Nutrition Manager

International Rescue Committee
Job Type: Full-time

Full Job Description
Requisition ID: req37317

Job Title: Nutrition Manager

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Dhusamareeb, Somalia

Job Description

Working under the guidance and supervision of the nutrition coordinator, the Nutrition Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of nutrition programs that encompass nutrition surveillance & assessments promotion of maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN); nutrition education & counseling; addressing micronutrient deficiencies; and the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM), in all IRC supported health facilities. He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of public health nutrition performance indicators as per SPHERE/WHO standards in humanitarian settings


Develop an annual nutrition sector work plan for all the IRC supported health facilities and implementation of IMAM including simplified approaches (the combined protocol, Family MUAC) programs of IRC and local implementing partners as well as nutrition assessments implemented by IRC Somalia.
Supervise and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of nutrition project activities in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines.
Conduct nutritional surveillance in the camp based on agreed wide methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, coverage surveys (eSQUEAC) and other rapid methods.
Coordinate with other IRC departments and implementing partners to develop training curricula and implementation plans.
Assist in response and management of any nutrition emergencies e.g. acute food shortages and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.
Promote MIYCN best practices in various health facilities.
Oversee implementation and integration of comprehensive growth monitoring program
Participate actively in execution of operational research in various health facilities if need be
Plan and actively involve the community in marking recognized nutrition related days.


Monitoring and supervising both IRC staffs and those seconded to IRC to ensure work is performed efficiently.
Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and annual workplans and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
Oversee continuous training programs for the nutrition staff as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget
Review personnel issues and concerns of nutrition staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
Participate in recruitment of nutrition staff as appropriate
Recommend promotions, disciplinary action of nutrition staff to the nutrition coordinator.

Reporting and Coordination:

Represent IRC in Nutrition Coordination meetings with implementing partners and attend Nutrition cluster and other Nutrition /Health related forums.
Coordinate with the MoH on nutrition aspects.
Keep the nutrition coordinator informed of all developments through regular reports
Compile weekly, monthly reports and donor reports.

Supply chain

Work with the supply chain team to develop accurate and timely monthly nutrition orders
Monitor utilization of IRC issued nutrition supplies; monitor and track IRC nutrition sector assets
Review of all nutrition program purchase requisitions
Finance and grant management

Prepare spending plans for the program based on the available budget
Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings, with records of updated expenditure and spending plans
Ensure adherence to the nutrition program budget by reviewing monthly expenditure
Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact on budget adherence.


Bachelor’s degree in food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized University.(master’s in public health nutrition preferred)
A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of IMAM and MIYCN at program management level is required.
Knowledge in computer statistical packages such as ENA for SMART and basic data analysis skills.
Experience in designing and implementing nutrition surveys and other methodologies
Experience in managing a nutrition program in emergencies or among refugee/ displaced populations. Excellent written and oral English skills
Standards of Professional Conduct:

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality:

IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion:

at IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.

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