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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 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.

CONSULTANT, FOOD ASSISTANCE PROJECT MANAGER

PROGRAM BACKGROUND


International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013, and currently has projects in three States (Sokoto, Kano and Borno). In Borno, International Medical Corps has been actively implementing interventions to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement due to Boko Haram insurgency. Northeastern Nigeria has experienced large-scale population displacement over the last few years because of the Boko Haram insurgency. Currently it is estimated that at 8.5 million people need humanitarian assistance in the three affected states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno in North eastern Nigeria., of these, 4.4 million are in Borno state alone. There are 1.4 million IDPs in Borno, accounting for 69% of all IDPs in the three states. The IDPs are either living in informal settlements, host communities, and government designated formal IDP camps around Maiduguri town, the capital city of Borno State.

Since Oct 2016, International Medical Corps has been implementing an Emergency Nutrition Response project supported by the World Food Program/WFP. In Oct-December 2016, the program distributed over 1.5 MT of food commodities. The current WFP aims to reach 136,000 beneficiaries with 8.5 MT commodities for BSFP under 5 years, PLW and General Food Distribution. IMC runs sister programs with support from ECHO and OFDA, International Medical Corps is currently implementing integrated emergency humanitarian response programs in Borno focusing on WASH, Health and GBV by targeting internally displaced persons and host community.

TASK DESCRIPTION
The consultancy will last for 30 days.
The Consultant is responsible for leading the WFP nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International Medical Corps nutrition program activities within in its WFP food assistance program in Nigeria. The Coordinator must can organize and support all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the Ministry of Health, other international and national agencies, and donors.
The Consultant will be responsible for ensuring that the nutrition activities are implemented in line with the ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines. Additionally, the Nutritionist will work closely with the Country Director and Emergency Program Coordinator to provide input into proposal development and country level strategies as required.
Lead on nutrition assessments and surveys in existing and in potential new areas for program expansion in North East Nigeria and feed assessments results into proposals
Coordinate nutrition and food security/ assistance programs implementation ensuring targets and indicators on all active projects are constantly monitored to avoid deviation
Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator and Country Director to identify existing project implementation gaps and actively identify and pursue new opportunities for nutrition and food security programming especially areas in North East Nigeria
Assess the training needs of nutrition staff; develop a training program to meet these needs; conduct nutrition training for project nutrition staff and MOH counterparts implementing nutrition programs, focusing on all aspects of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), IYCF, food security, etc
Establish and strengthen nutrition monitoring activities and train nutrition staff (IMC, MOH, and local NGO) in case detection and referral mechanisms
Conduct and train nutrition staff on surveys including SMART surveys, causal analysis, and other assessments of nutritional status of target groups.
Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition and food security programs conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines
Monitor program impact and ensure that program data is valid and relevant, and used to inform program development.
Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of malnutrition and ensuring that the IMC project is addressing these underlying causes
Demonstrated understanding of multi-sectoral approach to malnutrition and ensuring that nutrition project beneficiaries are linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as appropriate
Actively participate and represent International Medical Corps in nutrition and food security sector coordination forums, discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition and food security sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activities
Coordinate International Medical Corps’s nutrition and food security response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors including donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.
Actively participate in development of emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, apply new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR, ensure that standards and protocols are adhered to
Review and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expenditures
Ensure equitable allocation of human, material and financial resources
Coordinate very closely with logistics to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies.
Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projects
Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
BS in Agriculture required with 8-10 years of field experience or Masters Degree required in Agriculture or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
6-8 years of international experience in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods, including experience in emergency response and recovery following natural disaster. Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation and technical training and support.
An up-to date understanding of food security, risk reduction, emergency response, sustainable development and livelihoods concepts.
Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and effective safety nets, including cash and/or food transfer programming.
Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors and a general familiarity with recent initiatives such as Feed the Future.
Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation.
Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing food security programs
Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners.
Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

CONSULTANT, MONITORING AND EVALUATION COORDINATOR

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps (IMC) in Nigeria is seeking an experienced Consultant Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator - who will lead the overall Monitoring and Evaluation aspect at IMC Nigeria most importantly in Borno state.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, under the direct supervision of the Program Director, is expected to provide leadership and guidance to the country office's efforts in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning but also supports the M&E team in the operational offices in Borno, Sokoto and Kano.

JOB SUMMARY

The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, will provide leadership and technical oversight for the overall M&E including: results measurement and evaluation, and advancing evidence-based practice that will contribute to program quality improvement, reporting and lessons learned.
S/he will work with the Program staffs (including M&E officers) to develop M&E approaches and tools, ensuring the highest quality standards are established and adhered to throughout the Project cycle.
This position is pivotal to leading the Program team in managing information/data and leading on evidence-based practices through improved knowledge capture and dissemination of lessons learned.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator reports to the Program Director concerning all responsibilities as specified below

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator must be able to perform the essential function, which is Technical leadership for Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
In coordination with the Program Team, and M&E Focal Points in the operational sites, design the Project's M&E framework, procedures and operating plans according to donor's requirement/ format
Implement effective M&E systems and procedures to ensure project quality assurance and consistency across the Country Mission
Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools for the monitoring of core IMC program activities within the program
Oversee the systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on the progress of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, and accuracy in line with the logical framework approaches, best practice and project documents
Provide technical support to other M&E staffs at International Medical Corps and Project partners in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises such as evaluations, reviews, lessons learned workshops;
Compile various periodic internal reports for smooth and timely implementation and accomplishment of planned project activities;
Develop and manage the M&E Information System with the M&E Focal Points and be responsible for generating periodic reports for all areas as per the IMC Headquarters and USAID requirements, including quarterly and annual reports;
Lead efforts to ensure data use for decision-making
Build the capacity of staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including for information gathering, periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data follow up and post implementation monitoring within the Mission;
Develop work plans to mentor and coach staff sto build their capacity;
Implement and train on program monitoring tools (e.g. PMP, indicator tracking tables, etc.);
Test and implement flexible reporting structures and data collection mechanisms;
Coordinate and lead rapid and more comprehensive assessments, including but not limited to annual Project performance reviews, with prompt analysis and dissemination among stakeholders;
Coordinate sector areas within IMC and with the local partners and with hired consultants, to support integrated, comprehensive program evaluations and learning reviews where appropriate;
Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms for M&E results with all stakeholders to identify and share lessons learned and encourage data for decision making at all levels;
Develop knowledge management and learning plan as part, and lead on the development of case studies and other learning products

Other responsibilities:
Engage with relevant networks and technical working groups to represent and share results and best practices on program learning promoting a positive image;
Coordinate inputs from Program M&E Focal Points in collaboration with International Medical Corps HQ Communication department for quantitative and qualitative updates for website and other International Medical Corps publications.
Actively promote accountability standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps;
Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Compliance & Ethics
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Masters level or Higher degree in Social Science, Statistics, International Development; experience or background in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Information Management, bio statistics or a related discipline is preferred;
At least four years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks;
Demonstrated experience managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programming;
Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and results based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans;
Experience with M&E approaches for potential donors such as USAID, ECHO, DFID
Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis; experience with various survey and rapid assessment approaches;
Experience in database design and other tools for information management;
Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical software EPI-Info, SPSS and STATA are a plus;
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

CONSULTANT, NUTRITIONIST
Job ID:
17-095

Department: International Operations
The consultancy will last for 3 months - starting 15th March until 15th June 2017.

SCOPE OF WORK
The Nutritionist is responsible for leading the WFP nutrition team and providing technical support and capacity building of the team to successfully plan, implement and monitor International Medical Corps nutrition program activities within in its WFP food assistance program in Nigeria. The Coordinator must can organize and support all aspects of the nutrition program including liaising with the Ministry of Health, other international and national agencies, and donors.
The Nutritionist will be responsible for ensuring that the nutrition activities are implemented in line with the ministry’s guidelines and international humanitarian standards and donor guidelines. Additionally, the Nutritionist will work closely with the Country Director and Emergency Program Coordinator to provide input into proposal development and country level strategies as required.

ESSENTIAL TASK
Lead on nutrition assessments and surveys in existing and in potential new areas for program expansion in North East Nigeria and feed assessments results into proposals
Coordinate nutrition and food security/ assistance programs implementation ensuring targets and indicators on all active projects are constantly monitored to avoid deviation
Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator and Country Director to identify existing project implementation gaps and actively identify and pursue new opportunities for nutrition and food security programming especially areas in North East Nigeria
Assess the training needs of nutrition staff; develop a training program to meet these needs; conduct nutrition training for project nutrition staff and MOH counterparts implementing nutrition programs, focusing on all aspects of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), IYCF, food security, etc
Establish and strengthen nutrition monitoring activities and train nutrition staff (IMC, MOH, and local NGO) in case detection and referral mechanisms
Conduct and train nutrition staff on surveys including SMART surveys, causal analysis, and other assessments of nutritional status of target groups.
Ensure that the implementation of the nutrition and food security programs conform to internationally accepted standards and country guidelines
Monitor program impact and ensure that program data is valid and relevant, and used to inform program development.
Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of malnutrition and ensuring that the IMC project is addressing these underlying causes
Demonstrated understanding of multi-sectoral approach to malnutrition and ensuring that nutrition project beneficiaries are linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as appropriate
Actively participate and represent International Medical Corps in nutrition and food security sector coordination forums, discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition and food security sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activities
Coordinate International Medical Corps’s nutrition and food security response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors including donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.
Actively participate in development of emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, apply new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR, ensure that standards and protocols are adhered to
Review and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expenditures
Ensure equitable allocation of human, material and financial resources
Coordinate very closely with logistics to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies.
Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projects

Note
Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will not be considered.
Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document.

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Consultant, Food Assistance Project Manager
Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Consultant, Nutritionist
Administrative Officer - imcnigeriavacancy@gmail.com

DUE DATE: 30 April, 2017

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