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Nutrition Officer, Somaliland



For Somaliland Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somaliland Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somaliland Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in tbd.

Nutrition Officer

To oversee the field level implementation of Nutrition project activities in target location as per national and international standards. The Nutrition officer will also be responsible for the supervision and support of nutrition supervisors and works closely with commodity team to ensure the commodities received from WFP are managed properly.

Major Responsibilities:

Oversee quality and timely implementation of project activities

  • Support nutrition coordinator in the development of project management tools at the start of nutrition projects

  • Support the nutrition coordinator reviewing and updating project management tools on monthly basis monitor progress towards achieving the targets

  • Oversee the implementation of project activities as per the timeline set on the DIP

  • Ensure that all requests for required project input (from WFP as GIK or procured by WV) are placed on time and items are availed in all project sites

  • Support IYCF and BCC activities by supporting and building the capacity of community nutrition workers.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct monthly supportive supervision to nutrition program sites using supervision checklist and produce quality report with action points.

  • Monitor and support the nutrition supervisors in monitoring of nutrition activities and activities of community nutrition workers

  • Participate in joint monitoring visits by MOH officials, donor agencies or world vision management teams

  • Active participation and support assessments and project M&E activities in the project sites

Quality and Timely reporting

  • Ensure that all health facilities have the required data recording and reporting tools

  • Ensure that all the staff working in the health facilities and their supervisors have adequate understanding of the reporting and recording formats and the importance of accurate reporting

  • Ensure all health centers are submit quality nutrition and commodity movement reports on timely manner

  • Projected beneficiary figures are calculated and submitted to commodity team on monthly basis

  • Support the Nutrition coordinator in producing and submitting quality PMIT and MMR report on monthly basis

Capacity building

  • Conduct training workshops as per planned timeline, budget and quality

  • Ensure quality training report is compiled and submitted for all trainings conducted in the target locations

  • Conduct regular on-job training for MOH and WVI staff in the HCs to address the findings of supervision and document the trainings in the supervision reports

Finance and budget management

  • Ensure Payment requests for MOH seconded staff and community volunteers is initiated on time with all the required documents

  • Business Cash advance to facilitate field activities is requested and cleared on time as per the finance guideline.

Representation and internal & external coordination

  • Conduct meeting with community leaders and health committees during supervision visits to get feedback on the quality of the program and update them on the progress of activities

  • Participate in internal program integration and coordination meetings with other WVI sectors to ensure program integration

  • Participate in the internal QRM and present the progress of project activities against targets

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must promoted and adhere to set security standards- must “walk the talk”

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: At least a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public health or any other related study.

  • Experience: At least 3 years’ experience in supervising implementation of nutrition projects in emergency response context with extensive government engagement experience;

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Demonstrates good problem solving skills; keen attention to detail with an analytic approach to work

  • Willingness to be flexible with working hours

  • An aptitude for working in a changing environment and managing multiple priorities

  • Ability to work both as part of a team and alone, supervised or unsupervised

  • Relevant experience and ability to manage projects in insecure environments;

  • Experience of working with and/ or commitment to humanitarian standards e.g. SPHERE.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field-based;

  • Travel: Considerable amount of travel is required.