience in capacity building; and excellent communication skills, proficiency in the use of MS office and email applications, capable of working in a team.

How to Apply

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If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, a Covering Letter with “Health and Nutrition Camp Supervisor-Pinyudo II” written in the subject lineand three references, to the following addresses:

Through or

Directly In-Person to Action Against Hunger- Gambella Coordination Office and Pinyudo Sub-base.

NBOnly short-listed applicants will be, communicated on and the selection process includes a technical test and an interview.

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an _attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment

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