People in Need Vacancy: Program Manager - Nutrition Kuito, Bié - Angola

Location: Kuito, Bié, Angola

Duration: 36 months (or to be discussed)

Start-up date: according to availability

Languages: Native or Advanced Portuguese and Advanced English

About People in Need
People in Need (PIN) from the Czech Republic, supports people in emergencies, both in crises of war as well as in areas affected by natural disasters, and in places where it is hard for people to break out of the vicious circle of poverty without support. PIN deal with longer-term problems overseas such as the shortage of safe water, restricted access to good-quality education and health services or environmental degradation. Development cooperation and humanitarian work comprises efforts to help people in their attempts to escape poverty and ensure further development. People in Need often follows up on its humanitarian activities with development projects in order to help prevent future crises and mitigate their negative impacts.

PIN's Relief and Development Section operate in twenty-two countries, with permanent offices in fifteen of them. Every year it carries out projects worth millions of Euros for hundreds of thousands of people born in less fortunate parts of our planet.

PIN has been active in Angola since 2006. With a current team of 9 expatriates and approx. 70 local staff, it manages programs focusing on improving education, livelihoods and food security, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and gender-based violence and civil society development. PIN programs are managed from its head office in Kuito, Bié province and field offices in Huambo and Benguela provinces to be opened early 2016. For more info see CLICK HERE

General Post Criteria
An experienced professional in the area of nutrition, with expertise in morbidity and mortality of children under five and women of reproductive age.

S/he must have proven program management background, having worked directly implementing projects on the field. S/he will have excellent technical expertise pertaining to the treatment of acute malnutrition and health promotion, while having proven mediation/negotiation skills among CBOs, SCO and local authorities. The Nutrition program Manager (PM) is expected to successfully communicate with INGOs, donors and partners, in order to promote initiatives for improved nutrition, innovative approaches to community-based health, and behaviour change. Proven solid and clear report-writing is absolutely necessary in both English and Portuguese.

Post context
The PM will be lined managed by the Head of Mission (HoM) and will be in charge of PINs initiatives within the NGO *Child Nutrition Survival program Consortium**.*

The overall aim of this program is to achieve a sustained reduction of morbidity and mortality of children under five and women of reproductive age in Central and Southern Angola. It will address the health needs of the community by using a package of successful innovative strategies known to change behaviour and to build the capacity of community health workers, while improving the quality and access to essential services.

Task and responsibilites
The PM will directly be responsible for:
  • Overall project management and implementation
  • Local team management and capacity building
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Reporting to Prague-based HQ and donors
  • Cooperation with partners, donors, local authorities and communities
  • Further development of PIN Angola‘s Nutrition program
  • Developing new program proposals
  • Representing PIN at relevant meetings and events
Skills and qualifications
  • Master’s degree and/or Specialization in the field of Nutrition/Medical or Public Health
  • At least 5 years of experience working with nutrition programs
  • Team management experience (at least 3 years in management positions)
  • Experience with community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) / integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM)
  • Experience with needs assessments and nutritional surveys (SMART, SQUEAC, SLEAC) and decent command of anthropometric software such as ENA or WHO Anthro
  • Previous experience with acute malnutrition prevention and health promotion
  • Experience with projects focused on combatting chronic malnutrition
  • Experience with child and maternal health programs / community health programs
  • Active knowledge of project cycle management and result based monitoring
  • Experience working with communities in developing countries (experience living and working in a rural African context highly desired)
  • Very good communication and organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Portuguese
Critical Success Factor
  • Structured, and well-organized
  • Trustworthy, responsible and meticulous (focus on details)
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong writer
  • Strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Easy-going with a good sense of humour
  • Experience within the region with an understanding of local dynamics is a plus
PIN offers:
  • Responsible and independent working position
  • Background of a well-established organization
  • Start-up salary 2 930 USD per month, per diems included
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
  • Medical helpdesk available online
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation is in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
  • R&R: PIN will cover cost of one regional ticket up to 500 USD per year
How to apply:
If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and cover letter to until 15th of March 2016. Please use “Program Manager – Angola” as the subject of your email. Kindly note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.