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Nutrition Specialist, DRC - Kasai Response

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide leadership for the Kasai Emergency Response nutrition programme in all operational areas of Kasai Central Province. This includes the provision of technical input into assessments, program design, budgets, monitoring and evaluation. Planning and setting up of nutrition programs in all areas of operation with the support of local Food distribution team, nutritionists and nutrition field staff. Building links with other stakeholders including local government authority of health department, health working groups, community leaders and donors and with other sectors of the program (Food, protection, Education, etc). Manage financial resources and assets of the program and ensure that staff have all recourses required for smooth operation of nutrition programme implementation. The position is the key focal point at the field level for Livelihood programming and will share information to relevant cluster groups, coordination mechanisms, government ministries, UN agencies and INGO/LNGOs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment and Design:

  • Sector specific assessments completed and data analyzed to guide programming decisions in response projects.

  • Do no harm/LCP, gender, humanitarian protection mainstreaming and disability are considered in assessment and design.

  • Identification of program implementation areas and appropriate interventions based on assessed needs.

  • Strategy developed with an integrated focus to meet the needs of the affected community, particularly for women and children.

  • Project/grant proposals and budgets are written in conjunction with the programs, finance and P & C teams based on assessed need and capacity of the program to deliver quality.

Management and Monitoring:

  • Weekly nutrition reports and monthly progress and technical reports are submitted on time to appropriate stakeholders (MoH, cluster, ops manager and programs).

  • WV nutrition programs are meeting international and internal best practice.

  • Accountability measures are in place in all program areas, and beneficiaries and other stakeholders know how to report issues and complaints, which are dealt with in a timely manner.

  • Make sure the smooth implementation of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) project integrated with Infant and Young Child Feeding practices (IYCFe) in the Kasai emergency response.

  • Develop a regular monitoring visits to other regions coordinating with Operation Manager and visit all project areas.

Coordination:

  • All programming and strategy is coordinated with DoH/MoH and related other government departments (e.g. public works, social development, & women). Relationships maintained.

  • Active participation in cluster or health/nutrition coordinating bodies and working groups.

  • Projects complement and do not overlap with other NGO and partner operations.

  • Be an active, participating member of the Kanaga Nutrition Cluster and build close relations with other MoH and PRONANUT to ensure complementary activities and avoid duplication.

Documentation Reporting:

  • Reporting systems are developed in conjunction with programs team to ensure accurate and timely reports to donors and key stakeholders.

  • Weekly and monthly reports are submitted to program operations and MoH and cluster in a timely manner.

  • Lessons learned and best practices are documented and disseminated.

Financial Management:

  • Financial expenditure for project activities tracked in conjunction with programs and finance team, and are in compliance with WV financial and donor standards.

  • Operational and grant budgets are developed in conjunction with finance.

  • Monthly cash projections are prepared and submitted to operations in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate and develop a procurement plans and ensure it is up-to-date throughout the duration of the project. Working closely with logistic and procurement team for all distribution.

  • Monitor budget spending and ensure that measures are in place to mitigate against risk of over- or under spending.

Human Resouce and Capacity Building:

  • Manage the project team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support needed and evaluate direct reports regularly.

  • Ensure recruitment, orientation and promotion of staff as appropriate.

  • Establish annual performance and development goals for staff ensure availability of appropriate development opportunities.

  • Handling of grievances and discipline matters in accordance with WV set procedures.

  • Model high standards of personal Christian leadership through lifestyle and work relationships and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the vision, mission and WV core values.

  • Ensure that all project staff listed in the budget are hired and supported so they can implement the activities they are responsible for and supervise project staff in their daily work and compile performance appraisals at the end of

  • their contract period.

Networking:

  • Relationships built and maintained with stakeholders, donors UN agencies, clusters, central and local MoH.

  • WV partnership and WV local are kept updated on the program management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master degree in Nutrition, Food science, Dietetics or any related fields.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in nutrition project management and implementation of community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition program (CMAM) and IYCFe.

  • Working knowledge in spoken and written French and English are essential.

  • Work experience in emergencies and rural based communities in or similar post-conflict rural social contexts.

  • Good sensitivity to cultural aspects of rural communities will be needed.

  • Experience in maintains strong links with major NGOs, UN, donors and government agencies.

  • Good trainer, facilitator and supervisor.

  • A team-player, creative, innovative and able to mobilize diverse resources for results.

  • Treats others with honor and respect.

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships.

  • Cooperates well with other team members.

  • Flexible worldview and emotional maturity.

  • Values and promotes Diversity and people capacity building.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A Post Graduate Degree, preferably at Masters Level, in a Public health and or Nutrition field.

  • Extensive knowledge of World Vision International and World Vision DRC operational systems and structures.

  • Knowledge on CMAM related programming.

  • Experience working through/forward with partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of local partners.

  • Strong result orientation with ability to challenge existing mindset.

  • Management of integrated community based nutrition programs.

  • Training skills.

  • Assessment and use of nutrition methodologies such as SMART, SQEAK etc.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

  • Willingness to live and work in a challenging environment and under pressure.