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Nutrition Project Manager - Waat, Jonglei State

Juba (South Sudan)

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Location: Waat, Jonglei State

Contract length: 6 months

The role:

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
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-12

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