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Nutrition Coordinator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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, etc
  • Establish and strengthening nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff (IMC, MOH, and local NGO) in case detection and referral mechanisms
  • Conduct and train health staff on surveys including SMART surveys, causal analysis, and other assessments of nutritional status of target groups.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition programs conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines
  • Monitor program impact and ensure that program data is valid and relevant, and used to inform program development.
  • Provide guidance to staff on the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as appropriate
  • Provide technical review of proposals and project reports prior to submission to donors
  • Actively represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for nutrition on the International Medical Corps program.
  • Coordinate International Medical Corps’s nutrition response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.
  • Actively participate and represent IMC in country-based nutrition sectoral/Cluster meetings.
  • Assist in development of, or provide technical review for, 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.
  • If appropriate during the response, provide technical support to assist in the development of disaster risk reduction programs that mitigate the effects of disasters on populations and communities; identify disaster mitigation measures, where appropriate, that could be linked to disaster response activities.

    Skills and Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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 beneficiaries have access to health care, WASH, and FS programming.
  • Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors and a general familiarity with recent initiatives such as the Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future.
  • Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation.
  • Skills in technical proposal writing, 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 partners.
  • 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.

    Ability to both speak and write in English required.

    Ability to speak Bantu a plus.

    How to apply:

    To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx and complete the online employment application form.

    Application Deadline:13 September 2013


    Finance Administrative Director

    Essential Responsibilities

    Accounting and Finance Management

  • Ensure compliance with the organization and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation
  • Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures
  • Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments
  • Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) in order to monitor financial status of all project activities
  • Manages the finance department of the country office to meet the financial reporting requirements of in-country management and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports
  • Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements
  • Maintains the organizations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported
  • Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics
  • Supervise or prepare budgets
  • Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers
  • Provide recommendations for budget realignments as required
  • Make frequent visits to field offices provide training to finance staff on internal procedures and requirements

    Human Resources Management

  • Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations
  • Supervise the oversight of staff personnel files inclusive of contracts, leave records and other paperwork required for employment in local context
  • Ensure compliance to local labor laws including contracts, compensation packages and working hours
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors
  • Collaborate with security officer/CD to maintain security of staff in the field locations
  • Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

    Training/ Capacity Building

  • Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff
  • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff

    Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with Regional Finance Coordinator to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated
  • Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations

    Representation

  • Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
  • Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country
  • Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ
  • Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
  • Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

    Security

  • Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each security level
  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
  • Sends copies of key internal documents to HQ for back-up
  • Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures

    Qualifications

  • Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or Business Administration; preferably a Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 3-5 years managerial experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent experience, training and education
  • Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level
  • Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably ACCPAC
  • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID and other donors
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

    Languages

  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players
  • Ability to speak Bantu a plus

    How to apply:

    Application Procedure

    To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx, noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

    Deadline for application is 11th October 2013

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