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Technical Consultant - Nutrition

Gurgaon (India)

  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Gurgaon (India)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-30

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Job id : 170143 Apply by: 30 Jul 2021 Relevant Sectors Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
JOb Description: Technical consultant
 
Job Title
Technical Consultant - Nutrition
Reporting to
Sr. Manager- Project Office(Delhi)
Department
Programme and Policy
No. of Positions
One
Location
Gurgaon, Haryana
Working closely with Gurgaon District Administration
Contract Period
Till March 2022
 
Background:
Save the Children is a leading independent child rights organization that fights for children's rights and delivers immediate and lasting improvement to children's lives worldwide. Save the Children, founded in 1919 as a response to the condition in Europe immediately following the First World War, is a federation of 29 members with similar vision, mission, and values for children, working in more than 120 countries to form a truly international movement for children.  Save the Children, Bal Raksha Bharat is the 28th independent member of the International Save the Children Alliance. Save the Children in India works on 5 core themes: Health & Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Child Poverty and Resilience in collaboration with the Government, civil society organizations, and the community across 12 states and has reached over 3 million children across India.
Function:
Programme & Policy covers Programme Implementation, Thematic Expertise (technical knowledge in areas of specialization), and Policy & Programme Impact (advocacy, research, monitoring & evaluation, and quality). The function links grass-roots work with policy changes at the highest level, and manages an ecosystem of partnerships including, but not limited to, community organizations, donors, peer organizations, academic institutions, media, and the state.
Role Purpose:
S/he would be responsible for implementation of the project deliverables in the project geography (Gurugram district). S/he is overall responsible for providing managerial leadership in health & nutrition focused on strengthening & capacitating government system on anthropometry, growth monitoring, prevention & management of acute malnutrition, counselling & linkage to facility based management of children and also advocating with the district officials for mobilized commitments and resources for continuation of essential nutrition services during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and ensure that the envisioned outcome of the project are accomplished with quality programming and contributing to the success of organizational strategy & breakthroughs.
Main responsibilities:
  • Support in the planning and implementation of project activities in the targeted geography.
  • Overall responsibility for capacity building of AWWs on MIYCN, growth monitoring, prevention & management of acute malnutrition.
  • Establish and strengthen relationship with District, Block and Field level officials of health, ICDS department.
  • Facilitating convergence meeting between, ICDS, health department & Save the Children.
  • Analyzing field level nutrition related data & develop reports for review and monitoring
  • Participate and contribute in the development of district level operational plans, including budget. Contribute in the planning of bi-annual, quarterly and monthly plans.
  • Consolidate case studies, documents and provide timely and quality reports.
  • Providing supportive supervision & mentoring to frontline workers (AWWs).
  • Ensure compliance with SC BR’s policies and practices, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Undertake appropriate additional responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.
Measures of Performance (<5)
  • Quality and quantity of Project / programme implementation
  • Efficiency and quality of reports / documents generated under the project
  • Quality of PIP and compliance of work plan and cash flow
Approval Authority (<5):
For budgetary authority and similar matters, refer to Scheme of Delegation
Reporting:
  • Direct (solid-line) to (administrative): State Program Manager
  • Matrix (dotted-line) to (functional):
  • Direct reports (line management responsibility if any): None
Key relationships: (Internal & External stakeholders)
  • Internal Stakeholders (collaborates with): Multi Thematic & multi- functional team at Project Office level,hub level & NSO level.
  • External Stakeholders : Government departments, CSOs, Govt. Schools, academia in the state, consortium partners, children & their families.
Qualifications
 
Essential
(Required)
Desirable
(Asset)
Experience
>07 years of relevant experience with a reputed national / international NGO/reputed resource agency in Nutrition programming & projects
Background & knowledge on Nutrition programming & services in public health system .
Qualifications
 
Qualification in any medical discipline MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BDS with experience in nutrition programming
OR
Master in Public health/ Epidemiology/ Health Administration/ Health Management/ Social work   from a recognised university is essential.
 
Skills & Knowledge
Technical
  • Understanding of ICDS and health system, policies and key government schemes.
  • Understanding about Child Rights and Protection framework, laws & legislations, trends -and development
  • Understanding of policy and child rights environment
  • Understanding on nutrition programming
  • Demonstrated ability in working in the area of helath and nutrition
  • Understanding of civil society’s role in the state on child rights
  • Experience of partnership management with NGOs & consortium partners and demonstrated government collaboration
  • Proven collaborative work with the state/district governments.
Behavioral
  • Strong commitment to the aims and objectives of Save the Children
  • Child Safeguarding and respect for women & community
  • Demonstrated ability in working and dealing with Children
  • Proven project management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Innovative and adaptive
  • Excellent Writing skills with more than average knowledge on MS Office & Excel package
  • Presentation & communicating with impact
  • Networking
  • Team Player & leader
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work irregular hours when the job needs (such as for events, in emergency response times etc)
 
 
Disclaimers:
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles
  • Recruitment and selection procedures, which include rigorous background checks, reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse
  • Save the Children aims to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. Women candidates are encouraged to apply. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.
  • Child Safeguarding level required/ appropriate for the role: Level 3
Job level
Statement
Level 1
 
The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work; therefore a police check will not be mandatory unless the content or location of the role changes, in which case the Child Safeguarding level will be reviewed.
Level 2
 
Either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required.
Level 3
The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
 
Please apply and share your resumes on recruitment@savethechildren.in latest by July 30, 2021. 
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