|TITLE: Nutrition Manager|
|TEAM/PROGRAMME: Emergency Health Unit||LOCATION: Any existing Save the Children International Location|
|GRADE : Mid Level||CONTRACT LENGTH: 24 months|
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The EHU Nutritionist will support Save the Children’s efforts in delivering effective, efficient and high quality emergency health and nutrition responses. The role will provide technical support to the Emergency Health Unit in emergency preparedness, contingency planning, sectoral assessment, programme design, capacity building, and policy development.
The EHU Nutritionist will have oversight of the nutrition activities undertaken by the EHU, providing nutrition technical leadership for the team and directly support programme implementation.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: EHU Operations Lead- with a technical dotted line to nutrition and health technical advisers
Staff reporting to this post: NA (Whilst on Deployment: Nutrition Officer, Public Health Officer, Outreach teams)
Budget Responsibilities: NA
Role Dimensions :
This role will provide Nutrition expertise and leadership to the deployment of EHU’s PHT modules (primary health clinic; diarrheal disease module; mass vaccination) with particular focus on the appropriate preparedness and prioritisation of nutrition programming for the PHT / EHU. You will provide guidance and support to the Ops and Clinical lead on nutrition best practice and approaches. You will also identify, train and supervise relevant EHU local and national staff.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
§ Become familiar with the overall content and function of the EHU (including nutrition and related modules such as acute watery diarrhoea management) and its deployment.
§ Lead on the integration of nutrition (including IYCF-E) into existing health and WASH modules.
§ Be familiar with organograms and budgets for each scenario.
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.
§ To liaise at project level with country team, greater SC humanitarian response and together with the country nutrition lead and teams, MoH and nutrition cluster contribute to effective integration and exit strategies.
§ Ensure patients records and clinic registers are completed according to both SC and MoH requirements. Ensure use of established nutrition reporting formats for data collection, analysis and report on daily & weekly activities to the Team Leader and Head of EHU (if not already developed by the Country office).
Leading and supervising
§ To supervise the nutrition teams, to ensure the maximum use of their skills and their full and effective participation in project site and to monitor the quality of care in the stabilisation centres and outpatient therapeutic programmes and other nutrition activities.
§ Identify ongoing training needs and capacity gaps of the nutrition staff in country, provide relevant training and associate with partner organizations to improve performance. Work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
§ Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
§ Any other tasks as assigned by the Team Leader and Head of Operations.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice
· holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
· holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
· sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
· widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
· future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
· builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
· values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
· approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
· develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· willing to take disciplined risks.
· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
· Experience working in the INGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments.
· Experience of working with a diverse team and building relationships quickly, with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
· Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability and behaviour change communication experience
· Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
· Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
· Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
· Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
· The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
· Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. A good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
· Strong knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working Understanding of CMAM innovations such as simplified treatment protocols and CHW management of wasting
· Understanding and delivery of MAMI
· Experience working with key institutional donors including ECHO, Global fund, USAID/OFDA.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Date advertised: 20 Apr 2021
Closing date: 3 May 2021 – 00:59 CAT
Location: Worldwide, Worldwide
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
To apply for this job please visit malawi.savethechildren.net .