Manager, Nutrition and Health Services

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Eugene, Oregon
Company Information
Holt International


Holt International finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s child centered model of care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential.
The Manager, Nutrition and Health Services manages high quality, multi-faceted nutrition and health programs that address the unique needs of the children and families Holt serves. The Manager, Nutrition and Health Services provides management and administration to Nutrition and Health Services by overseeing and coordinating country programs, coordinating inter and intra-department communication, managing databases and monitoring and evaluation systems, overseeing department interns and volunteers, and assisting with assigned projects as needed. The Manager, Nutrition and Health Services develops statistical reports, supports database development, and provides curriculum formatting. The Manager, Nutrition and Health Services creates and updates frameworks for nutrition programs to ensure effective field activities and involvement by all stakeholders.


1. Provides assistance to the Director, Nutrition and Health Services by providing management and administration of objectives for nutrition programs.
2. Contributes to organizational and program capacity building efforts utilizing the Nutrition Program’s tools, programs, curriculum and training models, methods and techniques developed for Holt use to fully implement and support Holt programs and partners care of orphans and vulnerable children.
3. Maximizes program opportunities by developing custom reports and providing information to assist with securing and managing grants from international donor organizations that expand impact beyond Holt’s internal resources.
4. Oversees management of database and statistical reports by providing appropriate training to Holt program teams and participating partner organizations on the database and data collection expectations, either in person or remotely, to ensure accurate and adequate data flow on children’s health and growth to Holt. Develops statistical reports using STATA, Power BI, and Excel to summarize program impact and provide continuous quality improvement in nutrition and health programming. Verifies data quality and coordinates analysis of data within Holt and works in collaboration with database and data analyst contractors.
5. Manages preparation, calendaring, coordination and monitoring of key project deliverables and department goals. Works with Director to construct annual contract for contractor(s) necessary for full implementation. Collaborates with program team leaders and their managers to secure guidance on appropriate timeline and roll-out plans for each country program. Provides field implementation expectations to program leaders. Requests timely receipt of program field updates and expense receipts from Holt programs/partners/ volunteers and contractors.
6. Arranges travel for Holt staff, participating program staffs and technical expert staff for overseas travel needs. Collaborates with Holt program leads to finalize all in-country arrangements to conduct assessments, trainings, monitoring and evaluation and/or contractor(s). Completes safety assessments prior to travel and establishes emergency protocols and guides for staff in the event of an emergency internationally.
7. Ensures high quality of services for children and families and other Holt constituents by overseeing the coordination of logistics, travel, supplies and technical needs to the field. Ensures all programs are modified to be culturally relevant and country-specific.
8. Conserves and maximizes the Director’s time by acting as primary liaison for administration and communication within and outside of Holt as required; assisting in the creation and editing of documents and communications; developing and maintaining digital materials and presentations; and collaborating with Holt program teams to maximize interdepartmental communications and minimize cross cultural communication issues.
9. Supports Holt’s fundraising efforts by producing country overviews, project summaries and program reports for foundations and donor relations representatives, department heads and support staff. Ensures Holt’s website, blog, e-news and other public information outlets have ample, up-to-date promotional and country information. Maintains a library of updates, videos, articles, photographs and other relevant information. Coordinates closely with Creative Services to post articles and media to public information outlets online.
10. Contributes to team effort and continuity by collaborating and communicating with the team on program needs and priorities. Contributing ideas for improving the efficient work flow of the team. Exhibiting cooperative and effective work relationships, such as, responding positively to challenges, assignments, inter and intra departmental requests; Seeing beyond own tasks to help fulfill the organizational goals.
11. Contributes to a positive, productive work environment by meeting attendance and punctuality guidelines and pre-arranging time off with appropriate notice. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills including giving and welcoming feedback. Other duties as assigned.

SUCCESS FACTORS: The successful Manager, Nutrition and Health Services has strong capacity in program development, monitoring and evaluation. He/she has cultural understanding and sensitivity of the countries working with and ability to work with different legal systems. He/she has good connections and relationships with foreign Governments, partners, donors, and stakeholders, etc. The ability to pay attention to details, follow through with projects and objectives, multi-tasking with competing priorities and problem solving will be needed to be successful. The Manager, Nutrition and Health Services must have technical knowledge to be able to support field staff and partners, as well as to interpret program information effectively and form action plans that contribute to program goals achievement. He/she demonstrates high ethical standards in programs and services to the children we serve.

KNOWLEDGE: Master’s degree preferred; preferably in public health, global health, epidemiology or related field and a minimum of 2-3 years program coordination experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as those listed above may be qualifying. Demonstrable cross-cultural communication skills required. Must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database experience), knowledge of general office practices. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple forms of technology; basic data analysis and data input experience required. Analyze information for reports, training programs, and curriculum development. Must have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Experience coordinating or conducting training programs is desired.

INFORMATION PROCESSING; Maintains information distribution between overseas and domestic operations. Develops, analyzes and reports on systems of information relating to overseas programs including budgets, services, data and other program related information. Ability to construct correspondence and reports, set priorities, organize and create tracking systems, monitor reporting systems, evaluate data and results, provide timely and adequate feedback; respond to requests for information and assistance.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Works independently and takes initiative in assigned duties to select from among variety of existing options and/or to recommend new ways to complete Nutrition and Health Services tasks. High interdepartmental collaboration required within Holt, with overseas partners and with contractors to facilitate nutrition and feeding trainings. Manager ensures program continuity during any absence of Director.

This position will be based at Holt’s headquarters in Eugene, Oregon with some work from home and may require up to 40% travel domestically and internationally as assigned.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Displays abilities to address complex and/or difficult situations in a sensitive manner. Utilizes persuasion and problem-solving skills when communicating with Holt staff, independent contractors and overseas partners. Manages interdepartmental communication. Exercises good judgment, courtesy and tact at all times. Maintains a positive attitude and supportive work style.

IMPACT OF RESULTS: Supports CEO’s vision and director’s goals and objectives to successfully implement a multi-year, multi-country initiative. Collaborates with Holt program leads to ensure smooth and effective program country assessments, training processes for Holt programs and partners in components of nutrition programs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Manages department interns and volunteers.

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director, Nutrition and Health Services

Salary Range: $43,000.00-59,000.00 annually- Must be able to work in US.

Salary Description