15-963: Nutrition Program Manager

Monrovia

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

This is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa. Throughout the outbreak in West Africa, WHO, CDC, INGOs and other local and international organizations have responded. On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the current Ebola outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). International Medical Corps has established Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Liberia. In addition, IMC has established a training collaborative to build core competencies for all staff deployed to Ebola ETUs. The training programs include theory, simulation and onsite supervised clinical practice. Mobile Support Teams will be established to support in-service training and quality assurance throughout various ETUs and healthcare facilities. As the Ebola response transitions away from an ETU-focus, IMC has established Screening and Referral Units (SRUs) at the health facilities in Bong and Montserrado Counties, with more planned. The SRUs screen all patients, visitors, and staff entering the hospital or outpatient department in order to identify and refer to the ETU anyone with Ebola-suspect symptoms. Additionally the SRU program provides triage/isolation infrastructure (from temporary to semi-permanent to permanent facilities) and rehabs or inputs new WASH infrastructure necessary for safe functioning of the triage and isolation unit and maintenance of Infection Prevention and Control standards.

JOB SUMMARY

• Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director of Programs, the Nutrition Program Manager will be responsible to provide technical support and supervision to the nutrition program in Margibi, including current project management, closeout and possible project extension as well as pursuing additional program development opportunities. More precisely, the Nutrition Program Manager will be in charge of:

• ???Supervise Nutrition Activities in Margibi County

• Project cycle management for the nutrition program in Margibi

• Review program budgets and procurement plans and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget and procurement in regards to expenditure

• Meeting the program objectives in health facilities and outreach sites with nutrition programs

• Identify existing project implementation gaps and address any issues with partners, donors and stakeholders

• Supervise 7 staff members including performance reviews in collaboration with HR and ensure that standards and protocols are adhered to

• Manage small partner sub grant with a local NGO

• Coordinate with the national Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other national/provincial level actors to facilitate the timely implementation of projects and objectives, ensure program design address the needs and priorities of the country

• Capacity building

• Assess training needs of nutrition staff, develop a training program for staff in order to address any gaps

• Staff recruitment, evaluation and coaching on technical components of CMAM and IYCF programs for IMC staff, county staff, Health facility staff including community health volunteers

• Ensure supervision visits and regular meetings with the county health team and UNICEF are realized

• Reporting and program development

• Analyze data from nutrition programs and provide inputs to be used for quality assessment and improvements in overall program quality

• Timely and high quality reporting, both internal and external, of program activities, together with a critical analysis of indicators including SPHERE standards

• Mentoring the county health team to ensure that the national nutrition database is accurate and completed in a timely fashion

• Identifying and propose development of new programs and extension of existing programs

• Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of malnutrition, including food security and ensuring that future IMC projects is addressing these underlying causes

• Represent IMC and partnership development

• Participate in monthly national nutrition coordination meetings

• The distribution to partners of information collected locally

• Work closely with county health team in Margibi to make sure program indicators are met

• Maintain existing partnerships

Additional Tasks:

• Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

• Master's degree in Nutrition/Nursing with a previous field experience in nutrition with at least one successful CMAM/IMAM project management experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years CMAM/IMAM experience

• Experience working and coordinating with county or district health teams

• Recognized capacity to work in a complex environment with different levels of coordination, excellent diplomatic communication, and organizational skills and ability to work independently

• Supervision and team management experience

• Strategic thinking and analytical skills

• Strong communication and leadership skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriate to questions senior managers and headquarters staff, counterparts, senior government leaders and donors

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Monrovia
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-20

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