6 Dec 2018

Nutrtion Officer (CHASP Project)

Job Description

TITLE : Nutrtion Officer (CHASP Project)– Somali National Only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

To ensure that the OTP/SFP/SC is functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice.

Contract Duration: One Year.

Location: Bosaso

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Nutrition, Nurse or any relevant courses.
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work (preferably SC and OTP) and implementation of feeding programmes, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries, their careers and the staff
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Very Good in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Computer literacy and good Microsoft Excel Skills

Desirable

  • Qualified nurse with primary health care / community health care experience Health / Nutrition background

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

JOB TITLE:  Nutrition Project Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Nutrition Team LOCATION:  Bossaso
GRADE4                   TYPE OF CONTRACT:  National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

To ensure that the OTP/SFP/SC is functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Nutrition DPM/CHASP PM

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Land with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

•     Plan and organise OTP/SFP/SC at designated distribution sites in liaison with nutrition deputy project manager

•     Complete order forms for the logistics team of material, medicine and food requirements for each site for the week in advance

•     Work with MoH staff and officials to ensure all aspects of the OTP/SC programme are understood and agreed by MoH and appropriate referrals take place to and from MoH and the OTP/SFP

•     Working with the Community Mobiliser, engage community

•     Ensure good quality triage / that new arrivals are seen as a priority

•     Ensure cases not meeting admission criteria return home as early as possible and understand why their child is not admitted

•     Supervise the activities of the OTP/SFP/SC team at the distribution point

•     Ensure all OTP/SFP/SC team members are familiar with their posts, and take the necessary measures in order to correct lacks

•     Re-define team composition as necessary – either during distributions (to avoid bottle-necks) or after discussion during team meetings

•     Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are measured correctly

•     Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the various components of the programme

•     Ensure comprehensive health checks and treatment according to the agreed protocols

•     Review the forms completed by staff to ensure completion, accuracy and coherence

•     Undertake individual evaluations with the team

•     Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies for each distribution, input in to creation and maintenance of a monthly distribution plan and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned with PM and logistics team

•     Prepare weekly OTP/SFP/SC statistics and supervise data entry

•     Submit a weekly report of the tally of statistics for each site (one form per site per week)

•     Report any progress and any problems in a timely manner

•     Through liaison with the community outreach/nutrition workers, provide effective follow up of all cases – particularly:

•     Ensure the prompt tracing of children who are absent from the programme in coordination with the CM officer

•     Request specific children to be followed up as required (newly enrolled children, sick children, long stay children / children not gaining weight, children with social problems etc.).

•     Liaise with the Community Mobiliser to ensure comprehensive community outreach and mobilisation, health education and treatment. Check that all messages to carers, community groups, leaders and authorities are consistent and fully understood.

•     Attend regular nutrition meetings

•     Respect the dignity of the beneficiaries, carers and members of the community

•     Assist in any other tasks when required

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

Delivering Results (Skilled)

·         Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

·         Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others

·         Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

·         Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

Developing Self and Others (Accomplished)

·         Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others

·         Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)

·         Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them

·         Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Problem Solving & Decision Making (Skilled)

·         Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

·         Knows when to involve others in a decision

·         Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Skilled)

·         Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards

·         Keeps up to date with trends in their work area

·         Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts

Working Effectively With Others (Skilled)

·         Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with

·         Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

·         Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Essentials

 

•     Degree in Nutrition, Nurse or any relevant courses.

•     Experience of emergency nutrition work (preferably SC and OTP) and implementation of feeding programmes, including monitoring and evaluation

•     Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems

•     Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork

•     Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries, their careers and the staff

•     Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions

•     Demonstrable ability at report writing

•     Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment

•     Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field

•     Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

•     Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages

•     Computer literacy and good Microsoft Excel Skills

 

Desirable

•     Qualified nurse with primary health care / community health care experience Health / Nutrition background

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Declaration of commitment:

I …………… understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ………………..                                                                     Date: ………………

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=180000BN&lang=en

Closing Date will be 16th Dec 2018


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