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Health and Nutrition Programme Manager

Juba (South Sudan)

Position: Health and Nutrition Programme Manager

Location: Upper Nile State (Maban) South Sudan with regular travel to Country office (Juba) and other program sites.

Reports to: South Sudan Country Director.

About RI: Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.

Position Summary:

The Health & Nutrition Manager is responsible for managing all health and nutrition activities within Maban County, Upper Nile State.In addition to the specific duties outlined below, the Health & Nutrition Managerwill be responsible for providing technical support and supervision to the health team and provide technical input, writing and budgetary input for new program design.The Health & Nutrition Manager contributes to and leads in the management of multiple grants in the area.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work closely with the Field Manager and County Director to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently
  • Improve the quality of primary health care (PHC) services delivered at supported facilities throughout the county through priority setting, on-job training, and continuous monitoring
  • Manage donor requirements for data collection and reporting for health and nutrition grants in Maban
  • Develop and establish a work plan for carrying out program deliverables and required activities
  • Monitor program expenditure and regularly liaise with finance staff to address spending issues
  • Actively participate in program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Ensure program targets are met using indicator / activity tracking table
  • Ensure the quality of data through proper entry, cleaning and regular checking and use the data for action on the site
  • Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on standard procedures (national and international guidelines)
  • Ensure the community based activities such as EPI, nutrition screening, health education and defaulter tracing are done properly
  • Actively participate in the identification and management of any disaster or epidemics
  • Build the capacity of national staffs through proper coaching and training
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans for grants
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and annual data and reports to line manager and other relevant agencies
  • Represent RIat the local and state level

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Doctorate Degree of Medicine (preferred)
  • Experience with project planning and grant management (multiple donors)
  • Previous experience with managing nutrition programming (TSFP, OTP) is strongly recommended
  • Senior management experience and/or community development; previous experience in area management.
  • High level of skill in developing, implementing and training others in the tools needed for program cycle management monitoring and review
  • Skilled in, and committed to, community participation/interaction, field visits and presence in program areas
  • Proven financial, logistics and procurement management skills.
  • Practical experience managing staff and programs in insecure locations
  • Well-developed human resource management skills
  • Proven commitment to humanitarian and accountability principals and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems
  • Good communicator with proven diplomacy who has the ability and willingness to engage with all levels of staff and all types of stakeholders
  • Fluent and articulate in spoken local language and able to speak/write in English with clarity and ease.
  • For consideration please submit all of the following: a detailed CV, cover letter, salary history, and a list of 3 previous supervisors (including email address, Skype contact, and telephone number).

We would like to share Relief International's Values with you:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

The closing date for applications is 29 February 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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  • Organization: Relief International
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-29

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