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Nutrition Cluster Co-Lead Coordinator

Juba (South Sudan)

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

working closely with the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Ministry of Health (MoH) counterparts & the Strategic Advisory Group to provide leadership to the South Sudan Nutrition Cluster. You’ll be involved in key decision-making & help facilitate coherent, effective emergency responses to nutrition crises.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Identifying & engaging partners in South Sudan (International NGOs, national NGOs, civil society) who can effective respond to nutritional crises.
  • Supporting coordination mechanisms between humanitarian nutrition partners at national & sub-national levels.
  • Leading & supporting the development of Nutrition Cluster strategies, including the Consolidated Appeal & Contingency Plans.
  • Identifying the cluster’s advocacy messages & reinforcing these with the appropriate stakeholders & decision makers.
  • Strengthening coordination with the Food Security & Livelihoods, WASH, Health & Education clusters.
  • Supporting State Nutrition Cluster Focal Points & nutrition partners in their nutrition needs.

Does this description fit you?

You have deep experience managing Nutrition emergencies

  • You have a Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Medical Science, or related technical field.
  • You have 3-5 years’ experience working in complex nutrition emergencies, conducting rapid assessments & then establishing appropriate rapid response plans.
  • You are comfortable working in insecure, resource-poor settings & designing interventions within the Nutrition Cluster. You are familiar with core humanitarian principles & the transformative agenda.
  • You’re technically very knowledgeable with a sound understanding of CMAM programming for severe & moderately acute malnutrition, SMART methodology, & nutrition data systems (Epi-Info, ENA, Access, Excel etc).

Your communication skills set you apart

  • You pride yourself on your ability to build strong working relationships with a wide range of personalities & representatives from diverse stakeholders.
  • You are able to remain calm, focused & diplomatic in difficult situations. You understand that it requires patience to effectively influence colleagues, partners & other actors but that this will ultimately lead to more impactful programming.

Your work style yields results

  • You pay attention to small details & enjoy link anecdotal feedback with empirical evidence. You can make complex technical issues meaningful to diverse audiences.
  • You recognize the importance of following through on issues that are brought to your attention & ensure that decisions are communicated to all involved in clear, unambiguous language.

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  • Organization: ACF - Action against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-31

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