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Health & Nutrition Manager
Save the Children International



 Section/Unit: Program Operations
 Grade Level: G3
 Supervisor: Area Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Grater Kordufan- Abujibiha
 Duration: 1 year
 Closing Date: 10 August 2022


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.


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; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee program implementation; lead program strategic, financial, and program planning; ensure efficient systems are in place to support the program and develop and maintain effective utilization of resources in compliance with donors and Save the Children policies and procedures
  • Overall Management of Health and Nutrition programs in the areas of intervention for SCI.
  •  In close collaboration with the Area Manager and the Technical Health & Nutrition specialist in Khartoum, and to participate actively in proposal development.
  • Working with SC H&N Coordinators and officers, draw monthly, quarterly and yearly detailed program activity implementation plan including expenditure projection and other appropriate requirements
  • Solicit the support of specialized UN agencies like UNICEF, WHO, WFP to provide resources for the H&N programs
  • Coordinate/participate in H&N assessments and coverage surveys associated with the implementation of the H&N programs
  • Monitor and promote integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of health and nutrition program at the community level.
  • Coordinate program implementation with other SC sectors
  • Develop a good relationship with partners working in Health & Nutrition fields.
  •  Represent the program to State and Local government representatives, donors, partner agencies, etc. as required
  • Ensuring the sharing of experiences between H&N programs in different states

Check all the reports (external & internal) written by the staff, ensuring quality, consistency and timely submission of all types of reports and be focal point for Health & Nutrition activities in

  • Central Darfur State including design coordination, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting.
  • To participate and contribute in the inter-sectoral and inter-agency assessments in Kordofan States related to improve Health & Nutrition status.
  • Ensure that all donor questions, concerns and information requests are resolved appropriately
  • Provide technical support to H&N staff and provide them necessary trainings as needed to build their capacity and enabling them conducting their tasks properly.
  • Undertake field visits to SCI project sites and recommend project feasibility for SCI interventions, take follow up action on project implementation and prepare relevant reports.

Heavily contribute to concept and proposal development and persistently work to expand the nutrition program coverage to reach more children

  • Work with team and TAs to develop, manage and update the nutrition centre improvement plan
  • Identify achievements and lessons learned from the programs, ensuring that impact is properly assessed as part of the evaluation process
  • Develop phase out strategy for the CMAM program
  • Represent SC at meetings with NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies and government at state and local level.
  • Lead thinking/discussion about new program directions in Kordofan

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Minimum BSC in Public Health or Medicine.  

  • Minimum 7 years working experience in health and nutrition sector with good command in and ability to understand Health and nutrition issues.
  • Substantial experience at international level in technical support and/or programme management
  • Direct experience of planning, implementing and measuring the impact of health, hunger reduction or other related programmes
  • Successful track record of developing large-scale proposals and securing funding from donors
  • Clear commitment to, and experience of, developing and coaching professional and national staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.
  • Successfully working with minimal administrative support.
  • Capacity to writing good quality reports for donors and/or other stakeholders
  • Inter-personal skills to influence and guide Field and other managers in identifying programming opportunities and resolving programme and campaign challenges
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Credibility to represent the organization to provincial bodies and donors and actively participate in the Health and Nutrition Cluster.
  • High communication skills, with the ability to provide clear advice from a distance.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Save the Children.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Skills confirmed in project management and in strengthening health system
  • Proven organizational skills with an ability to deliver consistently to deadlines on operational and project responsibilities.
  • Computer skills

Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews. All inquiries should be addressed directly to Labour Office–HAC Khartoum. Closing date will be on day: 10/08/2022. Any application after this date will not be considered. All interviews done in Save the Children office.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents. SCI will be undertaking child safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract.

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