Earn Over 38,000 Euros as Health and Nutrition Director at Concern Worldwide

Organization: Concern
Salary: €38,518 – €43,733 plus benefits
HR Reference: DK/UGA/HND
About Concern:
Worldwide is an international non-governmental, humanitarian organization whose
mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements
in their lives which last and spread without on-going support from Concern. It
is an Irish-based international non-governmental humanitarian organisation
dedicated to the reduction of suffering and to working towards the ultimate
elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We work in
partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling
them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to
influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can
significantly reduce extreme poverty.
Concern’s core
programme in Karamoja is the USAID-funded Resiliency through Wealth Agriculture
and Nutrition (RWANU) programme (2012-2017). This programme brings together
livelihood and nutrition activities.  RWANU
is a USAID funded project which takes a preventive approach to reducing
malnutrition, focusing on the first 1,000 days of life.  The programme has a five year duration
2012-2017 and covers 4 districts in Southern Karamoja.  RWANU is implemented through a consortium of
three agencies ACDI/VOCA (prime), Welthungerhilfe and Concern.
Job Summary:  The Health & Nutrition Director will be responsible
for team leadership, overall management and successful implementation of
Concern’s health and nutrition activities in the RWANU programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Team Management & Leadership:
Build a strong team by providing support in the form
of coordination, planning, prioritization, coaching and supervision.
Provide support and leadership to Concern RWANU team
located across the Karamoja region
Line management and mentoring of  Senior Nutritionist, Health Manager, District
Coordinators and close ccordination with Field Operations Manager
Lead on roll-out of Concern’s organisational
strategic initiatives in the Karamoja region
Actively promote Concern Worldwide’s vision, mission
and core values among staff
Promote adherence to Concern’s organisational
policies including Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and
Concern’s commitments as a member of the Humanitarian Accountability
Project Management:
The incumbent will supervise the RWANU team and
resources so that expected project targets and deliverables occur on time and
within budget.
Manage the team in programme planning.  This includes annual Detailed Implementation
Plans, activity sequencing, quarterly and monthly planning, quarterly reviews
Actively monitor progress in relation to the
Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and take corrective action as required.
Responsible for management of programme budget in
line with Concern’s financial management procedures and donor requirements.
Develop detailed annual procurement plan and liaise
with the logistics department to ensure timely procurement and compliance
Ensure that line reports have regularly set and
reviewed personal performance objectives which contribute to the delivery of
Actively participate in RWANU project reviews and
management meetings with consortium partners
Work in liaison with the M&E function critically
analyse project performance against anticipated results and use the information
for project learning and adjustments 
Produce and send monthly, quarterly and annual
reports for inclusion in internal (Country and HQ) and external (Ministry and
donor) requirements.
Technical Oversight:
The Health and Nutrition Director with the support
of Senior Nutritionist (International position) will provide oversight and
technical expertise to all health and nutrition aspects of the project which
Quality control of the mother caregroup activities
Supporting Integration of Agriculture, WASH and
livelihood initiatives in care group approach
Strengthening sustainability across health and
nutrition activities in RWANU
Supporting project activities on health unit
management committees and health accountability activities
Leading on new technical developments as and when
they arise.
Learning and Communication:
The incumbent will support the team in survey and
assessment analysis and distil key learnings on the caregroup approach and
malnutrition prevention work undertaken by RWANU
Prepare updates and presentations on project
progress and learning for a variety of a stakeholders and audiences
Take part in internal working groups related to
project approaches e.g. care groups, integrating agriculture/WASH and nutrition,
gender, health accountability
Lead on developing and disseminating learning on
care group approaches/
District Coordination and Representation:
Participate and represent Concern in Karamoja regional
interagency meetings. 
Ensure effective dialogue and relationships with
local government and non-government stakeholders promoting synergy and cross
Work closely with the local government leadership in
four districts, facilitate local government participation in project planning
and ensuring reports are submitted to various departments.
Support District Nutrition Coordination Committees
in target districts as part of Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) and Scaling
Up Nutrition (SUN) movement.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold an Advanced degree in
Health-related field (maternal and child health, public health, health
Proven leadership skills
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proven managerial and organisational skills in a
development setting
Prior experience in working with health systems in
challenging development contexts.
Past experience in managing large teams and
significant budgets
Ability to coordinate teams and activities across
various locations
Ability to coach, mentor and develop staff.
Excellent writing, communication and presentation
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications through our website
at the web link below including updated CV’s/ resumes which should be no more
than four pages in length.
Deadline: 6th September 2015
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