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Nutrition Program Manager

Main Objective

The nutrition program manager is responsible for implementing and supervising the nutrition program on the field, in adherence with ACF’s and national protocols/guidelines, and in collaboration with local partners. S/he reports to head of base, medical and nutrition coordinator or nutrition advisor at headquarters level. The panel of activities in a nutrition program include:

  • 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

  • Team management including staff recruitment, training, evaluation.
  • Provision of continuous guidance and technical support.
  • Monitoring of nutrition projects (field visit, regular program monitoring, budget forecast and follow up, statistics follow up report, etc.)
  • Reporting (donors reports, monthly reports).
  • Representation of Action Against Hunger in coordination meeting with local and international partners, health authorities, etc.
  • Coordination with other departments (food security and livelihood, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, logistics, administration).

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 is desirable.

Experience

  • 2 years relevant work experience essential.
  • Some previous overseas experience is a plus.