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AREA HEALTH AND NUTRITION COORDINATOR

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from GOAL
Closing date: 19 Feb 2019

GOAL has been working in Sudan since 1985. Currently GOAL is a leading health and nutrition INGO in Sudan, working in South Kordofan and North Darfur states, and supporting the federal Ministry of Health Nutrition Department with technical support. Overall, GOAL provides integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and FSL programming to meet urgent humanitarian needs of the population and build capacity of agencies to respond.

In South Kordofan, GOAL re-started direct operations in 2018 and is expanding in 2019 in the state to 4 localities. GOAL provides support to health facilities and Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) sites integrated in health facilities, supporting staffing, training, drugs and medical supply chain, equipment and running costs. Supported clinics provide comprehensive basic healthcare services, including consultations, early warning and outbreak support, EPI, RH, … To support the clinics, GOAL also works in communities promoting community health behaviour change. In addition, the programme aims to strengthen the health system in the state, working on Health Information System, Outbreak preparedness and early warning, medical supply chain management, and others.

General Description of the Role

The Area Health/Nutrition Coordinator takes overall responsibility for the implementation of the health and nutrition component of GOAL’s programming in South Kordofan, including some integrated WASH activities. The Health and Nutrition Coordinator will technically supervise the Area health and Nutrition managers, as well as all health & nutrition staff (including project management and clinic staff) in all project sites in the state.

Key Duties

Health and Nutrition Programmes

  • To maintain responsibility for the implementation, technical quality, budget management and integration of the South Kordofan Primary Health Care programme including curative care (EPI, reproductive health, control of communicable disease) community health, and all components of Nutrition, including review of toolkits and guidance documents as required.
  • Develop and manage work plans to ensure that health & nutrition activities are well-planned, with adequate timing and appropriate support and follow up, and that work plans and budgets are implemented on time
  • To manage and support GOAL’s South Kordofan Health & Nutrition team in Kadugli and all field offices
  • Manage and support health & nutrition national NGO partners to implement, continuously building capacity and conduct performance appraisals at the appropriate time.
  • To monitor and evaluate all PHC, CH and nutrition activities with programme managers and adapt interventions as necessary in line with MoH guidelines and other health service providers.
  • To ensure all GOAL and MoH guidelines are adhered to and adapted as necessary.
  • To ensure the timely collection, presentation, analysis and distribution of all data relating to the health department and submit weekly and monthly narrative reports and monthly HIS data spreadsheets.
  • Lead/Coordinate compiling and sharing of data and information on needs and gaps in healthcare provision and nutrition services, for program development; liaising directly with donors as necessary.
  • Support development of proposal narrative and budget documents for donor submission, working with ACDP and technical Coordinators
  • Maintain strong working relationships with all key stakeholders
  • To keep the Health Coordinator apprised of all health care activities and any difficulties that may arise, including external influences in the operating environment

Coordination

  • To liaise with the State Ministry of Health, Locality Health Department, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors to ensure appropriate provision of service and use of resources and to promote information sharing and cooperation.
  • Coordinate with SMOH, LHD and Health actors in Kadugli and other localities in doing assessments to ascertain where and when the GOAL supporting a PHC programmes based on priority needs;
  • To maintain up-to-date information on all aspects of health and Nutrition in the South Kordofan area and pass on newly acquired information/guidelines to respective clinic coordinators and supervisors.
  • To ensure that GOAL’s PHC, community health and nutrition activities are well coordinated with other stakeholders in South Kordofan, including through Cluster System and consultations with individual agencies.

General

  • To be fully conversant with all relevant GOAL proposals and develop, in conjunction with the ACDP and Program Coordinators, short and long-term plans to ensure that all project activities are implemented in line with the programme proposals.
  • Discuss and agree any changes in programming or project arrangements (including guidelines, protocols, forms and procedures) with the Health Coordinator prior to implementation.
  • To oversee and support in coordination and management of Non-Food Items distribution as per approved plans;
  • Assist the Khartoum team when requested to compile monthly, quarterly and annual data for donor report and final project report for submission.
  • Ensure that any expenditure is within the programme budget and is planned in advance using PMP with the Financial Controller and Program Coordinators.
  • Adhere to all GOAL guidelines (including any medical guidelines and protocols, the field operations manual, security guidelines etc).

  • To assist with the organization and hosting of Donor field visits where relevant to the health programme.

  • To work at all times in a manner that promotes teamwork within GOAL and assists in the achievement of GOAL’s programme aims.
  • Ensure proper mainstreaming of gender, environment and child protection across GOAL programmes, administration and communities, in coordination with other programme managers.
  • Provide technical oversight and supervision for various technical surveys, assessments etc as needed;
  • All other duties as instructed by the ACDP or Country Director

Requirements (Person Specification)

  • Medical Doctor with at least 4 years’ experience in similar position in INGO project management
  • MSc course in Public Health /Nutrition and relevant experience.
  • Proven management/coordination experience with international organisations/agencies.
  • Proven track record in developing the technical aspects of large scope health and nutrition proposal
  • Experience of community nutrition programming
  • Strong interpersonal and skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural context.
  • Experience in liaising with government officials, other NGOs, donors and UN agencies.
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of South Kordofan State.
  • Proven training and capacity building skills.
  • Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the programme.
  • Fluency written and spoken English
  • Appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.