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Nutrition Officer
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.


 Section/Unit: Programme
 Grade Level: D 558 US dollars to 679 US dollars based on experience.
 Supervisor: Project Manager.
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Abjubeiha, South Kordofan State.
 Duration: February 1, 2021 - November 30, 2023
 Closing Date: 29 Jan 2022

 
 Background:

The Nutrition Officer will provide effective implementation, coordination and supervision of nutrition interventions with the aim of improving the nutritional status of vulnerable groups in South Kordofan State of Sudan in the Kaduguli , Abassiya, Gadeer, Alleri and Talodi Localities ; including managing day to day activities, documentation, monitoring and evaluation. Work closely with the National Nutrition Technical Advisor Provide training support to nutrition workforce in South Kordofan and provide timely response in emergencies.


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision of the nutrition program implementation in the health facilities and in the field, Organize and coordinate the nutrition teams.
  • Assist the National Health and Nutrition Coordinator to provide technical support to nutrition teams in the supported health facilities and the implementation of essential nutrition services: Outpatient Therapeutic Program, Supplementary Feeding Program, infant and young child feeding, micronutrient supplementation, community mobilization and other preventive services.
  • Support training of Community Nutrition Volunteers and other potential partners in all aspects of essential nutrition services.
  • Organize and conduct nutrition and health education sessions at the facilities and in the community and liaising with SMOH nutrition staff and community members to monitor IYCF activities in Project Operational areas.
  • Oversee and participate in routine and mass screening, registration and admission of children in the nutrition programs.
  • Establish and operate community mobilization and referral system for nutrition services. Create referral links for access to other services beneficial to the beneficiaries but not provided in the CONCERN supported nutrition program.
  • Liaise with CONCERN partners to explore opportunities for integration and effective working.
  • Strength planning, Monitoring and logistics systems with regards to nutrition activities.
  • Monitor nutrition supplies in the distribution sites and CONCERN warehouses and liaise with finance and logistics officers to ensure that stocks are ordered and delivered on time.
  • Assist the National Health and Nutrition Coordinator in monitoring the nutrition situation in CONCERN’s operation areas, including participating in nutrition assessments, surveillance and program reviews and ensuring equality of these activities as required.
  • Ensure that all program components meet humanitarian standards.
  • Supervise, appraise and identify staff training needs.
  • Prepare the different formal reports through the nutrition report templates and as per approved procedures and maintain accurate records.
  • Assist the National Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the timely report preparation and submission.
  • Assist in the development of training materials and modules.
Representation
  • Do active networking with nutrition stakeholders such as SMoH, WHO, WFP and UNICEF in the absence of National Health Coordinator.
  • Participate in the nutrition coordination meetings at state level and represent CONCERN in technical meetings as needed.
  • Represent CONCERN in technical nutrition missions conducted by stakeholders and UN agencies.

Management

  • Conduct performance development reviews (PDR) for staff line managed(if any)
  • Cover the International Health and Nutrition Coordinator role on his/her absence.
  • Help collate yearly leave plan for health facility nutrition staff in coordination with SMOH and arrange coverage where necessary.

Other Duties:

Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Take a lead role in the regular monitoring of the South Kordofan health and nutrition programs in Abassiya Locality and provide regular supportive supervision to health facilities.
  • 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.

Other Duties:

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

Accountability

Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Concern Worldwide Value.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Job Requirements

  • A degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or any other related disciplines (Nursing, Public Health) with At least three (3) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in an emergency context.

Job related Experiences

  • Knowledge and experience in MoH systems at State level and working with and through local partners
  • Knowledge and experience in community based nutrition services; including an understanding of the community strategy and community level interventions
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.
  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal/communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written Arabic and English.
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications.
Emergency Response:
 
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 Sudan 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.
 
 

Essential Character

Essential Skills

Preferred competencies:

  • Personal integrity
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Understanding Others
  • Managing Impact
  • Development Orientation
  • Effective Communication
  • Thoroughness

 

  • Language Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Writing Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Relationship building Skills
  • Partnership management
  • Capacity building
  • Proposal development
  • M&E systems design
  • Integrated programming
  • Data processing
  • 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, your experience and educational certificates, ID, Birth Certificate, National Number, Contact details for two professional references to Sudan Job  Website.

 

 

 

 

 








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