Nutrition Coordinator

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 22 July 2020
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Job Description

Country: Central African Republic Department: International Programs 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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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 interventions in the Central African Republic consist of the provision emergency Health, and Nutrition Care services, as well as emergency Protection assistance in response to gender-based violence perpetrated against Internally Displaced People and vulnerable host communities, affected by conflict. While providing basic primary health care services to the beneficiaries, International Medical Corps also focuses on capacity building of existing human resources, in order to deliver and take ownership of health, nutrition and protection programs implemented by International Medical Corps, thus assuring the sustainability of the health program for the coming years.

International Medical Corps, with the support of OFDA, DFID and Bekou, acts as a first responder to the CAR humanitarian crisis in Ouaka, Vakaga and Haute-Kotto Provinces. International Medical Corps has also extended its partnership with the EC, through the Bekou Trust Fund, to carry out a multi-year project; The CAR Health System Strengthening Project.


Job Purpose

The Nutrition Coordinator’s role is to lead IMC CAR Nutrition Department and provide technical support for planning and smooth operation of nutrition activities in any defined context. This includes the active involvement in developing and rolling out the country nutrition strategy based on the specific context, assessments/needs identified, program implementation of multiple nutrition projects and fundraising. In addition, the Nutrition Coordinator will support with the overall building of capacity of local staff in nutrition programming.

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

  • Ensure that IMC implementation of the CMAM and IYCF activities conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines.
  • In collaboration with the team, identify existing project implementation gaps and new opportunities for nutrition and nutrition-related projects and lead on the concept note or proposal development while liaising with interested partners and stakeholders to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector.
  • Lead, plan and conduct 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 the nutrition managers and 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
  • 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 with the support of the Health and Nutrition Supervisors
  • Coordinate with other sectoral program managers with IMC’s program to ensure that other parts of the program are functioning in order to maximize nutrition intervention’s impact
  • Actively participate and represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector coordination forums, discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activities.
  • Prepare detailed work plan and budget plan for 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
  • Manage staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR and Nutrition Managers, 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

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:

Master in Public health nutrition or equivalent in Nutrition/Public Health from recognized learning institution plus 5 years of experience in related field or Bachelor degree in Nutrition or related field of study with 7 years of experience in related field (minimum 3 years in emergency response setting)


Experience

  • International experience.

    • Proven experience in managing emergency nutrition programs including CMAM, IYCF, SBC in multiple locations

    • Experience in facilitation of trainings and workshops

    • Experience in budget management, logistics and Human Resources management

    • Experience in writing / developing project proposals and project reports

    • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a complex emergency environment.

    • Experience writing proposals and managing information related to large-scale emergency response and reporting to donors OFDA, ECHO, WFP,)

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the responsibilities specific to the job, as well as the ongoing capacity to stay abreast of changes in job functions.
    • Interpersonal/Communication Skills
    • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other employees.
    • Maintains good work relationships both internally and externally and has the ability to work productively as a team.
    • Demonstrates the ability to make good decisions about what should be done given a specific situation. Thinks carefully before taking action and behaves appropriately for the circumstances.
    • Demonstrates the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, information and available resources to resolve issues.
    • 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. Communicates these standards to partners and requires them to adhere to these values

Languages

Fluency in English and French is required

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.

About the Organization

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.

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