Role Overview

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, managing and training local staff, integrating nutritional assessments and treatment in existing health care programmes and planning and initiating new nutrition projects / proposals.

Project Overview

Medair’s emergency response team and partner World Concern completed shelter and hygiene kit distributions for Rohingya refugees in November 2017, and Medair is now transitioning into longer-term programming with a focus on CMAM with nutrition services to pregnant lactating women and children in the refugee camps. The nutrition sites and supply chain will require significant set up in areas that are currently difficult to access. The Medair team is also pursuing opportunities to implement additional distributions of emergency shelter, hygiene and household items, especially to newly arriving refugees.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 12 months.

Key Activity Areas

Nutrition Management

  • Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned nutrition projects in line with the activity plan and time frame of the project proposal and any guidelines.
  • Conduct regular field trips to clinics and other nutrition facilities for support and supervision.
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports being made to managers.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
  • Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports.
  • Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals.

Staff Management

  • Manage and oversee the assigned nutrition team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Facilitate regular team meetings with the assigned nutrition team, reviewing objectives, ensuring team members are kept informed of issues and providing an opportunity for feedback.
  • Ensure the nutrition team members receive relevant and appropriate supervision, coaching, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding.
  • Promote the health and security of the nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.

Financial Management

  • Plan, construct and manage nutrition budgets for the assigned nutrition project(s).
  • Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the assigned nutrition team.

Communication and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned nutrition team, Medair in-country managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders.

Logistics

  • Manage the correct and timely ordering of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment for the nutrition facilities, ensuring minimum stocks and items are stored and distributed correctly.

Quality Management

  • Implement policies and standards relating to nutrition service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, national requirements and donor guidelines and other good practice.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Higher level qualification, preferably in nutrition or in another relevant field such as nursing/midwifery/doctor/community-based training.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

  Everyone who works as an Internationally Recruited Staff in one of our field programmes must first successfully complete the Medair ROC. Read more for information, dates and related costs.

Experience

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Good communicator, able to pass on information efficiently. Able to prioritise and enforce procedures.
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies.
  • Understand the concepts of behaviour change and community-based training.
  • Ability to manage project implementation. Excellent organisational skills and good report writing skills.
  • Committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership. Able to set clear objectives and to delegate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values.
  2. Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.
  3. Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
  4. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).