Health and Nutrition Manager

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
Closing date: 16 Feb 2021

NCA Darfur Program is now seeking a Health and Nutrition Manager. The NCA Darfur Program is currently based in Zalingei and in this role, you will have frequent travel to Nyala. We are a multi-sector operation managed by NCA working jointly with local implementing and contracted partners. Since July 2004, NCA DP implemented activities in numerous locations across South and Central Darfur targeting IDPs, returnees, refuges and conflict affected host communities. The sectors covered are Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, Health and Nutrition, Education, Food security and Livelihoods sector and Emergency Preparedness / Response. The program reaches an average of 450,000 people each year with essential lifesaving humanitarian intervention. The Program maintained an average yearly budget of 5,000,000 USD.

The overall objective of the Health and Nutrition sector is to improve the health and nutritional status of conflict affected populations in target areas of South and Central Darfur. To achieve its overall goals NCA DP works closely with the State Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in Health and Nutrition clusters in the region. NCA DP has collaborated with World Food Programme (WFP) since 2006 in the implementation of the supplementary feeding program activities in all NCA DP supported nutrition centres in South and Central Darfur. The Health and Nutrition sector focuses mainly on provision of Primary Health Care services and Nutrition activities to moderately malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women. The Darfur Program H&N sector is currently supporting a total of five Primary Health Care (PHC) clinics, four nutrition TSFPs and two nutrition OTP centres to sustain access to curative and preventive Health and Nutrition services in IDP camps and rural villages/towns affected by the conflict in Central and South Darfur. All NCA Darfur Program partners work closely with each sector implementing specific activities in specific locations.

Darfur, Sudan is a non-family duty station.

Job Description

  • Work closely with the H&N Coordinator, H&N staff and seconded Central and South Darfur Ministry of Health (SMoH).
  • Continue to develop and streamline the PHC programme, building on previous achievements and proactively taking actions in line with the evolving Darfur context.
  • Ensure management of community managed acute malnutrition (CMAM) is implemented timely and effectively with maximum impact.
  • Regularly follow up monitoring on H&N implementation, in collaboration with partner staff, agencies and stakeholders.
  • Ensure seconded H&N staff are completing their day-to-day activities and following the standards of SMoH / MoH & NCA.
  • Work in close collaboration with other NCA sectors including: WASH, EPRU, program support units, partners and with relevant government ministries to ensure sustainable program results.
  • Represent NCA DP at SMoH/UN, H&N Cluster Coordination meetings;
  • Preparation of high quality project documents and proposals, including the H&N component of the Darfur annual appeal process / review process.
  • Provide technical and management support to implementing partners (IPs) during planning, proposal preparation, implementation, monitoring, budget transfer, staff recruitment, compliance to the donors’ standards.
  • Budget responsibility


  • Qualified Medical Doctor or MPH, with a strong Public Health background – Qualified Nurse with extensive experience can as well be strongly considered.
  • At least 5 years working experience in Health & Nutrition programs in INGOs or relevant agencies.
  • Experience of managing community based Primary Health & Nutrition services in complex emergency situations
  • Experience building out contextually relevant projects for various donors including SHF and other institutional donors.
  • Ability to work in insecure environments and to manage one’s own personal security and the security of our work and partners.
  • Experience in both proposal and report writing
  • Fluency in English, basic knowledge of Arabic an advantage.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to maintain effective performance under pressure or adversity whilst managing time and resources efficiently.
  • Build the capacity and potential of the team, conflict resolution and communicating effectively and maintaining relationships within changing emergency teams.
  • Showing drive and initiative, willingly takes ownership, being accountable.
  • Supporting a culture of mutual respect, equality, trust and transparency where partnerships flourish.

We offer

  • Important and exciting tasks within a humanitarian response
  • Important role in a very visible organization, internationally
  • Good insurance and pension benefits

NCA emphasises diversity, and we therefore encourage all qualified persons to apply for a job with us, regardless of gender, age, disability or cultural background.

In accordance with core humanitarian principles, NCA implements a range of safeguards to prevent or reduce the possibility of humanitarian aid falling into the wrong hands. This includes those individuals and groups who are subject to sanctions by the United Nations Security Council. As part of this process, NCA will screen the details of the successful candidates for this post against the sanctions lists maintained by the UN and by some of NCAs governmental donors.

How to apply:

NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position.

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