Nutrition Deputy Programme Manager – Beledweyne
Nutrition Deputy Programme Manager– Beledweyne– Somali Nationals Only
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Budget Responsibilities: N/A
Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.
|Job Title: Deputy Nutrition Deputy Programme Manager|
|TEAM/PROGRAMME: : Nutrition||LOCATION: Beletweine|
|GRADE: 3||POST TYPE: National|
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (The role holder will actually work with children underfives on a daily basis in the nutrition programs in Hiiran region as a result of managing the GMI,SFH,WFP,UNICEF and BRICS Nutrition projects at the moment and all future projects that will start in Hiiran..
The role holder will also support Nutrition projects running in Hirshbelle state as need be.
The Nutrition Deputy Programme Manager has the stated purpose of leading the nutrition team for Bay in all nutrition projects going in including the GMI, WFP, BRICS and, SHF and any other nutrition project that starts in Bay region. The Deputy Nutrition Project Manager is responsible for the effective design, implementation and coordination of all nutrition activities associated with the Save the Children in the state. S/He will be responsible for leading and managing the nutrition team in Hiiran to include implementation; design of interventions; developing work plans; coordinating with partners in peer programs locally & regionally; stimulating & identifying innovative ideas amongst the team that will meet the project goals; establishing best practices; producing reports; attending regular management meetings both internal and external; coordinating with other SCISOM technical personnel and relevant Humanitarian actors.
|SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Field Manager, Hiiran (with regular liaison with area nutrition programme manager based in Mogadishu, technical specialist on technical aspects
Dimensions: Save the Children nutrition projects are currently being implemented in 2 districts of Hiiran region namely Beletweine and Mataban, with an approximate 6 number of nutrition staff. He/she will also support partners who are working with SCI in those areas of responsibilty.
Key Working Relationships
Field Manager, Hiiran, – Direct Supervisor
Nutrition Programme Manager, South Central – dotted line management
Nutrition specialists (Somalia / Somaliland & Nairobi) – Technical support
HOP of Southern states of Somalia based in Mogadishu as well as SS AR based in Mogadishu.
SC M&E / Reporting focal points
SC Emergency Response team
Local Authorities and agencies at national level involved in Nutrition work
Donors and donor representatives as assigned by the Field manager/Area representative.
Staff directly reporting to this post: functional line management for all Nutrition Project staff.
|KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
1. Program Design and Management
2. Management and coordination of Nutrition Activities
3. Budget and Grants Management
4. Record Keeping/Reporting
5. Training & Capacity Building
7. General statements of responsibility
|COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS
Delivering Results (Accomplished)
Developing Self and Others (Accomplished)
Problem Solving and Decision Making (Accomplished)
· Uses data and evidence to drive decision making for quality improvement
· Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts
· Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions
· Takes decisions when decisions are due and is prepared to account for them.
Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Accomplished)
Communicating With Impact (Accomplished)
|QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· Health / Public Health / Nutrition BSc or equivalent
· Substantial emergency nutrition programme management experience of 4-6 years including the design and implementation of feeding programs and their analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
· Experience in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating CMAM programmes
· Experience in conducting nutrition assessments (survey design, implementation and analysis using the SMART method and package, an ability to include sound causal analysis) and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
· Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff.
· Experience and ability to represent Save the Children’s nutrition work in external meetings.
· Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
· Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
· Experience of working safely in hostile and insecure environments
· Self-motivated and enthusiastic personality, commitment to understanding and improving the lives of children in an emergency context
· Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay in the field
· Ability to work under extreme pressure and meet deadlines with minimal guidance
· Fluent written and spoken English
· Distance management experience
· Qualified nurse with Degree of Nutrition and primary health care / community health care
· Awareness and understanding of food security and livelihoods programming options and other generic programming options for addressing the underlying causes of malnutrition
· Experience of distance management of staff/resources in a remote location
· Somali language skills
· Knowledge of the region – Horn of Africa in general; Somalia especially
· Coaching and training skills with a view to capacity strengthening of staff and partners
· Experience of participative processes involving children, and ability to coach staff in mainstreaming good practice
|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: ………………
|Date: January 2020. Author SCI|
Qualifications and Experience
- Health / Public Health / Nutrition BSc or equivalent
- Substantial emergency nutrition programme management experience of 4-6 years including the design and implementation of feeding programs and their analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
- Experience in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating CMAM programmes
- Experience in conducting nutrition assessments (survey design, implementation and analysis using the SMART method and package, an ability to include sound causal analysis) and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff.
- Experience and ability to represent Save the Children’s nutrition work in external meetings.
- Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
- Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
- Experience of working safely in hostile and insecure environments
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic personality, commitment to understanding and improving the lives of children in an emergency context
- Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay in the field
- Ability to work under extreme pressure and meet deadlines with minimal guidance
- Fluent written and spoken English
- Distance management experience
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
Application will be closed on 23rd February 2020
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