Relief International Country Health and Nutrition Program Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Relief International Country Health and Nutrition Program Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact.

Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.


Program & Grant Management

  • Oversee country health and nutrition portfolio, supporting with design, start-up and close-down
  • Lead mobilization process of new health and nutrition awards with field teams
  • Ensure donor requirements for data collection, monitoring, reporting, targets/achievements and evaluations for nutrition grants are met
  • Develop and establish work plans and spending plans for new projects, program deliverables and required activities
  • Work closely with the Area Manager and Program Director to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently
  • Manage and oversee the supply requests of in-kind health and nutrition items and purchase orders of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and other health and nutrition program items
  • Work closely with the logistics team and the pharmacist to ensure proper management and distribution of health and nutrition supplies, including pharmaceuticals
  • Remain abreast of recent research and program models in nutrition (at the national and international level) and translate this knowledge into program design and implementation
  • Mitigate the risk of stock-outs through proper consumption monitoring, supply forecasting, budget planning, regular communication, and timely supply and purchase requests
  • Monitor program expenditure and regularly liaise with finance staff to address spending issues
  • Ensure program targets are met using indicator / activity tracking table
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and annual data and reports to line manager and other relevant agencies
  • Integrate gender, protection, and environmental sustainability into RI health and nutrition programming throughout the country
  • Ensure proper implementation of preventative and treatment programming, including Care Groups/Mother to Mother Support Groups, BSFP, TSFP, OTP, and SC
  • Design and implement strong integrated nutrition programming in line with the identified immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition in the targeted communities

    Program Development and Representation

  • Provide technical and budgetary input throughout the program development and design phase
  • Lead program design and budgeting processes for health and nutrition programming
  • Represent RI at the field and national level as the health and nutrition technical lead
  • Identify, initiate, and lead on new potential health and nutrition funding opportunities (e.g. consortiums, geographical expansion, new calls for proposals)
  • Participate in the Health Cluster and Nutrition Cluster coordination activities through active reporting and communication with field and national level focal points
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the relevant line ministries at national and field level

    Quality Assurance

  • Build the capacity of national staffs through proper coaching and training
  • Improve the quality of primary health care (PHC) services delivered at supported facilities throughout the country through priority setting, facilitation of formal training, on-job training, and continuous monitoring
  • Improve the quality of malnutrition prevention programming and nutrition treatment services delivered at supported facilities throughout
    the country through priority setting, facilitation of formal training, on-job training, and continuous monitoring
  • Oversee the health and nutrition management capacities/structure, evaluating nutrition team organogram and program management abilities on a routine basis
  • Ensure the quality of data through proper entry, cleaning and regular checking and use the data for action on site
  • Develop recommendations, structures, and guidelines for ensuring health and nutrition program quality and consistency across field locations and health and nutrition program sites
  • Routinely review existing data collection capacities and help the team improve facility-level data collection and reporting
  • Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on national and international guidelines
  • Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on standard procedures (national and international guidelines)
  • Ensure that pharmaceutical and medical supply requests are based on the needs of the communities
  • Ensure the community based activities such as mass MUAC screening, IMCI, EPI and health and nutrition education activities are implemented properly
  • Work closely with the M&E team to develop relevant tools, participate in assessments, and participate in analysis as required
  • Actively participate in the identification and management of any disaster or epidemics
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans for grants


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, clinical degree, nutrition or relevant qualifications; MPH AND clinical degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with project planning and grant management (multiple donors)
  • Previous experience managing primary health care programs in resource limited settings
  • Previous experience managing therapeutic and preventative nutrition programs in resource limited settings
  • Senior management and community development experience
  • High level of skill in developing, implementing and training others in the tools needed for program cycle management monitoring and review and in the implementation of quality primary health care and nutrition services
  • Detailed understanding of the immediate, underlying and basic causes of malnutrition and of the integration of nutrition with other sectors
  • Proven experience implementing CMAM programs
  • Proven experience with Social Behavior
  • Change Communication programming
  • Skilled in, and committed to, community participation/interaction, field visits and presence in program areas
  • Proven financial, logistics and procurement management skills.
  • Track record of championing gender equality, both in the office and in program implementation
  • Practical experience managing staff and programs in insecure locations
  • Well-developed human resource management skills
  • Proven commitment to humanitarian and accountability principals and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems
  • Good communicator with proven diplomacy who has the ability and willingness to engage with all levels of staff and all types of stakeholders
  • Fluent and articulate in spoken and written English with clarity and ease. Proven experience in grant and report writing for health programs

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Relief International Country Health and Nutrition Program Manager Jobs in South Sudan

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