Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Government of South Sudan released the latest Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) figures which has seen the UN agencies (UNICEF, WFP and FAO) declaring famine in Unity state. This is the first famine declaration made globally in over six (6) years, the worst humanitarian crisis in many years and is characterized by open internal conflict between government and opposition groups, major internal displacement and refugees, increasing food insecurity and high malnutrition rates. Limited access to basic services and humanitarian access remains major drawbacks to the on-going crisis
The Emergency Nutrition Specialist will work with the ERM team to provide technical support in leading rapid needs assessment and development of implementation plan for Plan International, South Sudan Famine emergency nutrition response. Specific objectives will include but not limited to the following objectives:
- Development of rapid implementation plan for Plan South Sudan’s nutrition response
- Representing Plan South Sudan in nutrition forums and build relationships with nutrition research specialists and institutions.
- Technical support and capacity building of the nutrition staff.
- Providing regular feedback on project/program activities for analysis and reporting.
- Prepare and share technical proposals and technical input with Food Assistance and Nutrition plus resource mobilization teams.
- Develop tools to monitor the malnutrition rates of children in all the areas of operations.
- Networking with all the like-minded NGOs and participation in all the Nutrition cluster (Government, NGOs coordination meetings.
- High level donor engagement with the donor technical units.
To succeed in this fulfilling role, you must have extensive knowledge of emergency nutrition work, including experience in nutritional assessment and evaluation.
- Knowledge of the food assistance and nutrition sector including WFP, USAID and ECHO food assistance programming
- Extensive knowledge of nutrition issues in Africa preferably within South Sudan
- Knowledge of international humanitarian standards and codes of conduct
- Excellent proven nutrition security analytical skills
- Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major food assistance donors including WFP, USAID and ECHO
- Knowledge and skills: knowledge of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
- Excellent project design, participatory monitoring and evaluation skills
- Previous experience of managing nutrition projects that focus on children in emergencies;
- Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
- Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams
- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
Type of Role: 3 month fixed term contract – with potential for extension
Location: Country office – with travel
Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits available
Reports to: Country Director
Closing Date: 28th March 2017
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.