ERT – Nutrition Manager
LocationField based position in Juba, South Sudan.
Starting Date & Initial Contract Details
As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months. Based in Juba, with frequent travel, often for extended periods, to work in any of the states within the Republic of South Sudan. Working and living conditions may be very basic and require great resilience. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.
Implement project activities geared towards achieving nutrition programme objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality through provision of essential nutrition services across South Sudan.
The Emergency Response Team (ERT) responds to nutrition emergencies arising from elevated malnutrition rates and other aggravating factors e.g. population displacements and food insecurity within South Sudan.
Key Activity Areas
- Responsible for the implementation, management, and support of the CMAM programme.
- Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision, and support of the assigned nutrition field interventions in line with the activity plan and time frame of the project proposal.
- Conduct regular supervision in the nutrition clinic sites to support staff with on the job training.
- Provide training for local staff in line with the international and South Sudan nutrition guidelines.
- Carry out assessments to locations with newly identified emergency needs and report back to Juba.
- Support integration of nutrition services with available health, WASH, psychosocial (PSS), protection interventions. Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
- Oversee the process of data collection, collation, and dissemination to meet the requirements.
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports.
- Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects, and/or donor proposals.
- Assist the Project Manager to manage and oversee the assigned local nutrition team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. The team may include certified health staff (e.g. medical assistants, nurses, community health workers), other nutrition staff (e.g. nutrition assistants, defaulter tracers), and support staff (e.g. cooks, cleaners, guards).
- Hold regular meetings with the assigned nutrition team, reviewing team and objectives, ensuring team members are kept informed of issues to their work and providing an opportunity for feedback.
- Ensure the assigned nutrition team members receive supervision, coaching, mentoring, and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding.
- Promote the health and security of the nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace, and healthy living conditions and practices.
- Assist in the recruitment of local field staff within the intervention location following all HR policies of Medair and the Government of South Sudan.
- Work with the Project Manager and Nutrition Managers to manage finances within the field location.
- Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the intervention team, ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Communication and Coordination
- Maintain appropriate, regular, transparent, and supportive communication structures with the
assigned nutrition team, Medair in-country health and nutrition managers and advisors and other
relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local & national government, NGOs, etc).
- Represent Medair at local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies, & NGOs.
- Manage the correct and timely ordering of needed stocks and supplies to the field location in
coordination with the Project Manager. Liaise with field logisticians and manage all stocks within the
field location ensuring proper stock keeping records and requisition procedures are in place.
- Monitor expiration dates of all stocks in the field location to ensure timely use.
- Support the nutrition team in intervention planning in line with nutrition intervention check-list.
- Promote and use the Medair intranet, ensuring that all standardised formats and guidelines are used.
- Implement, within operational constraints, policies and standards relating to health service delivery
including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines and other good practice.
- Participate in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions to keep up with changing
trends, new guidelines and best practices.
Team Spiritual Life
- Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
- Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich
spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
- Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.
This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.
- Degree in nutrition.
- Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
What is the ROC and why is it required?
- 2 years of post-qualification experience in humanitarian work implementing CMAM programmes.
- Experience working in a nutrition programme in a developing country, in a humanitarian context.
- Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and
local authorities. Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
- Passionate about serving the most vulnerable. Willingness to support others and to share workload.
- Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.
All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.