The Nutrition Program Manager will be responsible for providing technical as well as managerial support and strategic direction for GOALs emergency nutrition program in Maban County, in collaboration with the emergency response team. The Nutrition Program Manager will be primarily involved in helping to establish a nutrition team in the refugee camp, conduct staff training, organising and pre-positioning appropriate materials and ensures the establishment and subsequent maintenance of a comprehensive Nutrition Information System (NIS system) in order to monitor progress and meet all requisite GOAL / SPHERE standards and reporting needs. The scope of activities is not yet clear, although may well involve SFP, OTP, Outreach activities including screening, active case finding, referrals, absentee as well as defaulter tracing, public health nutrition education (PHNE) and home-visits for non-responders, Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) support, nutritional counselling for pregnant lactating women (PLW) and key influencers, breastfeeding counselling and micronutrient supplementation.
S/he will represent GOAL at nutrition sector and/or camp management meetings in the locality.
Assume overall management for all nutrition activities, ensuring they are implemented in line with donor proposals and verify that the GOAL nutrition response remains closely aligned to the needs in this rapidly evolving emergency.
Work in close coordination with the Emergency Health Coordinator and emergency response management team in order to;
Help develop any nutrition related proposals and program strategies (as necessary)
Ensure a tightly integrated programme approach with any other GOAL support activities;
Ensure close coordination with local partners, including UNHCR and ensure that community leaders in the refugee camps are involved in the decision making process.
Work in close coordination with any other operational sectors either implemented by GOAL or other partners (such as WASH, Health etc.) ensuring a tight integrated response is developed across all sectors and natural cross-cutting themes are embedded into each other’s programs.
Provide technical support to GOAL staff, in consultation with the Health Coordinator and emergency management. This support will include:
Helping to recruit a newly operational nutrition team to be located in Batiel refugee camp
Training of all new nutrition staff working in the refugee camp and assessing their ability to provide key nutritional services to a requisite level (including the provision of high level technical curative care, excellent counselling and support skills for malnutrition prevention based initiatives, effective management of supply chains and timely data collection & reporting).
Overseeing the procurement and pre-positioning of all appropriate materials for the full complement of nutrition activities to be implemented by GOAL (including information education communication (IEC) materials)
Building capacity of key staff who will ultimately responsible for delivering programs
Nurture and capacity build national Nutrition Program Manager who will take over responsibility for the management of the operation within an appropriate pre-determined period of time (if necessary)
Regular visits to oversee service delivery, conduct on the job training (in conjunction with national Program Manager), identify potential issues and capacity build team to effectively problem solve
Ensure the establishment and subsequent maintenance of a comprehensive Nutrition Information System (NIS system) in order to provide accurate, consistent monitoring and evaluation systems, to meet all requisite SPHERE standards and reporting needs
Conduct regular analysis of data with feedback to field based GOAL staff and Juba, ensuring all sectors / senior management team are adequately updated on nutritional and programming developments
Responsible for submission of timely donor reports, in coordination with the Emergency Health Coordinator and senior management team.
Representation of GOAL at regional meetings, cultivating close relationships with donors, ministries and other key national stakeholders.
To be fully conversant with GOAL policies and guidelines, including HR, finance, administration and security protocols
Any other related tasks at the request of the emergency response Senior Management team
Masters degree in Nutrition / Public Health Nutrition with at least 3 years post-graduation experience
Practical experience working in emergency nutrition programmes for an international NGO with management responsibilities.
A clear and proven understanding of all aspects of CMAM (including in-patient care, outpatient care, outreach activities and supplementary feeding programs) with training experience and competence (essential)
Experience of working in clinical settings on the treatment of severe acute malnutrition either in South Sudan or overseas
Excellent communication and training skills with track record of building/developing cohesive teams
Experience of writing donor proposals, budgets, log-frames and gannt charts with subsequent management of projects thereafter.
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff activities.
Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multi-national country team
Ability and willingness to travel to remote locations and live in basic conditions
Good computer skills, including Word and Excel.
Experience of working with Government health system in South Sudan (an advantage).