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ENRICH Senior Project Officer -- Micronutrient Initiative (MI), Myanmar

JOB DESCRIPTION
ENRICH Senior Project Officer
ENRICH Project Country Myanmar
1.     Identification
Position Title:
ENRICH Senior Project Officer
Reports to/Position Title:
MI ENRICH Project Manager
Indirect reporting relationship:
MI Country Director
Date prepared:
11 Dec 2015
Last date:
January 29, 2016
2.     Overall Purpose/Broad Function:
The ENRICH Senior Project Officer will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the MI component of the ENRICH project in their country under the supervision of the MI ENRICH Project Manager. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of program delivery including preparing detailed implementation plans; liaising with government, World Vision and other key partners in country; developing TORs, contracting and overseeing the performance of any consultants or other sub-grantees; ensuring timely delivery of all program components; setting up and managing a system to monitor project progress; preparing donor and other reports as required; ensuring clear communication of all activities to the MI Country Director in a timely fashion.

3.     Key Duties and Responsibilities:
3.1 Program Development and Planning
  • Develop a Country Annual Implementation Plan that clearly defines activities, expected results and resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required for effective implementation of the project.  
  • Ensure that the landscape analysis of nutrition and food security programs in the project site and the region and national levels are updated.   
3.2 Program Implementation and Management
  • Directly manage, utilize MI technical advisors or hire consultants to conduct the following (actual activities dependent on specific country plan):
  1. Evidence generation through supply chain analyses, HMIS reviews and gap analyses, formative research to assess programmatic barriers for IFA for pregnant women and multiple micronutrient powders for children 6-23 months, food industry surveys
  2. Advocacy to relevant government officials and other stakeholders on findings of studies
  3. Design and development of training programs based on evidence from studies
  4. Design and development of a BCI strategy and delivery of BCI messages
  5. Support food fortification initiatives as required
  6. Support procurement and distribution of multiple micronutrient powders as required
  • Manage sub-grantee process as needed:
  1. Develop ToRs required for sub-contracted activities
  2. Identify external consultants or other agencies, select and contract as per MI procedures ensuring clear, time-bound deliverables including monitoring and reporting requirements
  3. Monitor the implementation of the project activities and ensure that consultants and any sub-grantees or contractors are executing the project according to the approved project plans
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities and set up a system to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented, secured and shared.
  • Work collaboratively with MI technical teams to review the quality of the work completed (i.e. guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), manuals, tools and project reports) to ensure that they meet MI quality standards.
  • Participate in regular project management meetings with World Vision and MI Country Office as agreed during project inception.
  • Work collaboratively with World Vision ENRICH country coordinator and local government officials and key actors and ensure that project activities are implemented according to plan. 
3.3 Program Monitoring
  • Develop a detailed project monitoring plan that is aligned the overall ENRICH Project Monitoring Framework (PMF)
  • Support the ENRICH monitoring and evaluation team to collect and analyze information regarding   the nutrition and food security related information
  • Report progress regularly as agreed with the ENRICH Project Manager and MI Country Director
  • Ensure that project implementation and progress are regularly monitored and reviewed with MI staff, implementing partners and key stakeholders and corrective actions are undertaken in a timely way. If necessary, identify capacity building needs for consultants and agencies to ensure that program monitoring is undertaken as envisaged.
  • Collate all relevant project information and generate report in a timely fashion on project activities and results which will be aggregated across all project countries by the ENRICH Project Manager. 
3.4 Financial Management
  • Ensure that the country project activities are implemented within budget allocated.
  • Ensure that the contracts database is regularly updated and any budget variances are adequately explained. 
3.4  Communication and External Relations
  • Ensure that clear and timely communications with the MI Country Director are established and maintained to ensure the ENRICH program is well-aligned and complementary to other MI programs and is consistent with MI approaches and methods.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update external stakeholders including appropriate staff in the project on the progress of the project.
  • Establish and maintain communication between ENRICH and any other relevant nutrition policy entity in the project site and at national level in coordination with the MI Country Director. 
Other duties and responsibilities as required by MI ENRICH Project Manager.
4.     Supervisory  Responsibilities: 
Position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise consultants and agencies hired by MI to support its projects.
5.     Education/Professional Designations/Experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ nutrition program management experience working at a national level
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: nutrition, public health, epidemiology or similar relevant discipline preferred or equivalent experience
  • Experience with formative research and other research methods preferred
  • Experience advocating to government on policy change and/or guideline development for nutrition or public health programs
  • Experience developing and running training programs preferred
  • Familiarity with the key project stakeholders, including project partners, donors, private sector, NGOs and government departments
6.     Language Skills:
                                                                                                                       
Strong written and spoken English is required.
7.     Travel Requirements:
The position will be located in the MI or World Vision offices in the capital city. Travel may be required up to 30% of the time in country. Some international travel may be required.
8.     Other Specific Skill Requirements:
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong understanding and experience working with the local health system and in particular any nutrition programs
  • Knowledge of local nutrition strategies, policies, guidelines
  • Knowledge of local food systems and regulatory agencies preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and analytic skills
  • Team player, strategic thinker, self-starter, good communicator, and skilled networker
  • Proven organizational ability and excellent time-management skills 
This Job Description can and will be amended as required from time to time.
How to apply?
Please submit the following documents electronically in one file: Your curriculum vitae, a suitability note for the position of “ENRICH Senior Project Officer” and names of three (3) referees to the following email address AsiaHR@micronutrient.org   The application must contain information about current salary drawn and expected.  The applications should be in MS Word, and should have subject “SPO”.   The closing date for receiving applications is January 29, 2016. Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgment and will be called for personal interactions. Successful candidate will be required to join immediately.
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