Health & Nutrition Adviser At Adventist Development and Relief Agency International


Under the supervision of the technical supervision from the Director of Business Development and Partnerships, the Health and Nutrition Adviser will be leading, coordinating and ensuring high quality implementation of all project activities in the targeted areas, as well as ensuring timely reporting and compliance with donors’ rules and regulations for the Health and Nutrition sectors, and developing new funding opportunities while ensuring continuous improvement to the ongoing programs. The adviser will strengthen relationships with all stakeholders in target project areas. The adviser will coordinate closely with national stakeholders (clusters, strategic groups, etc.) in all sites/hubs of implementation to ensure the appropriate coordination of activities and avoid overlaps of assistance. The H&N Adviser will also supervise the technical coordinators and officers in the field for relevant programs along with the cluster representatives.

The “Health & Nutrition Advisor” will be responsible but not limited to:

· Ensure the effective management and development of the Emergency Health and Nutrition programs monitoring, review and evaluation of the situation and programs and within the framework of the overall ADRA policies and strategies.

· Participate and lead as required in Business Development tasks, ensuring program continuation and sustained service delivery.

· Prepare, manage and regularly update the program activities implementation plans for the sectors to ensure proper deliver of health and nutrition services.

· Ensure minimum standards are maintained in accordance with humanitarian relief and MoPH&P guidelines. (MISP, SPHERE, etc.)

· Ensure timely and quality implementation of activities in compliance with the defined project as well as ADRA and donor guidelines.

· Ensure safe, effective and quality delivery of Health and Nutrition Programs interventions to the targeted beneficiaries.

· Provide regular reports on the programs progress, lessons learned and means of further improvement to the supervisor.

· Participate in Emergency Response planning and coordination as needed

· Lead emergency efforts during onset crises, disaster, etc., for health and nutrition response

· Monitor projects progress and develop corrective measures, prepare a data base and projects indicators across all national programs

· Undertake field visits to provide guidance and supervision as well as to regularly monitor the progress of activities, the quality of implementation and adherence of field teams to the standard guidelines.

· Ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in Health /Nutrition activities.

· Maintain working relationship with relevant host government ministries, UN agencies, International and National Non-governmental health organizations and for Health and Nutrition programs.

· Assist logistic department in procurement of drugs and medical equipment, by provision of technical specification of pharmaceutical and medical equipment and supplies, and provide the guidance for quality control process.

· Provide technical support to Health and Nutrition Programs staff, partners and government authorities on the planning, implementation and management of the Health and Nutrition projects.

· Identify learning and training opportunities for Health and Nutrition Programs staff and work to increase their competencies, capacities and own personnel development.

· Conduct regular meetings with Health and Nutrition programs staff to monitor progress in implementation, exchange information, discuss challenges and plan forward.

· Ensure that staff responsibilities are clearly defined, understood and objectives are set against work plans and regularly monitored.

· Ensure effective involvement of staff in running the projects through participatory approach in planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and decision-making.

· Preparing periodic project narrative and financial reports are delivered, according to USAID and donor requirements.

· Prepare timely program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal ADRA requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

· Provide support and work closely with MEAL team in following up the implementation process of the projects.

· Ensure effective and efficient use of all ADRA resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.

· Comply with ADRA policies and practices with respect to child protection, code of conduct, child safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunity and other relevant policies and procedures.

· Perform any other duties as assigned by direct supervisor.


· Completed university degree (Bachelor; Master or above preferable) in medical or health related fields.

· Relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, minimum service package, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or other related areas.

· At least five years of senior project management experience including direct supervision of professional and support health staff is required

· Proven abilities in information analysis and strong English drafting abilities.

· Demonstrated initiative, problem-solving skills and ability to make sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks;

· Demonstrated ability to manage a multinational and diverse staff; and ensure highest level of morale within team

· Exhibit the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.

· Ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment;

· Good knowledge of institutional mandates, politics and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the USAID rules and regulations

· Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

· Ability to coordinate their work with others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

· Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases.

Excellent spoken and written English is required.

How to apply

· Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE

· Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

· Submit only one application per position

· Females are encouraged to apply.

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