Nutrition and Health Manager (Maiduguri) at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: 
Nutrition and Health Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Start Date:  As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Senior Project Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide high quality project management, technical advice and leadership in Health and Nutrition Program

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead collaboration across the project technical teams to identify, analyse, formulate, and implement activities to strengthen key systems (leadership, logistics, and information systems) that support delivery of high quality health and nutrition services.
  • Provide technical guidance to the health and nutrition team for Supply Chain Management, identifying evidence-based approaches that are contextually appropriate to reform the overall ACF Health Commodity Supply System.
  • In collaboration with the Regional nutrition and Health Coordination team identify short and long-term technical assistance required for the successful implementation of the planned nutrition and Health activities.
  • Coordinate with other partners and support efforts to address health system strengthening gaps and help build technical capacity within the ACF health and nutrition team as well as the SMOH/SPHCDA in the supported LGAs.

Objective 2

  • Manage and organize Nutrition and Health project staff development programs in collaboration with other technical and operations department

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support including leadership, monitoring, motivation and management of the health and Nutrition technical team,
  • Conduct regular evaluation of the skills levels and technical competences of the ACF health and nutrition teams in performing their assigned duties
  • Support the Training and sector Managers in identifying and harmonizing training needs as well as ensuring the quality and pertinence of training programs established for the ACF teams
  • Manage the project cycle in nutrition and health
  • Ensure that the health and nutrition teams meet the objectives of ACF in supporting the targeted areas in both nutrition and health response
  • Ensure that the services provided by the health and Nutrition team are adequate and meet the basic needs of the affected communities.

Objective 3

  • To develop strategies and support direct operations

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Regional Nutrition and Coordination, support the development of strategies addressing the problems linked to poor health and malnutrition in the North east region
  • Coordinate and support the smooth implementation of planned nutrition and health activities
  • Ensure that the nutrition and health sections of the project implementation reports include critical analysis and technical sounds
  • Contribute through coordinating with the project team in the development of the nutrition and health sections for future proposals when required.

Objective 4

  • To appropriately represent ACF and develop local partnerships

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Disseminate the information collected to the key partners when required
  • Ensure that positive collaboration and he quality of relations with partners in regard to OFDA Grant is maintained throughout

Objective 5

  • To produce timely and quality reports

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support and provide technical back stopping to the M&E and program teams during the completion of the monthly reports, specifically those linked to nutrition and health in the project areas.
  • Ensure that reports on any training session and/or workshop organized by the Health and Nutrition and the current Grant is documented and disseminated widely as per the ACF procedures.
  • Ensure that all technical reports for external release are validated by relevant line Managers including the Regional Nutrition and Health Coordinators, Nutrition and Health HOD, DCD program, Technical Advisor.
  • Produce high quality activity progress report in monthly bases
  • Contribute to the donors reports: interim and final reports as required

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • MSPM: Direct supervision – exchange of information, work plan
  • Nutrition and Health Regional Coordinators: Technical supervision, exchange of information, technical support, validation of information, work plan
  • Nutrition and Health HOD: Exchange of information, technical support, validation of information,
  • Deputy Director: technical support, exchange of information
  • Other PM & Nutrition team: exchange of information, coordination.
  • Support team: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.

External:

  • SPHCDA, State Nutrition/Health Officer, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination.
  • LGA Team/Health facility team/Community leaders: exchange of information, coordination.
  • Nutrition Sector/UNICEF/UNFPA: Coordination and exchange of information

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in the Health Sciences, Epidemiology or Public Health, Nutrition, or related field is preferable
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Nutrition with extensive experience or field related/relevant to international H&N work
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in Managing Health and Nutrition projects, research and surveys as well as humanitarian work

Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Excellent Reporting and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good management and representation competencies
  • Excellent in influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven technical knowledge and capacity to lead implementation of H&N activities, projects, programs
  • Good understanding of links between emergency and development programs,
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to deal with problems and issues both promptly and efficiently.

Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of Health Management information System, Health Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Experience in nutrition program management in emergency set-up including proposal writing, project budget management, reporting and training provision
  • Knowledge of Health assessment and KAP methodologies will be of added value.
  • Willing for frequent travel to mentor and monitor activities.
  • Easily acculturate with remote areas living conditions
  • Ability to absorb and manage workloads and stresses without affecting the quality of the deliverables.
  • Computer and IT expertise highly.
  • Experience in donor reporting e.g. ECHO, EU, UN Agencies, OFDA/USAID preferred,
  • Experience in hardship postings/complex emergencies, with proven leadership experience; able to work in a fluid and insecure area; Maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions.

Minimum Monthly Basic Salary

  • N424,310 per month.

Application Closing Date
28th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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