Technical Manager, Health and Nutrition, South Sudan

20608-16N17031
Juba
14-Dec-21
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Technical Manager for Health and Nutrition is responsible to provide technical leadership during the design, implementation and close-out of these projects. He/she will support the Director of Projects and Partnerships (DPP) in managing the projects under these three sectors. He/she will also be responsible to lead a team of coordinators and program officers working under these sectors. He/she will provide a supervision role to health and nutrition projects leads. He/she will provide regular supportive supervision to project locations, provide technical support and produce supervision report. He/she will also support during the proposal

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Implementation:

  • In collaboration with DPP, technically manage Health and Nutrition projects, collect, review and submit periodic to donors/SOs.

  • In consultation with DPP , develop standard supervision checklist, conduct field visits on quarterly basis to ensure compliance with donor requirements and ministry standards.

  • Coach, train and technically supervise project managers and other health, and nutrition team.

  • Undertake other responsibilities assigned to him/her by DPP.

Program Design:

  • In consultation with the program development team, provide technical leadership and support during the project design/proposal development under health, and nutrition projects.

  • Conduct assessments and identify gaps that are used during the proposal development in collaboration with field project team.

Budget Management:

  • Support project leads to manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and key management staff at World Vision.

  • Ensure supply and equipment procurement, acquisition, disposition, and management follows WV internal and donor requirements.

  • Ensure cash needs and monthly budget forecast is done accurately

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:

  • Review TORs for baselines, evaluations and other research related to Health and Nutrition sectors and review these reports.

  • Participate in the annual Child Well Being report development.

  • Support QA to develop assessment, monitoring & evaluation tools to measure health, and nutrition issues, risks, KAPs.

  • Provide technical leadership to health, and nutrition related research, case studies, learning reviews and publications for WV South Sudan, and as part of WV Region / Global initiative.

  • Provide leadership and technical supervision to the technical team of Health, and Nutrition project managers.

  • Ensure supportive partnering for performance is in place, with performance plans set, regular conversations and feedback provided and appraisals.

External Relations and Engagement:

  • In collaboration with the DPP, engage with inter-agency technical working groups to ensure WVSS health, and nutrition Programming follows international / South Sudan minimum standards, best practices, and utilizes tools or resources in a coordinated and collaborative manner.

  • In consultation with DPP, represent WVSS in health, and nutrition cluster meetings.

  • Accompany DPP to represent WVSS in sector various forums deemed necessary for quality programming and profiling WVSS with donors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Seven years professional experience in health, and nutrition projects management. At least five years in managerial/supervision level.

  • Solid background in health, and nutrition in emergency particularly in emergency curriculum packages and deliverables.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in health and nutrition planning.

  • Experience in health, and nutrition project management, monitoring and supervision.

  • Excellent leadership, analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skill.

  • Excellent capacity in facilitating training and preparing user friendly manuals and toolkits.

  • Strong networking, team spirit, partnership, coordination and harmony skills.

  • Willing to adapt with new working environment, new challenges, colleagues and new culture.

  • MD, MPH or MSc in any health discipline.

  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Preferred:

  • Master Degree with MPH

  • Excellent training skills in defined health, and nutrition components.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organizations, under stressful situations.

  • Understanding of humanitarian relief, recovery and development work i.e. triple nexus in fragile contexts.

  • Excellent networking, relationship building and people management skills.

  • Ability to work in difficult, insecure and stressful conditions.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, manage to plan and meet deadlines.

  • Prior experience with World Vision is a distinct advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 30% domestically to project sites; requires occasional international travel.