Assessment Technical Advisor ,Tech RRT

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Job Title:Assessment Technical Advisor
Place of Work:GlobalShort term consultancies up to 8 weeks at a time
Reports to:Tech RRT Program Manager
Line management responsibility:No
Budget Responsibility:No




The Nutrition Technical Rapid Response Team (Tech RRT) is a partnership between International Medical Corps, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger working in close collaboration with the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and UNICEF, funded by USAID/OFDA. The goal of the Tech RRT is to improve and strengthen the technical quality of programs and assessments for improved nutrition outcomes of affected populations in emergencies and protracted crisis situations. Tech RRT Advisors are deployed for up to 8 weeks to help support the nutrition response in countries facing crisis.


The Tech RRT is looking to develop a roster of Assessment Advisors that are on standby and able to deploy within 72 hours for assignments up to 8 weeks to Level 3 (major) emergencies as a priority and to Level 2 (medium) emergencies as needed. When deployed, the Assessment Advisor will provide senior leadership and be responsible for leading, supporting, strengthening and monitoring the delivery of nutritional assessments in rapid onset and protracted emergencies globally, through in country deployments to governments, nutrition clusters, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), and local and international non-government organisations. In addition, if emergency needs require it, the Advisor could potentially provide supplementary support to nutrition gap analysis and response monitoring, in collaboration with existing IMO capacity, and in alignment with GNC-approved tools.


Some of the main responsibilities when deployed include:


  1. Undertake assessment planning in coordination with the countries prioritized needs
  2. Ensure adequate coordination for planned assessments is in place through either leading or providing initial support to the Information or Survey technical working group.
  3. Coordination with the Ministry of Health and/or other line ministries for the implementation of assessment activities.
  4. Support country nutrition clusters or individual organisations on assessments and/or related needs in the given context (i.e. support a specific assessment or national support to a number of assessments). Nutrition assessment support may include support to SMART surveys (at sub-national level or for individual organizations), IYCF assessments (SENS methodology, KAP), anaemia assessments (SENS), barrier analysis and initial rapid assessments (MIRA, IRA).
  5. Effectively manage and implement surveys from planning, logistics, budgeting, team recruitment, training, coordination and reporting according to the specific context.
  6. Produce assessment analysis and guarantee the timely issuing of preliminary results (1-2 weeks) and the quality of the final survey report and recommendations.
  7. Liaising with relevant ministries and stakeholders, conduct learning needs analysis when relevant and develop appropriate recommendations for future capacity building programming for the specific context.
  8. Provide support to the monitoring of established nutrition assessment systems in emergency contexts.
  9. Provide ad-hoc support to gap analysis and response monitoring, if necessary, in collaboration with existing nutrition cluster IMO capacity.





Experience and technical competencies:

  • Proficiency in two languages – English is essential as well as another international language. Proficiency in French is highly desirable, or knowledge of another language such as Arabic or Spanish ***FRENCH SPEAKERS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY***
  • Master’s degree in nutrition or Public Health or equivalent
  • Knowledge of SPSS software preferred;
  • Knowledge of SENS, KAP, Barrier Analysis and MIRA methodologies will be added value.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equality within the humanitarian and/or development work
  • At least two-years of experience in undertaking nutrition and mortality surveys
  • Knowledge of the following tools required: ENA and SMART, EPI Info
  • Strong facilitation skills for trainings, workshops and seminars
  • Ability to develop training modules, innovative training tools and adult education skill a plus;
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and coordination skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages and basic HTML.
  • Flexible personality and good negotiation skills.
  • Willing for frequent travel for deployments to requesting countries.
  • Easily adapt to remote area living conditions.
  • Ability to absorb and manage workloads and stress without affecting the quality of deliverables
  • Ability to travel at short notice, to potentially remote and insecure locations

Working Contacts

Internal: Tech RRT program manager and other Tech RRT Advisors

External: International Medical Corps, Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, UNICEF, GNC, other contacts in UN agencies, equivalents in NGOs, for negotiating, influencing, informing and advising


To apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to . We will be reviewing applications as they come in due to the urgency of the need to fill this position.

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