Latest Job at Plan International for a Nutrition in Emergency Specialist

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian
organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We
believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often
suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its
girls who are most
affected. Working together with children, young
people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world,
tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all
vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And
we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and
adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national
and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have
been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and
are now active in more than 70 countries.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Nutrition in Emergency Specialist – Nigeria
Req ID: 19921
Location: Maiduguri (frequent travel to Abuja and Mubi)
Type of Role: One year fixed term contract
Reports to: Humanitarian Program Manager
The Opportunity

  • As Nutrition in Emergencies Specialist you will provide a range
    of technical support to the Emergency Program team and Country Office in
    terms of nutrition programing.
  • You will be responsible for the design of nutrition programing
    component of the humanitarian response in Nigeria and will provide
    capacity building, technical expertise and oversight to the program, in
    Adamawa and Borno states.

Responsibilities Will Include

  • Responsible for the day to day management of Nutrition activities for Nigerian response
  • Provide technical support in various components of Nutrition projects implementation
  • Work closely with the Field Coordinator and other project team
    help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers
    and/or project volunteers (volunteer Lead mothers, care group promoters
    etc) Provide technical support to Plan staff staff, MoH and other
    humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practice
  • Conduct training to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Spaces and in the community
  • Facilitate cross sectoral programming, particularly to promote
    excellent communication and referral between IYCF CP and emergency
    relief programming
  • Under the guidance of the Field Coordinator, undertake local
    level advocacy targeting other humanitarian actors, local authorities,
    ministries and the military as appropriate, on assessment and
    appropriate response to support infant and young child feeding
  • At field sites, liaise with other humanitarian actors, local
    authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, to maximize
    collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support
    the M & E plan implementation within the Nutrition projects,
    ensuring this links to reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project
    activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • Ensure project implementation to ensure timely delivery of
    project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames,
    individual performance management work plans).
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff,
    develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Spaces and mobile
    units
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are
    maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross.Code of
    Conduct.
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Do you Have What it takes

  • In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will
    require extensive experience in implementing Infant and Young Child
    Feeding, Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) treatment, Community Management
    of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs
  • BA or equivalent in nursing, nutrition, Biology, social Science,
    Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or related degree desired
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response
  • Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan
    strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and
    unpredictable operating environment
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Experience providing services to children at risk and victims of
    abuse, exploitation and violence, providing gender-sensitive and
    child-friendly counselling services, and/or developing/implementing
    referral pathways for nutrition services
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)
We are open and Accountable:

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.
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We strive for lasting Impact:

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We Work Well together:

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are Inclusive and Empowering:

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Salary

  • Competitive

Note

  • Early application is encouraged as we will review applications
    throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the
    advert early.
  • Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
  • A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2017.

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