Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

RI - Relief International

Sana'a, Yemen

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Review the short and long range plans for delivery of project services, and provide guidance to the RI staff, health facility staff and/or local partners to improve planning, management and delivery of quality services or various program components;
  • Evaluate activity progress and determine necessary actions in short and long term;
  • Support medical audits to assess status of health and nutrition services, quality of supply and facilities, and on-site health information systems, in accordance with RI and international standards and policies;
  • Provide a summary of recommended areas of improvement, areas of success, and lead the commencement of an action plan with RI staff, local partners and/or health facility staff to evolve and make positive systems improvements where needed;
  • Share methods, approaches and tools with RI colleagues across the region, and contribute toward RI’s regional response strategy by ensuring programmatic coherence, innovation and responsiveness;
  • Revise program reports and other types of reports (ex. assessment, KAP etc.) that are timely and meet quality methodological, institutional and donor requirements;
  • Represent RI at Health-sector working groups, coordination meetings as well during other stakeholder meetings (if relevant), and maintain a positive, continuous and visible presence for RI;
  • Take part in field trips to assess project sites and provide support to team as needed;
  • Develop and/or revise health monitoring systems and record keeping methods that support routine country-level, international, interagency, and donor reporting as appropriate;
  • Propose and implement capacity building activities aimed at enhancing skills of National Teams, local health providers and/or partners in delivery of primary care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, etc.;
  • Provide direction to RI during outbreaks of disease or other health emergencies;
  • Assess health and nutrition needs of populations affected by the conflict in Yemen, together with program development teams and M&E Department;
  • Take part in quality monitoring of the program through cooperation with M&E Department and other teams;
  • Provide technical input, writing and budgetary input for new program design, as needed.

Qualifications & requirements:

  • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment;
  • Advanced degree in a health or nutrition field (M.P.H., MD, R.N., etc);
  • Minimum of seven years professional experience in lead management implementing emergency response programs, preferably in a conflict setting and in the Middle East;
  • Solid background and knowledge of UN agencies and other international emergency response systems, standards and modalities of work in Health and Nutrition sectors;
  • Experience in technical management of programs, coaching or capacity building of teams and M&E activities;
  • Strong skills in remote setting management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and strategic planning skills;
  • Excellent English writing skills, and Arabic preferred;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently;
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of other sectors (WASH, Protection, FSL) is an asset.

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