PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Health and Nutrition Officer will provide oversight of the overall MCHN technical aspects of the DFAP including ensuring adherence to the proposed work plan and logframe. The Health and Nutrition Officer will manage a team of XXX providing guidance on the daily implementation of the DFAP. The Health and Nutrition Officer will coordinate on MCHN aspects with USAID, GoDRC and other partners/stakeholders in the project area.
Provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of grant strategies, standards and tools in the technical area.
Provide technical expertise to grant staff and stakeholders, including needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities and ad-hoc needs.
Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of grant.
Ensure grant implementation standards meet or exceed donor expectations.
Provide expertise for the program development, if required.
Lead, participate in, or facilitate assessments, surveys or evaluations as necessary for risk management, standards setting, policy formation and program development, and achievement of programme objectives.
Collaborate with SO IPG teams and Regional and National Offices to develop and conduct training in program methodologies and concepts, including program design, monitoring and evaluation, if required.
Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Masters Degree in Nutrition and Public Health.
Strong communication skills, particularly advanced writing skills.
French verbal skills essential, some knowledge of Swahili an asset.
Ability to build relationships cross-culturally.
Strong workshop facilitation skills.
Experience and familiarity with USAID FFP requirements and methodologies.
Broad 3-5 year experience in nutrition programming in an INGO in a Fragile Context.
Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills required
Based in Bukavu in an urban environment