1 Jun 2017

Nutrition Coordinator - International Medical Corps Jobs

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 the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

By offering training and health care to local populations and medical and nutrition assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

General Purpose of the Job
The Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for leading the Somalia nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building to successfully plan, implement and monitor International Medical Corps’ nutrition programs and activities in Somalia.

The Nutrition Coordinator must have the ability to organize and support all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the Ministry of Health, international and national agencies and donors.

The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the nutrition programs in the country are of good quality, and implemented in accordance with international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines.

The Nutrition Coordinator will work closely with the Program Director, Program Coordinator and other technical coordinators to provide input into proposal development and country level strategies as required.

Program management and coordination

  • Lead all nutrition program initiatives by providing technical oversight and ensuring quality standards are met in accordance with global standards and donor requirements.
  • Provide day-to-day technical and administrative management, support and guidance to the nutrition team, and project managers and field staff in other IMC programs
  • Evaluate the progress and impact of programs through regular field visits, data collection and reports.
  • Ensures all programs are being implemented in accordance with their approved budgets, and works closely with the managers to find ways to improve operational efficiency on an on-going basis.
  • 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 national and regional/district level, as well as in Nairobi.
  • Coordinate with the national Ministry of Health and other national/provincial level actors to facilitate the timely implementation of projects and objectives, ensure program design address the needs and priorities of the country

General knowledge of International Medical Corps code of conduct and ethics

  • Ensure all staff of the nutrition team complies with International Medical Corps’ Code of Conduct, International Medical Corps ethics, and health and safety rules related to the job; assure local, national and international partners are aware of and respect International Medical Corps’ Code of Conduct
  • Maintain and promote positive relationships between colleagues and beneficiaries
  • Respect all rules and procedures
  • Comply with health and safety rules
  • Respect medical ethics

Program Development

  • Identify potential nutrition and nutrition-related projects, liaise with interested partners and stakeholders
  • Identify existing project implementation gaps and address any issues with partners, donors and stakeholders
  • Analyze data from nutrition programs and provide inputs to be used for quality assessment and improvements in overall program quality

Capacity Building

  • Ensure all IMC and global nutrition standards and protocols are up-to-date and well understood by all the nutrition staff, that they are trained and mentored on these standards, as well as held accountable to them.
  • Liaise with nutrition experts, provincials Nutritionists and others to ensure that specialized support is available at the field/district/activity level to increase coverage and overall efficacy of the program
  • Represent International Medical Corps in national and provincial coordination meetings, provide minutes to supervisor
  • Assess training needs of nutrition staff, develop a training program for staff in order to address any gaps


  • Responsible for overall collection of good quality data within all nutrition programs, data analysis and interpretation, and use of collected data for day-to-day management of the 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 implementation plans and assessment/surveys to ensure quality and timely reporting
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition team, assist in writing proposals and reports as needed or required

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and 7+ years relevant work experience (minimum 5 years in a developing country/emergency response setting) OR Master’s degree in Nutrition/Public Health and 5+ years relevant work experience (minimum 3 years in a developing country/emergency response setting)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working in a nutrition program, previous program development/ management experience in a humanitarian/ emergency context required, experience in training national staff required
  • Fluency in English;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently in response to changing needs in the field
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • 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, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriate to questions of senior managers and headquarters staff, counterparts, senior government leaders and donors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition in emergencies, adherence to and proven record in demonstrating core competencies
  • Experience in nutrition surveys and assessments
  • Somali Speaking required.

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: 13th June 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS is an equal opportunity employer

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