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 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 International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Galmudug, Puntland and Southwest regions) and Banadir implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, and peacebuilding, GBV, Nutrition, education and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Working under the guidance and supervision of the nutrition coordinator, the Nutrition Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of nutrition programs that encompass nutrition surveillance & assessments promotion of maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN); nutrition education & counseling; addressing micronutrient deficiencies; and the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM), in all IRC supported health facilities. He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of public health nutrition performance indicators as per SPHERE/WHO standards in humanitarian settings
- Develop an annual nutrition sector work plan for all the IRC supported health facilities and implementation of IMAM including simplified approaches (the combined protocol, Family MUAC) programs of IRC and local implementing partners as well as nutrition assessments implemented by IRC Somalia.
- Supervise and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of nutrition project activities in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines.
- Conduct nutritional surveillance in the camp based on agreed wide methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, coverage surveys (eSQUEAC) and other rapid methods.
- Coordinate with other IRC departments and implementing partners to develop training curricula and implementation plans.
- Assist in response and management of any nutrition emergencies e.g. acute food shortages and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.
- Promote MIYCN best practices in various health facilities.
- Oversee implementation and integration of comprehensive growth monitoring program
- Participate actively in execution of operational research in various health facilities if need be
- Plan and actively involve the community in marking recognized nutrition related days
- Monitoring and supervising both IRC staffs and those seconded to IRC to ensure work is performed efficiently.
- Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and annual workplans and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
- Oversee continuous training programs for the nutrition staff as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget
- Review personnel issues and concerns of nutrition staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
- Participate in recruitment of nutrition staff as appropriate
- Recommend promotions, disciplinary action of nutrition staff to the nutrition coordinator
Reporting and Coordination:
- Represent IRC in Nutrition Coordination meetings with implementing partners and attend Nutrition cluster and other Nutrition /Health related forums.
- Coordinate with the MoH on nutrition aspects.
- Keep the nutrition coordinator informed of all developments through regular reports
- Compile weekly, monthly reports and donor reports.
- Work with the supply chain team to develop accurate and timely monthly nutrition orders
- Monitor utilization of IRC issued nutrition supplies; monitor and track IRC nutrition sector assets
- Review of all nutrition program purchase requisitions
Finance and grant management
- Prepare spending plans for the program based on the available budget
- Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings, with records of updated expenditure and spending plans
- Ensure adherence to the nutrition program budget by reviewing monthly expenditure
- Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact on budget adherence
- Bachelor’s degree in food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized University.(master’s in public health nutrition preferred)
- A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of IMAM and MIYCN at program management level is required.
- Knowledge in computer statistical packages such as ENA for SMART and basic data analysis skills.
- Experience in designing and implementing nutrition surveys and other methodologies
- Experience in managing a nutrition program in emergencies or among refugee/ displaced populations.
- Excellent written and oral English skills.
How to apply
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