Deputy Head of Health, Nutrition and Surveillance

Job Description

Title: Deputy Head of Health, Nutrition and Surveillance

Company Name: Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master degree in nutrition, public health, medicine, or similar.
∎ Para-medical or medical degree with MPH (eg: medical doctor, nurse, mid-wife)
∎ Skills Required: Analytical ability, capacity building skills, Creative Thinking, Excellent communication skills MS Word Excel PowerPoint, Negotiation Skills, Problem Solving

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The DHoD nutrition/health/surveillance is responsible to oversee, coordinate and ensure the quality of Health, Nutrition and Surveillance programs ; S/He will represent Action Contre La Faim at Assessment Information and Management Technical working Group (AIMTWG) of Nutrition Sector and other platforms (Nutrition Cluster, Working Groups etc) ; S/He support in providing technical support for all nutrition/health/surveillance related issues in the country office ; S/He will be involved in assisting the HoD-Health, Nutrition and Surveillance for proposal and report writing, organize program evaluations and assessments.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide support in the identification and articulation of the survey needs:
∎ Provide support in the identification and articulation of the survey needs of nutrition agencies both Nutrition Sectors and Cluster Level.
∎ In collaboration with ACF country and HQ level team and National Nutrition Services contribute to the identification of nutrition survey/assessment areas and activities according to needs and capacities.
∎ In collaboration with the HoD organize the ACF survey planning/retro planning.
∎ Assist HoD-Health, Nutrition and Surveillance for proposal writing, budget preparation etc
∎ In collaboration with the HOD, Technical Advisor and HQ expert design the nutrition survey/assessment methodology.
∎ Implementation of surveys/assessments according to Action Contre La Faim planning:
∎ Implementation surveys/assessments and ensuring their methodological and scientific soundness, as well as conducting data analysis and reporting
∎ Developing terms of reference, to select the tools and methods, the type of informants and/or sampling, selection of sample unit for field work, writing guidelines and set up work plan, logistical planning and any special tools needed (communication means, map, camera) to conduct surveys and assessments.
∎ At field level, facilitate identification, recruitment and training of local survey enumerators and team leaders training
∎ S/He will systematically provide the team training before the field work to test the questionnaire and methodology and to ensure that the team adheres to guidelines, protocols and methodologies in place
∎ S/He will organise for the field officer access to books, reports, key informant interviews and local authorities according to the needs of the survey
∎ Particular attention will be paid to the nature of the data to be collected, ensure data entry is done on a daily basis, and run plausibility checks to provide feedback to survey teams, and correct any mistakes identified. Main tools used for data processing are ENA for SMART and Excel.
∎ S/He will be responsible for writing the survey report and finalizing the report with HoD.
∎ Management of survey teams
∎ In collaboration with HR department, recruit the survey teams
∎ Ensure follow up of survey team: provide induction, define individual action plans, follow up on leaves, conduct appraisal, and promote positive team dynamics and motivation.
∎ Identification of training needs, define training contents/methodology and conduct training's for the team
∎ Provide effective support to Head of Department –Health, Nutrition and Surveillance :
∎ Support HoD in order to ensure the coherence of Action Against Hunger activities and reports
∎ Assist HoD for provision of technical support based on needs identified with the program staffs
∎ Actively participate with HoD in the programme strategy, narrative and financial parts of the project proposals
∎ Support and supervise Health and Nutrition Team at field level for smooth implementation of health and nutrition activity
∎ Follow up of the logistics requirements of the survey team with the collaboration with line manager, logistics department and relevant field coordinators
∎ Assist HoD of all technical reports for external release- ie nutrition surveys and rapid assessments: reports are validated by HQ- Technical Advisor/Pool.
∎ Provide timely monthly reports to HoD
∎ Participate in donor reporting- interim and final reports
∎ External Coordination:
∎ Representation of Action Contre La Faim independently / with HoD to Government authorities, UN agencies, partner NGOs, Nutrition Sectors, Nutrition Cluster and different thematic working groups as needed.
∎ Proactively support ACFs commitments to gender equality, child protection and disability sensitivity
∎ Read and ensure a full understanding of ACFs Gender Minimum Standards & Child Protection Policies, asking questions and/or for support when necessary
∎ Be strongly committed to Gender Equality and the Humanitarian Principals;
∎ Promote Gender Equality within the humanitarian and/or development work.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 18 years
∎ At least 5 years of professional experience including 2 years’ experience in nutrition surveillance (SMART/SQUEAC/SENS etc;
∎ Highly developed coordination and technical skills
∎ Strong understanding of national nutrition and health policies and national plans
∎ Experience in development and emergency of nutrition/health strategies and programmes
∎ Experience in nutrition/health program management in emergency set-up including proposal writing, project budget management, reporting and donor relation
∎ Strong understanding of nutrition information system, monitoring and evaluation

Salary: Tk. 131000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus: 02 basic salary per year.
∎ Provident Fund: 7.5% of Basic Salary.
∎ Gratuity: As per organization policy.
∎ Medical coverage: 80% hospitalization coverage medical expenses (max limit BDT 120,000 per year).
∎ Group Life insurance and Group Personal Accidental Insurance
∎ Maternity Benefit: 3 (three) basic salary.
∎ Birth Allowance, Marriage Allowance, etc.
∎ 18 days of paid annual leave per year.
∎ 10 days of paid casual leave per year.
∎ Up to 01 month of paid sick leave per year.
∎ Up to 26 calendar week's maternity leave.
∎ Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform (online base) Cross knowledge.
∎ Participation to external training upon eligibility of the request.
∎ Paternity Leave, Marriage Leave, etc.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 4 Apr 2023

Company Information:
∎ 27 Mar 2023
∎ Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
∎ Address : Orin Tower, House # 23, Road # 113/A, Gulshan - 2, Dhaka 1212
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is a humanitarian non-Governmental, non-political, neutral and non-profit international organization (INGO) that was established in France in 1979 to deliver aid in countries throughout the world. The aim of Action Against Hunger is to save lives by combating Hunger and Disasters that threaten the Lives of vulnerable Children, Women & Men. Since 2007, Action Against Hunger has been providing assistance to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh in the arena of Nutrition & Health, Mental Health & Care Practices (MHCP), Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL & DRR), and Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH).

Category: NGO/Development



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