Nutrition Project Manager

Nutrition Project Manager

Première Urgence Internationale

Maiduguri, Niger

Responsibilities

Under the management of the Deputy Field Coordinator – Program and the technical supervision of the Medical Coordinator, the Nutrition Project Manager is in charge of ensuring the good implementation of PUI Nutrition activities in Maiduguri. The component under the Nutrition PM supervision, part of PUI integrated response to the Bolori II population needs, aims at managing and monitoring a comprehensive Nutrition approach included in PUI Health & Nutrition Program and comprising of:

Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) – identification, referral and treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) at OTP sites established at MoH-PUI health facilities. In the absence of Stabilization Center (SC) directly managed by PUI, SAM cases with complications will be referred to SCs managed by other partners.

Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) awareness raising (through Community Nutrition Mobilizers and Mother Care Groups).

This position will be critical to:

  • Foster good practices among the community regarding IYCF to reduce prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition in the areas of intervention;
  • Ensure a close follow up of cases identified and referred for treatment;
  • Ensure that appropriate care is provided to identified cases;
  • Ensure continuous training of all staff and community volunteers pertaining to PUI nutrition response;
  • Ensure a full integration of the nutrition component into the Health & Nutrition approach implemented by PUI;
  • Ensure close link with other program teams (Food Security, Protection and Community Outreach) as per the integrated response deployed by PUI in Bolori II.

Main activities

  • Project planning and implementation: He/She ensures the proper implementation and monitoring of the nutrition activities, with a strong focus on its qualitative aspects;
  • Information sharing, assessments and referral system: As per the Integrated Community based approach developed by PUI in the area of intervention, he/she participates to the development and follow up of the internal and external referrals system linked with nutrition activities. He/she ensures an indepth analysis of data collected by the nutrition teams, and shares analysis and data with the HPM and other relevant departments;
  • Team management and capacity building: He/she supervises the nutrition teams. He/she supervises capacity building support to the project team as appropriate and training activities on the basis of identified needs. He/she suggests modifications in terms of nutrition team structuring and responsibilities’ split. He/she does not manage directly the nutrition teams included in the health facilities but supervises their activities in direct link with each facility focal point and the HPM;
  • Capitalization, reporting and development: He/she is responsible for the qualitative production of internal and external activities’ reports. He/she supports the Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs (DFCP) and/or Field Coordinator (FC) and the Grants Officer in providing sufficient and detailed information for program reporting for donors and PUI HQ. He/she contributes to ongoing capitalization efforts regarding program methodologies, lessons learnt and challenges. He/she drafts specific Activity Forms and Standard Operating Procedures as per the mission’s learning strategy in direct link with the MEAL department. He/she contributes to the adjustment of current intervention or/and development of new interventions on the basis of identified needs;
  • Representation and coordination: Upon request from his/her supervisors, he/she ensures and coordinates the PUI’s sectorial representation in the area which he/she is responsible for among partners, donors, authorities and other stakeholders and participate to the Ad Hoc relevant meetings. She/he ensures an efficient coordination with the other departments of the base;
  • Logistics and Finance: She/he coordinates with the Log and Admin/Finance teams to mobilize effectively the resources allocated to the program supervised, including financial and logistic forecasting any adjustments needed, taking into consideration determined budget and compliance with logistics and administrative procedures. He/she is responsible for the activity budget lines of his/her project budget and for following-up on the expenditures while providing monthly budget forecast;
  • Safety and Security: He/she contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission, especially by the program team under his/her management and communicates any security/safety-related information to the base Security Focal Point.

Required profile

Formation

  • Relevant master’s degree from an accredited academic institution preferably in Nutrition, Public Health, Social Work;
  • Project management;
  • Needs assessment.

Professional experiences

  • 2 years as a manager of humanitarian projects;
  • Previous experience with Nutrition interventions;
  • Knowledge of integrated/multi-sector approach;
  • Previous experience with database systems;
  • Experience in elaborating curriculum and conducting trainings.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrating good knowledge of UN and NGO mandates and programs in the humanitarian responses, post conflict construction and development/resilience;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Very good Knowledge of project management;
  • Good knowledge in handling data bases.

Languages

  • English required.

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