Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that strives for a world free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to innovative development programming, we go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.

 Salary Range: 788 to 1109 USD based on experience.
 Grade Level: F.0 to F.7 based on experience.
 Supervisor: International Health and Nutrition ……Technical. Area Manager - Functional
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Al-Muglad, West Kordofanas a non-relocatable staff.
 Duration: 24 months ( under DEVCO project)
 Closing Date: 10 August 2020

 
 Background:

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty. In Sudan, Concern is working in West Darfur, South & West Kordofan states implementing programmes in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Health and Nutrition, WASH sectors while also responding to emergencies that may arise.

The Mission of Concern in Sudan is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. (for more details please visit www.concern.net)

Concern is looking for a full time qualified candidate to fill the position of Health and Nutrition Coordinatorbased in ElFula – West Kordofan:- 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will take a lead role in coordinating the EU DEVCO funded ‘Building resilient communities in West Kordofan (BRICK)’ Projectin West Kordofan State. This will involve effectively leading the integration and implementation of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and optimal Infant and Child Feeding (IYCF) component of the nutrition program into the Primary Healthcare Program (RH-ANC and PNC, EPI, HE) in project operation areas, provide training to the health and nutrition field staff, line manage and support field based Health and Nutrition officers, supervisors and all facility based health  and Nutrition staff, represent Concern in health and nutrition forums and develop strong coordination with local government bodies and national NGO partners.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

 

Coordination and Technical Support

  • Coordinate with the Area Manager and work closely with the International Health and Nutrition Advisor to train all Concern and Ministry of Health staff on national health and nutrition protocols, referral mechanism, data collection and documentation and behavioral change communications within the programme operation areas.
  • Contribute to the development of a clear mechanism to provide support to the health and nutrition teams in the field and ensure effective implementation of the PHC, CMAM and IYCF programs with technical inputs from the International Health and Nutrition Advisor.
  • Coordinate with both programme areas in regard to the provision of support to the SMoH including training and financial support.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to the Health and Nutrition supervisor and facility based health and nutrition SMOH staff working in the Concern support Health and Nutrition programs.
  • Support the International Health and Nutrition Advisor in the development of project and donor reports as appropriate.
  • Contribute on the shift from emergency to recovery and be actively involved in the implementation of Infant and Young Child Feeding programme by utilizing National behavioural change communication strategies.
  • Develop an integration strategy with technical inputs from the International Health and Nutrition Advisor to integrate CMAM programme into the SMoH PHC services in West Kordofan.
  • In coordination with the Logistic department at Kadugli level, develop a clear mechanism for supplying needed health and nutrition program supplies to health facilities in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • Support the process of sector integration in the West Kordofan programme
  • Take a lead role in identifying potential local health and nutrition implementing partner and support them in capacity building and program implementation.

 

Representation

  • Do active networking with health and nutrition stakeholders such as SMoH, WHO, WFP and UNICEF.
  • Participate in the health and nutrition coordination meetings at state level and represent Concern in technical meetings as needed.
  • Represent Concern in technical health and nutrition missions conducted by stakeholders and UN agencies.

 

Training

  • Take lead in the planning and execution of training programs for Concern and SMOH staff.
  •  Provide support supervision and on job training of the health and nutrition teams.
  • Contribute to the development of training tools/guidelines/standards to improve program quality and outcome.
  • Capacity building of the field staff through technical updates, training opportunities, exchange visits, literature sharing, etc.

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Take a lead role in the regular monitoring of the West Kordofan health and nutrition programs and provide support supervision as needed.
  • Responsible for collection, collation and dissemination of data from the Concern supported health facilities.
  • Facilitate learning, documentation and sharing of experience/learning of PHC, CMAM and IYCF within the operation areas.
  • Contribute to the development of programme database and maintain statistical database of programme figures for all the program sites.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports highlighting programme achievement, challenges and plans and submit them to the his/her line managers on regular and timely manner.
  • Compile information collected from various programme areas to produce monthly narrative reports.
  • Be responsible for collation and submission of monthly report to UN agencies and line ministry (SMOH).

 

Management

  • Participate in recruitment for nutrition staff in the programme areas.
  • Conduct  performance development reviews (PDR) for staff line managed(if any)
  • Cover the International Health and Nutrition Advisor’s role on his/her absence.
  • Help collate yearly leave plan for health and nutrition staff and arrange coverage where necessary.

 

Other Duties:

  • Perform any other duties as directed/ or requested by the line managers.

 

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Liberia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • Qualified medical doctor or nurse with a postgraduate qualification in community/public health with management skills (human resources, clinical supervision and health services management on the humanitarian emergency projects.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health.
  • At least 3 years work experience in humanitarian field in relevant technical disciplines and in coordination position.
  • Knowledge of OFDA/ECHO/UNICEF/CHF/WFP/WHO procedures and familiar with their approach and strategies.
  • Project Management skills, including financial planning and documentation;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, good reporting and communication skills are required;
  • Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;
  • Good interpersonal skills to work effective with different stakeholders including different communities in the target areas, humanitarian actors, service providers, local and national authorities;
  • Excellent organizational, team building and participatory training skills and experience is required, as well as ability to work as part of a team;
  • Previous working experience in West Kordofan will be an asset.
  • Proved qualification in Health sector trainings and capacity building; including on job coaching.

 

Desirable

  • Strong collaborator with effective inter-personal and analytic skills
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and handle workload.

 

 


Competencies

Essential Character

Essential Skills

Preferred competencies:

  • Personal integrity
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation and timliness
  • Understanding Others
  • Managing Impact
  • Development Orientation
  • Effective Communication
  • Thoroughness
  • Language Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Writing Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Relationship building Skills
  • Capacity building

 

 

  • Negotiation skills
  • Flexibility.

 

 

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s

 

Core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

                           

To apply: Please, submit a cover letter ,CV detailing your experience, skills and qualifications, a telephone contact number and two professional references to www.sudanjob.net

Concern is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Concern Worldwide visit our website at http://www.concern.net




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