Consultant, Nutritionist at International Medical Corps

 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.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Consultant, Nutritionist Scope of WorkThe Nutritionist is responsible for leading the WFP nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International Medical Corps nutrition program activities within in its WFP food assistance program in Nigeria. The Coordinator must can organize and support all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the Ministry of Health, other international and national agencies, and donors.The Nutritionist will be responsible for ensuring that the nutrition activities are implemented in line with the ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines. Additionally, the Nutritionist will work closely with the Country Director and Emergency Program Coordinator to provide input into proposal development and country level strategies as required.Essential TaskLead on nutrition assessments and surveys in existing and in potential new areas for program expansion in North East Nigeria and feed assessments results into proposalsCoordinate nutrition and food security/ assistance programs implementation ensuring targets and indicators on all active projects are constantly monitored to avoid deviationWork with the Emergency Program Coordinator and Country Director to identify existing project implementation gaps and actively identify and pursue new opportunities for nutrition and food security programming especially areas in North East NigeriaAssess the training needs of nutrition staff; develop a training program to meet these needs; conduct nutrition training for project nutrition staff and MOH counterparts implementing nutrition programs, focusing on all aspects of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), IYCF, food security, etcEstablish and strengthen nutrition monitoring activities and train nutrition staff (IMC, MOH, and local NGO) in case detection and referral mechanismsConduct and train nutrition staff on surveys including SMART surveys, causal analysis, and other assessments of nutritional status of target groups.Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition and food security programs conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelinesMonitor program impact and ensure that program data is valid and relevant, and used to inform program development.Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of malnutrition and ensuring that the IMC project is addressing these underlying causesDemonstrated understanding of multi-sectoral approach to malnutrition and ensuring that nutrition project beneficiaries are linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as appropriateActively participate and represent International Medical Corps in nutrition and food security sector coordination forums, discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition and food security sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activitiesCoordinate International Medical Corps’s nutrition and food security response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors including donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.Actively participate in development of emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, apply new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR, ensure that standards and protocols are adhered toReview and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expendituresEnsure equitable allocation of human, material and financial resourcesCoordinate very closely with logistics to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies.Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projectsCompliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive 

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