Nutrition Officer
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

 


 Salary: $700-$1000
 Applicants: Females are strongly encouraged to apply
 Section/Unit: Health & Nutrition
 Grade Level: 8B
 Supervisor: Senior Nutrition Officer
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum-Mayo
 Duration: 3 Months with possibility of extension
 Closing Date: 06 Dec 2022

 
 Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has re-registered in Sudan after leaving in 2009. The program is in start-up phase, in time for a global call for agencies to rapidly scale up in Sudan against a deteriorating humanitarian and economic situation; there are 9.3m people in need.

 

Main Purpose of Job:

  • Overall responsibility and management of IRC Nutrition program in Khartoum Mayo clinic. 
  • Training and capacity building of IRC team members in the Primary Health Care Centers 
  • Support and capacity building of the local partners and communities.


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Program Management 

  • Manage and supervise all IRC Nutrition activities in Mayo.
  • Ensure that staff abides with IRC\MoH protocol, and guidelines.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of all Nutrition activities as raised in coordination with Senior Nutrition Officer and MoH in Jabal Awlia locality level.
  • Take lead of the IRC nutrition team and prepare work plans / schedules for nutrition activities.
  • Anticipate program needs to ensure that all Nutrition supplies are procured in a timely fashion and in coordination with Senior Nutrition officer at Khartoum.
  • Assist with logistical support such as the preparation of relevant Nutrition tools and needed equipment for the program. 
  • Co-ordinate nutrition activities with the other IRC health, WASH, ERD, and other related sectors as relevant to ensure nutrition is integrated. 
  • Monitor the progress of all malnourished children in the CMAM program through standard indicators (morbidities and mortalities, referrals, cured, defaulters, and discharge of children).
  • Ensure the referral of all severely malnourished children to the SCs or hospitals. Always encourage mothers to take their children to the SC and always work with the team to find solutions to problems that prevent mothers to do so. Should the circumstance allowed for keeping severely malnourished in the TSFP, the child should be closely monitored in OTP.
  • Identify problems and constraints of the program and recommend appropriate solutions. Report any difficulties in program implementation to the to the Khartoum Senior Nutrition Officer\Medical Doctor.
  • Organize monthly meetings with team at the center to discuss work progress, constraints, and recommendations.
  • Advise on disciplinary procedures for staff, when necessary, in conjunction with the medical Doctor and Khartoum Senior Nutrition Officer.
  • Keep the Khartoum Senior Nutrition Officer appraised of all activities taking in the program site to ensure regular communication.
  • Ensure proper storage of therapeutic foods and distribution to the beneficiaries.

Staff Training:

  • Identify training needs for Nutrition staffs at the center and respond by implementing training where appropriate in liaison with Senior Nutrition Officer.
  • Devise and plan nutrition-oriented training program for other IRC sectors, in co-ordination with the Khartoum Nutrition Officer.
  • Provide technical support where necessary to IRC national partner which support Nutrition program in coordination with Senior Nutrition Officer.
  • Attend any other training as recommended.

Health Education

  • Ensure that appropriate health and nutrition education is provided to and understood by all mothers/ beneficiaries with particular focus on mothers of malnourished children. 
  • Organize community nutrition education sessions in coordination with the nutrition and community health volunteers’ teams.

Analysis of statistics and Report Writing

  • Provide weekly\monthly progress reports and statistics for the TSFP\OTP and all Nutrition activities and liaise regularly with the Senior Nutrition Officer on the progress of the program. 
  • Analyze the monthly TSFP and OTP statistics and interpret and compare it with standard indicators 
  • Document all population/beneficiaries target figures, catchment areas for different Nutrition activities. 
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of the program’s activities.
  • Assist in providing information for donor reports and proposal writing.

Liaison

  • Co-ordinate all IRC nutrition works in partnership with the MoH, WFP, UNICEF, and any other implementing partners in the field. 
  • Work closely with MoH Nutrition department at the locality and provide capacity building for them. 

General

  • cooperate with other members of the IRC team and develop a good working relationship with the fellow colleagues.
  • To maintain confidentiality and enhance IRC’s reputation by acting in a professional and responsible manner.
  • To carry out any other duties as assigned by Mayo Clinic Medical Doctor and the Senior Nutrition Officer.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

 

  • Education: University degree in Nutrition or a related field
  • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years previous work experience in Nutrition program.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven experience in implementation of CMAM program
  • Experience on CMAM data analysis and/or data management
  • Very good analytical and reporting skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good social skills and ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. 

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Good competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Language Skills: Fluent in English and Arabic


Standard of Professional Conduct:

 

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others. 

 

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity:

 

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.




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