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Position Details: Deputy Nutrition Specialist

Location: Juba, South Sudan
Openings: 1

Description:

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and other development stakeholders.

 

Background

 

The South Sudan Health Pooled Fund (HPF) began in October 2012 and is currently supported until March 2018 by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the governments of Canada, Sweden and the European Union. A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF.

 

HPF supports delivery of essential primary health care and referral health services up to county hospital level, as well as health system strengthening at the national, state, county and facility/community levels. HPF supports services in eight of South Sudan’s 10 regions (former states): Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes.

 

The key objectives of the HPF are:

 

1. To improve access, use, and quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services.

2. To increase accountability and effectiveness by working with community mechanisms for
improving health and health education.

3. To support strengthening of key stewardship functions of the South Sudan Ministry of Health (MoH) including: planning, management, coordination, supervision and monitoring at all levels, in accordance with MoH guidelines and tools.

 

In addition to the health services provided under HPF, from 16 November 2016, HPF2 has been building the capacity of, and support Implementing Partners (IPs) to integrate nutrition into their programmes at hospitals, primary health care and community levels. Service Provider activities under the HPF2 will have the following objectives:   

 

1. To increase access, use and quality of health services across all levels, particularly for women, children and vulnerable groups

2. To strengthen the health system under the stewardship of the County Health Departments (CHDs) 

3. To increase access to nutrition services particularly for pregnant, lactating women and children aged below five years

 

Purpose 

 

The Deputy Nutrition Specialist will be responsible for building the capacity of and supporting the Implementing Partners (IPs) to integrate nutrition into their programmes at hospitals and other health facilities.

 

Specific Roles and Responsibilities 

 

The following are the specific roles and responsibilities of the Deputy Nutrition Specialist:

 

Technical Support

Provide on-the job training, mentorship and support for roll out of the new technical guidelines in the 23 Lots (CMAM, MIYCN, stabilization care, BHI, etc.) 

Provide technical support of nutrition activities supported by the HPF through implementing partners regarding child health, school health and nutrition services

o Provide supportive field supervision of IPs’ nutrition activities at community, health facility, hospital and County level.

o Provide technical support to IPs on delivering key nutrition elements of the BPHNS at community, health facility, hospital and County level.

o Review nutrition section of the IP Quality Technical Progress Reports and provide feedback to improve IPs performance. 

o Review nutrition sections of any emergency preparedness and response (EP&R) proposals submitted by the IPs

Collaborate and coordinate with State level nutrition partners (including UN agencies, NGOs and project coordinators) on State specific nutrition issues.

Provide support to the MoH on nutrition policy matters (e.g. contribution to technical working groups) 

Organise a best practice workshop about integration of nutrition services into health facilities, in collaboration with MOH and the nutrition cluster 

Prepare best practices/lessons learnt/success stories about integrated nutrition services

Represent HPF at the relevant technical and coordination meetings

Support HPF report writing, work planning and budgeting as required

Additional responsibilities as directed by the Nutrition Specialist 

General Management Responsibilities

Represent HPF at the relevant technical meetings

Support HPF report writing, work planning and budgeting as required

Support annual HPF conference to share experiences & lessons learnt 

Additional responsibilities as directed by the Nutrition Specialist


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