Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Bamako, Mali
Apply by 31 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 23 March 2018

Job Description

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps is responding to the crisis in Northern Mali since 2013.While the security situation remains volatile in the whole country, International Medical Corps is supporting the Malian government in improving and strengthening the health systems through capacity building, infrastructure and workforce development, and technical assistance. Since 2015, International Medical Corps is seeking to transition from emergency to sustainable longer term development programming in Mali.

JOB SUMMARY

The primary function of the Health and Nutrition Coordinator includes supporting the Field Coordinator in the implementation of health and nutrition activities, reporting and reinforcing the capacity of the technical staff through day-to-day supervision, mentoring and coaching as well as training. The Health and Nutrition Coordinator is expected to contribute in building sustainable interventions in promoting integration of nutrition services into the health services package.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

General International Medical Corps code of conduct and ethics

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies ; serve as security focal point in the field sites

Program Finance, Logistics and Administration

  • Prepare detailed work plan and budget plan for health and nutrition activities and ensure 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
  • Manage staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR, 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

Capacity Building and Coordination

  • 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), IYCF and health with the support of the Health and Nutrition Supervisors
  • Facilitate the development/adaptation of nutrition education training manuals and facilitator’s guide based on existing national nutrition protocols and curricula including training follow-up
  • Represent International Medical Corps in Health and Nutrition coordination meetings at regional and district levels with the government bodies, international agencies, other NGOs and donors
  • Create and maintain smooth relations and open collaboration with Government and local stakeholders and serve as the health and nutrition resource person

Program Implementation and Development

  • Identify potential nutrition and nutrition-related projects for development and lead on the concept note or proposal development while liaising with interested partners and stakeholders
  • Plan and conduct nutritional assessments and surveys following the nationally approved survey protocol and feed assessments results into proposals.
  • Lead the development of a referral mechanism and communication strategies for referrals between CSCOMs and CSREF health facilities adapted to the local context
  • Ensure strong linkage of nutrition components with other components of the project such as Health, WASH and disaster prevention and preparedness
  • Support the health and nutrition managers and supervisors to establish and maintain reporting systems and data flow mechanisms
  • Ensure proper functioning of reporting systems for regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the program against its objectives and expected results. And conduct critical monitoring of all aspects of Health, CMAM and IYCF programs, and identify areas of concern. Submit workable solutions for identified challenges
  • Follow up of project implementation to review progress towards objectives through organizing regular review meetings, update and experience sharing meeting among staffs.
  • Oversight of IMC staff across the field sites. Provide technical support and direct supervision of field site support staff and collaboration with district medical team on proper implementation of the service. Oversee as the focal point all interventions at the project sites under his/her supervision in close coordination with all sector Managers.

Reporting

  • Develop, implement and evaluate quality assurance measures and ensure appropriate follow up.
  • Prepare and provide regular monthly progress reports in coordination with the M&E Officer
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

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.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Medical doctor with Master’s degree or equivalent in Nutrition/Public Health from recognized learning institution plus 5 years of experience in related field or Bachelor degree in Health or Nutrition or related field of study with 8 years of experience in related field
  • Proven experience in emergency nutrition settings, BCC, PHC, SHC and others like CMAM, IYCF, major epidemic diseases surveillance and epidemic/outbreak investigation and response
  • Training on CMAM, IYCF and PHC including Clinical Management of Rape (CMR)
  • Experience of facilitation of training review meetings and workshops
  • Experience on budget and administration logistics and Human Resources management
  • Experience on writing / developing project proposals including implementation reports
  • Knowledge of Mali and especially Northern Mali or the Sahel area as well as speaking Bambara or Songhai language is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively with government, community leaders, international/national organizations, donors, partners and other International Medical Corps relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English and French. Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, and other computer applications
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data and familiarity with nutrition surveys (Coverage, standard and KAP surveys).
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring community participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming
  • Ability to provide technical support for IMC staffs and government health workers on proper implementation of the service.
  • Ability to read, speak and write French essential

About the Organization

International Medical Corps UK is a global humanitarian organization saving and rebuilding lives through health care, training and community development. International Medical Corps UK works alongside International Medical Corps Worldwide, responding to humanitarian emergencies and communities afflicted by conflict, poverty and natural disaster in more than 20 countries around the world.

International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps United Kingdom with headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, work collaborate to maximize resources for the delivery of appropriate relief and development activities.

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