Position: Country Health & Nutrition Program Manager
Location: Juba, South Sudan (60 percent) & Field Support (40 percent)
Duration: 1 year
Reports to: Program Director
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
The Health & Nutrition Manager is responsible for managing all health and nutrition activities in South Sudan. He/she will be responsible for providing technical support and supervision to the health team, providing writing and budgetary input for new program design, and overseeing spending across all health and nutrition grants in the country. The Health & Nutrition Manager will supervise technical health and nutrition leads in each location and oversee the management of multiple grants in the area.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Program & Grant Management (50%)
- Oversee country nutrition and health portfolio, supporting with start-up and close-down
- Lead mobilization process of new health and nutrition awards with field teams
- Ensure donor requirements for data collection, reporting, and targets/achievements for health and nutrition grants are met
- Develop and establish work plans and spending plans for new projects, program deliverables and required activities
- Work closely with the Field Manager and County Director to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently
- Manage and oversee the supply requests of in-kind health and nutrition items and purchase orders of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies
- Mitigate the risk of stock-outs through supply forecasting, budget planning, regular communication, and timely supply and purchase requests
- Monitor program expenditure and regularly liaise with finance staff to address spending issues
- Ensure program targets are met using indicator / activity tracking table
- Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and annual data and reports to line manager and other relevant agencies
Program Development and Representation (20%)
- Provide technical and budgetary input throughout the program development and design phase
- Lead program design and budgeting process
- Represent RI at the field and national level as the health and nutrition technical lead
- Identify, initiate, and lead on new potential health and nutrition funding opportunities (e.g. consortiums, geographical expansion, new calls for proposals)
- Participate in the Health and Nutrition Cluster coordination activities through active reporting and communication with field and national level focal points
Quality Assurance (30%)
- Build the capacity of national staffs through proper coaching and training
- Improve the quality of primary health care (PHC) services delivered at supported facilities throughout the county through priority setting, on-job training, and continuous monitoring
- Oversee the health and nutrition management capacities/structure, evaluating health team organogram and program management abilities on a routine basis
- Ensure the quality of data through proper entry, cleaning and regular checking and use the data for action on the site
- Develop recommendations and guidelines for ensuring health and nutrition program quality across field locations and health and nutrition program sites
- Routinely review existing data collection capacities and help the team improve facility-level data collection and reporting
- Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on standard procedures (national and international guidelines)
- Ensure the community based activities such as EPI, nutrition screening, health education and defaulter tracing are done properly
- Actively participate in the identification and management of any disaster or epidemics
- Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans for grants
- Master’s Degree in Public Health or relevant qualifications
- Experience with project planning and grant management (multiple donors)
- Previous experience with managing nutrition programming (TSFP, OTP) is strongly recommended
- Senior management experience and/or community development; previous experience in area management.
- High level of skill in developing, implementing and training others in the tools needed for program cycle management monitoring and review
- Skilled in, and committed to, community participation/interaction, field visits and presence in program areas
- Proven financial, logistics and procurement management skills.
- Practical experience managing staff and programs in insecure locations
- Well-developed human resource management skills
- Proven commitment to humanitarian and accountability principals and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems
- Good communicator with proven diplomacy who has the ability and willingness to engage with all levels of staff and all types of stakeholders
- Fluent and articulate in spoken local language and able to speak/write in English with clarity and ease.
- For consideration please submit all of the following: a detailed CV, cover letter, salary history, and a list of 3 previous supervisors (including email address, Skype contact, and telephone number).
The closing date for applications is 6th of August 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
We would like to share Relief International’s Values with you:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
- Transparency and Accountability
- Agility and Innovation
About the Organization
About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.