Nutrition Technical Manager

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Full Time
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Date Posted
Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Improve the overall nutrition situation of the target population. This involves implementing quality nutrition services and contributing to the effective management of the assigned nutrition project(s) in line with the objectives, budget and time frame laid down in the proposal(s). Enhance beneficiary participation, manage and train local staff to meet quality standards in nutrition delivery, integrate nutritional assessments and treatment in existing programmes, and contribute to the development of new nutrition project proposals.

The nutrition manager is also in charge of writing daily and weekly reports, developing and ensuring good quality data collection, recording, analysis and storage, assisting with ensuring adequate stocks, and monitoring the overall nutrition situation in the area of intervention. The nutrition manager ensures that collected data is interpreted, regularly shared with the relevant management and project staff and used to make decisions on how to improve the programme.

  • Degree or higher level qualification, preferably in nutrition or in another relevant field such as nursing/midwifery/doctor/ community-based training/Public Health/M&E.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
  • 1 year experience working in a nutrition / health programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context; management experience in a nutrition / health context
  • Experience in the design, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of CMAM programmes;
  • Good communicator, able to pass on information efficiently. Able to prioritise and enforce procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience of nutrition / primary health care principles and management.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere, CHS and HAP Standards.
  • Good report writing, data collection, analysis, problem solving and capacity building skills.
  • Experience in training and coaching staff; aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.
  • Able to develop effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries and local authorities.
  • Ability to manage project implementation. Excellent organisational skills and good report writing skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.