Nutrition Supervisor

The Job

Preliminary Job Information

Title: Nutrition Supervisor

Duty Station: Hodeidah Base

Reports to: Nutrition Program Manager  

Announcing Date:02/12/2019

Closing Date:15/12/2019

Contract duration: Six months renewable

Application submission information:

General Information on the Mission

Context

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PU-AMI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Yemen is one of the 30 poorest countries in the world with 54% of the population (2014 est.) living below the poverty line on less than two dollars a day. In parallel, since 2011 and the Yemeni revolution, the State is facing major humanitarian challenges. The transitional process failed to provide sustainable peace in the region. The country is now divided in two, with northern Yemen being under severe stress to provide for its population. In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition began airstrikes in support of southern based pro-government forces, leading to a very unstable situation and dire humanitarian needs.

The armed conflict has spread rapidly throughout much of Yemen since mid-March 2015, with devastating consequences for civilians. Two years of violence has led one of the world's poorest countries into chaos. Around 70% of the population, or 18.8 million people, now depend on humanitarian aid (OCHA); 2.8 million people are displaced; Dozens of schools and hospitals were the target of attacks; 17 million Yemenis are food insecure and 3 million children and pregnant or lactating women are acutely malnourished. The lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation also affects 14 million people. 14.8 million people have no access to health care. A generation of Yemeni children is at risk, as nearly 2 million children do not have access to education because of conflict, poverty and discrimination. Yemen has turned into the number one humanitarian crisis in absolute numbers of people in need.

PU-AMI’s strategy/position in the country

PU-AMI has been present in Yemen since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, PU-AMI supported the primary health system in Hodeidah Governorate. After a one-year stand-by in 2011 due to security reasons, the mission re-started in July 2012 with a nutrition project focusing both on emergency response and a longer term community-based approach in Hodeidah and extended its activity in Raymah Governorate.

In 2017, PU-AMI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah. The number of IDPs in those two Governorates is very large and weight consequently on a population already living in extreme precariousness. The core field of intervention for PU-AMI in these Governorates is an integrated approach on nutrition including community-based activities (OTP/SFP and community mobilization as a strong component of the program, within health facilities, but also within an outreached approach and mobile clinics).

In Hodeidah governorate, PU-AMI works to contribute to reduce the impact and severity of nutritional challenges and to improve health status of most vulnerable populations, through supplementary nutrition integrated response based upon health, hygiene and nutrition education and capacity building (Mobile Health Clinic, support to Health facilities, General Food Distributions, etc.).

In Raymah governorate, PU-AMI is responding to the ongoing nutrition crisis through the same activities as in Hodeidah (primary health care and management of acute malnutrition for children U5 and pregnant and lactating women), as well as running a Stabilization Centre for severely malnourished children with medical complications.

As part of this integrated approach in those two governorates, PU-AMI also implements food security and livelihoods activities, mostly consisting on general food distribution and some Food For Training activities (started in 01/2017). In addition, water, hygiene and sanitation will also be part of PU-AMI intervention in the focused area, with WASH being prioritized in the rehabilitation of health facilities to manage more effectively nutrition activities.

In May 2017, PU-AMI started being a part of the Emergency Cholera Response in Hodeida and Raymah through the set up or Oral Rehydration Points and support of one Cholera Treatment Centre in Raymah.

PU-AMI will also position itself in influencing positions, through effective participation to clusters and sub-clusters (nutrition; food security and livelihoods; WASH) and working closely with relevant government departments (MOPIC; MoPHP). The mission will explore opportunities for geographical expansion through developing and clarifying expansion criteria beyond the current Governorates and District. 

Job Description

Overall Objective

The Nutrition supervisor will be:

To ensure the out-patient therapeutic program (OTP) and supplementary feeding program (SFP) activities are successfully implemented according to approved and agreed standards and that the human, material and financial resources of the program are well managed in line with PU-AMI and national protocols.

Specific objectives and linked activities

Objective 1: Ensure the effective implementation of program activities and team management

  • Ensure the implementation of activities defined by the Nutrition Program Manager in coordination with the Logistics and Administration departments
  • Develop plan of work for OTP and SFP activities according to the expected progress of the project and context of the area.
  • Liaise with concerned government authorities and ensure the program strategy, objectives and activities are understood and agreed and appropriate communication channel is in place, if asked.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring of nutrition program activities in HFs,
  • Compile and submit weekly, bi-weekly and monthly routine CMAM reports.
  • Involve in the preparation of key health messages in reference to the existing health and nutrition education materials.
  • Organize regularly evaluation meetings of team members
  • Organize monthly meetings with the team and report the outcome to the Nutrition program manager.
  • Keep an updated register of the staff (absences, overtime)
  • Supervise the daily and monthly reporting by the teams
  • Help the OTP and SFP team in any task when required

Objective 2: Supervise OTP and SFP activities at health facility level

  • Supervising admission of patients to OTP and SFP
  • Supervising consultations, treatment and progress of patients
  • Ensuring Health and nutrition education is disseminated to the target beneficiaries
  • Ensuring adherence to and respect of current protocols
  • Analyzing nutrition situation and prevailing trends
  • Compiling statistical data and draft appropriate reports on activities
  • Supervise and collect quarterly data through using appropriate check lists from supervision mechanism SoPs.

Objective 3: Nutrition medicines, supplies, equipment and stock management

  • Checking that all the supplies are listed/recorded in the register/card.
  • Participate in the follow-up of supplies and medicines consumption and orders.
  • Ensuring that stock levels are sufficient for the functioning of SFP and OTP (weekly, monthly or quarterly).
  • Make monthly physical inventory of all nutrition medicines and supplies.
  • Raising relevant requests for supplies and stock well prior in time to prevent exhaustion of stocks and supplies for interventions.

Objective 4: Meeting and coordination with the relevant stakeholders

  • In liaison with the Nutrition program manager, establishing network with the other actors in the area
  • Develop productive working relationships with Government, Non-Governmental institutions and other project partners
  • Establishing linkage with community leaders and representatives
  • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forum at district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
  • Conduct regular meetings with other program staffs to discuss and document lessons learned
  • Assist in organization of project workshop, trainings and seminars, including preparation of short reports.

Objective 5: Ensure the interim for the Nutrition program manager, when absent. 

General Organization of the work

Hierarchical link

  1. Direct functional management: OTP and SFP nurses at the Health facilities.
  2. Indirect management: NA
  3. Direct Reports to: Nutrition program manger
  4. Functional relationship: Health team, SC teams, C4D teams and pharmacy team

Work Schedule:

  1. Works on rosters: (5 days per week, Sunday –Thursday and/or according to PU-AMI HR regulations) 

Required Profile:

Required knowledge and skills

 

Required

Desirable

 

Basic Qualification

Bachelors in midwife/nursing/pharmacist

Female Midwife or Female

 

Professional Experience

 

At least two years working experience in nutrition/health programs

At least one-year experience in management of nutrition activities  

 

 

Knowledge & Skills

 

 

  • Experience of working with malnourished population specially children and pregnant / lactating mothers. Program experience in the field of nutrition/health is advantageous
  • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
  • Familiarity with program area/context is highly desired

Trained on – CMAM  

 

 

 

Languages

English & Arabic

 

 

Software

Advanced skills in Word- Excel –Access- Internet

CMAM Data base    

 

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

  • Great moral and ethical sense
  • Able to work in a stressful environment and move around to work in OTP/SFP within Health Facilities/mobile sites
  • Able to mentor nutrition staff at OTPs/SFPs
  • Motivation and Professionalism attitude
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt and flexible to travel different locations frequently.
  • Flexible and carry patience
How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send an one-page cover letter and CV in English by email to yem.hod.recruitment@pu-ami.org  with the subject heading " Nutrition Supervisor “ no later than 15th December 2019.

  • Employer: PU-AMI
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 2 December 2019
  • Deadline: 15 December 2019

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