World Relief South Sudan is the South Sudanese branch of World Relief, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to partnering with the local Church, to see the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually. Since 1998 World Relief has been working with the local Church to address humanitarian and development needs related to Health, Nutrition, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), Education, WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene), Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and Church Empowerment.
The Health and Nutrition Manager oversees all health and nutrition activities in WRSS’s areas of operation, reporting to the Program Director. This is in coordination with the Area Coordinators and program staff in those areas, as WRSS employs an area-based management strategy. Nutrition programming includes community-based management of acute malnutrition through stabilization centers, OTP, TSFP, and IYCF. Health programing includes services through PHCCs and PHCUs, as well as mobile outreach and public health campaigns. The HNM will represent WRSS at appropriate coordination forums, makes significant contributions for proposal development, and advise the PD and Country Director (CD) on an overall health and nutrition strategy. Based in Juba, the HMN will make regular visits to field locations, including hardship locations and insecure environments.
• Manage supervision of all nutrition and health programming in all locations in South Sudan.
• Supervise the safe and efficient management of nutrition and health supplies and equipment.
• Support the implementation of timely and accurate data collection systems, monitor data for accuracy, and respond appropriately with programmatic changes as needed to meet targets.
• Assess staff training needs and make appropriate referrals for training. Where required, organize, facilitate and/or provide training of nutrition and health personnel.
• Play an active role in investigating upcoming opportunities and the development of proposals, budgets, and project review processes.
• Coordinate nutrition and health activities with Ministries of Health, UN agencies, clusters, other implementing partners and funding agencies.
• Coordinate nutrition and health program development with local counterparts (SMOH, County Health Department and local leadership) with a focus on using a community development approach at all stages of program planning and implementation.
• Ensure compliance with WHO and SS MOH guidelines and policies in each program component.
• Maintain clear communication with all staff on at least a weekly basis.
• Promote the development of a sustainable health program by offering creative ideas and new approaches to solving problems in the health program.
• Coordinate with other World Relief programs in each field with full support for an integrated approach to community development.
• Reflect an example of true Christian character and mission in all interactions with WR staff and community members.
• Work to strengthen the local church’s capacity for supporting health initiatives.
• Any other duties assigned by the PD.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Excellent oral and written fluency in English required, and fluency in Arabic a bonus. Must be able to write in professional English for document submission without requiring a proofreader.
- Good understanding of links between emergency and development programs, familiar with project cycle management.
- Strong planning and organizational skills; experience in good project planning and design.
- Experience conducting health and nutrition related assessments and surveys.
- Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking.
- Conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Interpersonal and Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience.
- Computer and IT expertise highly preferred. Excellent skills in Microsoft Office required.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and to deal with problems and issues both promptly and efficiently.
- Ability and willingness to travel to rural locations and live in sometimes basic conditions.
- Masters in Public Health or related health field, medical degree, or higher degree required.
- Three years’ related professional experience, managing or providing technical advise in health programs.
- Two years’ experience in hardship postings or complex emergencies, with proven leadership experience.
- Experience in donor reporting e.g. USAID, EU, CIDA, UN Agencies preferred.
- Able to work in a fluid and insecure area; Maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions.
- General office setting.
- Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required.
- Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
- Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
- Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
- All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.
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