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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Maternal Child Health & Nutrition Manager Job at Mercy Corps - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Maternal Child Health & Nutrition Manager [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at: Mercy Corps

Deadline of this Job:
13th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kotido , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
JOB DETAILS:
Maternal Child Health & Nutrition Manager (BASED IN Kotido)
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Maternal, Child, Health and Nutrition (MCHN) Manager will play a key leadership role in the implementation of the USAID Food for Peace Activity for support pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age living across the districts of Amudai, Kotido. Kaabang and Moroto in Karamoja. The Activity is multi-sectoral with programming in livelihoods, nutrition, WASH, and governance with cross-cutting attention to gender and youth..

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
STRATEGY & VISION
• Support the Apolou Leadership in developing a vision and strategy for the Activity. Play an active role in identifying and developing new initiatives that foster or improve food security and nutrition strategic objectives of the Activity and the countn/ office.
• Integrate nutrition more broadty into the Apolou program.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
• Manage a team of four technical leads. that manage a cascading team ot 50+ staff.
• Support scale up of MCHN and nutrition Behavior Change strategy in four districts through Mother Care Groups, male engagement programming. and other activities as relate to the overall nutrition objective.
• Support implementation oi health system governance activities across the four districts.
• Ensure nutrition activities are implemented according to best practice with technical oversight of implementation strategy and related materials.
• Develop and roll out associated MCHN curricula to community platforms as needed
• Manage team of nutrition implementers, including national staff and international consultants.
• Provide budget oversight and administration for the health and nutrition component and ensuring staff compliance with donor and agency regulations.
• Work with partners and team leaders, advocate for nutrition and health priorities in line with Apolou strategy at key district. regional and national events.
• Ensure an integrated approach to health and nutrition related program activities in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between the staff, consortium members, district local governments, the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners.
• Support coordinated data collection systems and reporting formats within the MCHN team and between partners, with integrated communications to ensure sharing of lessons learned and foster a supportive environment driven by achievement.
• Identify and communicate learning agenda tor the nutrition and health sector within Apolou, Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new opportunities with high potential tor impact in the areas of health, nutrition and gender.
• Work to integrate Resource Transfer activities into the MCHN component TEAM MANAGEMENT.
• Lead quarterly review meetings, and monthly sector meetings to guide implementation, coordination and learning.
• Establish an adaptive management learning culture in which evidence is continuously generated and lessons learned are actively shared across the consortium tor maximum impact.
• Build capacity of team leaders to take primary responsibility for respective data gathering. quality control and communication to MELC focal person.
INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION
• Ensure establishment and provide oversight on the team‘s maintenance of relationships with communities. village councils and tocal government in Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Amudatl Karamoia target areas (and soon Karenga District).
• Support and coordinate visits from regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and media. in collaboration with DCOF and COP.
• Establish and maintain contact with all key actors as relevant for program implementation — government ministries, UN agencies, NGOs. private sector partners
• and establish mechanisms for contacting local community organizations and partners and other local NGOs/CBOs in line with key Apolou areas of work.
• Advocate and makeappropriate presentations when requested at local, regional, and where possible national and international platforms for Apolau supported strategies for health and nutrition.
• Represent Apolau Ministry and District level at Nutrition-related meetings, implementing partner coordination meetings, events and conferences.
FINANCE, COMPLIANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
• With the support of the Operations Director and Senior Operation Manager ensure adequate operational systems are in place to provide for sector operations
• Manage program budgetist as secondary budget holder.
• Strictly follow Mercy Corps Fraud and Corruption Prevention guidelines.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• A Master's Degree or equivalent in nutrition or Public Health:
• At least 8 years‘ experience in nutrition specific programming with at least 3 of the years in nutrition programming implementation.
• Experience working with Mother Care Groups/Male Change Agent models will be an advantage.
• Experience working with USAID Food for Peace programming and in Karamoja region is an advantage.
• Demonstrated understanding of key concepts in public health nutrition, community behavior change, preferably with an understanding of the facilitation approach to development:
• Demonstrated experience with budget oversight and management.
• Strong understanding of nutrition data analysis and statistics;
• Ability to communicate with donors, private sector and civil society partners and host government representatives:
• Willingness to travel at least 40% of working days in the region or to necessary events outside the region.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Master's Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 8 years

Job application procedure
Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Human Resource Director. Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly starting your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees) and copies of academic qualifications/ certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 13th September 2019. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is on equal opportunity employer: qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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