Program Manager – Emergency Nutrition

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Washigton, DC
Company Information
Save the Children

The Program Manager is responsible for managing capacity building and technical resource projects within Save the Children’s Emergency Nutrition global portfolio. The Manager is accountable for coordinating project activities and outcomes across stakeholders (technical, award management/finance, administration, country and movement-wide) to drive deliverables and ensure the effective flow of resources across the portfolio. The Manager will oversee all aspects of the project, leading on work planning, deliverable tracking, and stakeholder engagement, ensuring donor expectations are met and deliverables are completed within scope and budget. The individual will also take on roles in capacity building and knowledge management specific to emergency nutrition. Example responsibilities include: technical resource management, oversight of curriculum revisions, national and regional training organization and updating key tools such as toolkits and videos. The Manager will coordinate with other departments as well as internal and external stakeholders to ensure all project components are completed and disseminated. The individual will have a role in driving continuous improvement, maintaining project monitoring systems, ensuring best practices and program learning are disseminated across the organization and partners. As required, the Manager will be engaged in new business development. Specific technical areas include Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E), Management of At Risk Mothers and Infants (MAMI) and prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Project Management (50%)
• Work with project team to create detailed work plans and track project performance to ensure all activities are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget;
• Coordinate the team throughout all project management phases including support of international training and technical deployments;
• In coordination with team members and manager, detect, report and recommend solutions to project-related issues;
• Escalate issues or risks as appropriate;
• Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, consultants and third parties/vendors
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation using multi-media platforms;
• Submit deliverables and ensure they adhere to quality standards
• Perform any other relevant, project-related duties when needed
Capacity Development (25%)
• Organize technical trainings including coordinating with facilitation team, liaising with country and regional partners on logistics, managing participant communications, organizing scholarships, supporting financial oversight, monitoring and reporting;
• Contribute to the revision of technical resources such as curricula and toolkits;
• Participate in developing best practices, sharing resources, and ongoing trainings

Knowledge Management (20%)
• Maintain emergency nutrition knowledge management resources in consultation with the team, including updating training databases, technical curricula, toolkits and videos
• Use and continually develop leadership skills; analyze and recommend process improvements

Resource Development (5%)
• Support the development of concept notes and proposals through discrete tasks as requested, or through an assigned role on the proposal development team

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience
  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of program management ideally supporting humanitarian (emergency) settings or developing countries
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Proven time management and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Critical thinking, strong interpersonal skills, ability to define situations, document data, and draw conclusions
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge in or experience with international public health programming focused on children under 2 years of age, specifically IYCF
  • Experience organizing international technical trainings and managing knowledge sharing resources
  • Knowledge of USAID/OFDA rules and regulations regarding grants and contracts;
  • Knowledge of a foreign language (French)
  • Capacity to work both independently and within a team
  • Self-motivated, proactive personality
  • Capacity to manage stressful situations
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed (approximately up to 35%)