Nutrition Coordinator NGO Careers – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:           Nutrition Coordinator
Organization: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 Nutrition
Coordinator will develop, implement strategies and coordinate activities of
Action Against Hunger in the fields of Nutrition and Health within the mission.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Develop National nutrition programming & coordinate its effective
implementation within the mission:
  • Carry out the assessment and analysis of
    prevailing context of nutrition in the country.
  • Initiate studies based on the analysis of
    data provided by other partners (NGOs, UN agencies, government departments
    among others to develop Nutrition related programme interventions.
  • Drawing up new proposals for intervention
    in medical and nutritional programme areas for submission to funding
    agaencies.
  • Work as a key liaison with finance and
    logistics departments to establish budgets for new programmes in nutrition
    and health.
  • Develop and monitor budgets allocated to
    the field of nutrition and health ensuring proper use of funds is adhered
    to.
  • Identifying challenges and proposing
    research projects and innovative approaches to deal with issues of
    malnutrition.
  • Build a database of good practice ,
    experience and assessments in the frame work of Action Against Hunger’s organisational
    development strategy and ensuring that recommendations arising from
    assessments are implemented.
  • Engage with coordinators in other
    technical areas to develop an integrated multi-sectorial approach to
    programme development.
Monitor & coordinate all programmes in the field related to
Nutrition & Health:
  • Carry out nutrition rapid assessments or
    nutrition surveys.
  • Control, validate and monitor the
    resources used by the programmes in order to draft request and undertake
    quality control.
  • Monitoring programme quality by using APR
    indicators qualitative and quantitative reports submitted by nutrition and
    health programmes Managers.
  • Prepare and submit monthly report
    summarising mission activities in nutrition and health (APR).
  • Promote and provide relevant integrated
    approach in the programmes to ensure a sound understanding of the causes
    of mal-nutrition in an areas(e.g. study of market prices) in liaison with
    food security.
  • Produce a synthesis of all data collected
    by Nutrition and Health Programme Managers and inform Management and
    relevant HQ personnel of the key indicators having a bearing on the
    programmes.
  • Produce activity reports for different
    funding bodies on medical and nutritional aspects of the programmes.
  • Monitor programme budgets ensuring under
    or over spent and purpose corrective action ensuring proper use of funds.
Supervise and support Nutrition & medical teams in the field:
  • Organise and lead meetings with staff
    teams in the field.
  • Provide technical inputs during
    performance review and objective setting for Nutrition programme Managers
    and other Nutrition and Medical staff in the field.
  • Provide technical support to the field
    teams in the area of nutrition.
  • Provide guidance and support to field
    staff and coordination teams on routine matters related to Nutrition.
  • Develop and identify training needs and
    key areas of capacity building of the team members.
  • Serve as liaison with the Human Resources
    Department to deal with any problems within the team.
Develop & launch programes in collaboration with Government &
local agencies.
  • Negotiate with local partners on work
    organisation protocols , action plans, training at all levels.
  • Negotiate agreements on protocols with the
    programme partners.
  • Update the agreement protocols to secure
    the efficient functioning of the programme (eg structural change in the
    partner agency, re-definition of roles) as may be required.
  • Coordinate implementation of programmes
    with representatives of national and local government agencies ensuring
    that interest of Action Against Hunger is well catered.
  • Link up with partners and take part in
    meetings with other agencies (WFP ,UNICEF, other NGOs etc)with a view to
    defining partnership agreements.
  • Analyse training needs and organise
    trainings for the teams of programme partners.
  • Set common strategies and action plans
    with Action Against Hunger and its partners concerning specific projects
    objectives.
  • Collaborate with partners by providing
    useful information through regular meetings.
  • Build a long term strategy for the
    programme with a view to enabling the partner to achieve autonomy with
    particular attention to cost recovery aspects where necessary.
  • Influence the definition of national
    protocols through negotiation with representatives of partners structures
    (notably the Ministry of Health)with a view to disseminating ACF’s
    Techical standards for dealing with malnutrition.
  • Define a country-specific strategy for
    technical advocacy in link with country Director and HQ.
Represent Action Against Hunger 
& its positioning in the field of Nutrition & Health matters.
  • Build and maintain relations with current
    & potential donors(visit projects, presentations of Action Against
    Hunger & its work, requests for funding).
  • Represent ACF in the meetings with the
    health authorities and other agencies and participate in national networks
    on nutrition.
  • Promoting the philosophy and protocols of
    Action Against Hunger to local partners (NGO MoH, among others)
  • Representing the areas of health and
    nutrition in the national coordination of ACF
  • Produce technical , strategic and activity
    reports in the field of health and nutrition ( for partners)
  • Produce and /or publish information  both internally and externally ,
    concerning technical progress in the fields of health and nutrition in the
    country of intervention.
  • Elaborate communication tools for
    disseminating information on Action Against Hunger and the nutrition and
    health dimensions of its programmes.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the Action Against
    Hunger ACF Nutrition Coordinator job opportunity should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, Public Health, Medical sciences or
    Social sciences from a recognised University.
  • At least five years’ experience of
    nutrition programs at National coordination level & experience with
    capacity building of health systems in developing contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate analysis
    & evaluation into operational planning strategy.
  • Prior experience with INGOs in recovery
    & complex emergencies.
  • Previous experience with partnerships
    & alliances will be an asset.
  • Good experience with nutrition and
    coverage surveys, and rapid nutrition assessments.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of
    project cycle management.
  • The ideal candidate should be disciplined
    and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal
    guidance.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors guidelines
    and procedures (ECHO, UNICEF, OCHA, CIDA, EU, DFID,USAID is desirable.)
  • Good team management and representation
    competencies.
  • Working knowledge of budget management.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    assessment , monitoring or evaluation projects.
  • Familiarity with Action Against Hunger
    core values and acceptance of Action Against Hunger principles.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement &
    make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to
    cope with stressful situations.
  • Excelent reporting skills with good oral
    & written communication skills.
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive.
  • Fluency with 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 “Nutrition Coordinator Kampala”
in the subject line.
Deadline: 22nd
February 2017
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