- Salary Offer As per Salary Scale
- Address With travels
- Years of Experience 5 Years
- Number of Vacancies: 1
- Contract Duration 1 Year
- Contract Type Short Term
- Required Languages Dari, Pashto, English
- Reference 20922
- Gender Male/Female
- Nationality Afghan
- Possibility of Contract Extension No
- Probation Period 3 Months
- Education Bachelor Degree / Master’s degree desirable
- close Date October 4, 2022
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Reach and scope of nutrition service delivery to women and children have both widened dramatically during the last four years. For instance, the number of SAM sites has increased from 900 to almost 1400 in 2019, the introduction of weekly iron folic acid supplementation for school going girls has scaled up to almost 10,000 schools, the introduction of the community-based nutrition program and expansion of the program to 3200 health posts in seven provinces, the nationwide implementation of Vit A supplementation for almost 8 million children under five years old, and the increased availability of female nutrition counsellors in all 34 provinces to provide growth monitoring and counselling services in almost 1300 health facilities. Therefore, extenders are deployed through service providers to extend UNICEF programming initiatives to the lowest level possible, particularly to inaccessible communities controlled by non-government elements. Extenders are central to how ACO fulfils the UNICEF and UN principle of “Stay and Deliver”. The extenders are deployed to undertake a defined set of duties. The RWP reference # is Sub-act 1.11.4 in output # 883/006.
- Support nutrition program/project development and planning
- Coordinate and work closely with internal (under leadership of UNICEF ACO Nutrition Officers and Outpost Programme Officers) and external stakeholders BPHS/EPHS, PND, DoPH/PNO and other field partners to ensure skilled counselling is provided to set annual targets based on PND agreed list of indicators
- Analyse and exchange information with provincial partners/stakeholders (provincial nutrition team, DoE, other) using evidence such as monitoring findings, nutrition database, national nutrition surveillance system (NNSS) reports, etc. to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems for taking timely decisions to resolve issues. Provide updates at nutrition provincial meetings (NPCs)
- Support nutrition provincial committee to analyse routine data sources to:
- Map gaps and bottlenecks in provision of nutrition services within province.
- Plan field visits for priority areas to fill the gaps.
- Provide regular feedback to partners and government on the recommended actions.
- Regular monthly follows up of the recommended action points for implementation by the until action has been addressed and can be closed.
- Provide technical support program management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Monitor and supervise nutrition services at health facilities (HFs), health posts, communities, and schools and provide feedback to nutrition provincial team
- Conduct data verification session for Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS), Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM), Community Based Nutrition Program (CBNP) and Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) indicators using agreed tools such as national management information system (MIS) including HMIS, nutrition online database and WIFS online database.
- Support BPHS partners to monitor and report Community Based Nutrition Program (CBNP) implementation.
- Support and follow-up on the progress of AFSeN provincial platform functioning and multi sector programming, as well as USI committee and other coordination platforms as required.
Provide operational support to nutrition program implementation
- Participate in provincial coordination forums including nutrition provincial committee meeting, contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness, and nutrition cluster meetings, in the regional and provincial levels
- Monitor and follow up key activities related to nutrition supply with IPs, HFs, DoE and REMT to ensure that supply (i.e. RUTF, TMs, IFA, Albendazole, Anthropometric equipment, CBNP kits, Vit-A) are properly handled and used for the intended purpose including:
- Make sure that the IP has proper quarterly and/or monthly distribution plan in place and ensure early release of supply from main warehouse to avoid stockout at HFs and service delivery point. Also, ensure the IP submits their supply request within due time frame to PND/UNICEF.
- Ensure that all IPs record all incoming supply (from UNICEF) and outgoing supply (to HFs) using stock management tool to track supply status promptly
- Ensure rational use of RUTF through regular monitoring using end user monitoring checklists and provide feedback through nutrition online database.
- Ensure safety, security, proper handling and storage of supply including proper documentation in all HFs including main warehouses (IP, DoE, REMT) to avoid wastage, damage, misuse and expiry of supply.
- Support convergence activities with other programs (health, WASH etc.) during supervisions, monitoring and other occasions and other activities as needed
- University degree (Bachelors) in a field related to the scope of work. Master’s degree desirable
- Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to analyses diverse and complex information from a wide range of sources to make analytical statements to inform decision-making.
- Good report writing skills.
- Capacity to work in an emergency context under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.
- Good communication and networking skills, including the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams as well as establishing and maintaining close working relationships with a variety of implementing partners and counterparts at different levels.
- Good computer skills, including experience with various software applications.
- At least five years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in project/programme management, monitoring and reporting. Experience in collecting and compiling quantitative and qualitative data is an asset.
- Experience working in a humanitarian context is an asset.
- Experience working with UN or NGO programmes/projects is an asset.
- Three years of relevant experience for master’s degree holders
- Experience working at zonal/provincial level is an asset
- Fluency in English and in the local language(s) (Dari and Pashtu) of the locality required.
- Flexible to travel anywhere in the region based on need
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