Nutrition Programme Manager - Kuajok, South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position provides overall leadership of all Nutrition grants in Greater Bar el Ghazal and providing technical support in implementation and budget management. The position will have key responsibilities of ensuring high quality implementation of project activities, grant management according to donor requirements and international accounting standards, timely donor and other stakeholder reporting and overall contribution to Child well-being outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • Provide timely input and contribution to the completion of annual work plans, reports and ensure grant management compliance for the WV project in alignment with donor and WV regulations.

  • Ensure effective liaison with Local Government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders, making use of an appropriate accountability framework.

  • Compile output reports and prepare overall performance progress reports detailing achievements against plans and variance on a regular basis. Ensure timely submission of all nutrition reports, including 5Ws, NIS, etc.

  • Establish and maintain effective project management tools for implementation, work plan management, procurement, budget management and spending planning, quality assurance, monitoring, beneficiary accountability, and programmatic and financial reporting. Coordinate with Nutrition Technical Advisor, Finance, Programs, Supply Chain Management/Procurement, Quality Assurance (M&E), People & Culture (P&C) and Administration teams to ensure timely, high-quality project implementation and management.

  • Work closely with all County Nutrition Managers to ensure timely expenditure and management of burn rate, Develop budget revision requests where necessary. Follow up with Project Managers to compile and submit monthly, quarterly and EOP Reports and represent World Vision in Zonal cluster meetings and nutrition forums. Ensure Integration of nutrition to other sectors in the Zone for increased coordination and value for money.

  • Support proposal development and design of all nutrition projects in the Zone.

Staff Supervision and Management:

  • Participate in the recruitment process of key positions for nutrition projects. Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV & donor policies/requirements in line with local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.

  • Conduct quarterly reviews for staff partnering for performance in line with WVs performance management system, availing opportunities for staff feedback.

Budget Management:

  • Lead in the generation of project budgets ensuring that all key areas are adequately budgeted for in order to achieve the set targets/goals. Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors.

  • Work closely with Finance Manager to ensure grant/project compliance and project expenditure are reasonable, allocable, and prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliance with external audit.

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Work closely with Quality Assurance Department to ensure all M&E frameworks of the projects are in place and used to guide project implementation. Maintain Quality Assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones reporting evaluation and communication process. Conduct routine visits to project sites for purposes of monitoring, operational support and ensure that implementation is per approved guidelines by the MOH.

  • Organize and facilitate regular project review meetings with project staff to review progress and quality of activity implementation and ascertain that protocols & guidelines as well as minimum SPERE standards as provided by WHO are met. Work closely with QA and other managers to develop tools for monitoring, reporting, documentation and knowledge management, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress, best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.

Donor Relations:

  • Ensure that quality program reports are submitted to Donor in a timely manner.

  • Regularly participate in Nutrition Cluster/other meetings with MOH counterparts and other partners to provide updates on program implementation. Maintain open communication with partner agencies, other INGO’s UNICEF and other UN agencies and other relevant external partners regarding project initiatives for enhanced coordination.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelor Degree in nutrition sciences, nutrition & food sciences, nutrition & dietetics, community nutrition or public health nutrition.

  • Master’s Degree PHD degree in nutrition sciences, or public health nutrition.

  • Post Graduate qualifications in project design and management (Diploma or Degree or Master would be an advantage.

  • 5-10 years proven experience in implementing nutrition programs and in emergency context. At least two years of experience in cash and CFS programming.

  • Strong experience in managing staff, partners and facilitating capacity building.

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred:

  • Experience in conducting nutrition related studies: SMART surveys, Barriers Analysis, KAP survey. Vast experience in proposal writing (certificate in proposal writing would be a plus.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Ability to manage work life without supervision. Understand cluster coordination system.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment. Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office).

Work Environment:

  • Work environment: Rural/remote set up. Travel: 10% domestic/international travels is required. On call: available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time Zones as and when asked by the supervisor.

Project Officer - Livelihood & Resilience

Position: Project Officer – Livelihoods & Resilience

Reporting to: Program Manager

Grade Level: 12

Work Location: West Pokot

Purpose of Position

Provide technical leadership and guide the successful implementation of livelihoods and resilience (Food Security/Economic Development/Environmental protection) interventions in the WVUS-funded “The Kenya BIG DREAM” project being implemented in West Pokot and Baringo Counties contributing to empowerment of Households to protect, nurture and support girls and boys from all forms of abuse and to improve children wellbeing outcomes within the respective areas as guided by National Office Strategy.

The L&R Officer will ensure the effective and efficient community mobilization, implementation, monitoring and reporting of interventions directly related to adoption of alternative livelihoods and increase of productive assets through Crop & livestock value chains, enterprise development and marketing, increased savings and access to financial services by targeted households (HH with at-risk girls, reformed circumcisers) in assigned operation areas..

Major Responsibilities

Effective Project Design, Planning and Implementation, 35%

  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the Agriculture & Food Security (AFS) and ED components of the The Kenya BIG DREAM project

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to AFS & ED initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation and monitoring

  • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for AFS & ED activities for the specific County

  • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to AFS & ED component of the project.

  • Collaborate with relevant ward and County government ministries and partners at the Ward/County and community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of all AFS & ED activities.

  • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related to AFS & ED outcomes.

  • Work closely with the Program manager and other program staff in identification of existing gaps in AFS & ED and Environment sectors of the project

  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the project

  • Work closely with relevant authorities to ensure all L&R interventions deployed in the communities are in alignment with L&R Standards.

  • Work together with other staff to ensure that key trainings meet the standards required to facilitate, provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired L&R behaviour and practices.

  • Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools and initiate innovative approaches that will open new frontiers for L&R in the area of operation

End Results Expected

  • Clear project targets

  • Clear work plans/ Work break downs

  • Project Map/s

  • Standards upheld

Quality Assurance - Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation, 25%

  • Support M&E role of L&R activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders.

  • Provide technical support and timely feedback to the Project Manager on L&R interventions outlined in the The Kenya BIG DREAM project proposal.

  • Build capacity of field staff, project ToTs and partners (CBOs and Farmer groups) on Crop & Livestock production, Climate Smart Agriculture, S4T.

  • Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching goal of the program.

  • Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities related to AFS & ED key indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories

  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of publications for learning.

  • Participate in the program procurement committee to offer all the technical advice on AFS & ED program procurements.

  • Ensure cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, environmental protection are integrated into the progam interventions

  • Ensure integration of L&R interventions with other Child protection interventions as appropriate

Expected End Results

  • Projects are effectively and timely implemented

  • Adequate skills available for implementation and sustainability of the projects

  • Detailed AFS & ED sector designs

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building, 20%

  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability

  • Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & Community based monitoring for sustainability.

  • Establish specific capacity building for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions

  • Build the capacity of partners (FBOs, CBOs, Farmers Groups) to enable them effectively intervene in food security & economic empowerment appropriately

  • Take a lead in building program staff and community capacities in food security & economic empowerment sector interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues (field days, demonstrations) to handle project activities effectively

  • Together with partners, conduct regular extension service provision for participating groups and households

  • Mobilise, equip and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World View in Livelihood interventions

Expected End Results

  • Well capacitated community ToTs

  • Trained project beneficiaries with adequate capacity to engage in sustainable AFS & ED initiatives

  • Active faith community taking leadership role on AFS & ED matters

Advocacy, Engagement, Networks & Partnerships, 10%

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers in respective counties

  • Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the The Kenya BIG DREAM project focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels

  • Ensure that Project participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical aspects being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets

  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the Ward/County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives

  • Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account through utilization of advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA)

  • Support community groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services

  • Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key L&R stakeholder forum/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County and County levels.

  • Actively participate and contribute to County level technical working groups to inform policies/strategies relevant to L&R

  • Will be involved in networking and linkages at ward and county level with relevant L&R technical working groups and other partner platforms or forums

  • Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.

Expected End Results

  • Effective coordination with other stakeholders in the L&R sector

  • Effective and accountable L & R systems and structures at ward/county level

Resources Acquisition, 5%

  • Participate in development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Project Manager, other sector specialists

  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

  • Support development of technically sound funding concepts/proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with Program Manager and other sector specialists.

Expected End Results

Quality proposals/Concepts developed

Any Other duty 5%

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Sciences/Agronomy/Horticulture/Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Business Management or a closely related field from a recognized university.

  • Minimum three years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including implementing L&R projects including work experience in local value chains development, Savings for Transformation, Ultra-poor graduation and Building secure Livelihood project models, economic development and related sectors ,

  • Good understanding of gender and child protection mainstreaming in AFS and ED projects.

  • Ability to conduct community L&R needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of L&R interventions

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook)

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Any knowledge on Empowered World View, Disaster Management, Peace building, Gender-responsive programming initiatives will be an added advantage.

  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.

Cluster Program Manager

Avis de recrutement

World Vision Mali recrute la position suivante (1) :

Titre : Cluster Program Manager

Localité: Bureau de World Vision

Rapporte à : Manager des Operations

Supervise : Specialistes : Education, WASH, Nutrition, Peace Building, Sonsorship, System Operator, Assistant de transport, DME & KM

Type de contrat: Local

Durée : 1 an renouvelable

NB : World Vision ne demande jamais de paiement à aucune étape du recrutement ni par transfert ni directement en espèces.

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

But du Poste :

Diriger multiples programmes de parrainage et non parrainage à travers la gestion des processus de conception, planification, mise en œuvre, suivi et évaluation, la gestion d’équipes pluridisciplinaires, l'établissement de relations avec les parties prenantes locales, qui améliorent le bien-être des enfants, plus principalement les plus vulnérables et conduisant vers un changement durable.

B. RESPONSABILITES MAJEURES

1. Assurer l'orientation stratégique du programme en alignement avec la stratégie nationale / les approches Techniques / et Programmes Techniques

  • Contribuer, au besoin, à l’élaboration de la stratégie du Pays

  • S’assurer que les priorités des Programmes sont alignés aux besoins de la communauté, des partenaires, des donateurs et cela conformément aux axes stratégique du pays

Faciliter une programmation locale alignée à la stratégie nationale et au programme technique ou projet modèle, et basée sur les besoins et les initiatives communautaires avec des partenaires locaux

2. Préparer tous les documents de planification (DIP ...) et le budget (annuels et pluriannuels) et s'assurer d’une mise en œuvre de qualité et le suivi en temps opportun

  • Superviser et s’assurer que les plans locaux sont développés en utilisant l'approche du programme de développement de WV et en incorporant des modèles de projet ou programmes techniques qui sont pertinents pour la zone de programmation.

  • S’assurer qu’un système de suivi efficace et efficiente est en place et utilisé par les communes et les parties prenantes locales

  • Collecter & fournir des données au bureau National sur les indicateurs clés de performance des modèles de projets ou programmes techniques en temps opportun.

  • S’assure de la bonne gestion des données des ADPs sur Horizon

  • S’assurer que les revues annuelles des ADPs sont faites

S’assurer que l'information pertinente est disponible pour les rapports mensuels, semestriels et annuels du programme

3. Faciliter l’autonomisation de la communauté, le renforcement des capacités du personnel et le développement des compétences des OCBs en vue d’améliorer les performances de gestion et la programmation dans les ADPs

  • Soutenir le développement professionnel et personnel des employés, en mettant l'accent sur le coaching en cours d'emploi et faciliter l'apprentissage de l'action en cours et la réflexion

  • Mener des conversations régulières avec le personnel pour soutenir leur performance et leur développement, et s’assurer que les processus de gestion de la performance de WV sont suivis

  • Fournir un leadership fort et positif assurant qu’un personnel compétent et motivé est embauché et maintenu et des performances identifiées et bien suivies

  • Faciliter et soutenir la compréhension de l'équipe, la cartographie des partenaires potentiels, le renforcement des relations de collaboration avec les autorités locales et les autres intervenants de la communauté

  • S’assurer qu’une équipe engagée et motivée à travailler efficacement avec les intervenants communautaires et les équipes techniques de WV est en place.

  • Fournir un leadership stratégique et appuyer la facilitation des processus de partenariat et les relations. Cela inclut le partenariat entre les programmes de WV, les OCBs, et les autres partenaires qui œuvrent pour le bien-être des enfants dans la zone du Cluster

4. Assurer un niveau élevé de gestion du programme en conformité avec les normes et standards de WV et l'approche de développement WV

  • Élaborer et mettre en œuvre un plan pour la construction d'une compréhension des opérations de la zone du programme et le parrainage des enfants dans les communautés

  • S’assurer que l’élaboration du budget est consensuelle et son plan d’exécution partagé et approuvé par toutes les parties dans la zone du Programme

  • S’Assurer de l'intégration effective pour tous les projets et subventions dans la zone des programmes

  • Gérer toutes les relations dans la zone du Programme avec les partenaires, y compris les plans de développement durable et de transition

  • Gérer les changements dans le programme, contrôler leur portée, le calendrier et les contrats

Mettre en œuvre et veiller à ce que les recommandations de l'audit sont complètement mises en œuvre à temps opportun et les progrès sont communiqué trimestriellement

5. S’assurer que les standards du parrainage, la protection et la participation des enfants, le DM/DRR, F&D et le plaidoyer sont respectés et qu'ils sont suffisamment intégrés dans la programmation pour la transformation de la communauté

  • Travailler en étroite collaboration avec le gestionnaire du parrainage et l'équipe sur tous les aspects des plans de gestion du parrainage et des plans pluriannuels.

  • Diriger la planification et la sélection de l'enfant dans le cadre du processus de conception du programme/SIP

  • Fournir la supervision en s’assurant que le plan de suivi inclut les enfants dans le cadre du processus de conception du programme/ SIP (y compris le plan d'activités intégrées)

  • S’assurer que tous les RC sont suivis conformément aux normes WVI

  • S’assurer que le personnel et les partenaires comprennent la politique de protection de l'enfance de WV

  • S’assurer que les efforts sont fournis pour répondre rapidement et adéquatement aux incidents

  • S’assurer que les programmes soutiennent la sensibilisation pour la prévention et le signalement des incidents de protection des enfants qui se produisent dans la zone du programme

  • Veiller à ce que les enfants participent à des âges appropriés dans tous les aspects du programme.

  • Promouvoir la création de réseaux des droits de l'enfant et soutenir les politiques qui visent à changer les structures et les systèmes qui mettent en péril le droit des enfants en coordination avec l’unité de plaidoyer

  • Créer et maintenir des relations de travail efficaces avec le F&D, HEA, la qualité des programmes, le plaidoyer et tous les secteurs et départements / unités pour améliorer l'efficacité des programmes

Planifier et coordonner les initiatives de gestion des catastrophes dans la zone des programmes

6. Créer et gérer les relations de partenariat avec les communautés, les services techniques, les ONGs, les associations locales, les institutions religieuses locales, Etc.

  • Développer les Réseaux et des relations avec d'autres ONG, des responsables gouvernementaux locaux, les institutions confessionnelles locales, et des leaders communautaires dans la zone du programme

  • Établir des collaborations soigneusement conçus pour les programmes locaux

  • S’engager dans le plaidoyer et représenter les programmes à des réunions / événements

  • Redynamiser/ renforcer les compétences des organisations communautaires de base pour la mise en œuvre des actions soutenues et durables

  • Impliquer les partenaires de bureau de soutien dans les principaux événements / jalons des programmes.

Autres Compétences / Attributs:

  • Aptitude à communiquer efficacement

  • La capacité dans la rédaction du rapport

  • Capacité à former d'autres personnes

Qualifications : Education / connaissances / compétences techniques et l'expérience

Ce qui suit peut être acquise par une combinaison de l'éducation formelle ou auto, une expérience préalable ou une formation en cours d'emploi :

Qualification Minimum requise: Licence / Maîtrise dans le développement économique, le développement communautaire, de la sociologie, de l'agriculture, des études de développement / planification, sciences sociales ou autre domaine connexe

Expérience :3 ans dans la gestion du programme / projet et / ou 5 ans dans la programmation et le développement communautaire

Préférée :Expérience de travail en gestion de projet

Compétences et Aptitudes techniques:

  • Bonnes aptitudes en S & E avec Solides compétences en analyse de données, travaux de recherche et programmes communautaires

  • Sens de l'organisation, la planification, la gestion et la supervision compétences, avec une preuve de gestion d'une équipe

  • Forte capacité de résolution de problèmes, les compétences interpersonnelles et la communication

  • Bonnes compétences verbales et écrites en français très essentielle, l'anglais est un avantage

  • Connaissance approfondie de MS Office, la connaissance de Lotus Notes est préféré

  • Capacité à faire preuve de leadership serviteur et favoriser une atmosphère d'équipe orientée vers l’intégrité, l'honnêteté et la responsabilité à la fois à l'équipe et la communauté

  • Bâtisseur d'équipe

  • Capable de prendre des décisions rapides au besoin

  • Fortes Compétences de facilitation

  • Une aptitude manifeste dans le développement du bien-être des enfants et la protection des enfants.

  • Expérience de travail avec les opérations du parrainage et les fonds des subventions.

  • Connaissance de la gestion des catastrophes, la préparation aux urgences, le suivi et l'évaluation de travail, les normes de Sphère sont ajoutées comme avantage.

  • Capacité à maintenir des relations de travail efficaces avec tous les niveaux de personnel et les autres parties prenantes

  • De bonnes compétences en rédaction de rapports

Environnement / Conditions de travail:

  • Voyage: 20% local Voyage / international

  • Sur appel: 10%

Attitudes et comportements:

World Vision se réserve le droit de disqualifier un candidat qui a des antécédents relatifs à la violence faite aux enfants ou aux comportements opposés à la protection de l'enfance, et ce même après l'embauche.

Comment postuler: veuillez aller sur le site Web suivant:

http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-mali

*Délai de soumission des candidatures : 27 Octobre 2019

*Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés.

Nutrition Programme Manager - Juba, South Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to provide overall leadership and management of the Juba Integrated Emergency nutrition project (CMAM and MIYCN) and coordination of the UNICEF funded PCA project covering Upper Nile, Warrap, Western Equatorial and Juba. The Nutrition Manager will have responsibility for day to day quality implementation of the Juba nutrition project supported by UNICEF, WFP and other donors, and S/He will provide direction to the nutrition projects in Juba and S/He will coordinate remotely and physical UNICEF PCA projects that are under implementation in the states/ provinces in order to achieve results as per the expectation of the donor(s) and based on set outputs and outcomes. S/He will monitor, adequately execute the project budget(s) in strict compliance with donor regulations. S/He will be required to report timely to the donors and to the WVI –SS Senior Leadership Team/ Senior Management Team on the progress of the project implementation.

The position will have key responsibilities of ensuring high quality implementation of nutrition project activities, grant management according to donor requirements and international accounting standards, timely donor and other stakeholder reporting, capacity building of staff, representation of World Vision and overall contribution to Child Well Being outcomes. The Nutrition Manager will be accountable for delivering all project results and technical leadership for nutrition outcomes within the given projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • Participate in nutrition project design and proposals development/ proposal writing.

  • Provide timely input and contribution to the completion of annual work plans, reports and ensure grant management in compliance with agreements and WVI regulations.

  • Liaise closely with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders, making use of an appropriate accountability framework.

  • Prepare output reports and overall performance progress reports detailing achievements against plans and variance on a regular basis.

  • Provide a platform for strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives.

  • Establish and maintain effective project management tools for implementation, work plan management, procurement, budget management and spending planning, quality assurance monitoring, beneficiary accountability, and programmatic and financial reporting.

  • Develop project detailed implementation plans (DIPs), procurement plans and purchase requisitions for the Juba Emergency and UNICEF multi-State projects. Liaise with the Supply Chain Department for speedy procurement of nutrition project equipment / supplies.

  • Work with Nutrition Senior Technical Advisor, Finance, Programs, Supply Chain Management/ Procurement, Quality Assurance (M&E), People & Culture (P&C) and Administration teams to ensure timely, high quality project implementation and management.

  • Supervise UNICEF PCA managers to ensure timely expenditure and management of burn rate; Develop budget revision requests if necessary.

  • Track timely spending and management of burn rate of Juba nutrition and UNICEF PCA budgets and coordinate budget revisions where necessary, Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and EOP reports.

Staff Supervision and Management:

  • Recruit, together with P&C all key project staff for the nutrition projects.

  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV & donor policies/requirements in line with local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.

  • Enhance the capacity of Nutrition staff to provide quality implementation of the programme by building capacity through off the job, on job trainings and mentorship and performance management.

  • Conduct quarterly reviews of staff performance in line with WVs performance management system, availing opportunities for staff feedback.

Budget Management:

  • Generate project budgets ensuring that all key areas are adequately budgeted for in order to achieve the set targets/goals.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WV SO

  • Work closely with Finance Manager to ensure grant/project compliance and project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, and prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure compliance with external audit.

  • Track projects’ expenditure and reporting.

  • Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Work closely with Quality Assurance Department and other UNICEF PCA managers to ensure M and E frameworks of the projects are in place and used to guide project implementation.

  • Develop and Maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Conduct routine visits to project sites for purposes of monitoring, operational support and ensure that implementation is per approved guidelines by the MOH.

  • Organise and facilitate regular project review meetings with project staff to review progress and quality of activity implementation and ascertain that protocols & guidelines as well as international minimum SPHERE standards as provided by are met.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Work closely with QA and other managers to develop tools for monitoring, reporting, documentation and knowledge management, including establishment of standard tools and systems for documentation and information sharing of project progress, best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.

Donor Relations:

  • Submit quality programme reports to Donors and other stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Actively Participate in Nutrition Cluster co-ordination meetings and Technical Working Groups Meetings at both National and Sub cluster level where key issues related to Nutrition in South Sudan are discussed.

  • Maintain open communication with partner agencies, other INGO’s, UNICEF and other UN agencies and other relevant external partners regarding project initiatives for enhanced coordination.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong experience in managing staff, partners and building capacity of nutrition staff and local NGOs/CBOs.

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

  • Knowledge of Arabic communication skills an added advantage.

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to manage work life without supervision.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to scan the environment and adapt quickly to the needs or come up with suitable options.

  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office).

  • Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Food Science or Nutrition and Dietetics Science or Public Health Nutrition.

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, or in public health Nutrition or in Public Health (MPH).

  • Post graduate qualification in Project Management or Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • At least 5 years proven experience in emergency nutrition programmes.

  • Vast experience in emergency response, with strong understanding of cluster mechanism.

  • Strong Project management background, with skills in budget management.

  • Experience in urban programming a must.

  • Excellent writing and programme reporting skills

  • Experience in SMART Survey and Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC).

  • Having implemented

  • Computer literate

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

Resource Acquisition & Management Program Officer

Purpose of the position:

This Resource Acquisition & Management position will focus primarily on local partnering, proposal coordination and development and donor engagement. The job holder will lead on proposal development for competitive and complex funding opportunities aligned with WV Niger’s strategy. A team player and good communicator, this person will need to establish strong internal and external relationships, working across cross-functional teams. They will lead on local partner and donor analysis, on project start up activities and participate in some interagency meetings.

Major Responsibilities:

Proposal development

  • Leads on the development of high quality proposals and budgets that are relevant and include input from key stakeholders (finance, operations, programs, consortium partners, etc.). This may include leading needs assessments, compiling/editing of the technical narrative, incorporating feedback from a variety of stakeholders, , first draft of required annexes, etc

  • Liaise closely with the HEA and Nutrition team to lead proposal development for bilateral and multilateral donors

  • Work closely with Technical Managers to ensure that WVN’s programmatic success is understood, shared and exploited in grant work

Communication & Knowledge Management

  • Field visits to capture stories, engage with local partners and build RAM capacity in teams

  • Conduct field brainstorming meetings (e.g. co-facilitate program design and lessons learned meetings); synthesize information for technical proposals, competitive positioning, and strategic decision-making

  • Close collaboration with the Communication Coordinator to develop material for external engagement

  • Timely contribution to monthly a/o regional RAM reports

  • Draft/review capacity statements, fact sheets and other branding material to facilitate regular donor communication and updates

Local Partnering & Donor Engagement

  • Coordinate due diligence, plans leading to successful engagement in programming, including partnership analyses

  • Represent WV Niger in external meetings as assigned by Management, document and share back to office reports

  • Research and monitor donor strategies, funding, and regulatory trends and advise Management

Horizon record keeping/reporting

  • Provide surge support to Horizon Team