Action Against Hunger Deputy Head of Department: Nutrition and Health Jobs in Nigeria

Action Against Hunger Deputy Head of Department: Nutrition and Health Jobs in Nigeria


Company Overview

  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Position Details

    Objective 1

  • Collaborate with the Nutrition and Health Head of Department in ensuring that coordination/integration between all ACTION AGAINST HUNGER (AAH) nutrition and health (Both development and emergency intervention) and other department programs in the Yobe states

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct health and nutritional situation analysis in the Yobe state;

  • Ensure effective integration and coherence of AAH’s health and nutritional activities – Primary health care, nutrition surveillance, feeding programs, health system strengthen – in accordance with the AAH country strategy and the national and state Ministry of Health strategy;

  • Support Health and Nutrition Head of Department to ensure the cohesion of the health and Nutrition teams within themselves and with the other sector programs;

  • Support Health and Nutrition Head of Department to ensure programs are harmonized, standardized and in line with the most up to date AAH protocols and tools;

  • Create an archive AAH and Sector Nutrition and Health protocols and tools and ensure this is available and disseminated to field teams.

    Objective 2

  • Technical support to Sector and Nutrition Project Managers

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • With the Health and Nutrition Head of Department and Field Coordinator ensure regular technical support to the health and nutrition program managers: technical induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation;

  • In case of a gap of a health and nutrition program manager, the Deputy Health and Nutrition Head of Department can provide assistance to the Health and Nutrition team in running the program (in coordination with the Field Coordinator);

  • Assist the Health and Nutrition Head of Department in overseeing the work of Health and Nutrition program managers in order to ensure good compliance of activities within the objectives of the mission and of proposals - this includes regular visits to the teams in the field in order to evaluate achievements; to discuss the constraints encountered, the possible solutions and to make recommendations for current and future programs;

  • Evaluate Health and Nutrition program managers as per the defined schedule and make recommendations for their career path.

    Objective 3

  • Provide technical support and guidance to Health and Nutrition programs and assessments in the State

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Together with the Health and Nutrition Head of Department, guarantee of the technical quality of the health and nutrition activities (respect of AAH protocols and guidelines);

  • Train AAH nutrition and health teams on technical issues (methodology, protocols,) as needs arise;

  • Ensure good quality of the training provided by the nutrition and health teams to partners and that these training match with AAH and national nutrition and health protocols;

  • Ensure compliance of programmes in achieving project objectives according to current grants;

  • Support field teams implement measures to ensure rational use of medical supplies in all AAH intervention sites to guarantee a high standard of care

  • Provide technical guidance to the pharmacy team with regards to the handlings of the medical commodities in coordination with Health and Nutrition Head of Department.

    Objective 4

  • Represent Action Against Hunger and its interests to donors, partners, and counterparts

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Health and Nutrition Head of Department, participate in all relevant meetings related to nutrition and health, including meetings with donors, partners, sectors and governmental bodies (when required);

  • Encouraging the collaboration with other agencies, on nutrition and health activities or technical assistance;

  • Support to AAH advocacy activities related to nutrition and health issues (follow up on advocacy plans, press releases), in coordination with the Nutrition and Health Regional Coordinator;

  • Promote AAH as a major factor in health and nutrition in Nigeria; through active participation in the health and Nutrition Sector Technical Working Groups (PHC, CMAM, IYCF, and NiEWG) in coordination with Health and Nutrition Head of Department.

    Objective 5

  • Participate in external coordination within the Health and Nutrition sector /cluster

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Active participate in the
    Nutrition Sector Coordination meetings and health Sector Coordination meetings in coordination with the Health and Nutrition Head of Department;

  • Active participate in LGAs Coordination meetings when required in coordination with Health and Nutrition Head of Department, Field Coordinators, and Program Managers;

  • Provide technical support and guidance to partner agencies and relevant governmental bodies, specifically the SMoH SPHCDA, at all levels (state and LGA levels), in the development of national and state nutrition and health policy and protocols for Nigeria in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Head of Department;

    Objective 6

  • Participate in monitoring the successful implementation of nutrition and health activities

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and communicate with head of departments, Program Managers, and any other AAH resource people in order to ensure the coherence of activities and reports in terms of AAH nutritional and health strategy in coordination with Health and Nutrition Head of Department;

  • Informing/updating the Health and Nutrition Head of Department on the program implementation and any issues on a regular basis;

  • Participation in weekly coordination team meetings and any other general team or strategy meetings;

  • Support AAH Pharmacist on drugs management in coordination with Health and Nutrition Head of Department and Logistic in each base;

  • Follow up of logistics requirements for nutrition and health programs in liaison with the Logistics Department and in collaboration with program managers;

  • Contribute to the overall mission and program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals and reporting, in collaboration with Health and Nutrition Head of Department /support department and other program coordinators as necessary.

    Objective 7

  • Collate and provide report on program activities

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Reporting on attended meetings or training to share with program managers and coordination team if necessary;

  • In collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Head of the department, contribute to the technical review of monthly/quarterly/annual AAH nutrition and health reports to guarantee the standard and high quality of information ;

  • In collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Head of Department, contribute to the technical review of nutrition and health project intermediary and final reports to guarantee the standard and high quality of information

    Internal & External Relationships

    Internal

  • HR Team Support the HR department on national staff-related recruitment matters;

  • Health and Nutrition Head of Department line manager, exchange of information and collaboration.

    External

  • Nutrition and Health Sector ;

  • State Ministry of Health and SPHCDA ;

  • Other Nutrition and Health actors in the region;

    Position Requirements

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Public health or Nursing

    Skills and Experience

    Essential

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing nutrition and health programs in underdeveloped/ crisis contexts;

  • Humanitarian field experience, preferably with a supervisory role;

  • Excellent skills in report writing and analysis;
    Sound understanding of national guidelines/protocols; PHC, CMAM, IYCF, IMNCI, RMNCH, PHC,

  • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of cultures.

    Preferred

  • Previous AAH experience a plus;

  • Work experience in international NGO context, with a sound knowledge of treatment and management of malnutrition and reproductive health issues;

  • Good knowledge of sphere standards

  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger Deputy Head of Department: Nutrition and Health Jobs in Nigeria


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