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JD for EU Project Nutrition Manager

Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION: Nutrition Manager


Nutrition Manager






South Sudan

Reports to:

Project Manager


January 2015

No of Positions



February 2015

Duty Station

Gogrial East County

Starting Date

July 1,2015

Type of Employment

On Contract Base


EU Food Security & Nutrition Project

Purpose of Position:

Coordinating and managing nutrition components of the project under EU Improving food security and nutrition for vulnerable groups in Warrap State project.

Specific Roles and responsibilities

  1. Under the direct guidance of the Project Manager/Nutrition Advisor, prepare work plans, activity budgets, and implements project activities on a timely manner

  2. Actively participates in identification of capacity gaps and training of counties Nutrition Volunteers and health care staff

  3. Conduct regular supportive supervisions to project sites to provide onsite mentoring and coaching to nutrition volunteers and health care staff

  4. Identify project implementation gaps and recommend remedial actions

  5. Prepare and submit quality project progress reports including weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports using the recommended data collection and reporting tools

  6. In close collaboration with all key stakeholders and the project team participate in Nutrition assessment and surveys

  7. Timely Plan, implement and monitor community mobilization activities including screening, referral and IYCF counseling and sensitization in all the project sites

  8. Represent World Vision in nutrition cluster meetings and technical discussions or coordination meetings with other stakeholders

  9. In collaboration with the project team, actively participates in nutrition and health project proposal development

Essential requirements

  1. Degree in Nutrition or Public Health or Human Medicine, with strong relevant experiences in Nutrition programming including IYCF

  2. Minimum of 3 years working experiences in Managing nutrition programme in both development and emergency context with NGOs /UN Agencies

  3. Must have sound knowledge and skills on IYCF with strong competencies in working with PD heard groups

  4. Strong ability and experiences in training Nutrition staff on relevant topics such CMAM, ICYF, PD/H, and PHHE

  5. Fluent in spoken and written English, Arabic and local context language e.g Dinka is an added advantage

  6. Excellent communication skills (Oral and written)

  7. Proficient in computer applications (Words processing, Power point, and Excel)

  8. Strong sense of responsibility and leadership, organizational, coordination and time management skills

  9. Team player, flexibility and willingness to work in remote, hardship and culturally diverse environment

Skills and Experience

  1. Experience of implementing and programming Nutrition projects.

  2. Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.

  3. Proficient training skills in the area of CMAM, IYCF counseling, PD/H, and PHHE.

  4. Ability to have positive and promoting input towards breastfeeding practices among mothers

  5. Excellent Communication skills, good spoken and written English of concise reports.

  6. Fluency in Arabic and Dinka Languages is required.

  7. Proficient in computer applications (MS word excels, power point, Internet, etc.)

  8. Able to work in remote and complex situations.