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Health and Nutrition Coordinator - Yemen

Yemen (Yemen)

  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Yemen (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-20

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Job Summary:

The Health and Nutrition Coordinator is a core member of the Crisis Response Team and is one of the first staff members on the ground in humanitarian emergencies. Responsible for developing and leading technical programming, and play a critical role in ensuring the organization’s emergency programming is responsive to the needs of disaster-affected populations. Ensure humanitarian activities are evidence-based and adhere to technical standards for the field. As circumstances demand, engage at all stages of an emergency, from the initial acute phase through to transition and recovery, and will support technical programs from assessment and conception through close-out and evaluation. The position is based in Mokha, Taiz Governorate, Yemen.

Accountabilities:

  • Deploy and lead the organization’s humanitarian efforts in the Health and Nutrition sector in emergencies, from conception through implementation and onward to the transition phase, ensuring programming exceeds established quality criteria and technical standards.
  • Conduct Health & Nutrition assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities.
  • Provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations.
  • Assess municipal infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, identify support needs, service gaps, and opportunities for partnership.
  • Assist with resource mobilization by designing, drafting, and reviewing concept notes and technical proposals for emergency operations and related programming, as required.
  • Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend national and regional cluster meetings.
  • Work with operations staff and partners to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the organization’s pharmaceutical supply-chain management protocols.
  • Manage emergency program budgets, as assigned, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis.
  • Determine staffing needs for emergency programming, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and home office technical staff, as necessary.
  • Manage field personnel supporting emergency programming.
  • During startup and launch phase, management and technical oversight of program teams.
  • Liaise with HQ sector advisors for strategic purposes and technical support

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to deploy to the field to austere and/or insecure locations with minimal infrastructure or amenities.
  • Demonstrable experience designing and leading technical assessments using proven and effective methodologies and/or cultural practices; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation desired.
  • Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs, including budget development.
  • Knowledge of US Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) proposal guidelines essential.
  • Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere standards and Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Experience coordinating complex programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead desirable.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and Arabic.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope that require analysis and in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Networks with key internal and external personnel.
  • Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Determines methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
  • Serves as team lead and may supervise other lower level personnel.
  • Reports to the Deputy Crisis Response Coordinator/Head of Programs.
  • Serves as team lead and may supervise other lower level personnel.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.
  • For technical specialties in health and nutrition a Medical Degree (MD) or Registered Nurse (RN) with experience in primary health care and acute malnutrition response, or related technical field required.
  • Master or other advanced degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Typically requires 5-8 leading complex on site emergency response projects and/or programs experience in managing emergencies, including first-phase response operations.
  • Significant background in managing humanitarian response initiatives, as well as community-based emergencies.
  • Knowledge and application of Office of US Foreign Disaster (OFDA) and US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM) preferred.
  • Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs, including budget development. Knowledge of USAID/OFDA proposal guidelines essential.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.
  • Demonstrable experience designing and leading technical assessments using methodologies such as SMART and SQUEAC; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation preferred.
  • Familiar with and abide by Red Cross/Non-Government Organization (NGO) Code of Conduct.
  • Experience coordinating complex programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead preferred.
  • Breadth of geographic experience preferred.
  • Programming in emergencies, including first-phase response operations; breadth of geographic experience preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.

Travel Requirements:

  • 25% to 50% to Aden office

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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