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Nutrition and Medical Coordinator

Main Objective

The medical and nutrition coordinator (CMN) is responsible for designing, overseeing and coordinating the nutrition programs, as well as liaising with various external partners. S/he reports to head of mission, medical and nutrition advisor at headquarters level. The panel of activities in a nutrition programs includes:

  • Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) approach
  • Assessments and surveillance interventions (nutrition surveys using ENA for SMART, coverage surveys, sentinel site, LQAS etc)
  • Capacity building of local partners
  • Community mobilization
  • Research projects

 

Responsibilities

Management of the Nutrition Program

  • Follow up and ongoing analysis of the context.
  • Definition, supervision and monitoring of ACF Nutrition programs, in compliance with ACF’s and national guidelines and in coherence with identified humanitarian needs.
  • Provision of continuous guidance and technical support.
  • Design and ensure the use of monitoring tools.
  • Ensure compliance of programs in terms of achieving objectives in current grants.

Team management

  • Management and evaluation of nutrition program managers; elaboration their Job description.
  • Provision of technical and organizational support and trainings to the nutrition program managers.

Reporting

  • Compilation, analysis and feedback on monthly reports from the nutrition program managers.
  • Ongoing communication with nutrition advisor in HQs.
  • Technical input in donor reporting.

Representation and internal/ external communication

  • Coordination with other technical departments at coordination level (Food Security and Livelihood, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Logistics and Administration).
  • Represent ACF at national and regional level in nutrition and health technical meetings.
  • Participate in the external coordination with nutrition partners and governmental bodies and provide technical support and guidance in the nutrition sub-committee and cluster, where relevant.

Qualifications

  • Nurse, nutritionist or medical doctor.
  • Further qualification in public health or nutrition or related subject is desirable.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communications and representative skills (written, oral, cross-cultural).
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural teams.
  • Skills in training and management.
  • Ability to manage own work.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Second language skills are desirable.

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years field experience in nutrition program in a relief NGO, ideally in a similar role.
  • Minimum 1 year in a position of requiring managing a team of expatriates is desirable.