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  • Posted on: 7 February, 2017 Deadline: 13 February, 2017
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    Technical Specialist - Nutrition (Maternity Cover)

     

    Role Purpose

    The Technical Specialist - Nutrition, will lead the planning and implementation of the nutrition programme including development of high quality proposals and provision of high quality and timely technical support to the filed team with particular focus on SNS programme and current drought response. Working under the supervision of the Senior TS, h/she will work closely with the programme implementation team and ensure high quality programme implementation. S/he plays a leading role in capacity building of programme teams, partners and other local actors in Somalia/Somaliland in nutrition. The TS will also play a pivotal role in providing adequate technical and monitoring support to the programme teams to ensure technical quality throughout the project implementation cycle. She/he will work with other SCI teams to improve area level advocacy on child and maternal nutrition. Plays key representation role in front of donors and nutrition partners and as necessary participate in WASH forums and hence a WASH background is highly desirable.

     

    Qualifications And Experience

      • Degree in Nutrition, social sciences or a related field. Additional training in child and maternal nutrition will be highly desirable.
      • Recommended a minimum of five years of relevant technical experience
      • WASH background and exposure will have a competitive advantage.
      • MPH is a huge plus
      • Proven experience of developing and managing nutrition programmes in both development and emergency settings
      • Proven skills and experience in undertaking assessments and designing/writing quality technical proposals in the sector
      • Proven experience in programme development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports.
      • Work experience in consortium is highly desirable.
      • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective nutrition projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Somalia context and with International NGOs
      • Solid experience and excellent skills in capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors in nutrition
      • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
      • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
      • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
      • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
      • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
      • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
      • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
      • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
      • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

    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

    Emergency Technical Specialist – Health

     

    ROLE PURPOSE: The Technical Specialist – Health (TSH), will provide overall technical support to all projects related to health in Somalia/Somaliland, both in emergencies and development, with particular focus on drought response. Working closely with the Senior Technical Specialist (SHTS), the HTS will play a leading role in capacity building of Area teams, partners, consortium members and other local actors in Somalia/Somaliland in the areas of health. The TS will also play a pivotal role in providing adequate technical monitoring support to the Area/operations teams to ensure technical quality throughout the project implementation cycle. She/he will work as part of the Child Survival Team in particular and also with other members in programme quality and development (PDQ) and Area teams to promote and disseminate good practices and lessons learned in technical aspects in projects internally and support Area teams in area level advocacy on health for children, mothers and communities.

    Scope Of Role

    Reports to: Head of Health (Solid Line) and SHTS (Dotted line)

    Dimensions: Save the Children works in almost all regions in [Somalia/Somaliland] with a current staff complement of approximately 500 staff and current expenditure of approximately [US$37.2] million each year.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas Of Accountability

    Programme Development

    Support the Head of Health in development of ambitious yet

     

    • plans and also seek to integrated Health to , Nutrition, WASH (HNW) plan as part of the Child Survival Plans and Country Annual Plans and contribute from perspective of all aspects of child and maternal health.
    • Provide high quality technical inputs in to developing cost-effective, innovative and sustainable proposals related to child and maternal health and other priority groups in Somalia/Somaliland
    • Plan and ensure adequate budgets are available in proposals for staff, partner, community capacity building in technical areas in line with project objectives
    • Work with others in PDQ team for cross thematic integration of programmes and also provide technical assistance and inputs to the Area/operations teams for them to develop concept notes and proposals related to health as mandated under HNW strategy

    Technical Capacity Building and Support

     

    • Develop and implement a relevant and sustainable capacity building plan for Area/operations teams, partners and consortium members in areas of health for quality delivery of health related projects and enhanced local capacity for sustainable promotion of Save the Children’s health goals for children in Somalia/Somaliland
    • Support Area/operations teams and relevant project/programme managers in relevant technical capacity of parents, communities, schools, teachers, health institutions and government to improve overall quality and access of health services for children, mothers and others in Somalia/Somaliland with frequent filed visit and distance support.
    • Build technical capacity in the area teams, partners and consortium members to produce top class donor reports of projects related to basic education, by working with quality programmes team
    • Support the Area/operations team in identifying and addressing technical gaps in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of health projects, in coordination with quality programmes team

    Representation and Advocacy

     

    • Work with other members in HNW and advocacy manager to support Area/operations teams in developing local-specific advocacy strategies and messages in the areas of health
    • Support Area teams as requested and build their capacity to lead representation and advocacy in technical, government and civil society fora within the Area, related to health
    • Support the Head of Health with evidence and information for effective representation in relevant external fora including donor meetings, clusters and civil society forums related to health
    • Represent Save the Children adequately and effectively in the UN cluster business process, successfully influencing policies and practices around Health in Emergencies.
    • Support Head of Health in identifying key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organisation for child and maternal health issues in Somalia and Somaliland
    • Support the Head of Health in identifying and securing potential technical resource persons and organisations for their support in advancing Save the Children’s advocacy in the sector

    Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    • Work closely with others in PDQ and operations teams to ensure that all projects related to health have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and donor guidelines
    • Assist the Area teams in technical assessments of local/implementing partners
    • Support Area teams and partners to carry out regular monitoring and measure and report on achievement and progress towards project objectives and results.
    • Along with quality programmes team, organise periodic technical project review meetings with Area teams (programme/project managers) and consortium partners and internally share progress and action
    • Carry out extensive field visits to document observations and experiences and share them with Area and PDQ teams and influence management action for improvement of technical aspects in projects.
    • Work with quality programmes team to carry out relevant studies and document and disseminate good practices in projects related to health both in emergencies and development

    People Coordination and Support

     

    • Work closely with quality programme and operations team in a matrix management environment for development and implementation of high quality projects in health both in development as well as emergency situations.
    • Provide coaching, mentoring and constructive feedback for learning and development and capacity building of relevant staff managing health programmes/projects in the areas
    • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.

    COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

    Applying Technical and Professional Expertise

      • Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
      • Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise
      • Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team

    Delivering Results

     

    • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
    • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
    • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
    • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

    Innovating and Adapting

     

    • Suggests creative improvements and better ways of working
    • Seeks out and applies successful ideas from others to overcome challenges
    • Shifts tasks, roles and priorities to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions
    • Applies lessons learned to enhance future ways of working

    Communicating with Impact

     

    • Conveys complex issues with clarity, brevity and confidence
    • Promotes dialogue with key stakeholders through active listening and effective questioning
    • Adapts communication style to maximise support and engagement
    • Advises others on different approaches to influence key stakeholders
    • Seeks out new methodologies for communication to engage new audiences

    Networking

     

    • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
    • Gathers and distributes organisational intelligence Maintains and develops a range of contacts and keeps them informed
    • Knows what is needed from contacts and what they need to benefit from the relationship too

    Qualifications And Experience

    • Degree in maternal/child health/public health or equivalent with training in health programme management
    • Recommended a minimum of six years of relevant technical experience including at senior level
    • Medical background is a compulsory with either a Nurse or a clinical officer background.

     

    • Substantial experience in emergency and development health programme design and implementation including in complex emergency context
    • Substantial and proven experience in providing high level technical advisory role in emergency health

     

    • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff
    • Proven skills and experience in undertaking assessments and designing/writing quality technical proposals in the sector
    • Proven experience in programme development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports
    • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective health projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Somalia context and with International NGOs
    • Proven experience and skills in advocacy and building work relationship with local/national governments and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors
    • Solid experience and excellent skills in capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors in health
    • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
    • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
    • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
    • Willingness to be deployed part or full time in to emergency response as per need and as directed
    • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
    • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    • Technical Specialist - Nutrition (Maternity Cover) - MKogi.17939.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com
    • Emergency Technical Specialist – Health - Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org

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