Nutrition Supervisor

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Posted on 05 Oct, 2021
Closing on 05 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Preliminary Job Information
Title: Nutrition Supervisor 
Duty Station: Mokha Base 
Reports to: Deputy Project Manager  (Activity Manager)
Under the technical supervision: Health and Nutrition Project Manager
Position Type: Full time
Grade Level: O7
Travel requirement: Frequent field Movement 
Announcing Date: 05/October/2021
Closing Date: 05/November/2021

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 history in the country and intervention strategy
PU-AMI has been present in Yemen since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, PU-AMI supported the primary health system in Mokha 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 Mokha and extended its activity in Raymah Governorate.

Since 2017, PU-AMI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah, where a high number of IDPs are stressing the capacity of the health system to cope in an already extreme precarious situation. 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 and outreach activities.

In Mokha and Raymah governorates, 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. In Rayma, PU-AMI is supporting a stabilisation centre for severely malnourished children with medical complications
In Mokha PU-AMI works to contribute to the improvement of the health and nutrition status of most vulnerable populations in the area, through an integrated approach including rehabilitation of health facilities, trainings, capacity building, as well hygiene and health promotion activities.

Overall Objective

The Nutrition supervisor will be:

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Project Manager (Activity Manager), the Nutrition Supervisor oversees all activities at the CMAM and/or IYCF sites including Food basket Distribution to children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM cases), screening, referrals; treatment of and follow up of children with malnutrition; health education and sensitization and record keeping in coordination with the Nutrition workers (OTP, TSFP, SC, MIYCN/IYCF, CHVs and Food distribution assistant).

RESPONSABILITIES AND TASKS

Objective one: Activities Implementation

  • Overall lead in the CMAM and/or MIYCN/IYCF activity points. Supervise curative CMAM activities and preventive MIYCN/IYCF activities at OTP sites and in the community (through the CHVs and other community structures). 
  • Ensure that all SAM cases are admitted in the Nutrition Programme get the Food Basket rations appropriately. 
  • The Nutrition Supervisor is required to play a key role in implementing activities under fall Nutrition, FSL and WASH like General Food Distribution, Blanket Food distribution, Aqua tap distribution (chlorination)  and other  related activities at all stages of the Food for Peace (FFP) project. 
  • In liaison with Health and Nutrition Deputy Project Manager, develop lists for home visits and defaulter tracing and share with Nutrition Officers/Nurses for follow-up by Community health/Nutrition Mobilisers/Volunteers (CHVs) and/or defaulter tracers.
  • Act as a liaison with the beneficiaries, local population and authorities in order to identify the needs, grievances and major events that could have potential consequences for PUI activity
  • Represent PUI at various Nutrition related fora, as may be required
  • Any other duty as may be required by the supervisor

Objective two: Team supervision

  • Participate in the recruitment of nutrition positions under your supervision. Recruit and train daily workers
  • Organize and supervise the day-to-day schedule of the team to guarantee the smooth running of the project and participate to the weekly tasks including drafting of the field work plans
  • Make sure every member of the team clearly understand his/her task and has the necessary material to correctly fulfil his/her objectives
  • Ensure the work schedules are respected in the field 
  • Organize regular meetings with his/her team (briefing and debriefing) and ensure they have the necessary support they need
  • He/she participates in the evaluation and to the definition of the training needs of his/her team
  • Ensure the proper training and supervision of the daily workers who take part in the project
  • Ensure the security rules in the field are respected, the safety of the field officers is guaranteed and the regular communication with the security focal person is maintained
  • Analyze the humanitarian situation, taking protection problems into consideration/Do No Harm to the population
  • Ensure representation of PU-AMI at field level for the areas which he/she is responsible for
  • Report immediately any delay, problem or other relevant information to the Supervisor

Objective three: Monitoring and Reporting

  • Responsible for data collection and timely report compilation and submission
  • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the PU- AMI office, Health Facilities , ensuring their availability to his/her Supervisor
  • He/she will be responsible for data keeping, analysis/interpretation and advise to the management on any trends that require action
  • Participate in assessments as may be required by the supervisor
  • Responsible for data management and record keeping at the CMAM or IYCF centers /Food basket
  • Participate and supervise any assessments for the projects or for new projects
  • Propose action plan to ensure that beneficiaries and local populations both understand the project goals and actively participate in their implementation
  • Provide weekly internal situation reports

Objective four: Logistic & administration

  • Contribute to the definition of the needs in materials and tools regarding the program and the planning of interventions.
  • Ensure the safety and good operating conditions of all PU-AMI materials of the field team 
  • Ensure the follow-up and the proper use of materials and tools used during on-site works
  • Ensure smooth Nutrition supply chain management through forecasting the need, timely requests, facilitations from logistics, proper storage and management of all nutrition supplies at the facilities and community level.
  • Analyze the security situation in the area and inform the Supervisor in case of security incidents, rumors or any security information.

The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES AND LINKED ACTIVITIES

  • With the direct support of Deputy Project Manager (Activity Manager) and the Project Manager ensure quality integration of Health, CMAM, MIYCN/IYCF, Food basket and Soft WASH activities.   
  • Actively support functional referral system from identification of malnutrition cases from different sources including community, health posts and other partners operating in the area, to treatment and follow up of project beneficiaries 
  • Prepare and share quality and timely data and/or reports as requested 
  • Ensure  staffs understand duties and responsibilities in the working environment according to their job descriptions and internal HR guidelines
  • Take part in preparing and conducting trainings and on-the-job mentoring of nutrition team 
  • Coordinate with the Health and Nutrition Management team in addressing any relevant issues related to the routine project implementation

PRIORITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • quality implementation of Health and Nutrition (CMAM and MIYCN/IYCF) programs according to global and national guidelines
  • quality data management and reporting of health and Nutrition (CMAM and IYCF) activities
  • Support the integrated approach through effective referral within the Health and Nutrition components and with the other Programs internally 
  • build the capacity of the nutrition team on thematic areas related to nutrition

General Organization of the work
Hierarchical link

  • Direct functional Activities: CMAM, IYCF and Food Basket activities at the Health facilities and the Community. 
  • Direct Supervision: Food Basket Distribution assistant 
  • Indirect management: OTP and TSFP Workers  
  • Direct Reports to: Deputy Project Manager (Activity Manager) 
  • Functional relationship: Health team, SC teams, C4D Supervisor and pharmacy team 

Work Schedule:

  • (5 days per week, Sunday –Thursday and/or according to PU-AMI HR regulations)  


Required Profile

 

Required knowledge and skills

 

Required

Desirable

 

Basic Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Health, Nutrition and Agriculture/Agribusiness and entrepreneurship

Back ground in Nutrition (CMAM/MIYCN ) and Food Security and Livelihood.

 

Professional Experience

At least one year working experience in nutrition/health/FSL programs

At least two years  of 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/FSL is an advantage.
  • Ability to plan and organize work independently with appropriate follow up 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/MIYCN including Food Distribution interventions like General Food Distribution (GFD), Blanket Food Distribution/feeding Programmes (BSFP) and targeted Food Distribution/Supplementary feeding Programmes (TSFP).  

 

 

 

Language

English & Arabic

 

 

Computer skills

Proficient user of MS Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

CMAM and MIYCN/IYCF Data bases    

 

Required Personal Characteristics 

  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Excellent knowledge of Mokha and  nearby Districts, willing to travel locally
  • Stress management and flexibility
  • Diplomacy and problem solving
  • Capacity to mobilize community
  • Rigor to attention and organization
  • Honesty and transparency

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send a one-page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email yem.mok.recruitment@pu-ami.org no later than 05/November/2021. The subject of the email should be heading «  Nutrition Supervisor - Mokah».

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted,

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