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Action Against Hunger is a humanitarian organization dedicated to saving the lives of children and their families whose livelihoods have been compromised by hunger.? Known worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger our programs in health and nutrition, water and sanitation and food security fight this disaster on all fronts.? Treating almost 5 million people in over 45 countries we are dedicated to getting to the most vulnerable and assisting them in regaining their self autonomy.
Objective 1: General management of the nutrition activities and strategy
??? * Ensures a consistent response and approach to the nutrition program and to the nutritional needs, thus creates credibility of ACF actions.
??? * Supervises the evolution of the programs and re-orients programs if needed, in discussion with the CD, and the HQ Nutrition advisor.
??? * Supervises the technical work of the nutrition teams in the field and provide adequate formal constructive feedback.
??? * Ensures that the technical protocols, manuals, guidelines and forms used in the field are on line with ACF validated technical tools and when available, with national guidelines.
??? * Analyzes the program activities and results before the internationally validated indicators (Sphere standards and ACF standards) and propose improvements and modifications if need be, in collaboration with the HQ Nutrition advisor. The achievement of Sphere standards is challenging in a capacity building context and thus acceptable thresholds must be agreed upon with HQ Advisor.
??? * Is available for solving any problem arising on the field in the nutrition department.
??? * Ensures frequent visits to the field, with visits to the nutrition activities at community level for each field visit, and provides formal visit feedback via Field Visit Reports. Before every field visit a ToR must be shared with the Nutrition PM and Coordination/CD.
??? * Organizes the evaluation / exploration missions, and keep abreast of the evolution of the medical and nutritional situation in the most affected areas of Pakistan, in line with the overall strategy. According the needs identified, proposes actions in respect with the Pakistan mission and ACF nutrition department strategy.
??? * Oversees the partnership with the organizations in charge of the supplies (UNICEF, WFP, WHO), ensures timely renewal of the MoU’s with these partners and timely orders of products (on an ad hoc basis)...
Objective 2: Coordination
??? * Identifies and participates to the nutrition and health meetings with partners (NGOs, MoH, UNICEF, WFP, WHO, donors …) at Islamabad and field level as required.
??? * Participates in the ACF coordination meetings.
??? * Follows up the nutrition program budget closely with the administration department.
??? * Ensures coordination of and validates the logistics orders from the nutrition department and ensures regular communication with the logistics department.
??? * Validates the final versions of Protocols and MoU’s with authorities, partners and other organizations (and ensure their consistency.
??? * Coordinates with the health and nutrition authorities at Islamabad and local level
??? * Coordinates with the other nutritional NGOs, UNICEF and WFP
??? * Ensures that Program Managers coordinate on a regular basis with all relevant partners at local level and participate to technical coordination forum.
??? * Collects data from formal or informal meeting with other partners to get information on the nutrition needs in other areas of the country, and propose actions (assessments, surveys, program implementation) accordingly
??? * Coordinates regularly with the HQ Nutrition advisor for nutrition strategy and protocols evolution, and communicate on the nutrition/health situation.
??? * Ensures coordination and mainstreaming activities arising from alliances/consortia in the country are vigorously followed up...
Objective 3: Human Resources
??? * Ensures the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources for the nutrition department.
??? * Ensures that all nutrition personnel are appraised at least twice a year. Evaluation of program managers is conducted by the CMN while field teams are evaluated by program managers.
??? * Ensures that the Program managers follow the appropriate human resources procedures and rules for recruitments or any other HR activity.
??? * Analyzes and validates the organizational chart of the nutrition department in collaboration with the CD...
Objective 4: Reporting
??? * Is responsible for the elaboration, in partnership with the HQ Nutrition advisor and the CD, of the nutrition program donor reports (proposal, quarterly, final reports), with respect of the formats and deadlines. Note: The proposal for the first nutrition program might already be written before the arrival of the CMN on the mission.
??? * Prepares monthly activity reports (compilation of the activities on the base(s) and activity report) with a qualitative look at the programs (sent to bases and to the HQ). Internal reports should respect the mission format.
??? * Finalizes the monthly activities reports presented to the health authorities.
??? * Validates all documents and reports before dissemination to partners, including supplies orders, surveillance reports, etc. For external dissemination of reports, final validation by HQ and CD are requested...
Objective 5: Communication
??? * Communicates regularly with the nutrition teams for follow up, troubleshooting and technical and strategic advice. At least each PM should be called on phone once a week for update / discussion.
??? * Communicates with the logistics and administration departments in order to have a good follow up of respective departments (supply requests, stocks, pharmacy, etc. and budget and expense follow ups) and solve problems as they arise.
??? * Communicates with other technical department in ACF (WASH, FSL) for the information collection, understanding on the nutritional context, and coherence of intervention. Other technical departments should be systematically consulted for any proposal writing for information sharing and analysis of the field situation. Survey/Assessment report which collect WASH or FSL information should be shared with and validated by respective coordinators to ensure integrated formulation and validity of recommendations...
Level of study/specific qualifications/technical requested
??? * Minimum three years experience of nutrition programs at national coordination level (with at least 2 years experience in program implementation). Experience with capacity building of health systems in developing contexts an advantage.
??? * Experience in coordination of humanitarian programs.
??? * Minimum Bachelor in medical sciences, nursing, or social sciences or equivalent experience in nutrition considered. Masters Degree in Public Health considered an advantage.
??? * Significant experience in development and recovery project management.
??? * Excellent human resource management skills.
??? * Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures in humanitarian, recovery, and development settings.
??? * Experienced in working with private funding and foundations.
??? * Excellent delegation, organizational, leadership and motivation/training skills.
??? * Strong interpersonal/coordination skills within teams and for good relations with partners and authorities.
??? * Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
??? * The person must be able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.
??? * Respect of traditions and cultural sensitivity
??? * Fluent in English (professional English required). Excellent writing and formatting skills essential
How to apply
We accept candidates all the time.? Please send your CV and cover letter on our website www.actioncontrelafaim.ca/jobs
Please note that in order to apply for this position at ACF Canada, you need tobe a Canadian Citizen or? a Permanent Resident. If you do not meet those requirements, please send your application to our other offices by visiting their website at: www.actioncontrelafaim.org for France, www.accioncontraelhambre.org for Spain, or www.actionagainsthunger.org for USA.