Earn Over 32,000 Euros as Senior Nutritionist at Concern Worldwide

Job Title:   Senior Nutritionist
Organization: Concern
Worldwide
Project Name: USAID funded, Resiliency through Wealth
Agriculture and Nutrition (RWANU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary: €32,490 –
€39,723
About Concern:
Concern Worldwide is an
international non-governmental, humanitarian organization whose mission is to
help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives
which last and spread without on-going support from Concern. Concern Worldwide
is dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate
elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

About
USAID RWANU Project:
The USAID
funded, Resiliency through Wealth Agriculture and Nutrition (RWANU) project
takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the first
1,000 days of life.  The programme covers
four districts in Southern Karamoja and will reach approximately 45,000 mothers
by mid 2015. The health and nutrition component of the program  strengthens provision of health care for
women and children, implements social and behavior change (SBC) activities for
key health, nutrition, and hygiene behaviors, as well as providing preventative
food rations for pregnant and lactating women and children 6-23 months of
age.  The programme focuses on addressing
stunting but also has an early warning aspect for seasonal rises in acute
malnutrition which includes monitoring the nutrition situation in Karamoja,
supporting preparedness for nutrition crises through the nutrition Surge
approach and initiating support to IMAM services as and when required. The
behaviour change approach is implemented primarily through the mother caregroup
approach.  Surge and IMAM support is
primarily implemented in partnership with government Disrict Health Offices (DHOs).
Job Summary: The Senior Nutritionist is responsible for
technical oversight of all nutrition components of Concern’s work in Karamoja. The
Senior Nutritionist oversees and builds the capacity of the local technical
team and supports the implementation of all nutrition related technical inputs.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Management of Nutritionists and Technical
Staff:
·        
Manage and provide guidance and leadership to
Concern nutrition team located across the Karamoja region
·        
Line management and mentoring of  2 National Nutritionists, Health Educator
Coordinator, Programme Support Officer 
and Social and Behaviour Change Specialist.
·        
Make sure that line reports have regularly set and
reviewed personal performance objectives that contribute to the delivery of
RWANU.
·        
Identify capacities for strengthening in direct
reports and provide training, coaching and mentoring as required.
·        
Ensure the programme team have a clear
understanding of the nutrition situation in Karamoja, context specific
malnutrition causality and are clear  on
the objectives of the programme and how they are to be achieved.
·        
Actively monitor delivery of project components in
relation to the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), flag issues and take
corrective action as required.
·        
Oversee the nutrition team and line reports in
programme planning for nutrition components. 
This includes annual Detailed Implementation Plans, activity sequencing,
quarterly and monthly planning, quarterly reviews etc.
·        
Ensure the timely delivery of programme targets
that are in your responsibility, flag delays to line management and take
corrective action.
·        
Develop detailed procurement plan for all required
nutrition materials well in advance and liaise with the logistics department to
ensure details and timelines are well understood.
·        
Manage budget aspects that fall within the
responsibility of the Senior Nutritionist. 
This includes contributing to annual Concern & donor budgeting and
budget revisions.
·        
Actively promote Concern Worldwide’s vision,
mission and core values among staff and partners and monitor adherence to
Concern’s P4 policy.
·        
Deputise for Health and Nutrition Director- RWANU
in their absence from project area.
·        
Providing technical advice and overseeing Quality
Control of nutrition components:
·        
Take lead in developing strategies for implementation
of Concern nutrition programming in Karamoja
·        
Ensure that RWANU incorporates best practice in
care group and nutrition programming.
·        
Steer the development of technical components
including module lessons, care group lesson guides, male-change agent curriculum,
drama, community messaging etc
·        
Lead on developing and presentations on Concern’s
work in nutrition when required
·        
Lead on training of frontline staff involved in
nutrition work and conduct monitoring of messaging and counselling at community
level to ensure high standard of household level interaction.
·        
Work closely with key Karamoja nutrition
stakeholders in local government, IOs and peer agencies in monitoring nutrition
situation in Karamoja and contributing to analysis.
·        
Liaise with Concern Nutrition technical advisors
in Dublin and New York.
·        
Contributing to a theory of change for improved
food security and nutrition outcomes in Karamoja including clearly articulating
the contribution of Concern’s work in Karamoja and identifying areas that require
further studies or research.
·        
Leads on operational research, in conjuntion with
the Health and Nutrition Director, including developing ToRs, supervising the
consultants and ensuring the report findings are disseminated and adopted in
the programme
·        
Supervising  the team in field assessments, field research,
barriers analysis etc.
·        
In charge of developing monitoring tools for
various components of Concern RWANU nutrition work, analysing monitoring data
and advising on corrective action if required.
2. Programme Reporting:
·        
Compile and send monthly, quarterly and annual
reports for inclusion in internal (Country and HQ) and external (Ministry and
donor) requirements.
·        
Responsible for writing technical reports,
programme briefs for various stakeholder
·        
Responding to technical queries on nutrition
aspects of RWANU and nutrition situation in Karamoja
·        
Lead on the roll-out of standard Concern nutrition
reporting in Karamoja.
3.  IMAM & Surge:
·        
Keenly track and analyse information relating to
food security situation in Karamoja and flag any indication of deteriorating
nutrition situation. 
·        
Support project staff in implementing preparedness
measures as per the Concern Surge approach.
·        
Track Surge progress and make recommendations on
modifications.Contribute to developing the Surge approach for the Karamoja
context including lesson learning on the 2015 Surge implementation and
proposing modifications etc.
4. Nutrition Coordination:
·        
Actively participate in regional nutrition
meetings and represent Concern at Nutrition related meetings/events in Karamoja
region.
·        
Work closely with district nutritionists, district
biostatiticians and key government nutrition stakeholders
·        
Support District Nutrition Coordination Committees
(2 districts) in the role under Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP)
·        
Lead on technical nutrition liaison, coordination
and lesson sharing with other agencies implementing nutrition related work in
Karamoja (UNICEF, WFP, CUAAM, Mercy Corps, World Vision, ACF, Samaritans Purse
etc)
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Masters’
degree in Nutrition. Additional qualification in Medical Nursing/ Public Health
Background is desired
·        
At least five years’ experience in nutrition field
with minimum 2 years working internationally on applied nutrition issues
including nutrition related behaviour change;
·        
Two years’ experience in programme/team management
and building capacity of diverse teams.
·        
Prior experience with USAID nutrition/health
projects is an added advantage
·        
Prior experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM)
for nutrition programmes
·        
Past exposure and experience in implementing
nutrition interventions for preventative and curative (IMAM) contexts
·        
Dynamic trainer, clear presenter with excellent
communication skills.
·        
Strong IT and understanding database software
skills; Ability to analyse data and write project reports to a high standard.
·        
Experience in multi-tasking, networking and
coordination
·        
Past experience in implementing SBCC programming
·        
Previous experience in implementing large projects
in challenging environments.
How
to Apply: 
All
candidates who wish to join Concern worldwide should Apply Online by clicking
on the link below. The attached CVs should be no more than 4 pages in
length.  All candidates who are short-listed
for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application
deadline
Deadline: 24th June 2015

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