NUTRITION PROJECT COORDINATOR – Somalia
ANPPCAN Somaliland is a child rights organization. It was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Hargeisa, Somaliland. ANPPCAN Somaliland is a humanitarian and development organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls and boys. We aspire to a just country, working with children, young people, our supporters and our partners.
ANPPCAN Somaliland strives to protect and promote all inherent and indivisible rights of children, whoever they are and wherever they are in Somaliland. We work every day to give children a good start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We enable children, their families and communities to meet their basic needs and increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nutrition Program Coordinator
Location: Burao, Togdheer region
The Nutrition Program Coordinator shall provide overall leadership and management of ANPPCAN Somaliland nutrition activities in the Togdheer region under the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager. She/He participates in key decision making for nutrition program in Burao, Oodwayne, Buuhoodle and Ainabo as a member of ANPPCAN nutrition team. In collaboration with the nutrition program manager and program staff, the post holder participates in the definition of intervention priorities and the development of the necessary contacts and relations with the government, non-governmental organizations, donors and agencies. United Nations on the ground. The Nutrition Program Coordinator will be expected to ensure timely, quality, accountable and protection-sensitive delivery of nutrition intervention in Togdheer region in line with national and international guidelines.
- Overall management of day-to-day activities of nutrition and integrated nutrition program in Burao, Ainabo, Odweine and Buuhoodle districts of Somaliland;
- Coordinate the different components of the program by ensuring a strong link between community activities, MIYCN, OTP, SC, MNP and ECD services to be implemented in 25 health centers, 2 hospitals and 75 community nutrition sites;
- Supervise and support community nutrition workers to implement quality community mobilization for the success of MIYCN, MNP, ECD and Mother-Led-MUAC interventions.
- Update the Nutrition Program Manager on the implementation of the MIYCN, OTP, SC, MNP, ECD and Mother MUAC approach on a weekly basis;
- Conduct joint supportive supervision and capacity assessment of MIYCN, OTP, SC, MNP and ECD departments with MoHD and incorporate findings into monthly progress report;
- Monitor the management of nutritional stocks; monitor consumption rates and ensure supplies are ordered in a timely manner;
- Ensure that all criteria are met and understood by nutrition workers, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from different program components in accordance with IYCF, IMAM and MNP protocols;
- Lead regular nutrition staff meetings
- Prepare progress reports and statistical reports on a weekly and monthly basis and submit them to the Nutrition Program Manager.
- Ensure that all health facilities supported by ANPPCAN in Somaliland are equipped with all necessary tools, supplies, medicines and visibility materials (e.g. monitoring charts, recording and reporting tools, ECD kits, MUAC strips, scales, medications, RUTF, advice cards, companion reference, etc.);
- Ensure that the catchment areas of each health facility and community nutrition site are properly demarcated and their population is listed and properly documented, maintained and archived for reference;
- Participate in the drafting of donor proposals for nutrition interventions if necessary;
- When delegated, act in the role of nutrition program manager in his/her absence; and
- Participate in any other task as needed.
- Proactively communicate and coordinate with other ANPPCAN teams in Somaliland (program and support functions) to ensure safe, timely, efficient and accountable achievement of goals and targets;
- Represent ANPPCAN Somaliland at meetings relevant to ANPPCAN Somaliland’s nutrition work in the Togdheer region, including meetings with partners, donors, government officials and cluster/sector coordination meetings;
- Ensure that ANPPCAN Somaliland’s programming approach is known and properly understood by all stakeholders in the field; and
- Liaise proactively and build good relationships with INGOs, UN, local authority officials, community representatives and any other relevant stakeholders on the ground helping to shape the overall nutritional status of the Togdheer population .
Administration, Human Resources, Logistics and Supply:
- Plan program supply needs and regularly distribute them to all target health facilities on time;
- Regularly monitor staff performance against their job description and set goals;
- Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and strict adherence to morale;
- Ensure that all service providers clearly understand and carry out their tasks in accordance with personal work plans, humanitarian principles, core values, code of conduct and SPHERE standards;
- Contribute to communications, program visibility and promotional work, as required;
- Provide appropriate and timely feedback to nutrition program staff regarding their performance; and
- Manage nutritional stocks; monitor consumption rates and ensure supplies are ordered in a timely manner;
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Reporting:
- Integrate MEAL approaches and activities into program plans and operations, outlining how MEAL will be implemented at each stage of the program cycle;
- Support the MEAL Focal Point in setting up the MEAL system, data collection tools and a formal mechanism to capture, monitor, respond to and act on community feedback and complaints.
- Based on the results, lessons, feedback and evaluation data generated by the MEAL system, identify and use the best approaches to provide communities with relevant and actionable activities and information to save and improve lives.
- Ensure that successes are regularly documented to showcase program improvement over time and demonstrate the value of program activities.
Compliance, Ethics and PSEA and GEI:
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within ANPPCAN Somaliland and among beneficiaries served by ANPPCAN Somaliland;
- Ensure that all staff and volunteers receive basic training on PSEA and complaints handling;
- Complies with ANPPCAN Somaliland policies and practices with respect to child and adult protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunity and other relevant policies and procedures;
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout ANPPCAN Somaliland;
- As applicable, maintain a clear understanding of, and abide by, ANPPCAN Somaliland and donor compliance and ethics standards;
- Promotes a productive work environment abiding by the Code of Conduct with zero tolerance for verbal and physical abuse or discrimination against others on the basis of race, color, gender or creed; and
- Understands and practices responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and the ANPCAN Somaliland Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with appropriate procedures.
- Ensures that all unit personnel are properly inducted and understand their role in adhering to ANPPCAN Somaliland safeguard policies and code of conduct;
- Ensure that the ANPPCAN Somaliland Adult and Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct are fully integrated into day-to-day work; and
- Performs work with the highest level of integrity.
Qualifications and experience
- Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience in public health, nutrition, nursing or any related field;
- MBBS/Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of direct work experience in nutrition program and implementation of nutrition intervention programs;
- Understanding of nutrition surveillance and information systems;
- Proven ability and experience in planning and conducting a formal nutrition training session, including IMAM and IYCF;
- Proven ability to supervise, train and mentor local staff and community nutrition workers;
- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathetic with children and their caregivers;
- Willingness and ability to be flexible and accommodating in the face of difficult and frustrating working conditions;
- Strong report writing and computer skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali
- Commitment and understanding of the objectives, values and principles of ANPPCAN in Somaliland
- Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
How to register
How to register
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations to: [email protected], and copy to [email protected] using the position as subject from email.
We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age or disability. Due to the urgent need for the position, applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis. ANPPCAN Somaliland never asks job applicants for a fee, payment or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report [email protected]