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Posted on 29 Jul, 2021
Closing on 07 Aug, 2021

Job Description

 

Job Title

Senior Nutrition Officer 

Duty Station

Aden

Salary Level

Grade 1, Step 1

 

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps has maintained a presence in Yemen since 2012, providing lifesaving support to people in need. In 2015, International Medical Corps transitioned its development-focused nutrition and health interventions to a rapid emergency response in order to provide lifesaving health and nutrition support to the people due to the ongoing humanitarian emergency. International Medical Corps so far has expanded its integrated health, nutrition, food security, and WASH activities to the most severely affected governorates in the country.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is to strengthen CMAM and IYCF interventions at health facility and community level in the project areas funded by YHF. It aims at contributing to  improved quality services delivery in treating acute malnutrition and prevention strategies for malnutrition in Aden with frequent travelling to the field sites locations where International Medical Corps is implementing nutrition program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

List essential job responsibilities in order of priority. Consider the percentage of time engaged in activities. When feasible, essential responsibilities should be described in terms of outcome rather than task-oriented.

  • Provide sound CMAM technical support to the health facility staff and International Medical Corps nutrition staff, adhering to Yemen CMAM guidelines.
  • Provide synergy to the promote Infant and Young Child and hygiene practices, working closely with nutrition and Health team in the program to promote adoption of those 
  • Build the capacity of the national staff, to be able to manage nutrition program (CMAM, IYCF-E and Mother care group dynamics incorporating the social aspects of the community).
  • Ensure efficiency and results-oriented performance in the CMAM and IYCF-E component of the program
  • Provide overall management support to the nutrition team, support in recruitment of the nutrition staff at field level, evaluating staff and providing programmatic directions to the team.
  • Develop weekly and monthly work plans that are practical, that will guide the team to effectively deliver services to the affected population, as well monitor the progress of all set project results, verses targets set.
  • Document all processes and outputs of capacity building, coordination and management of activities to ensure experiences and lessons are well documented for future reference
  • Coordinate with management of acute malnutrition program for referrals between components.
  • Work with MEAL team on developing and conducting surveys and evaluations as needed. This could include knowledge, attitudes and practices, SMART and other surveys.
  • Work closely with MEAL team by providing weekly and monthly progress updates. S/he will also submit quarterly, mid-term and final technical reports as may be required by the project documents and in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with Health and WASH team, nutrition treatment team, to ensure that nutrition messages are intergraded in all Health facilities and outreach activities.
  • Develop innovative methodologies that will enhance effective sharing of IYCF and hygiene messages, that are acceptable and adheres to the community culture and norms.
  • Work closely with the community and create feedback mechanism path way, that will enable communities to provide feedback to the program and that the program team respond to issues raised by the affected population timely.
  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reporting to

Nutrition Manager

directly supervise

Nutrition Officer, IYCF Officer

QUALIFICATIONS

Describe specific expectations in terms of qualifications, education or skills that are requirements for this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in medicine, dentistry, Nursing, medical assistant or in nutrition/health is required.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in CMAM and IYCF.
  • Previous experience working for an international NGO.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites as needed.
  • Very good report writing skills and strong in use of MS Office, EXCEL, Email applications.
  • Strong English and Arabic skills, written and spoken. Ability to write reports in English is required.

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability or status as a veteran.” International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document. 

Website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review

 

 

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