Friday, July 11, 2014

Care International Nutrition Supervisor Job in Garowe, Puntland

Care International in Somalia
Nutrition Supervisor 

Location: Garowe, Puntland)

National Position
CARE is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance. 

CARE is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of Nutrition Supervisor based in Garowe, Puntland with frequent travels and support to project sites in South Somalia (mainly Lower Juba and Mogadishu).
Job Summary: The Nutrition supervisor will oversee the day to day implementation of all aspects of emergency nutrition activities including running of curative programs (SC/OTP/SFP), community mobilization, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation, needs assessments, program reporting and devise new interventions as deemed necessary. 

S/he will be required to provide nutrition technical back stopping to CARE and partner staff through capacity building initiatives to staff as well as the community at large. 

The incumbent will also be required to create working synergy between the nutrition component and other emergency projects for proper utilization of resources at the field office. 

S/he will need to respond to immediate nutrition issues with simultaneous consideration of medium and long term needs and opportunities. 

S/he will be required to make regular monitoring efforts and periodic visits to all emergency nutrition project field sites (Puntland and Lower Juba) on regular basis.
Key Responsibilities
1. Program management and implementation
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise in nutrition assessments during emergency response and ensure that nutrition program is linked to other emergency response components.
  • Design, implement and analyze food and nutrition related needs assessment for under-fives, pregnant and lactating women within and outside CARE program areas.
  • Analyze need for target support to infant and young child feeding and if appropriate organize support in coordination with local partners and volunteers
  • Work with CARE and partner staff to develop a sustainable community based programs for addressing direct, underlying and basic causes of malnutrition
  • Represent CARE International in Somalia in all matters related to nutrition in the assigned program location while liaising with partners, donors, governments and NGOs at field
  • Participate in establishing funding requirements for nutrition interventions and contribute to the development of proposals and concept notes for emergency response
  • Plan and manage the nutrition programme in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and coordination with Care staff and other agencies both governmental and no governmental organizations
  • Integrate M&E systems to support beneficiaries accountability , donor reporting, performance metrics and organizational learning
2. Program Design
  • Work in close collaboration with the Nutrition Technical Manager and the broader country office programmes to ensure that emergency nutrition interventions build upon longer term programming
  • Provide up to date nutrition data and information necessary for development of high quality programs
3. Reporting
  • Responsible for quality production of monthly program performance and IYCF reports from all nutrition program areas.
  • Responsible for undertaking reporting of nutrition assessment and other related periodic studies such as KAP surveys.
  • Support nutrition technical manager in development of donor reports
4. Representation
  • Participate in all filed level cluster and technical working group coordination meetings
  • Represent CARE in all inter agency nutrition assessments
5. Capacity building
  • Organize and provide trainings to partner staff, health workers and nutrition volunteers on nutrition related issues.
  • Provide in house capacity building to CARE program staff on aspects related to food security and nutrition integration.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in Nutrition, Public Health or other closely related fields
  • At least 3 years progressive experience in managing programs in conflict situations
  • Experience in setting up and running of CMAM program
  • Experience in devising and implementing IYCF interventions
  • Experience in planning and execution of SMART surveys as well as data management using relevant software.
  • Experience in proposal development and donor reporting
  • Experience organizing and facilitating training
  • Excellent communication skills-written and spoken
  • Fluency in English and Somali
  • Strong interpretation skills, creativity , flexibility, adaptability and empathy
  • Ability to plan and facilitate health based curriculum trainings/ workshop
How to Apply
Applications clearly marked “Nutrition Supervisor – Garowe” accompanied by CVs should be sent through email by 19th July, 2014 to:

The Human Resources Office
CARE International in Somalia
Puntland Office, Garowe

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.