Nutrition Manager

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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the –  Nutrition Manager  at any existing Save the Children office location.

Scope:

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.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Strong experience and knowledge of wasting programming, treatment methods and screening
  • Experience with the set-up and management of Stabilisation Centres
  • Highly developed technical competencies in nutrition in emergencies, including infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
  • Significant experience working internationally in nutrition programmes in a humanitarian context and previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Previous experience of nutrition project management and programme coordination, implementing nutrition programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budget
  • 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.
  • Highly developed writing skills (e.g. at level for producing an assessment report or proposal during a short time period)
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high level external representation (lobbying, presentations) and ability to tailor communications to different audiences
  • 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

Desirable

  • 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.
  • Proficiency in a 3rdnd language such as French, Spanish or Arabic

We can offer an option of flexible working hours

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at  www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Find out more about this role by downloading the job description

To apply for this job please visit zambia.savethechildren.net .

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