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IMC is looking for a nutrition advisor to support with the Ukraine response

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Iris Bollemeijer

Nutrition Advisor

Utilisateur régulier

14 mars 2022, 08:17


The Nutrition Advisor, Global Health Technical Unit work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary technical team to continuously improve program quality through: developing and contributing to technical documentation, providing onsite and virtual technical assistance, assisting with resource mobilization and proposal development, support to partnership building, and strategic and operational planning. The Nutrition Advisor will be the lead nutrition advisor for regional meetings with donors and other partners.


Technical Support to Nutrition Program Design and Implementation

• Provide technical support expertise to the country programs to align field health programs with IMC and international pillars of standards.

• Develop, adapt and implement guidelines, protocols and standards for nutrition interventions, including roll-out at field level in order to achieve the highest quality of program interventions.

• Support country teams to design, conduct and analyse nutrition assessments, surveys and evaluations.

• Work with country teams to design appropriate nutrition prevention and response programs, including approaches for implementation, program timelines, staffing structures, and required budgets.

• Provide regular input and review of concept notes, proposals and program reports.

•  Contribute to the development of regional strategy by providing analysis of the regional nutrition context and identification of potential opportunities.

• Contribute to the development of policy and strategy documents, such as the Nutrition Technical Unit Sector strategy and workplan.

• Support development of management and accountability mechanisms to ensure coherence between global, regional and national health policies and strategies and International Medical Corps work.

• Contribute actively to the design of integrated programming for all Technical Unit sectors (e.g. Health, MHPSS, GBV, WASH, Nutrition, FSL, etc.) in collaboration with HQ technical team and field staff.

• Ensure incorporation of innovative tools and strategies in new project and proposal development.

• Participate in and contribute to regular regional team meetings, and undertake visits to provide technical support to country teams in the assigned countries.

• Provide technical input for new proposals, reports and external communications for International Medical Corps global.

• Contribute to internal and global evidence building  through the production and dissemination of case studies, promising practices, lesson-learned documents, and by identifying and pursuing funding opportunities for innovation and learning. •  .

Emergency Response Support

• When needed, deploy to international emergency responses as part of initial ground team to conduct nutrition assessments, contribute to concept notes, proposals and reports, represent International Medical Corps at coordination meetings and ensure integrated response programming.

• Contribute to emergency preparedness such as development of Mission Ready Packages (MRPs) and mechanisms for vetting of emergency response roster staff.

• Explore opportunities for evolving the emergency response and transitional health programming to include operations research, learning and innovation, including identifying partnerships and collaborations with government and civil society agencies.

• Contribute to advocacy for attention to infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in new emergencies.

Capacity Building and Mentorship

• Employ a variety of methods to foster an exchange of knowledge and learning between countries

•  Develop and deliver technical trainings for field staff, volunteers, and partner organizations .

• Design and deliver in-house nutrition orientation for International Medical Corps non-nutrition staff

• Respond to specific nutrition related requests and enquiries from country programs by undertaking relevant research, identifying appropriate technical expertise from within or external to the organization, undertaking capacity building of team members during field visits, and providing remote support through distance learning modalities

• In coordination with other nutrition advisors and relevant technical staff, develop key documents in the areas of standards and approaches, core competencies, and learning. These will be in the form of technical briefs, technical guidelines, case studies and cape statements in order to promote high quality programming and strategic partnerships. Contribute with the dissemination plan for all guidelines and tools throughout the organization using platforms available (e.g. intranet, newsletters, trainings, etc.)

• Identify and facilitate recruitment of nutrition candidates for country technical program positions in collaboration with the field teams and relevant HQ staff.

Representation and Partnerships

• Represent International Medical Corps in the international emergency and development community through actively participating in, and contributing to key nutrition related technical and programmatic coalitions and global networks.

• Participate in relevant coordination forums.

• Represent IMC nutrition programming in donor meetings

• Keep abreast and contribute to global discussions of nutrition issues and donor nutrition strategies.

• Organize and present nutrition program information and lessons learned to donors, partners and technical forums at country, regional and international level working with respective departments.

• Participate in networking on technical issues with other nutrition and related NGOs with a view to identifying and facilitating partnership opportunities.

• Contribute to development of technical guidance notes, minimum standards, case studies and other documentation based upon collective priorities identified.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.


•  Graduate degree in Nutrition or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•  Seven or more years managing international nutrition projects; experience in emergency and transitional context.

• Demonstrated significant experience and understanding of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. 

• Experience leading nutrition assessments.

• Proven experience in capacity building through training and mentorship

• Experience in supporting emergency response by deploying or providing remote support as needed

• Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs in relation to the nutrition sector.

• Outstanding communications skills including the ability to write technical documents and deliver high level presentation

• The ability to effectively analyze complex problems and suggest solution that would have positive impact on the organization needs

• Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills.

• Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in Ukrainian or other languages advantage

• Commitment to be deployed at very short notice to respond to field or other international travel (up to 75%).

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