Ended Nutrition Activity Coordinator

The Job

Position:          Nutrition Activity Coordinator

Job site:           North: Ibb - Dhi Al-Sufal and Al-Sayani, Taiz – Al-Taizziyah and Dimnat Khadeer;

Reports to:        Project Manager and Project Manager Assistant

Supervisor of:   Nutrition Team

Duration:           1 year

Status:             Full-time

Program Title: Emergency multi-sector response for Yemen in Ibb and Taiz Governorates

The proposed project aims at an integrated multi-sector response within Ibb and Taiz governorates, further building on the achievement of the previous OFDA funded action: ‘Emergency protection and WASH assistance for conflict affected populations in Dhi Al-Sufal and Al-Sayani districts, Ibb governorate’.  The new intervention aims at enlarging the geographical coverage area in order to address specific gaps and needs, with particular attention to South Taiz, considering the high concentration of IDPs and the limited humanitarian presence in this area (especially for protection). The project provides for protection services (prevention and response), combined with nutritional care and treatment for CU5 and PLW suffering from acute malnutrition, and with WASH services for conflict affected communities.

INTERSOS will also respond to the needs of population through WASH programming providing targeted communities with both soft and hard services including rehabilitation of drinking water supply and outreach through hygiene promotion.

Purpose /Objectives:

With the support and supervision of the Project Manager, the Nutrition Activity Coordinator is responsible for the correct and efficient implementation of the projects activities in the assigned area and for the overall supervision of the projects’ teams according to relevant principles and minimum standards.

Provide ongoing oversight, leadership, and guidance to the staff teams to ensure that the projects meet high quality and best practice standards and prioritize the safety and security of beneficiaries and staff

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and maintain appropriate tool to update villages covered by each facility, remote villages requiring outreach service provision including catchment population per villages and facility
  • Follow up with project officers and community mobilizers to ensure that the mapping of health facilities, health workers and community health workers/volunteers in the targeted areas are updated regularly.
  • Maintain monthly report on Under nutrition rates; prevalence of diarrhea, acute respiratory infections from the monthly mass screening report.
  • Analyze Under nutrition hotspot based on community screening data and prioritize community based outreach activities
  • Conduct joint capacity assessment using CMAM quality monitoring checklist with district/Governorate health officers
  • Conduct quarterly assessment of CMAM service provision in the health facilities and communities
  • Periodic capacity assessment of internal team members and planning for on-job coaching/refresher training
  • Support nutrition survey team with necessary information and liaison whenever required
  • Ensure joint coordination with WASH and protection sectors and other complementary inter players
  • Monitor if mothers/caretakers are given adequate information regarding their child health status and importance of the treatment
  • Closely monitor if health workers are following admission and discharge criteria in line with the national CMAM protocol (international in case there are no valid national protocol available)
  • Closely monitor if admission procedures are respected in line with the CMAM guidelines
  • Closely monitor that appropriate systematic treatment protocol is respected in the health facility for SAM/MAM treatment and treatment of childhood illnesses
  • Closely monitor that beneficiaries are receiving adequate therapeutic and medicine supplies according to the CMAM/IMCI guideline
  • Monitor for appropriate documentation – treatment registers, BNF cards, individual child monitoring cards
  • Observe if medically complicated SAM cases are referred to stabilization centers; discharged SAM cases are referred to MAM treatment program
  • Closely monitor if all defaulter, non-responder cases are referred to community health workers/volunteers or community mobilizers for follow up using home visit forms
  • Advocate and guide health workers/counsellors to facilitate IYCF counselling sessions during each distribution day in the health facilities for the caretakers, PLWs
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the nutrition project and mobilization activities
  • Provide training needs to nutrition staff and community health workers, planning and implementation of relevant training especially in CMAM and IYCEF programs.
  • Organize initial and on-job training for staff on nutrition commodities and supply dispensing.
  • Organize smooth project supplies; ordering, stocking, and distribution and monitoring of consumption and weekly and monthly reporting on consumption
  • Supervise collection and compilation of project data in geographic area of responsibility, and ensure meticulous and timely reporting
  • Compile the data collected from the field to be submitted to the Project Manager
  • Submit weekly/monthly statistics and narrative report to the Project Manager
  • Support assessments/surveys, monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Maintain good and positive contacts with MOH, local authorities, and community leaders to ensure their involvement in project activities
  • Any additional duties as requested by the supervisor.

Technical Support:

  • Assist the logistician in procurement of drug/medical supply/medical equipment by providing specification for requested items
  • Provide regular supervision of supported OTP/SFP/IYCF teams and community health workers including data collection/records of beneficiaries and project activities, as well as timely implementation and reaching targets according to project objectives
  • Provide regular updates and reports to Project Manager and others as required
  • Provide data, and success stories to enrich reports for both internal and external use
  • Organize and conduct joint multifunctional team monitoring visits
  • Monitor project implementation and ensure accurate, timely data collection
  • Ensure linkages and integration of nutrition, community mobilization activities, WASH, protection and health services as well
  • Maintain project files

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences or Health administration is required.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience at least
  • Work experience in nutrition as emergency response projects is preferable.
  • 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.
  • Strong English and Arabic skills, written and spoken. Ability to write reports in English is required.
How to Apply
  • Deadline for submission of application: 16th of Janaury 2019
  • Documents to be submitted: CV and Motivation Letter (incomplete applications will be not considered), in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation);
  • How to send the application: by e-mail to job.intersos@gmail.com (applications delivered by hand will be not considered);
  • Clearly mention the job and location that you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail!
  • Employer: INTERSOS
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Ibb, Taiz
  • Posted on: 7 January 2019
  • Deadline: 16 January 2019