01-06-2012 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-nutritionist
Nutritionists are responsible of ensuring nutrition input when/where relevant and implementing and supervising nutrition programmes in the field. This in compliance with ICRC's and national protocols/guidelines, and in collaboration with local partners.
The panel of activities in a nutrition program include:
Overall Situation Analysis
- To analyze the livelihood and nutritional situation of populations of ICRC concern while putting this in perspective to the country/region.
- To provide with the elements/practical recommendations to orient the Assistance/ICRC programme's policy and strategy
- To facilitate and support the design and implementation of nutrition assessments, baseline assessments, nutrition surveys, monitoring and surveillance.
- To facilitate, design an implement strategies to prevent and treat acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies: General food distributions, blanket distributions, supplementary and therapeutic feeding distribution (either in PHC, Hospitals, detention places, open environments, etc)
- To evaluate both the impact of nutrition/economic security interventions and changes in population environment/livelihood and to adapt the programs accordingly
- Technical input for health and economic security related programs (cash, grants, Micro Economic Initiatives, Agro and veterinarian programs, etc)
Emergency preparedness and response
- To provide with nutrition information, tools and when required; to participate in the immediate response to critical situations
- To review and adapt nutrition input/interventions in emergency response
- Contribute to the development of ICRC/Economic Security strategies & policies
- Represents the ICRC at nutrition related forums
- Capacity building of local partners
- Organize/participate in internal/external workshops and seminars.
- Design and participate in research projects
- Ideal age: 25 to 35
- Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings during the first 24 months of collaboration
- Nutritionist, nurse or medical doctor
- University degree in the fields of nutrition, public health or related subject
- Minimum of 3 years professional experience in one of the above mentioned field
- Humanitarian field experience is a must as well as emergency response
- Excellent command of French and English - Arabic, Spanish, Russian an asset
- Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet software and basic nutrition programmes
- Driving license (must cover manual transmission – a license for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)
- Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
- Open-minded and adaptable, empathic and diplomatic
- Neat appearance, good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills
- Able to work in a team, under pressure in a dangerous environment
- Ability to take relevant decisions within a given framework
Minimum length of assignment : 12 months