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Nutrition Program Coordinator

Samaritan’s Purse

Upper Nile State, Sudan

Description of Job duties:

  • Support the Food Assistance PM to implement and oversee community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) including Targeted Supplementary Feeding programs (TSFP) based on Government of South Sudan CMAM guidelines and protocols for select areas in Maban County host communities;
  • Ensure the daily field-level execution of Nutrition and Health programs against all set objectives and targets within the agreed budgets and timeframes;
  • With support from other health partners and MoH oversee and implement Institutional Feeding program (IFP) in Bunj Hospital;
  • Support the Food Assistance PM in developing nutrition concept notes and proposals in line with Donor and SP guidelines;
  • Carry out regular field visits to ensure program quality control and implementation in all aspects;
  • Participate in nutrition forums in either Maban or any other location as requested, ensuring that all aspects of SP work in nutrition are shared with all stakeholders;
  • Support the nutrition teams and the community nutrition volunteers at the health facility level and also at community level with particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring and training (both on the job and classroom training);
  • Actively participate in the health and nutrition surveys and assessments done in the area of operation and ensure the dissemination of the same information;
  • Participate in the joint monitoring exercises and support supervision with WFP to assess program quality and progress;
  • Preparation of movement and logistical plan for the nutrition teams to the field sites;
  • Maintain excellent relationships internally within SP and with all SP's partners, RRC, the MOH, other stakeholders and local authorities;
  • Carry out any other tasks as requested by supervisor, such as trainings, program representation, resource mobilization, advocacy, strengthening of partnerships, and program-related administrative duties;
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the progress of nutrition and health programs;
  • Conduct field assessments, identifying potential needs, designing and implementing response plans;
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers;
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

Job requirements:

  • Maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics;
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in complex, multifaceted, health and nutrition program;
  • Knowledge of national and international minimum standards in health program service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO;
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package;
  • Proven experience in working with communities with diverse cultural practices and low literacy levels;
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred;
  • Donor liaison experience, especially with UNHCR and WFP is an added advantage;
  • Previous experience working in insecure contexts;
  • Willingness to travel in and out of field;
  • Practical, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program of scheduling changes;
  • Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly;
  • Arabic language a strong asset.

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