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A Nutrition & Health Coordinator - Yangoon, Myanmar

Duration : 12 Months
Start date : ASAP

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General description of the position

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Nutrition and Health Head of Department (Coordinator) will be responsible to ensure the development and design of the nutrition & health country strategy and quality programming in line with ACF and country technical policies, as well as oversee and advise on technical aspects of program implementation, including monitoring, evaluation and learning. 

Main responsabilities

Provide technical support through regularly monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Health and Nutrition programs, projects and activities 

  • Conduct regular field trips to ACF program implementation areas with the purpose of monitoring of and advising on program progress, technical aspects, challenges and courses of action together with relevant field-based staff. Field visit report with recommendation and follow up of implementation is expected.
  • Collaborate closely with fellow HoDs, field coordinators, Nutrition and health Program Managers, HR, log  and finance departments regarding the needs of the programs
  • Monitor and supervise the data collection and compilation for monthly internal reporting, including on budgets, standardized methodologies, protocols and tools together with Program Managers, and provide overall analysis of program progress and constraints.
  • Provide technical support to Program staff as requested/ identified, and conduct training/capacity building to the staff in technical aspects of the programs (protocols, tools etc.) data collection and reporting, and strategic thinking, according to identified needs.

Define the Nutrition and Health country strategy and positioning, coordinate needs identification and the formulation of project proposals

  • Provide analysis of the Nutrition and Health situation in the country, specifically in areas where ACF works, or intends to work
  • Define / revise as necessary the mission’s Nutrition and Health  strategy in collaboration with CD, DyCD, Nutrition  teams and HoDs, in line with ACF national and international frameworks, with emphasis on ensuring an integrated, coherent and efficient cross-sectorial approach
  • Lead the drafting process of Nutrition and Health  proposals/ part of proposals, under the lead of the Dy CD and through coordination with Grants Coordinator, Field Coordinators, support departments (logistic, administration and HR), other technical HoDs and potential consortium partners
  • Propose advocacy activities on Nutrition and Health related topics at field and national level

Promote capitalization through analysis and collection of qualitative data. 

  • Follow up on technical studies, surveys and pilot projects in implementation areas, and advise on dissemination strategies of findings
  • To supervise the capitalization of Nutrition and Health projects and programs, methodologies, tools, qualitative information and program/impact analysis.
  • Extract critical lessons learned and good practices from final evaluations, program audits and monitoring reports, and disseminate/ incorporate in future programming as relevant.

Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectorial coordination and technical forums, and develop sectorial partnerships 

  • Represent ACF in dealings with national and international authorities/stakeholders related to the Nutrition and Health sector.
  • Participate in coordination meetings, working groups and clusters and maintain a network of harmonious and productive relationships with national representatives and program partners.
  • Provide technical support/inputs/reports to relevant government departments or others stakeholders working in the Nutrition and Health sector.
  • Influencing the definition of national protocols through negotiation with representatives of partner structures (notably the Ministry of Health) with a view to disseminating ACF's technical standards for dealing with malnutrition

About team, there is no direct line management for expatriates, but technical supervision of Nutrition Program managers based in the field. For national staff, there is technical supervision of national Program Managers based in field, and direct line management of  one deputy Coordinator in Yangon.

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a Master degree in Nutrition with a specialization in Public Health with 5 years minimum of professional experience and 2 years prior experience in a similar or comparable position.

You are recognized for your technical expertise in nutrition & health programming with a strong experience in CMAM program setup.

You have also a good knowledge and experience in project cycle management and Health System Strengthening, as well integrated approaches.

You have a strong ability to provide technical support in project proposal development and in conducting needs assessments.

Excellent diplomacy, negotiation and representation skills are required thus team management experience.

Your English is fluent (spoken and written) 

Specific conditions / Salary

Status: Employee 

Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance 

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year 

Work context

Nutrition & Health Coordinator is a highly dynamic role, especially in light of the most recent developments in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, where ACF has been implemeting its largest portion of the mission portfolio. ACF has a long-standing presence in Myanmar as one of the key nutrition actors, especially in northern Rakhine. The future of programming in this area is however highly uncertain at the moment, but will likely focus on a combinaiton of humanitarian assistance and early recovery activities, coupled with a more innovative community involvement strategy. In other parts of the country ACF seeks to expand its programming into more Health focussed interventions and longer-term programs. This requires the candidate to be comfortable working across the humanitarian-development spectrum, taking a proactive approach to identifying program needs, constraints, and development opportunities.

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