Vacancy for Nutrition Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Program Management & DevelopmentParticipate in the development of nutrition sector budgets and following up on their effective implementation.Develop nutrition sector work plans for all the IRC nutrition grants. Supervise and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of nutrition project activities MMC/JERE and Konduga in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines.Conduct nutritional surveillance in the programme sites, including host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs)based on agreed methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, SMART, LQAS, SQUEAC and other rapid methods.Work with the field based nutrition staff and community health Volunteers to establish, implement and monitor community based management of acute malnutrition activities, coupled with patient follow up, referrals and education for their better management at community level.Coordinate with other IRC departments and implementing partners to develop training curricula and implementation plans for community Health Volunteers(CHV’s).Assist in response and management of any nutrition emergencies e.g. acute food shortages and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.Promote mother infant and young child feeding best practices in various health facilities.Oversee implementation and integration of comprehensive growth monitoring program/Mass MUAC screenings at community level and report accordingly.Participate actively in execution of operational research and Documentation of Best Nutrition practices in various health facilities/Outreach sites if need be.Participate actively in planned programme Rapid Nutrition assessment,nutrition surveys and KAP Assessments.Monitoring and supervising both IRC and MOH staff seconded to IRC to ensure work is performed efficiently.Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.Oversee continuous training programs for the nutrition staff as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget.Review personnel issues and concerns of nutrition staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions.Participate in recruitment of nutrition staff as appropriate.·         Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the Nutrition Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and HQ Technical Unit·         Monitor the purchase and use of materials, equipment and supplies·         Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of  projects against program objectives and IRC’s Program Framework·         Identify opportunities for program developmentStaff Management·         Recruit national staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department·         Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the Protection program·         Supervise the nutrition staff directly, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met·         Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to nutrition staff, and ensure all nutrition staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation·         Overall responsibility for Nutrition team’s timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities·         Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly·         Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities·         Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise·         Ensure nutrition staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and ProceduresTechnical Monitoring and Program Quality·         Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC nutrition programming activities·         Ensure that nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO/UNICEF·         Ensure that all nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices·         Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all nutrition programs in line with IRC guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements·         Ensure appropriate follow-up and decision-making on data relevant to IRC nutrition programs·         Ensure good coordination with the health teams and with the Nutrition, Health, and iCCM Coordinator·         Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary·         Conduct nutritional surveillance in the programme sites, including host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs)based on agreed methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, SMART, LQAS, SQUEAC and other rapid methodsGrants Management and Reporting·         Manage and oversee all the protection grants; develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for all projects·         Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings·         Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required·         Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resourcesRepresentation & Coordination·         Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including Ministry of Health,community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination·         Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate·         Attend the nutrition coordination meetings or represent the IRC in other relevant forums

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