International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Roving Nutrition Manager

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Job Description

Program Management & Development

· Conduct assessments to determine the needs of IDPs in the target areaS

· Oversee the implementation of the protection program to ensure the program is implemented according to schedule and budgets, international standards, and that protection program objectives are met

· Work closely with other IRC sectors present in the same location and integrate program components to the extent possible

· Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the Nutrition Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and HQ Technical Unit

· Monitor the purchase and use of materials, equipment and supplies

· Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of projects against program objectives and IRC’s Program Framework

· Identify opportunities for program development

· Lead technical assessments as a basis for nutrition program development when necessary

Staff Management

· Recruit national staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department

· Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the Protection program

· Supervise the nutrition staff directly, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met

· Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to nutrition staff, and ensure all nutrition staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation

· Overall responsibility for Nutrition team’s timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities

· Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly

· Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities

· Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise

· Ensure nutrition staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures

Technical Monitoring and Program Quality

· Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC nutrition programming activities

· Ensure that nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO/UNICEF

· Ensure that all nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices

· Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all nutrition programs in line with IRC guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements

· Ensure appropriate follow-up and decision-making on data relevant to IRC nutrition programs

· Ensure good coordination with the health teams and with the Nutrition, Health, and iCCM Coordinator

· Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary

· Conduct nutritional surveillance in the programme sites, including host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs)based on agreed methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, SMART, LQAS, SQUEAC and other rapid methods

Grants Management and Reporting

· Manage and oversee all the protection grants; develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for all projects

· Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings

· Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required

· Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources

Representation & Coordination

· Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including Ministry of Health,community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination

· Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate

· Attend the nutrition coordination meetings or represent the IRC in other relevant forums

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

Desired Skills
Administrative /Adaptability
Other Requirements


· Nutrition professional (MD, RN, PA or CO) with a relative degree in Nutrition or Public Health Nutrition and significant experience in nutrition in emergencies.

· At least three years professional experience in nutrition IMAM (CMAM) programs.

· Experience in IYCF, SMART and/or SQUEAC an asset

· Excellent management skills

  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines.
  • Able to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • Experience supervising health staff in a complex setting; ability to support and build staff capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Epi-Info/SPSS, Outlook and the internet.
  • Fluency in English. Skill in local languages an advantage.
  • Ready to Travel and work in Monguno/Gwoza

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About International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural d...
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Job Summary
March 3, 2017
Offer Type
Salary Range
N6,000,000.00 - N0.00K
March 15, 2017
Medical/ Health
NGO / International Agencies
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