Position Title: Senior Nutrition Officer
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Under the overall supervision of the South Syria area manager , the Senior Nutrition Officer will be lead the implementation of World Vision’s-UNICEF nutrition programming in South Syria. The role will be responsible for coordinating with UNICEF and partners and other Nutritionactors to ensure World Vision’s-UNICEF Nutrition program is delivered on time, on budget and to a high technical standard as per the work plan.The Senior Nutrition Officer will also lead World Vision’s engagement with the Nutrition Sector Working Group to ensure our programming is aligned with broader initiatives in the sector and well-coordinated with the work of other actors. The Senior Nutrition Officer will work with World Vision’s Health Technical Adviser and other SMART-trained nutrition staff working on programming in South Syria to lead the roll out of a high quality SMART survey in 2017.
The Senior Nutrition Officer for South Syria will be the focal point for the implementation of WV-UNICEF nutrition projects. S/he supports the quality implementation of the nutrition programming in partnership with UNICEF and other nutrition actors. He / She will coordinate closely with other actors in nutrition to ensure World Vision understands who is doing what, where and that our work is well coordinated with other nutrition actors. S/he will be responsible for liaising closely with UNICEF and WFP to ensure strong nutrition programming.
Objective 1: Ensuring quality Implementation of WV’s-UNICEF South Syria Nutrition ProjectIn coordination with The Health Project Manager, manage the delivery of Nutrition Project activities and interventions as per the agreed work plan with UNICEF.
Liaise with the partner to ensure strong program delivery, and complementarity.
Review program reporting, identify issues in implementation and recommend and implement approaches to strengthen program implementation
Draft program reporting and other documents
Working with the supply chain team, support the timely delivery of nutrition supplies and ensure supporting documentation is received to verify delivery
Follow up on the results of activities and interventions implemented
Prepare and update supporting documents (work plan, cash flow projections, training plans, staffing plans) to ensure strong project implementation
Manage the budget and ensure all spending is transparent and provides value for money.
Objective 2: Provide Technical Oversight for Nutrition Interventions and ActivitiesMonitor program reporting to ensure programming is delivered in line with best practice standards for nutrition programming
Mentor and train project staff to ensure a high quality of program delivery
Develop training tools, curriculums and ensure smooth capacity development activities as per the plan.
Collaborate with relevant organizations and partners to ensure World Vision’s programming is in line with nutrition sector working group standards and approaches
Liaise with other nutrition actors to deliver a high quality SMART Survey
Contribute to efforts in the nutrition working group to develop standards and approaches for nutrition programming in South Syria
Document lessons learnt, challenges and best practice and share lessons with other nutrition actors.
Objective 3: Ensure timely project compliance and reporting Monitor implementation and achievement of program indicators. Develop plans to adjust programming to address issues
Assist in the preparation of data and information reports and all related documents on a monthly basis including the 4 W and inputs for the sector Sitreps
Keep and file data, records and correspondences related to the project.
Support field staff in dealing with relevant organisations, institutions and donors
Check and verify source documents for accuracy, where necessary (Validation of reporting)
Ensure strong documentation is in place to verify the delivery and use of supplies, the receipt of salaries by staff in South Syria and the achievement of program objectives
Check completed work for accuracy and store completed documents
Respond to requests for information
Comply with data Integrity and security policies.
Any other duty as assigned by the South Area manager
Education:Masters or University degree in nutrition or related field
At Least five-year experience in management of nutrition projects
Experience in cross-border programming in South Syria
Knowledge & Skills:
Bilingual (Arabic & English), good command (written and spoken) in both languages
Ability to work individually and in a team
Attention to detail
Time management skills
Excellent communication and co-operation skills.
Ability to cope and work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines
Ability to work effectively as a part of a team.
Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package
Core Capabilities: Achieving quality results and service Practicing accountability and integrity Communicating information effectively Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly Understanding the Humanitarian industry Understanding WV’s mission & operations Practicing continuous innovation & creativity Learning for growth and development Maintaining work/life balance Building collaborative relationships Practicing gender & cultural diversity Influencing individuals & groups