Nutrition Project Manager

Nutrition Programme Manager


Save the Children's nutrition programmes in South Sudan have recorded significant gains in expanding nutrition programme coverage and responsiveness. Currently, through multiple funding sources, Save the children supports 42 sites providing community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and plans to extend CMAM throughout the Save the children-support network of primary health care facilities.

The Nutrition Program Manager is responsible for overall leadership and management of SCI's nutrition programs in Eastern Equatoria State, including effective coordination with other actors, timely implementation of program activities and effective response to emerging nutrition needs. Responsibilities include overall implementation of the project's components including needs identification, new programme development, budget management, implementation planning, procurement planning, staff management, programme reporting, liaison and support of the county/state on nutrition intervention, and capacity building and training of national staff.

This position will directly support SMOH in coordination, planning, monitoring, data collection/management and reporting of nutrition activities in Eastern Equatoria State. In addition, the post holder will co-chair the Nutrition Cluster in Easter Equatoria.

  • University Degree in Nutrition, Nutritional health or Dietetics related field.


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in community-based nutrition programming and 2 years in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). 2 to 3 years management experience in an INGO environment, including experience in emergency contexts
  • High level of computer literacy including experience using nutrition related statistical packages such as ENA, Epi Info or SPSS.
  • Good sensitivity to cultural aspects of rural communities will be needed.
  • Good trainer, facilitator and supervisor
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to work in harsh conditions with minimal basic social services.
  • A team-player, creative, innovative and able to mobilize diverse resources for results. Achieving quality results and service; Practicing accountability and integrity; Communicating information effectively
  • Skills and experience in project/programme monitoring, review and evaluation.
  • Ability to design and implement capacity building plans and initiatives for staff and partners
  • Experience in defining and delivering training programmes
  • Strong report writing and budgeting skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to humanitarian principles and accountability frameworks, especially in working with very vulnerable populations.
  • Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control managing multiple grants and donors with ability to build staff capacity on budget management
  • Ability to analyze nutrition information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Experience of working in an emergency setting
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour - ability to work, live and thrive under challenging circumstances
  • Experience working in South Sudan
  • Arabic or other local language a huge advantage

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Contract length: 12 months

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Thursday 17 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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