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Nutrition Officer – Galkacayo, Somalia

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Nutrition Officer

Job Grade: Band 4
Department: Nutrition
Location Galkayo
Reports To: Senior Branch Health Officer
Direct Reports: OTP/TSFP Nurses
Posting Date: 12th July, 2021
Posting Expiry Date: 22nd July 2021
Contract Type: Fixed-term contract (7 months with possibility of extension)

Background:

SRCS is an independent, non-political humanitarian organisation. It was established in April 1963 and became a legal entity following Presidential Decree No. 187 in 1965. SRCS has operated continuously throughout the country’s period of civil war and political divide and is credited for its unity as one National Society. It operates through a network of nineteen branches with activities spread all across the country.

Overall Job Purpose

The position holder will provide effective implementation, coordination and supervision of   nutrition interventions with the aim of improving the nutritional status of vulnerable groups and communities in Mudug region, including managing day to day activities, documentation, monitoring and evaluation of CMAM and IMAM programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that nutrition activities for OTP   and pregnant and lactating are implementation according to work plans.
  • Ensure supplies nutrition are delivered to the facilities.
  • Ensure nutrition guidelines are maintained in all MCH/OPD clinics and nutrition screening activities.
  • Provide supervision of HCs nutrition staff using the HCs supervision check list.
  • Ensure children with medical complications are referred to the stabilization center.
  • Mobilize community for identification of malnourished children.
  • Train staff to take measurements is taken accurately.
  • Distribute IMAM guidelines to all HCs.
  • Ensure required adequate stock of plump nut, medicines, micro nutrients and other supplies for management of malnourished are delivered to HCs on timely basis.
  • Conduct training needs assessment for nutrition staff
  • Participate in implementation of project staff training according to work plans.
  • Compile comprehensive training reports
  • Preparing monthly nutrition reports.

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Team leader with demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate openness to change & ability to manage complexities
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to manage inter-Competencies group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests
  • Excellent writing skills, analytical capacity to synthesize project outputs and findings for the preparation of quality programme reports
  • Maturity & confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking officials
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
  • Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.

Educational Qualifications & Professional Training:

  • Bachelor Degree of general nursing, Nutrition or public health.
  • At least 4 years of experience in in implementing nutrition interventions, nutrition project management or similar field.
  • Professionals training related to management of nutrition programs.
  • Proven experience in hygiene promotion within a humanitarian context.
  • Experience of working with Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is an added value.

Language Requirement:

Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their updated CV and cover letter, in one PDF, to srcshrd@gmail.com. Note: Bringing the hard copies to the SRCS offices would be accepted.

Note: Applications which do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. Please write the position you are applying on the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: 22nd July, 2021 (11:59 PM) mid night.

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