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NUTRITION AND HEALTH HoD (National)

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Fri, 23/03/2018 - 17:00

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Action Against Hunger is an International Non-Governmental Organization that is charitable, impartial, non-political, independent and non-profit making, with headquarter in Paris, France. Action Against Hunger has humanitarian programs in more than 41 countries, assisting victims of war, disease and famine. In Sierra Leone Action Against Hunger was establishedin 1991. Action Against Hunger overall objective in these contexts is to fight against hunger and this is achieved through the implementation of nutrition, health, food security and water & sanitation projects. Emergency relief responses to immediate needs are usually followed by longer-term activities aiming to enable affected populations to regain their self-sufficiency. Action Against Hunger is implementing programmes with support from the following donors: UK AID (DfID), Irish Aid, SIDA and AFP

 

Action Against Hunger is seeking highly motivated and dynamic candidates to join its vibrant team for the position below:

 

NUTRITION AND HEALTH HoD (National)

 

START DATE: April 13th  2018

COMPETITIVE SALARY PACKAGE and ALLOWANCES

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One Year (Renewable based on performance)

LOCATION:  Sierra Leone ( Freetown) or Liberia ( Monrovia)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS : 1 (One)

PROBATION PERIOD- 3 months

SUPERVISED BY : Country Director

INTERNALLY LIAISES WITH: Heads of Departments (WASH, Food Security and Livelihood,

Logistics, Finance, Human Resources and Field Coordinators

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES:Nutrition and Health Team in Capital, Technical/Support Manager,
Nutrition and Health Program Managers/Experts in the field

FUNCTIONAL SUPERVISION: Nutrition and Health Advisor

 

Job Objective:To contribute to the strategic objectives of Action Against Hunger in Sierra Leone and coordinate activities in the fields of Nutrition and Health

Key Responsibilities:

The Nutrition and Health Head of Department is in charge of:

  • Quality control and technical oversight of the health and nutrition programme
  • Ensuring quality of health and nutritional situation analysis
  • Maintaining the standards of nutritional and health proposals submitted
  • Encouraging his/her team to identify and develop new programmes
  • Development of an Action Against Hunger nutrition and health strategy specific to the mission
  • Quality control and technical oversight of the health and nutrition programme
  • Ensuring quality of health and nutritional situation analysis
  • Maintaining the standards of nutritional and health proposals submitted
  • Encouraging his/her team to identify and develop new programmes
  • Development of an Action Against Hunger nutrition and health strategy specific to the mission
  • Working with teams to improve the quality of programme implementation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) at health center and hospital level, Community Event Based Surveillance for Ebola and Nutrition treatment and prevention projects
  • Development of multi-sectoral integrated (inter-disciplinary) programme approach
    • Analysis of data that will lead to informed decisions of quality report submission
    • Review and monitor health and nutrition programme budgets
    • Lending technical support to the development of national and local strategy in the struggle against malnutrition
    • Setting out a common strategy and action plan (Action Against Hunger and partners) concerning specific projects
    • Collaborating with partners by the ongoing provision of useful information and regular meetings
    • Influencing the definition of national protocols through negotiation with representatives of partner structures (notably the Ministry of Health) with a view to disseminating A ction Against Hunger 's technical standards for dealing with malnutrition
    • Together with the Advocacy Expert, DCD and HQ, define a country-specific strategy for technical advocacy
    • Developing and maintain relations with current and potential donors (visits to projects, presentations of Action Against Hunger and its work, requests for funding) 
    • Representing Action Against Hunger in meetings with the health authorities and other agencies  and participate in national networks on nutrition
    • Promoting the philosophy and protocols of Action Against Hunger to local partners (NGO, MoHS, etc.)
    • Representing the areas of health and nutrition in the national coordination of Action Against Hunger
    • Producing technical and strategic reports in the fields of health and nutrition
    • Producing and/or publishing information, both internally and externally, concerning technical progress in the fields of health and nutrition in the country of intervention
    • Elaborating communication tools for disseminating information on Action Against Hunger and the nutrition and health dimensions of its programmes

    Qualifications required:

    • Masters/BSC Degree inMedicine, Public Health, Nutrition and  Sciences
    • 5-10 years professional experience in Nutrition and Health related activities with international organizations
    • Experienced in working collaboratively with Hospitals, DHMT,PHU,CHUand other health units
    • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management including LFA development
    • Representation skills with line ministries.
    • Knowledge of informatics: Word, Excel, SPSS, EPI-Info and/or other data analysis software; Internet.

    Required Competence and Skills:

    • Strong management skills and pro-activity
    • Excellent communication, networking and representation skills
    • Skills in facilitating training for a large group
    • Good team worker, facilitator and organizerEnthusiastic self-starter
    • Ability to prioritize and meet changing deadlines
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
    • Knowledge on using Health and Nutritionsoftware management required
    • Flexibility and adaptability to changing events
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress
    • Previous experience working with INGO

     

    Application Procedures: Motivation letter, CV with names of three (3) referees (one of which must be a recent employer) to the address below:

     

    Email to:  recruitment@sl.missions-acf.org

  • Deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, 23rd March 2018 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Action Against Hunger for a written test and interview. Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity Employer.Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

     

    Please be informed that this is National Position and the terms and conditions of Sierra Leonean employees will apply.

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