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.

 Responsible for: Health Officers, Nutrition Officers, field supervisors and second technical staff at health facility level
 Liaising with: Wash Officers, WASH Advisor, Food Security and Livelihood Officer and State Ministry of Health staff.
 Supervisor: Project Manager (BRICK), Muglad Office
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Muglad , West Kordofan
 Closing Date: 05 Dec 2020

 
 Background:

The Mission of Concern Worldwide is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. To achieve this mission we engage in long term development work, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty through our development education and advocacy work. Every Concern staff member has an important role to play in ensuring that this mission is achieved and every employee should be clear about how their own contribution can help the wider organisation achieve its objective.

 

Summary of Job Responsibilities

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will take a lead role in coordinating the West Kordofan health and nutrition program.  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 Concern operation areas, provide training to the health and nutrition field staff, line manage and support Muglad based seconded Health and Nutrition Supervisor and all facility based health  and Nutrition staff, represent Concern in health and nutrition forums and develop partnerships with local government bodies and national NGOs. 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Coordination and Technical Support

  • Coordinate with the Project Manager, Area Managers 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 Muglad 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.

 

Accountability

The Health and Nutrition Advisor is accountable to Project Manager (BRICK) and International Health and Nutrition Advisor for functional and technical performances respectively. Completion of timely and accurate written reports, feedback from area manager and International Health and Nutrition Advisor, Colleagues in programme area and the Region and Partners are the main means of assessing performance.

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 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education

  • University degree in the field of health sciences (Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing or Public Health with at least three years of professional experience with NGOs is a must.

 

Job related Experience required

  • Experience in community based health/nutrition programme
  • Experience in needs assessments, surveillance, surveys, and information management
  • Experience in training, supervision and management of staff
  • Excellent computer skills especially word, excel, and power point. 
  • Ability to communicate and write reports in English is required.
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian work is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of policies and guidelines pertaining to the health and nutrition sectors in Sudan is required. 
  • Ability to travel to field locations with rough roads and extreme weather conditions.

 

Time required in Job to reach effective performance

  • Probation period – 1 month.

Competencies

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

 


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 be submitted through www.sudanjob.net website. 

 

  • 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

HIV & AIDS

Concern Sudan Country Programme is committed to respond to HIV & AIDS and to a supportive working environment for those infected or affected.  Each staff member is required to contribute to achieving this commitment by:

  • Raising awareness and being updated on HIV & AIDS issues
  • Protecting him/herself and colleagues
  • Sharing information with colleagues and avoiding stigma and discrimination

 

P4 & Code of Conduct

CONCERN has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which 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 behaviour expected of them.  In this context, staffs 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 is expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment.   By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. Any breach of this CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of CONCERN Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

 

GENDER

 

CONCERN Worldwide in Sudan recognizes that the establishment of equality of opportunity between men and women is fundamental to both the achievement of fairness and to poverty elimination.

Therefore, each staff member of CONCERN is expected to be sensitive to equality issues in their relationships with colleagues and in their work and to participate in implementation of gender mainstreaming plans, both at the workplace and in programmes

 




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