HEALTH AND NUTRITION HEAD OF PROJECT

February 7, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description


              JOB ADVERT HEALTH AND NUTRITION HEAD OF PROJECT (National Status)
ABOUT US
International Non-governmental organization, Action Against Hunger has been working to fight undernutrition and support communities affected by crisis across the globe for almost 40 years and across nearly 50 countries. Action Against Hunger established its presence in both Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1991 during the Civil War and since then has been operational in the two countries by implementing various humanitarian and development programs related to health, nutrition, food security/livelihoods and advocacy geared towards the reduction of the prevalence rates of under-nutrition in both countries. Since January 2018, the two countries have been clustered and now operating under a single management structure. The coordination office is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone overseeing the operations in Moyamba Field Office.
Action Against Hunger is recruiting a suitably qualified Sierra Leonean as Health and Nutrition Head of Project to contribute to the development and promotion of community engagement and MIYCF at health facilities and community levels in Western Area 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Develop and supervise the implementation of MIYCF and community engagement activities at health facilities and community levels
Support the project local partner on community engagement, MIYCF, monitor, coordinate and report on activities
participate in external and internal coordination
Maintain strict respect for confidentiality
Other
responsibilities:
Request for allowances, as well as corresponding bills timely submitted to manager.
Respect of all ACF procedures (Human Resources, Logistics & IT, Finance, etc.)  Alert manager on all issues that have an important impact or no identified solution or need support to be solved Good working relations between ACF, DHMT and health facilities
Adhere to all COVID-19 precautionary measures
Timely filling and submission of timesheets and checking and approving for staff s/he supervises.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree, Higher Diploma or Diploma in Nursing; CHO; Nutrition; or Community Development Studies
Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point); experience in ICT4D/E (especially iForm) is strongly preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS
Minimum 3 years of experience related to health and nutrition
Experience in capacity building and supervision 
Experience in implementing activities and working at community levels and/or in health facilities Good listening and communication skills Good command of Microsoft and English
Knowledge in nutrition, IMAM protocol, and MIYCF policy is an asset.
Professional proficiency in English Communicate well Punctuality

PREFERED SKILLS
Health and Nutrition – Community Development Team management Knowledge in project cycle management   
Good knowledge of local procedures and intervention area
Good report writing attitude
Capacity to drive a motorbike (with driving licence)

WORK CONDITIONS
STARTING DATE: As Soon as Possible
DURATION OF CONTRACT: Initial Four(4) Months (Renewable)
LOCATION: Freetown, with possible travel to Moyamba, and other field areas

REMUNERATION:
Monthly Basic Salary: SLL3,567,200 to SLL4,096,960 based on profile
Monthly Transport Allowance: 15% of basic Salary
Housing Allowance: 15% of Basic salary
Medical Insurance Coverage
HOW TO APPLY:  
Send Motivation Letter, CV saved in your name – for example (Joe Blue CV) for your CV, and (Joe Blue Motivation Letter) for your motivation letter, with names of three (3) referees by EMAIL, under the Subject  “HEALTH AND NUTRITION HOP”  to
recruitment@sl-actionagainsthunger.org

Deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, 18th February 2022. 
Due to the urgency of this position, applications may be sorted on a rolling basis.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and oral interview.
Please state the position applied for on the subject line of your email.
Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer.Women are strongly encouraged to apply.