Africa Job Search

Nutritionist Job in Somalia at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps started providing primary health care services in South Central Somalia following the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1991 and since then has been funded by a number of donors including ECHO, DFID, OFDA and UNICEF, among others. This long term presence has enabled the organization to establish a strong presence in Somalia. International Medical Corps started implementation of health, nutrition and WASH program in Somaliland (Sanaag Region) with funding from ECHO and OFDA in April 2010. The ECHO-funded components ended in November 2010, while the OFDA funded intervention ended in March 2011. Currently International Medical Corps is implementing an emergency nutrition in Sool and Sanaag regions of Somaliland funded by UNICEF Somalia.
International Medical Corps is applying for an ECHO funded project in Somaliland and is looking for three nutritionists to assist the Senior Nutrition Coordinator in implementing International Medical Corps’ nutrition programs in Somalia.
This position is contingent upon funding.
• Provide the technical guidance to the implementation of the nutrition program in Somalia
• Assist International Medical Corps in recruitment and orientation of the Somali national nutrition staff • Identify training needs, plan and implement relevant trainings for National nutrition staff, in conjunction with the Senior Nutrition Coordinator.
• Supervise and evaluate performance of nutrition national staff
• Organize initial and on-job training for staff on nutrition guidelines and protocols
• Organize nutrition program supplies; ordering, stocking and distribution and monitoring of consumption and monthly reporting on consumption
• Ensure that therapeutic foods and the nutritional equipment are in place on a monthly basis
• Supervise collection and compilation of nutrition program data in geographic area of responsibility, and ensure meticulous and timely reporting
• Submit weekly statistics and monthly narrative report to the Senior Nutrition Coordinator.
• Support nutrition assessments/surveys, monitoring and evaluation of the nutrition program
• Lead the processes of community mobilization to ensure community participation as relates to the nutrition program activities
• Represent the organization in meetings in the field, including nutrition cluster and MOH meetings.
• Maintain good, positive contacts with the Ministry of Health (MOH), local authorities, and community leaders to ensure their involvement in program activities.
• Participate in the development of nutrition proposals.
• Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and 5+ years of relevant work experience (minimum 3 years in developing country or in emergency setting
• Work experience in Community Management Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) required
• Program development experience in a Humanitarian and/or emergency situation required
• Ability to train national staff on nutrition technical issues
• Strong organizational skills
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments
• Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
• Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
• Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
• Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
• Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
• Must work independently under difficult conditions.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
• Ability and willingness to travel to rural locations and live in sometimes basic conditions.
• Previous experience working for an international NGO in developing countries required
• Previous experience in Sub Saharan Africa desired
• Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in English.
• Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government leaders and other donors.
• Knowledge of Somali language a plus.
• Accommodation, food and transportation provided by International Medical Corps
• Medical Evacuation service and competitive benefits provided by International Medical Corps
• Further information regarding security and situation on the field available during the interview process
To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at and go to our “Careers” page. Find your desired position, click on the position title and complete the application at the bottom of the job description.

Copyright © 2011 All Africa jobs | Design by Kenga Ads-template