Back Health and Nutrition Manager - Somali Nationals

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The Health and Nutrition manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation all health and nutrition activities in coordination with the field coordinator in South West State by ensuring compliance with WHO, MOH, Health and nutrition clusters guidelines and policies in each program component. He/She will directly line manage field officers in South West State and coordinate with the ministry of health and clusters at the district, regional and state level. Nutrition programming includes community-based management of acute malnutrition through SC, OTP, TSFP, and IYCF. Health programming includes services through Hospitals, PHCCs and PHCUs, as well as mobile outreach and public health campaigns.

Requirements

KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

  • Liaising with other program sectors to analyze health and nutrition needs in South West State
  • Promoting and supervising high-quality care for clients of the center through alignment with EPHS framework, LMIS system, and reproductive health strengthening.
  • Follow-up of all the data/reports provided by the health facility and teams in the field and provide technical support to improve the quality of reports.
  • Collect statistical data and narrative reports from the two districts to help adjust budgets and program activities to meet donor requirements and ACF strategy.
  • Compile a weekly/monthly summary of indicators for his/her program (APR etc.), produce an analysis, and prepare internal reports for the coordination team.
  • Ensure reporting indicators are relevant to the program.
  • Prepare routine reports giving a clear and exhaustive update of activities carried out in line with project proposal targets.
  • Preparation of new projects (narrative proposal, budget, project procurement plan) in consultation with Field, coordination team, and formulating it with other areas of technical expertise to develop shared and integrated approaches.
  • Ensure that procurement requests for the needs identified in the stabilization centers and MCHs are submitted and delivered quarterly and put systems in place to monitor and control consumption.
  • Review all the nutrition and medical reporting tools and standardize all tools as per protocol.
  • Through coordination with MoH and UNICEF ensures adequate cold chain (EPI) supplies and therapeutic supplies for nutrition programs.
  • Supportive supervision to all health facilities, using standard checklists and in liaison with MoH.
  • Contributing to building on good practice, experience, and assessments through monthly feedback reports, communication tracking, monthly newsletters, and information sharing, etc.
  • Monitoring the budget and targets achieved regarding the project proposal, and making any necessary adjustments in consultation with the coordination teams
  • Monitor the data reports and make recommendations on improvements on the system of data collection concerning nutrition and health programs in the region as a basis for the evaluation and continuation of the program
  • Establish and follow up on the implementation of Continuous Medical Education sessions at each health facility in collaboration with the health and nutrition field officers.
  • Establish work schedules and assignments for staff and constantly review this to ensure that objectives are met and implementation of activities is carried out accordingly
  • Drug management: ensure that all health facilities have up to date drug management tools which are in use in all service departments, proper recording of drug distribution at all levels, ensuring that regular inventories are conducted, and proper storage according to recommended standards. Monitor rational use of drugs periodically in comparison with morbidities ensure 25% of buffer stock for project(s) supplies and alert critical supplies shortages to the coordination team.
  • Ensure the timely collation of periodic data from all ACF supported health facilities, analyze and use the information to plan, monitor, and manage the projects, with reports on changes in trends provided to the Nutrition Specialist on a weekly (disease surveillance data) and monthly (other epidemiological data) basis
  • Participate in assessments of the status of the health sector in target areas and verify reports of infectious and epidemic diseases
  • Promoting and supervising activities related to health care practice and organize child play activities and support groups within the nutrition and health centers.
  • Ensure timely submission of all the reports in the field according to the stipulated deadlines.

DOES THIS DESCRIPTION FIT YOU?

  • Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, midwifery or related health fields.
  • Minimum professional experience of 4 years in the humanitarian health and nutrition field.
  • Experience working in nutrition projects
  • Humanitarian experience in medical and nutrition programs in Somalia(EPHS, CMAM, BEmONC, ICCM, CMAM, IYCF)
  • Excellent knowledge of working with MoH, UN, and NGO Health/Medical systems and structures.
  • Good analytical capacity.
  • Conversant with Health Information Management Systems Data (DHIS).
  • Competence in training and team management.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and EPI info.
  • Fluent in English and Somali (both oral and written) is compulsory.
  • Experience and ability to design, manage, and forecast budgets.
  • Working experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of coverage surveys (SQUEAC/SLEAC), KAP surveys, and/or rapid nutrition assessments and SMART surveys.
  • Excellent report writing skills and solid working experience in proposal development
  • Knowledge and adherence to the Humanitarian Code of Conduct.
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger

Our Core Values

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core competencies

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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