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Position: Nutrition Coordinator -- Save the Children

https://cambodia.savethechildren.net/jobs

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Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children programs focus on Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Child Poverty and Humanitarian/DRR. We work with government partners and local NGOs to improve children’s lives, especially marginalized and disadvantaged children. Save the Children is seeking a qualified and motivated candidate to fill the position of Nutrition Coordinator based in Battambang province.

The Purpose of the Role
The Nutrition Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of the community nutrition activities and related requirements for the USAID-funded NOURISH Project, ensuring integration with other components of the project. S/he is responsible for coordinating effective implementation, monitoring, and reporting of community nutrition activities under supervision of the Integrated Community Nutrition Technical Manager and under overall guidance from Chief of Party, work closely with Provincial Coordinators and Government partners to ensure that the workplan is implemented on schedule and that targets are achieved.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential
  • Degree in health or nutrition, community development or relevant field;
  • In-depth knowledge of community nutrition and implementation in Cambodia;
  • At least five years working experience including at least two years in community-based nutrition; 
  • Proven ability as training lead and co-facilitator;
  • Proven ability to prepare plans and reports, as well as activity budgets;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality technical results;
  • Demonstrated experience in teamwork, team participation and contributing to a high functioning team;
  • Proven ability and commitment to learn from experiences to establish good practice and document learning;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication and time-management skills while working in a diverse and dynamic team setting in a challenging environment.
Desirable
  1. Experience working with a range of partners and stakeholders, including international and local NGOs, government agencies, community organizations, private sector actors, etc.;
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills for both English and Khmer languages are preferred.

How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter to jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org or post at Save the Children office. The deadline for application is 26 March 2017 at 17.00.

Note: The selection of Consultants will follow the “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011.

“All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse”.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview. Submitted documents will not be returned.

Save the Children: P.O. Box 34, Villa 5, Street 242, Sangkat Chaktomouk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Phone: (855) 23 223 403/4/5/6, CCC Box 59,
Email: jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org  / website: http://cambodia.savethechildren.net
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TITLE:  Nutrition Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME:
NOURISH Project (USAID cooperative agreement)

LOCATION:  Battambang, with travel to Siem Reap, Pursat and Phnom Penh

GRADE : 3
CONTRACT LENGTH: Unspecified Duration Contract (UDC)

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

“To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way this reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy”.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Nutrition Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of the community nutrition activities and related requirements for the USAID-funded NOURISH Project, ensuring integration with other components of the project. S/he is responsible for coordinating effective implementation, monitoring, and reporting of community nutrition activities under supervision of the Integrated Community Nutrition Technical Manager and under overall guidance from Chief of Party, work closely with Provincial Coordinators and Government partners to ensure that the workplan is implemented on schedule and that targets are achieved.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Integrated Community Nutrition Technical Manager

Dimensions: This role is expected to coordinate nutrition activities for the NOURISH project. S/he will support the program implementation unit and work with Save the Children Country Office relevant teams.

The NOURISH project aims  to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children in Cambodia by : 1) Supporting existing community structures for improved nutrition; 2) Increasing demand for health, WASH and agriculture practices, services and products; 3) Engaging the private sector to improve access to WASH and agriculture supplies; and 4) Enhancing the  capacity of sub-national government and local NGO-partners in integrated nutrition.

Number of direct reports: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

As a member of the NOURISH Project team, contribute to:
  • Contribute to a detailed activity plan to coordinate community nutrition implementation in the three project-supported provinces with Provincial Coordinators.
  • Coordinate with the provincial teams and government counterparts, to effectively implement community nutrition activities as specified in the workplan to ensure high quality and impact, guided by Chief of Party.
  • Support and guide three provincial teams to deliver trainings and coaching for implementing community nutrition activities, including caregiver groups, GMP and home visits.
  • Contribute to the development of SBCC materials in relation to nutrition.
  • Collaborate with the M&E team to ensure quality of the data at NOURISH-supported community registers, including feedback and coaching to provincial staff as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist to document and share key learnings from NOURISH internally and externally.
  • Contribute to a high accountability and high performance team, as well as a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation as part of Save the Children’s Theory of Change.
  • Contribute to the overall NOURISH capacity building efforts for local NGO-partners staff in nutrition.

Emergency Preparedness and Response and Disaster Risk Reduction:
  • In the event of an emergency, participate in the emergency response team and carry out responsibilities outlined in the ERT or assigned by the line manager
  • Promote integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into all aspects of project activities and operations.

Perform other tasks assigned by the manager

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
  • Degree in health or nutrition, community development or relevant field;
  • In-depth knowledge of community nutrition and implementation in Cambodia;
  • At least five years working experience including at least two years in community-based nutrition;
  • Proven ability as training lead and co-facilitator;
  • Proven ability to prepare plans and reports, as well as activity budgets;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality technical results;
  • Demonstrated experience in teamwork, team participation and contributing to a high functioning team;
  • Proven ability and commitment to learn from experiences to establish good practice and document learning;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication and time-management skills while working in a diverse and dynamic team setting in a challenging environment.
Desirable
  • Experience working with a range of partners and stakeholders, including international and local NGOs, government agencies, community organizations, private sector actors, etc.;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for both English and Khmer languages are preferred.

Date of issue:  March 10, 2017                 Author:  Phorn Yoeum
 
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