Nutrition Project Manager - Waat, Jonglei State
Juba (South Sudan)
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Location: Waat, Jonglei State
Contract length: 6 months
To provide overall leadership and management for Nutrition in the County, Directly Support the county MOH in coordination, planning, monitoring, data collection/management and reporting of nutrition activities in targeted and state within South Sudan. Liaison with other partners in the County and states where SC is working, support to the County and State Emergency Nutrition interventions whose aim is to reduce acute malnutrition prevalence among households through home based care management amongst the under 5' population and strengthen households' resilience to shocks using the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition approach.
Through its years of operations in South Sudan, SC's nutrition programmes have significantly improved the nutrition status of women, children and their families and have recorded significant gains in expanding nutrition programme coverage and responsiveness. Currently, through multiple funding sources, SC supports 76 sites providing community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and plans to extend CMAM throughout the SC-support network of primary health care facilities.
Qualifications and experience
University Degree in Nutrition, Nutritional health or Dietetics related field.
Minimum of 3 years experience in community-based nutrition programming and 2 years in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). 2 to 3 years management experience in an INGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for Nutrition in emergency contexts
Work experience in rural based communities in South Sudan
Good sensitivity to cultural aspects of rural communities will be needed.
Good trainer, facilitator and supervisor
Willingness to work in harsh conditions with minimal basic social services.
A team-player, creative, innovative and able to mobilize diverse resources for results. Achieving quality results and service; Practicing accountability and integrity ; Communicating information effectively
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly, Understanding the Humanitarian Industry, Practicing innovation & creativity
Skills and experience in project/programme monitoring, review and evaluation.
Ability to design and implement capacity building plans and initiatives for staff and partners
Experience and understanding of advocacy work
Strong communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
A good team player and strong capacity building skills
Experience in defining and delivering training programmes
Demonstrable commitment to humanitarian principles and accountability frameworks, especially in working with very vulnerable populations.
Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control managing multiple grants and donors with ability to build staff capacity on budget management
Ability to analyze nutrition information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
Experience of working in an emergency setting
Flexibility and a sense of humour - ability to work, live and thrive under challenging circumstances
Excellent interpersonal communication and team working skills
Fluency in written and spoken English
Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage
Experience working in South Sudan
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- Organization: Save the Children
- Location: Juba (South Sudan)
- Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
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- Closing Date: 2015-10-12