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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: 825 USD - 1,054 USD
 Liaise with: Health and Nutrition Advisor, WASH Advisor, Food Security and Livelihood Officers and State Ministry of Health staff.
 Section/Unit: Programme
 Grade Level: F
 Supervisor: Programme Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Muglad, West Kordofan State with frequent travel to localities within West Kordofan .
 Duration: 24 Months
 Closing Date: 22 July 2021

 
 Background:

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will take a leading role in coordinating the BRICK 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, Capacity building of health workers and community volunteers, ensuring project activities related to contstruction and rehabilitation in health facilities are implemented accordingly.  Assign or 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 Programme Manager, 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 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.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  1. 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 necessary.
  1. 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.

 

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

 


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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