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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vacancies For Health and Nutrition Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at INTERSOS

INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices.
The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts. 


Intersos, established in 1992, is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Health and Nutrition Manager


Location: Ngala, Diwka, Bama - Borno State - with travel to other activity sites.
Starting date: ASAP
Reporting to: International Medical Doctor
Duration: 12 months
Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of the International Medical Doctor, s/he will provide professional technical advice on project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition and Health
programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and enhancing teamwork and capacity building.

RESPONSIBILITIES: MANAGEMENT OF THE HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROGRAM
  • Participate in the development of health and nutrition sector budgets and following up on their effective implementation.
  • Develop health and nutrition sector work plans for all the INTERSOS health and nutrition grants.
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of health and nutrition project activities.
  • Conduct health and nutritional surveillance in the programme sites, including host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs) based on agreed methodologies including surveys, process
  • monitoring, SMART, SQUEAC and other rapid methods.
  • Work with the field based health and nutrition staff and community health Volunteers to establish, implement and monitor community based management of acute malnutrition activities, coupled
  • with patient follow up, referrals and education for their better management at community level.
  • Coordinate with other INTERSOS departments and implementing partners to develop training curricula and implementation plans for community Health Volunteers (CHV’s).
  • Assist in response and management of any health and nutrition emergency and participate in the
  • development of disaster preparedness systems.
  • Promote mother infant and young child feeding best practices in various health facilities.
  • Oversee implementation and integration of comprehensive growth monitoring program/Mass MUAC screenings at community level and report accordingly.
  • Participate actively in planned programme Rapid Health and Nutrition assessment/surveys.
  • Monitoring and supervising both INTERSOS and MOH staff seconded to INTERSOS to ensure work is performed efficiently.
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Oversee continuous training programs for the health and nutrition staff.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health and nutrition staff and assist with determining
  • and implementing solutions.
  • Participate in recruitment of health and staff as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the INTERSOS health and nutrition team.
  • Supervise the use of materials, equipment and supplies for the intervention.
  • Identify opportunities for program development
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
Essential
  • Bachelor’s university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: medicine, nursing, public health and nutrition.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience, including in a developing country, in public health or nutrition
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Kanuri and Hausa Languages
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, power point presentation etc.)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
  • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
  • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.
Desired
  • Prior experience working for humanitarian agencies
  • Knowledge of the operational area

2. Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Position: M&E Manager
 
Location: Ngala, Diwka, Bama - Borno State - with travel to other activity sites.
Starting date: ASAP
Reporting to: International Medical Doctor
Duration: 12 months
 
Purpose of the Position
• Position summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is responsible for guiding the monitoring and evaluation strategy and project activities using a developmental evaluation approach. 
The manager core function will be the following:
• 1. Developing monitoring and evaluation systems with the communities
• 2. Reporting on monitoring and evaluation results
• 3. Developing remote monitoring systems
• 4. Ensuring the dissemination of monitoring and evaluation results with the communities,
• INTERSOS team and supporting development of donors reports
 
Responsibilities
• Keep and/or adapt the monitoring and evaluation methodology with the health and nutrition team and the communities in order to keep improving the development of simple but relevant tools to collect key indicators in the communities.
• Train the monitoring and evaluation team on tools to improve participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation.
• Develop methodologies and tools to help the community, INTERSOS staff, and MOH using the monitoring and evaluation results to take action together in order to improve health and nutrition (i.e. adequate use of census to take action, use of situation room to take action, etc.)
• Collaborate in creating monitoring and evaluation frameworks and participate in planning and undertaking health surveys, rapid assessments, as well as in the monitoring and evaluation of the health & Nutrition program activities.
• Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports in coordination with statistics to regularly share the results and identify areas to improve.
• Guide staff and members of the community to prepare relevant reports to determine actions to take.
• Analyse monitoring and evaluation reports to assess problems and taking actions to improve.
• Supervise the development of remote monitoring and evaluation systems in coordination with the health and nutrition
• Develop monitoring and evaluation systems for health promoter trainings in
• coordination with the primary health care team and health promoters.
• Implement and analyse the effectiveness of the remote monitoring and evaluation
 
Minimum Requirements
• Masters in Public Health (M.P.H)
• Experience with planning and designing public health program
• At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E in development and emergency projects
• Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports
• Strong training & facilitation skills
• Fluency in spoken and written English and other local language an advantage
• Ability to work well with others.
• Good working knowledge of computer packages including word processing and database packages
• Ability to work independently and make good decisions with minimum supervision.
• Background/familiarity with Emergency.
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
• Manages effectively time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
 
Desired Experience:
• Experience reporting on project results
• Experience with community-based participatory research (CBPR)
 
Application Closing Date:
7 September, 2017
 
Method of Application
Sending your CV to: pm.health.nut.maiduguri.nigeria@intersos.org (clearly indicating the vacant position on the email subject) or deliver application to INTERSOS office in Maiduguri at old GRA, Doctor's Quarters in a seal envelop with the title of the post clearly marked.


Method of Application

Sending your CV to: pm.health.nut.maiduguri.nigeria@intersos.org (clearly indicating the vacant position on the email subject) or deliver application to INTERSOS office in Maiduguri at old GRA, Doctor's Quarters in a seal envelop with the title of the post clearly marked.

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