South Sudan: Nutrition Project manager – South Sudan

Organization: INTERSOS
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

1. Terms of reference

Job title: Nutrition Project Manager

Location: The post holder will be based in Nimule town (Eastern Equatoria State), with regular visit to Juba for coordination.

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Starting date: February 2017

Duration of contract: 6 months

2. General context of the project

The incumbent will, under direct supervision of the Head of Mission, be in charge of the implementation of Nutrition project in Nimule. Incumbent will also be in charge of establishing relationship with Nutrition Cluster, UNICEF, WFP and other relevant potential donors to explore possibility of exploring new funding opportunity in other areas where needs are not yet met.

3. Tasks and responsibilities

Project Management

· Plan and supervise implementation of project activities, including (but not limited to) following:

· Plan, prepare questionnaires, conduct and analyze the result of KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) survey in the first and last months of the project;

· Plan and lead trainings for the PHCC staffs on management of SAM/ MAM cases and also implementation of Community Management of Malnutrition (CMAM) approach;

· Supervise day-to-day activity of Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) with which INTERSOS works, including treatment of SAM cases and referral to other health facilities if applicable;

· Supervise awareness raising activity done by Community Extension Workers about accurate knowledge on screening, identification and referral in community levels;

· Ensure accountable financial management of the project, by preparing/ keep updating financial and procurement plan, based on INTERSOS internal standard and donor standards;

· Manage human resource aspects of the project, including (but not limited to) recruit South Sudanese staffs together with support of PHCC and other relevant authority, manage daily performance and conduct Internal Review of staffs performance at the end of the project.

Coordination/ donor relations

· Under direct supervision and support of Head of Mission, explore possibility to increase output of the project, such as (if security situation permits) conducting assessments in nearby areas for further activities;

· Maintain/ establish good working relationships with Nutrition Cluster in South Sudan, UNICEF Nutrition section, WFP and relevant organizations in Juba, and also Community Health Department (CHD), PHCCs and other relevant actors in Nimule town;

Education

· Medical or paramedical degree, with further nutrition related training

· Desirable specialization or training in tropical disease or similar

Experience

Two years experience in nutrition area essential. Previous experience with INTERSOS Nutritional/Health project or other NGOs in developing Countries is desirable.

Technical competencies:

· Data analysis: able to analyze complex and heterogeneous data, and conduct situation analysis, monitoring and evaluation of nutritional services and nutrition situation in the target locations. (e.g. able to plan and supervise KAP survey);

· Hygiene/ management/ storage: able to supervise standard hygiene rules, waste management protocols, and appropriate storage practices according to MoH nutrition protocol;

· Pharmacy: able to perform rational use of prescription analysis, ensure quality control on drug management, be familiar with action, interaction and side effects of drugs necessary, able to evaluate the quality level of patient therapy education.

· Training: able to train CHW and Lead Mothers in basic counseling and/or educational sessions, identify cases presenting psycho-social problems, train all PHCC staff in key messages in health, nutrition and hygiene;

· Malnutrition management: to have adequate knowledge of malnutrition management principles, and able to perform admission of malnourished children in the program (check-up at admission, prescription);

· Clinical competences: able to have basic level of clinical consultation (diagnosis, treatment, follow-up) for simple pathologies (malaria, diarrhea, respiratory infections) and for complicated cases who need urgent or ordinary referral to SC (Stabilization Center), also to perform clinical triage at admission;

· Epidemiology: to be familiar with medical epidemiology principles (mortality, morbidity, evolution of outbreaks);

· Laboratory: to be able to use rapid diagnostic tests (malaria)

Behavioral competencies:

· flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties in the field and cope with stress;

· willingness to learn and take responsibility;

· management and leadership skills;

· ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams;

· Prior experience and knowledge of working under humanitarian Cluster mechanism highly desirable;

· Prior experience in South Sudan for more than one year (experiencing both dry and rainy seasons) desirable;

· Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required;

· Willingness to accept basic living standards. Incumbent will be deployed to Nimule town, where living standard is basic (if not extremely challenging) comparing to standard in developed countries.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 references to: recruitment@intersos.org , specifying in the subject ‘’PM Nutrition_South Sudan”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview