Nutrition Manager 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 the 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 position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Manager

Location: Damboa, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Project Manager is to provide leadership and overall management of International Medical Corps (IMC) Nutrition activities in Damboa LGA, Borno State, with the guidance of Nutrition Coordinator.
  • He/She participates in key decision making for the Nutrition program in the operation area as a member of Nutrition team.
  • Together with Nutrition Coordinator and program staff, he/she participates in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level.
  • The Nutrition PM will be expected to ensure timely, quality, accountable and protection-sensitive delivery of the nutrition intervention in Damboa in line with the national and international guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Overall management of the day-to-day nutrition and nutrition-integrated program activities at Damboa LGA
  • Provide ongoing training for IMC, and SMoH staffs with special emphasis to develop ownership of the program by SMoH staff and build their capacity to sustain the program
  • Coordinate the various program components by ensuring a strong link between Community Outreach, OTP, SC and IYCF
  • Supervise and support the outreach team to implement quality community mobilization for successful outcome of the CMAM program
  • Update the Nutrition Coordinator on the implementation of the CMAM/IYCF-E and Family MUAC approach on weekly basis
  • Conduct joint supportive supervision and capacity assessment of OTP sites with State and LGA nutrition focal persons and incorporate the finding to the monthly progress report
  • Follow up on management of nutrition stocks with the storekeeper/ Pharmacy Officer; monitor rates of consumption and ensure supplies are ordered in a timely manner
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the various components of the program, all medical and nutritional protocols, and their application/OTP/CG services
  • Lead regular nutrition team management meetings
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and statistic reports and an end-of-project final report for submission to the Nutrition Coordinator
  • Ensure all IMC-supported health facilities are equipped with all necessary tools and materials (e.g., MUAC tapes, weighing scales, drugs, RUTF, counselling cards, referral guides)
  • Facilitate delivery of stipends, other payments to the respective CHVs
  • Ensure that distribution lists and records are properly documented, maintained and filed for future reference
  • Participate in writing of donor proposals for nutrition interventions as necessary
  • On delegation, act in the role of Nutrition Coordinator in his absence
  • Participates in Budget/ Pipeline management meetings for the nutrition activities
  • Assist in any other tasks when required
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

Coordination:

  • Pro-actively communicate and coordinate with other IMC teams (program and support functions) to ensure safe, timely, effective and accountable achievement of objectives and targets
  • Represent IMC in meetings relevant to IMC’s Nutrition work in Nigeria, including meetings with partners, donors, government officials and cluster/coordination meetings
  • Ensure IMC’s programming approach is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders at field level
  • Pro-actively liaise and build good rapport with INGO, UN, local authority officials, community representatives, and any other relevant stakeholders in the field contributing to shaping the overall Nutrition strategy of the NE Nigeria response

Administration – Finances, Human Resources, and Logistics:

  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to nutrition program staff regarding their performance
  • Assign tasks among the staff according to the variation in workload, holidays, unplanned absences or illness

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting:

  • Integrate MEAL approaches and activities into program plans and operations, outlining how MEAL will be implemented at each stage of the program cycle
  • Support country MEAL team in establishing MEAL system, data collection tools, and a formal mechanism to capture, monitor, respond to and act on feedback and complaints from communities
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers receive basic communication and complaint handling skills training
  • Ensure their staff know how to receive, record, and refer (to the CBFRM) feedback and complaints should they be approached by a member of the community
  • Ensure their staff know how to provide basic informed consent (explaining what happens to feedback/complaint, timeline, how they can contact IMC, how/when they should receive a response from IMC, rights/limitations regarding anonymous complaints, etc.).
  • Based on findings, lessons, feedback and assessment data generated from MEAL system, identify and utilize the best approaches to provide communities with relevant and actionable life-saving and life-enhancing activities and information.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & 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.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s University Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience in Public Health, Nutrition and Dietetics, Community extension work or any related field
  • MBBS / Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years direct nutrition program work experience and implementation of nutrition intervention programs
  • Understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • Proven ability and experience in planning and conducting formal training session on nutrition including CMAM and IYCF
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care takers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Strong report writing and computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ethical Conduct for IMC Staff

  • The International Medical Corps maintains a code of standards of conduct that shall govern the performances of its employees engaged in the award and administration of contracts. No employee, officer, or agent shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported /by donor funds if a real or apparent conflict of interest would be involved. Such a conflict would arise when the employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization, which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated above, has a financial or other interest in the firm selected for an award. IMC officers, employees, or agents shall neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, or parties to sub- agreements. These standards shall provide for disciplinary actions to be applied for violations of such standards by IMC officers, employees, or agents.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corp.

Compliance & 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

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should be sent and addressed to the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps via the email: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

 

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