International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit
organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through
health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International
Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian
organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through
health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in
underserved communities worldwide.
International Medical Corps is recruiting to fill the job position of:
Ref No: 16-565
Location: Borno State
Department: Nutrition and Food Security
- The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for leading the
nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of
the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International
Medical Corps nutrition program activities in Nigeria.
- The Coordinator must have the ability to organize and support
all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the
Ministry of Health, other international and national agencies, and
- The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that
the nutrition programs in the country are implemented in line with the
ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor
- Additionally, the Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with
the Country Director and Emergency Program Coordinator to provide input
into proposal development and country level strategies as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead on nutrition assessments and surveys in existing and in
potential new areas for program expansion in North East Nigeria and feed
assessments results into proposals
- Coordinate nutrition and food security/ assistance programs
implementation ensuring targets and indicators on all active projects
are constantly monitored to avoid deviation
- Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator and Country Director
to identify existing project implementation gaps and actively identify
and pursue new opportunities for nutrition and food security programming
especially in Boko Haram affected areas in North East Nigeria
- Assess the training needs of nutrition staff; develop a training
program to meet these needs; conduct nutrition training for project
nutrition staff and MOH counterparts implementing nutrition programs,
focusing on all aspects of community-based management of acute
malnutrition (CMAM), IYCF, food security, etc.
- Actively participate and represent International Medical Corps
in nutrition and food security sector coordination forums, discussions
and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition and
food security sector resource person, and display technical and
organizational leadership in sectoral activities
- Coordinate International Medical Corps’s nutrition and food
security response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors
including donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure
consistency of programming.
- Actively participate in development of emergency response
proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that
proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the
nutrition sector. As appropriate, apply new developments in the
nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
- Establish and strengthen nutrition monitoring activities and
train nutrition staff (IMC, MOH, and local NGO) in case detection and
- Conduct and train nutrition staff on surveys including SMART
surveys, causal analysis, and other assessments of nutritional status of
- Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition and food
security programs conform to internationally accepted standards and
- Monitor program impact and ensure that program data is valid and relevant, and used to inform program development.
- Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of
malnutrition and ensuring that the IMC project is addressing these
- Demonstrated understanding of multi-sectoral approach to
malnutrition and ensuring that nutrition project beneficiaries are
linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on
the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as
Program Finance, Logistics and Administration:
- Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance
monitoring in collaboration with HR, ensure that standards and protocols
are adhered to
- Review and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expenditures
- Ensure equitable allocation of human, material and financial resources
- Coordinate very closely with logistics in order to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies.
- Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projects
Compliance & Ethics:
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics
throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position,
maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and
donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
- Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates
these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to
- International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment
opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic
origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
- BS in Nutrition required with 8-10 years of field experience or
Masters Degree required in Nutrition or other relevant field, 6-8 years
of international experience in nutrition response, including experience
in emergency response and recovery following natural disaster.
Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation, and technical
training and support.
- Good knowledge of human resources management and experience in finance and logistic
- Strong communication and leadership skills, able to effectively
present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from
senior managers and headquarters staff, counterparts, senior government
leaders and donors
- Must have excellent English written and oral communication
skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments
within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental
organizations, and the private sector.
- Capacity and willingness to live and work in remote and insecure
areas (at least 50% of this position will be spent in Borno, North East
- Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding
of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring,
data collection and evaluation.
- Strong skills in technical proposal writing and donor reporting, designing and implementing nutrition programs
- Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in
dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international
organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and
- Strategic thinking and analytical skills
- Strong supervisory and organization skills
- Flexible and able to deal with stressful situations
- Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources in difficult settings
- An up-to date understanding of nutrition, risk reduction, emergency response, and sustainable development concepts.
- Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and
effective holistic nutrition programs including ensuring that the
nutrition program is integrated with health, WASH, GBV and FS
programming where appropriate.
- Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors (ECHO, OFDA, FFP, etc…)
How to Apply
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