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.

 Direct Reports: Nutrition supervisors and seconded technical staff at health facility level
 Liaises with: Wash Officers, Food Security and Livelihood Officer and State Ministry of Health staff.
 Grade Level: D5 - Gross salary USD 649
 Supervisor: Area Manager, South Kordofan
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Al Abasiyya, South Kordofan state
 Duration: Fixed term (contract)
 Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020

 
 Background:

Job Purpose

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 the localities coveted by Concern operations in South Kordofan State; including managing day-to-day activities, documentation, monitoring, and evaluation. Work closely with the National Health and Nutrition Coordinator and acting when he is not on the ground. Provide training support to nutrition workforce in South Kordofan and provide timely response in emergencies.

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Technical support and Management
  • Work closely with the  Roving Health & Nutrition Coordinator to ensure 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 Concern supported health facilities.
  • Ensure adherence to the current SAM management protocols in OTP/TSFP sites
  • Help with activity verification and monitoring (stock and program quality) at supported facilities to ensure smooth, high-quality program implementation
  • Facilitate coordination meetings, advocacy meetings, and awareness-raising sessions at the community level, together with community health promoters
  • Assist the Roving Health & Nutrition Coordinator to prepare project teams weekly and monthly work plans.
  • Collect and compile project data regularly to submit to the Roving Health & Nutrition Coordinator, including case studies, success stories, and photographs of facilities.
  • Provide regular updates on inventory of medical and non-medical items supported by the project (information/data collected through monitoring visits)
  • Attend external meetings if/when assigned to represent  Concern Worldwide
  • Ensure program targets are met using indicator/activity tracking table
  • Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on standard procedures (national and international guidelines)
  • Take lead in the planning and execution of training programs for Concern and SMOH staff.
  •  Provide support supervision and on-job training of the nutrition teams.
  • Ensure the community-based activities such as EPI, nutrition screening, nutrition education, and defaulter tracing are done properly
  • Take lead in the planning and execution of training programs for Concern and SMOH staff.
  •  Provide support supervision and on-job training of the nutrition teams.

 

  1. Coordination and Representation
  • Do active networking with nutrition stakeholders such as SMoH, WHO, WFP and UNICEF.
  • 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.

 

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  • Take a lead role in the regular monitoring of the nutrition programs and provide regular supportive supervision to nutrition services.
  • Responsible for collection, collation and dissemination of data from the Concern supported nutrition services/facilities.
  • Facilitate learning, documentation and sharing of experience/learning of PHC, CMAM, CMAM surge and IYCF within the operation areas.
  • Contribute to the development of programme databases 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 his/her line managers on regular and timely manner.
  • Compile information collected from various programme areas to produce monthly narrative reports.

 

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.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education

  • 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

Other duties

  • The above duties will be prioritised by the manager in consultation with the post-holder. The post-holder may be asked to re-organise their work to help Concern respond to changes in type or extent of need. This would be done in a way consistent with the purposes of the post and in consultation with the post-holder.

 

Confidentiality:

  • Except in the normal duties of work, information relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide must not be disclosed to another person or organisation without authorisation.

 

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

Or hard copy to HAC office in South Kordofan state

 

  • Concern is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Only short-listed candidates will have been contacted for the interview. To find out more about Concern Worldwide visit our website at http://www.concern.net

 

 

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organizational 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 organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization 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.




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