International Medical Corps Nutrition Manager Job Vacancy

International Medical Corps

Employment Opportunity: Nutrition Manager

Background: International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve quality of life through interventions that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

Since 1991, International Medical Corps has responded to the emergency needs of the Somali population through interventions in health, nutrition, WASH, and food security and livelihoods.

General Purpose of the Job: The Nutrition manager will be responsible for implementing and monitoring all International Medical Corps’ nutrition programs and activities in Somalia ensuring that they are of good quality, and that they are implemented in accordance with international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines.

The Nutrition manager will be expected to attend all nutrition related regional coordination meetings including liaising with the Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholders.

In addition, the nutrition manager, will ensure adequate reporting and documentation of all related nutrition activities including reviewing weekly/monthly, project/Donor reports and training reports from the field and ensuring timely submission of such written reports to the supervisor.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure and supervise directly the technical work of the nutrition teams at the health facilities and communities while adhering to all global and national Nutrition protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure all projects are implemented in line with project work plans (PMTs), approved budgets, and works closely with the managers to find ways to improve operational efficiency on an on-going basis
  • Ensure coordination and proper linkages are established between nutrition and other sectors such as Health, WASH & protection sectors.
  • Participate in the implementation of the nutrition surveillance activities i.e Surveys & other nutrition assessments
  • Coordinate with the Ministry of Health and other national and county level government officials to facilitate the timely implementation of project plans and objectives; ensure IMC is an active member of the nutrition cluster at regional/district level.
  • Coordinate with the national Ministry of Health and other national/regional level actors to facilitate the timely implementation of projects and objectives, ensure program design address the needs and priorities of the country.
  • Work closely with logistics to ensure timely delivery of Nutrition supplies.
  • Responsible for overall collection of good quality data within all nutrition programs, assure the nutrition team collects good quality data and is capable to use the data for monitoring and maintaining good quality program implementation.
  • In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation staff, review field work plans to ensure quality and timely reporting
  • Compiles weekly/monthly and training reports and ensuring timely submission of such written reports to the Nutrition Program Manager.
  • Assist the nutrition coordinator in organizing and leading nutrition technical trainings with the field team and individual staff members, on both a regular and ad hoc basis.
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure the capacity of the field teams is built through OJT, mentorship and CMEs at the health facilities.
  • supporting and supervising field staff develop action plans for project implementation.
  • In collaboration with the PMs ensure overall planning of all related nutrition activities and coordination of work among the team.
  • In collaboration of the Nutrition coordinator provide answers to the team members’ routine questions (on technical matters relating to nutrition program).

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and relevant qualification.
  • 3+ years’ relevant work experience (minimum 2 years in a developing country/emergency response setting)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a nutrition program, previous program development/management experience in a humanitarian/ emergency context required, experience in training staff required
  • Fluency in English and Somali required
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in response to changing needs in the field
  • Flexible and able to deal with stressful situations
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources in difficult settings
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition in emergencies, adherence to and proven record in demonstrating core competencies


  • Experience in managing Nutrition in emergencies programs required

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Somali language required.
  • This is a national position

How to Apply:

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send cover letter and CV to the following email address:

Please indicate the job title in the email subject line clearly.

Deadline for applications: 25th June 2018.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

International Medical Corps is an equal opportunity employer

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: June 15, 2018 — 9:34 am