Program Manager – Nutrition NGO Careers – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:        Program Manager – Nutrition
Organization: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field
Coordinator
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For
over thirty years, ACF  has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Program
Manager-Nutrition will support the ACF office in Yumbe through the provision of
support to the on-going South Sudanese refugees crisis. The Program Manager
shall proactively monitor and daily supervise the implementation of Curative
and preventive Nutrition interventions in the refugee settlement.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Establish and supervise activities in the framework of nutritional
projects:
The Programme Manager-Nutrition is responsible for:
·        
Management
of the project cycle in nutrition and health
·        
Meeting
the objectives of ACF in the centres dealing with malnutrition
·        
Working
closely with other sectors to analyse needs in the area
·        
Promoting
and supervising high quality care for clients of the centre
·        
Putting
in place and monitoring the system of data collection concerning the treatment of
·        
In
keeping with the policy of ACF as a learning organisation, contributing to
building on good practice, experience, and assessments
Organise staff development programmes for the ACF teams: The
Programme Manager –Nutrition is responsible for:
·        
Evaluation
of the skill level and technical competence of the ACF teams
·        
Identification
of training needs
·        
Skills
development for ACF colleagues in his/her programme
·        
Ensuring
the quality and pertinence of training programmes established for the ACF teams
Training and managing the programme team: The Programme Manager
–Nutrition is responsible for:
·        
The
assessment of the skills and performance of the ACF teams in his/her programme
·        
The
management of his/her teams (leadership, monitoring, motivation.)
·        
Creating
and supervising action plans for individual team members
·        
Managing
overall planning and the division and coordination of work in collaboration
with his/her
·        
Lending
support to teams in the organisation and coordination of their work
·        
Supporting
team members on routine questions (on technical matters relating to
malnutrition)
Develop and implement operations: The Programme
Manager-Nutrition is responsible for:
·        
Introducing
a strategy for addressing the problem of malnutrition which is adapted
to the local context
·        
Timely
and high quality implementation of planned activities within his/her programme
and alerting the Coordinator to any delays or excessive or under-use of
resources
·        
Timely
and high quality reporting, both internal and external, of the
activities of the programme, together with a critical analysis
·        
Identifying
and proposing the development of new programmes
·        
Writing
the nutritional and medical sections of proposals for new activities
·        
Creating
and promoting an operational strategy adapted to the local situation
·        
Presenting
the programme to partners (the authorities, funding agencies etc)
·        
Monitoring
the budget and targets achieved with reference to the project submission, and
making any necessary adjustments in consultation with the finance teams
Represent ACF and develop local partnerships: The Programme
Manager-Nutrition is responsible for:
·        
The
professional standing of ACF in his/her geographical area
·        
The
distribution to partners of information collected locally
·        
Respect
for the principles and values of ACF in its relations with partners
·        
The
quality of relations with partners
·        
Representing
nutritional issues at the level of the programme and the geographical area of
intervention in regional coordination meetings, meetings with the
authorities and visits by funding bodies and partners
·        
Identifying
partners and other agencies in the area
·        
Developing
a framework for communication with local representatives (regular meetings,
identification of key local actors and development of collaboration with them)
in order to facilitate harmonious and productive relations
·        
Adhering
to the terms of agreements signed off with partners working in the same
field and referring to them regularly to ensure that collaboration follows the
lines intended
·        
Ensuring
that the relationship established with partners respects the principles and
values of the ACF partnership policy (currently being developed: trust,
respect, common purpose, complementarily, transparency, mutual dependency and
shared learning…)
·        
Consolidating
and building on experience to ensure the long term maintenance of activities
and the spread of good practice
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferably in
Nutrition.
·        
At
least five years of humanitarian experience
·        
Excellent
communication, writing and analytical skills
·        
Good
team management and representation competencies
·        
Knowledge
of budget management
·        
Previous
experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
·        
Familiarity
with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles
·        
Excellent facilitation skills
·        
Ability
to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
·        
Extremely
flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
·        
Excellent
reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills
·        
Knowledge
of the local language in Yumbe is an added advantage
·        
Diplomatic
and culturally sensitive
·        
Fluency
in written and spoken English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at
least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications
please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBS. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “Program Manager” in the subject line.
Deadline: 26th August 2016 by
5:00PM

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