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24 August 2016

Program Manager - Nutrition NGO Careers - Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:        Program Manager - Nutrition
Organization: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field Coordinator

About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For over thirty years, ACF  has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Program Manager-Nutrition will support the ACF office in Yumbe through the provision of support to the on-going South Sudanese refugees crisis. The Program Manager shall proactively monitor and daily supervise the implementation of Curative and preventive Nutrition interventions in the refugee settlement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Establish and supervise activities in the framework of nutritional projects: The Programme Manager-Nutrition is responsible for:
·         Management of the project cycle in nutrition and health
·         Meeting the objectives of ACF in the centres dealing with malnutrition
·         Working closely with other sectors to analyse needs in the area
·         Promoting and supervising high quality care for clients of the centre
·         Putting in place and monitoring the system of data collection concerning the treatment of
·         In keeping with the policy of ACF as a learning organisation, contributing to building on good practice, experience, and assessments
Organise staff development programmes for the ACF teams: The Programme Manager –Nutrition is responsible for:
·         Evaluation of the skill level and technical competence of the ACF teams
·         Identification of training needs
·         Skills development for ACF colleagues in his/her programme
·         Ensuring the quality and pertinence of training programmes established for the ACF teams
Training and managing the programme team: The Programme Manager –Nutrition is responsible for:
·         The assessment of the skills and performance of the ACF teams in his/her programme
·         The management of his/her teams (leadership, monitoring, motivation.)
·         Creating and supervising action plans for individual team members
·         Managing overall planning and the division and coordination of work in collaboration with his/her
·         Lending support to teams in the organisation and coordination of their work
·         Supporting team members on routine questions (on technical matters relating to malnutrition)
Develop and implement operations: The Programme Manager-Nutrition is responsible for:
·         Introducing a strategy for addressing the problem of malnutrition which is adapted to the local context
·         Timely and high quality implementation of planned activities within his/her programme and alerting the Coordinator to any delays or excessive or under-use of resources
·         Timely and high quality reporting, both internal and external, of the activities of the programme, together with a critical analysis
·         Identifying and proposing the development of new programmes
·         Writing the nutritional and medical sections of proposals for new activities
·         Creating and promoting an operational strategy adapted to the local situation
·         Presenting the programme to partners (the authorities, funding agencies etc)
·         Monitoring the budget and targets achieved with reference to the project submission, and making any necessary adjustments in consultation with the finance teams
Represent ACF and develop local partnerships: The Programme Manager-Nutrition is responsible for:
·         The professional standing of ACF in his/her geographical area
·         The distribution to partners of information collected locally
·         Respect for the principles and values of ACF in its relations with partners
·         The quality of relations with partners
·         Representing nutritional issues at the level of the programme and the geographical area of intervention in regional coordination meetings, meetings with the authorities and visits by funding bodies and partners
·         Identifying partners and other agencies in the area
·         Developing a framework for communication with local representatives (regular meetings, identification of key local actors and development of collaboration with them) in order to facilitate harmonious and productive relations
·         Adhering to the terms of agreements signed off with partners working in the same field and referring to them regularly to ensure that collaboration follows the lines intended
·         Ensuring that the relationship established with partners respects the principles and values of the ACF partnership policy (currently being developed: trust, respect, common purpose, complementarily, transparency, mutual dependency and shared learning...)
·         Consolidating and building on experience to ensure the long term maintenance of activities and the spread of good practice

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferably in Nutrition.
·         At least five years of humanitarian experience
·         Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
·         Good team management and representation competencies
·         Knowledge of budget management
·         Previous experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
·         Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles
·         Excellent facilitation skills
·         Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
·         Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
·         Excellent reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills
·         Knowledge of the local language in Yumbe is an added advantage
·         Diplomatic and culturally sensitive
·         Fluency in written and spoken English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBS. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not be considered. Address your email application to: mentioning “Program Manager” in the subject line.

Deadline: 26th August 2016 by 5:00PM

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