Vacancy at Action Against Hunger For Nutrition and Health Manager

Vacancy at Action Against Hunger For Nutrition and Health Manager:

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition and Health  Manager

Location: Monguno, Borno

Start date:  As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager: Senior Multisectoral Program Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Objective 1

Provide high-quality project management, technical advice and leadership in the Health and Nutrition Program

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead collaboration across the project technical teams to identify, analyse, formulate, and implement activities to strengthen key systems (leadership, logistics, and information systems) that support the delivery of high-quality health and nutrition services.
  • Provide technical guidance to the health and nutrition team for Supply Chain Management, identifying evidence-based approaches that are contextually appropriate to reform the overall ACF Health Commodity Supply System.
  • In collaboration with the Regional Nutrition and Health Coordination team identify short and long-term technical assistance required for the successful implementation of the planned nutrition and Health activities.
  • Coordinate with other partners and support efforts to address health system strengthening gaps and help build technical capacity within the ACF health and nutrition team as well as the SMOH/SPHCDA in the supported LGAs.
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Objective 2

Manage and organize the Nutrition and Health project staff development programs in collaboration with other technical and operations department

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support including leadership, monitoring, motivation and management of the health and Nutrition technical team,
  • Conduct regular evaluation of the skills levels and technical competences of the ACF health and nutrition teams in performing their assigned duties
  • Support the Training and sector Managers in identifying and harmonizing training needs as well as ensuring the quality and pertinence of training programs established for the ACF teams
  • Manage the project cycle in nutrition and health
  • Ensure that the health and nutrition teams meet the objectives of ACF in supporting the targeted areas in both nutrition and health response
  • Ensure that the services provided by the health and Nutrition team are adequate and meet the basic needs of the affected communities
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Objective 3

To develop strategies and support operations

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Regional Nutrition and Coordination, support the development of strategies addressing the problems linked to poor health and malnutrition in the Northeast region
  • Coordinate and support the smooth implementation of planned nutrition and health activities
  • Ensure that the nutrition and health sections of the project implementation reports include critical analysis and technical sounds
  • Contribute through coordinating with the project team in the development of the nutrition and health sections for future proposals when required

Objective 4

To appropriately represent ACF and develop local partnerships

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Disseminate the information collected to the key partners when required

Ensure positive collaboration and quality relations with partners

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Objective 5

To produce timely and quality reports

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Support and provide technical backstopping to the M&E and program teams during the completion of the monthly reports, specifically those linked to nutrition and health in the project areas.

Ensure submission of reports on any training session and/or workshop organized by the Health and Nutrition unit.

Ensure that all technical reports for external release are validated by relevant line Managers including the Regional Nutrition and Health Coordinators, Nutrition and Health HOD, DCD program, Technical Advisor.

Produce high-quality activity progress report on monthly bases

Contribute to the donors’ reports: interim and final reports as required

Internal & External Relationship

Internal:

MSPM: Direct supervision – exchange of information, work plan

Nutrition and Health Regional Coordinators: Technical supervision, exchange of information, technical support, validation of information, work plan

Nutrition and Health HOD: Exchange of information, technical support, validation of information,

Deputy Director: technical support, exchange of information

Other PM and Nutrition team: exchange of information, coordination.

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Support team: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.

External:

SPHCDA, State Nutrition/Health Officer, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination.

LGA Team/Health facility team/Community leaders: exchange of information, coordination.

Nutrition Sector/UNICEF/UNFPA: Coordination and exchange of information

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Health & Nutrition with extensive experience or field related/relevant to international H&N work.

Master Degree in the health sciences, epidemiology or public Health, Nutrition, or related field is preferred.

At least 5 years of proven experience in managing Health and Nutrition projects, research and surveys as well as humanitarian work.

Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Excellent Reporting and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good management and representation competencies
  • Excellent in influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven technical knowledge and capacity to lead the implementation of H&N activities, projects, programs.
  • Good understanding of links between emergency and development programs,
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to deal with problems and issues both promptly and efficiently.
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Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of Health Management Information System, Health Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Experience in nutrition program management in emergency set-up including proposal writing, project budget management, reporting and training provision
  • Knowledge of Health assessment and KAP methodologies will be of added value.
  • Willing for frequent travel to mentor and monitor activities.
  • Easily acculturate with remote areas living conditions
  • Ability to absorb and manage workloads and stresses without affecting the quality of the deliverables.
  • Computer and IT expertise highly.
  • Experience in donor reporting e.g. ECHO, EU, UN Agencies, OFDA/USAID preferred,
  • Experience in hardship postings/complex emergencies, with proven leadership experience; able to work in a fluid and insecure area; Maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions

Minimum Monthly Basic Salary

NGN 424,310 per Month

Application Closing Date

12th June 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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