Afghanistan Holding Group Kabulonga, Crestfield Dr, Whitehall, Dublin 9, Ireland
Oct 04, 2017Full time
Job Description: The duties and responsibilities of the Health Technical Specialist - Nutritionist are listed below, but may not be limited to: General Provide technical support, guidance, and advice for the planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition projects supported by Global Affairs Canada; Coordinate and conduct field monitoring and site visits and prepare monitoring reports on Global Affairs Canada’s nutrition projects in Afghanistan; Attend meetings and other professional events related to Canada’s nutrition programming with the Government of Afghanistan, as well as with international and local partner organizations and other donors; Provide timely summary reports to Global Affairs Canada on outcomes of meetings and events; Conduct analyses and prepare documents on sector conditions, activities, plans and trends; Gather information and prepare materials to support the Global Affairs Canada Afghanistan Program’s communications, stakeholder engagement, work planning and reporting activities related to the health sector; Interact with operational and potential areas - Health Systems (including civil registration, vital statistics, and international health regulations) Health Service Delivery, Nutrition, Polio, Immunization, Medical Clinics (establishment/management), Community Based Health Facilities, Medical Professions (doctor, nurse, midwife), Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Health Sector Reform, Health Sector Human Resources (training/management) and Health Sector Financing. Provide technical support on issues related to basic health service needs (general health services, nutrition, and immunization) with special focus on women and girls (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence-SGBV, Child Early and Forced Marriage-CEFM and service delivery) within the sector; Collaborate and coordinate work, when required, with other Field Support Services Technical Specialists. Support to Project and Program Planning Provide technical inputs for project and program planning; Provide technical support to improve project implementation including tracking progress against deliverables, project work plan, and budget and develop project progress reports; Conduct or support feasibility studies and needs assessments for project identification, planning, and design; Provide technical feedback on project plans, progress reports and approval documents; Provide technical support and required information for development and planning of project budgets; Contribute to minimizing the environmental impacts of the projects in terms of construction/rehabilitation/management of health facilities, medical waste, water, sanitation and hygiene practices. Monitoring Services Update and track project/program progress (activities, milestones, reporting) for nutrition projects; Develop a monitoring plan for Global Affairs Canada health sector programs in consultation with Global Affairs Canada personnel and project implementing partners; Draft plans and terms of reference for site visits and monitoring missions in consultation with Global Affairs Canada personnel and project implementing partners; Conduct field monitoring missions and site inspection visits to nutrition project activities at the national, provincial, and district levels; Provide timely monitoring mission reports to Global Affairs Canada and, when requested by Global Affairs Canada, to vested stakeholders; Monitor and summarize reports on government, donors, civil society, and development partner activities and trends in the health sector in Afghanistan; Monitor local Afghan print, online and social media and keep Global Affairs Canada personnel informed on matters related to nutrition issues in Afghanistan; Support, contribute and participate in the planning and delivery of the missions and field visits of Global Affairs Canada HQ personnel and consultants, as needed. Support to Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement Liaise and communicate with donors, NGOs, other development partners and the Government of Afghanistan with respect to nutrition issues of interest to Global Affairs Canada by networking these stakeholders; Participate in and summarize outcomes of government, donor, non-governmental organizations and other development partners’ meetings and seminars; Draft quality reports on donor activities and trends in the health sector focusing on nutrition in Afghanistan; Develop and maintain an up to date contact list of government, donors, Civil Society Organizations and project stakeholders working in nutrition; Develop and maintain an up to date register of committees, work groups and other regular meetings comprising the government – donor – civil society coordination system and coordination committees working in nutrition in Afghanistan; Facilitate roundtables and design and deliver training workshops on nutrition issues; Develop a detailed mapping of government (including all ministries involved in nutrition), donor and partner development nutrition activities in the health sector in Afghanistan and draft a comprehensive report; Develop a geographic mapping of Global Affairs Canada and other donor project nutrition activities in the health sector in Afghanistan; Support, when tasked by Global Affairs Canada, Canada’s participation in the development coordination system in the nutrition sector in Afghanistan; Collaborate with other FSS Technical Specialists as necessary. Analysis Collect, analyze and summarize surveys and conduct studies and evaluations related to the nutrition sector; Review and summarize the changes and developments occurring in global and national (including from Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and other ministries involved in nutrition) policies and strategies related to nutrition ; Conduct an institutional assessments of health sector organizations and organizations involved in nutrition, as requested by Global Affairs Canada; Collect nutrition data (sex-disaggregated) and provide summaries of nutrition data and trends. Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Provide technical input and support for development of communications plans and strategies; Capture/collect data, information, and high-quality images and photos related to nutrition required for drafting/developing success stories, fact sheets, and brochures; Collect/develop sector material to be used for the Canadian Embassy’s Twitter, Facebook and website posts. Project Management Support and Technical Assistance Provide written summaries of key meetings for Global Affairs Canada personnel; Provide technical support to improve project implementation including tracking progress against deliverables, project work plan and budget, and risk management; Conduct technical analyses and review of project proposals, reports, and evaluations; Provide technical inputs to help the design of the program risk management plan and project management documents Participate in and report on Ministry of Public Health or similar evaluation or assessment boards which requiring representation from Canada; Participate in project briefing/information workshops and familiarize him/herself with project and program scope and objectives; Participate, on request by Global Affairs Canada Health Sector team or Technical Authority, in project/program status and planning meetings; Participate in status and planning meetings with the Global Affairs Canada Technical Lead for the Health sector. Draft quality reports of meetings with the Embassy Development Assistance team, consultants and Global Affairs Canada technical team working for the Health sector. Contract Management In consultation with the Global Affairs Canada Health Team and Technical Authority, develop monthly and annual work plans and prioritize the activities on a quarterly basis over an annual period; Draft progress reports and update work plan on regular basis (monthly). Participate, on request by Global Affairs Canada Health Sector team or Technical Authority, in project/program status and planning meetings. Place of Work The Health Technical Specialist - Nutritionist will be based in Kabul and usually expected to work from the AHG FSSP Offices. She or he will be expected to attend meetings within Kabul at offices of the Canadian Embassy, other International Community members, project implementing partners and relevant ministries of the Government of Afghanistan. Work-related transportation, within Kabul, will be provided by the AHG FSS Office. This is excluding the commuting for pick and drop from home to office and vice versa, (female candidates are exempt). The Health Technical Specialist – Nutritionist will be required to conduct regular field visits, expected to average 10 to 15 days per quarter, to project sites either alone, in company of other FSSP Technical Specialists. Travel may include remote and potentially insecure areas throughout Afghanistan including, but no limited to, Ghor, Badakhshan, Bamyan, Baghlan, Daikundi, Kandahar, Laghman, Wardak, Farah, Paktika, Nooristan, Kuanarha, Kunduz, Jawzjan, Sari-Pul, Faryab, Takhar and Nangarhar. Locations of project activities are subject to change depending on security situation and future programming sites. For work outside Kabul, transportation, accommodation, meals and incidentals will be covered by the FSSP Office. For Technical Specialists who are female, when travel with a mahram is necessary, expenses for the mahram will be reimbursed.