JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job title:

Health Pooled Fund Senior Nutrition and development Officer

Department:

Management

Location:

Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan

Travel involved:

Frequent travel within the State

Reporting to:

Chief of programs

 

Organisational background

Centre for Emergency and Development Support –CEDS formally called Aweil Window of Opportunities and Development Agency (AWODA) was established in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya during the South Sudan civil war. AWODA was incorporated in South Sudan in 2005, after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, to support the national efforts in addressing relief, rehabilitation and development challenges in South Sudan.  AWODA rebranded its name to CEDS as to wider operation in the republic of South Sudan and fully registered with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission as per NGOs ACT 2015. CEDS implements its activities Northern Bahr el Ghazal State-Aweil, Warap, Lake State and Western Bahr el Ghazal State focusing on infrastructural development, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) in emergency, food security, education, emergency health, prevention and mitigation of conflict and gender based violence.

 

Country and project background

Malaria Consortium and CEDS formed a consortium to works as partners at all levels of government in an effort to support South Sudan in rebuilding the health system after successive conflicts.

 

The Health Pooled Fund is a consolidation of funding from the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, the European Union, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aims to support the Government of South Sudan in reducing maternal and infant mortality, ensuring universal coverage, and improving the overall health status as well as the quality of life of the South Sudanese population. The Health Pooled Fund is based on a county model, whereby support is provided to the county health departments for the delivery of health services, health system strengthening and community ownership. Malaria Consortium and CEDS initiate planning to support the county health departments in Aweil Centre, Aweil East and Aweil South under Health Pooled Fund.

 

Job purpose

The Health Pooled Fund Senior Nutrition and development Officer will manage the nutrition and health promotion activities in Aweil Center, Aweil South and Aweil East Counties under Health Pooled Fund.  

 

 

 

 

Scope of work

The Health Pooled Fund Nutrition and development Officer will act as the lead for all nutrition project activities under Health Pooled Fund in Aweil Centre, Aweil East and Aweil South. The Nutrition development Officer will ensure that they are completed according to the project work plan and within the budget. The post holder will provide technical guidance for nutrition activities and support the Programme Manager in compiling information for reporting on this objective of the project.

 

Key working relationships

The Nutrition and development Officer will be line managed by the Chief of Programs. S/he will line manage the county-level nutrition focal person for each county (Aweil Centre, Aweil East and Aweil North). S/hewill receives additional support from the Nutrition Programme Manager and other members of the Country Management Team.

 

The Nutrition and development Officer will establish and maintain good working relationships with each County Health Department nutrition focal person to ensure that activities are carried out in collaboration with these key stakeholders. The post holder will also attend and represent CEDS at technical working groups and contribute to the collation of learning and best practices with other partner organisations.

 

Key accountabilities

 

Project Management (50%):

  • Act as the lead for all nutrition activities carried out under Health Pooled Fund in Aweil Centre, Aweil East and Aweil South, according to the project plan and within budget.

  • Identify gaps and delays in activities and take corrective action, with guidance from the Health Systems Technical Coordinator and the Programme Manager.

  • Build the capacity and support of MOH Nutrition Officers in the Counties

  • Build the capacity, support and supervise the PHCUs and PHCCs health workers in integrating nutrition with other health services

  • Take lead in any nutrition assessment/evaluation that would be initiated by HPF but participate and support MOH Nutrition Officers in any nutrition activities within the three Counties  

 

Reporting (20%):

  • Collate information and provide inputs for internal and donor reports.

  • Contribute to other external reports, highlighting the achievements of the project and best practices.

  • Submit monthly progress reports to the Line Manager

 

Coordination with partners and external stakeholders (30%):

  • Liaise with partner organisations to harmonise project activities with other nutrition related activities, avoiding the duplication of effort and ensuring that activities are technically sound.

  • Participate in technical working groups and share experiences with other partners  

 

 

 

 

Personspecification

Qualifications and experience:         

Essential:      

  • Degree in nutrition, public health or a related field

  • 5 years of experience managing community-based nutrition projects in low resource contexts in Eastern Africa

Desirable:  

  • Master’s degree in nutrition or public health

  • Experience working in South Sudan

  • Experience working in post-conflict or fragile contexts  

Work-based skills:            

Essential:  

  • Clear communication skills for managing partnerships and relationships with stakeholders

  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

  • Proficient in MS Office and excel

  • Flexible and diplomatic management style

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in nutrition and the community-based management of SAM/MAM

Desirable:  

  • South Sudanese Arabic skills

Corecompetencies:

Delivering results

 

LEVEL C- Supports others to achieve results

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.

  • Supports others to plan and deliver results.

  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information

 

 

LEVEL B Uses evidence to support work

  • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs.

  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes.

  • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks

  • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs

Interpersonal and communications

 

LEVEL C Adapts communications effectively

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences.

  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels.

  • Understands other’s underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations.

  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively.

Collaboration and partnering

 

LEVEL D Develops external networks to increase internal thinking/learning

  • Actively develops partnerships with relevant organisations, think tanks and individuals

  • Takes initiative to establish a network or partnership where one does not exist.

  • Ensures any external learning is effectively brought in-house.

 

Leading and motivating people

 

LEVEL C Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports.

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback, acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance.

  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively

  • Develop the skills and competence of others through the development and application of skills

  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties.

 

Flexibility/ adaptability

 

LEVEL B Remains professional under external pressure

  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly.

  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments.

  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure.

  • Learns from own successes / mistakes

Living the values

 

LEVEL C Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly

  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness

 

LEVEL B Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities

  • Takes account of team members and others workload when planning.

  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs.

  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which CEDS works.

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send your CV + covering letter and photocopies of your certificates to CEDS Offices: Hai Mathiang NBeG and Hai Malakal Block DIV 3rd Class, Cemetery road- Juba or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. coping This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the position, COB 20th December 2016. Call 0955141017 / 0924 101437 for direction.

NOTE.

AWODA is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities.

 

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