GOAL Job Vacancy: Nutrition Coordinator - Turkey

General Description of the Role
GOAL has been working in Syria since 2012, responding to the acute needs of conflict affected communities. GOAL is working directly in Idleb Governate, and Latakia, Aleppo and Hama in conjunction with its partners, delivering food, non-food, WASH, shelter and Livelihoods services to highly vulnerable affected populations.

Currently GOAL works on nutrition issues through its food security and livelihoods programs but is looking to start nutrition programming in 2016. The Nutrition Coordinator will play a lead role in program design and developing a strategy for GOAL’s nutrition interventions.

Key Duties:
Provide strategic direction to the Nutrition Programme

  • Working in close collaboration with the nutrition team in Syria, ACD-P and DHoP and global advisors, develop an evidence-based nutrition strategy designed specifically for the Syrian context to guide programme direction.
  • Ensure that GOAL’s nutrition programme remains in line with guidance from the Nutrition Cluster and global technical bodies, is responsive to data from the field, and is attainable given donor priorities.
Overall responsibility for the implementation of the Nutrition Programme and achievement of results
  • Ensure the implementation of the Nutrition programme through all stages of the project management cycle, with a focus on the achievement of results and quality of activities.
  • Maintain project tools which support project implementation and management review of progress. Support the field teams to prepare programmatic work plans, target tables and project budgets specific to their areas of focus.
  • Manage the project budget through approving expenditures in accordance with GOAL policies and reviewing monthly budget versus actual reports, comparing with time and targets achievement.
  • Work with the M & E Department to strengthen and maintain a project monitoring and evaluation system, including an effective field reporting system that will enable measurement of progress at output and outcome levels.
  • Liaise with other departments including finance/administration, procurement and human resource departments to ensure adequate support for all project activities.
  • Ensure that all GOAL mainstreaming policies are incorporated in all nutrition proposals and activities.
Management and leadership
  • Provide overall leadership to the Nutrition Department, approaching the role with energy, professionalism and enthusiasm to create a positive and high performance environment.
  • Manage departmental resourcing ensuring careful HR planning to meet the needs of the programme.
  • Work to ensure that all project job vacancies are filled in a timely fashion through coordination with the HR Department through the recruitment process
  • Ensure work plans are in place for all project staff to reflect objectives and that mid-term reviews and annual appraisals are completed for all direct reports.
  • Provide remote monitoring of staff performance and achievements against work plans and provide on-the-job feedback and instigate corrective measures to ensure the optimal productivity and efficiency of staff
  • Foster a stable and participatory working environment by promoting experience sharing and lessons learnt.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for the technical development of project staff, organise capacity development and provide remote training as required.
  • In consultation with the ACD-P develop and maintain cordial working relationships with relevant stakeholders including, the Nutrition Cluster, donors, and political entities.
  • Ensure information is circulated to the field teams appropriately, and that information is fed from the field teams to senior management.
  • Liaise regularly with GOAL’s global nutrition technical team to ensure appropriate technical support for the program.
  • Support the grant department with input for donor reports and proposals.
  • Perform all other duties as requested by ACD.
  • First or second class bachelors level degree in humanitarian action, international development, health, nutrition or any closely related discipline from a recognised university.
  • At least three years practical experience with an international development organisation, managing Nutrition projects in complex operating environments.
  • A demonstrable high level of capacity in project management, budget management, strategy development, and proposal writing.
  • Strong experience in management and demonstrable capacity for departmental leadership.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills. Experience of proposal writing, log frame development and donor reporting.
  • Excellent IT skills, including strong knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and training skills and a track record of building/developing cohesive teams.
Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Closing Date: 03 Jan 2016