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Nutritionist, Somalia - Concern
« on: March 19, 2010, 11:46:21 PM »
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Closing date: 11 Apr 2010
Location: Somalia - Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia (when possible)

Job Title: Nutritionist
Reports to: Country Director
Direct reports: 5 staff (1 National Nutritionist, 3 District Nurses, 1 Public Health Nurse)

Job Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia (when possible).

Contract Details:
1 year

Job Purpose: To enable Concern Somalia to respond effectively to nutritional needs, both emergency and developmental.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

- Support the development and implementation of Concern’s nutritional program
- Monitor, and evaluate activities on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
- Further develop or reorient the nutrition programme on an as needed basis, providing technical guidance, training, and materials.
- Engage in analysis of the nutritional situation and participate in general strategic planning & management discussions.
- Ensure Concern Somalia management are fully updated on the unfolding nutritional situation and are provided with the key findings from nutrition assessments, reports, external updates, etc.
- Mainstream nutrition into other Concern Somalia programme sectors to ensure there is cross-sectoral understanding of what influences malnutrition
- Contribute to ongoing quality improvement of Concern Somalia’s programmes - supporting the management team to strengthen accountability, participation, capacity building, equality, mainstreaming of HIV&AIDS, equality and other cross cutting issues, and working with partners.
- Contribute to Concern’s internal learning by sharing programme information and learning with Dublin colleagues

- Participate in meetings of the Nutrition Cluster and other technical meetings on nutrition and food security (at Nairobi level and field level as appropriate).
- Contribute to policy working groups on the development of guidelines, tools, materials for wider use in Somalia.
- Share information and learning from experiences in Somalia with relevant partner organisations and other key networks. Help to strengthen collaboration and coordination between Concern and other organisations in the area of nutrition and food security, ensuring learning from best practice examples takes place.

Technical Support
- As requested, and depending on work priorities agreed with Concern Somalia management, work with other NGOs in Somalia to improve their technical capacity in the area of nutrition. This may include providing orientations and facilitating training on CMAM and assisting with CMAM assessments and evaluations.

Person specification:


- MSc in public health, nutrition, or nursing with
experience of nutrition in an emergency context.
- Training knowledge and practical experience of application.
- At least 3 years experience in nutrition programming.
- Knowledge & experience of technical nutrition aspects – assessments, surveillance, surveys, etc.
- At least 2 years experience working in an insecure environment.
- Excellent report and proposal writing skills.
- Excellent negotiation and networking skills.
- Proven ability to mentor, support and train staff and partners.
- Good experience of facilitating workshops.
- Fluency in English
- Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive,
- Ability to work long hours under pressure.
- A feel for the way Concern operates and our target group.
- Ability to work as part of a team. Needs to be able to work on own initiative, be a self-starter, and work with minimal supervision.
- Strong Development orientation.


- Knowledge of CMAM and best practice in this field as well as programmes addressing prevention of acute malnutrition.
- Experience in remote management
- Good experience in food security programming.
- Previous experience working with Concern.
- Knowledge of Somali an advantage
- Ability to see the overall picture. Ability to get on with people and get the best out of them. Ability to live in an insecure area.

All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline

Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
All applications should be submitted through our website at
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Reference Code: RW_83TF5Y-56

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