Position : Coordinator

Department : Nutrition and Food Security

Level : Head of Department

Type of Employment : Contractual (2 years Contract, extendable)

Reports to :Chief Operations Officer

Application Deadline : December 31, 2013

Job Summary:

Strengthen Eminence’s visibility and to ensure that all Nutrition and Food Security program activities are implemented, monitored and evaluated in a timely manner and in line with strategic objective.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the nutrition and food security units.
  • Establish short and long-term strategic goals in Nutrition and Food Security programs to support organizational objectives.

  • Investigate needs and feasibility of relevant nutrition interventions in compliance with Eminence’s strategy develops program targeting under nutrition in coordination with food security accordingly.
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategy for Nutrition and Food Security programs.
  • Lead the assessment, research, training, advocacy and design of project proposals, concept notes etc.
  • Identify priorities in the design of work plans, and establish a timely and participatory work planning process..
  • Monitor risk factors, supervise and supports project staff and consultants in achieving program objective and outcome.
  • Ensure that procedures are established and adhered to for Nutrition and Food related activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement and budgeting.
  • Ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.
  • Enhance capacity of Nutrition and Food Security department including the development of Proposal, Concept, appropriate Materials and Training programs for successful implementation of the projects.
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with all nutrition partners, including the funder, government counterparts, local organizations, and program partners.
  • Develop strategic partnerships at national level and attend key events, meetings to achieve departmental objectives.
  • Develop knowledge management systems to share lessons learnt, best practices and ensure lessons feed into nutrition program development and policy interventions.
  • Ensure timely production and submission of progress reports to Eminence/ Partners.
  • Lead and facilitate internal organizational analysis and reflection of capacities.
  • Lead the team ensuring departmental function is efficient and effective.
  • Ensure effective collaboration between programs and Finance, HR and Administration.
  • Provide guidance and motivation to build strong team work and retention.

Requirements:

Education:

Post Graduate degree (PhD preferable) in Social Science preferably in Public Health/ Nutrition/Food Security.

Experience:

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in nutrition and food security related programs in which 5 years as a leading position.
  • Experience working with local or international partner organization or donor agencies on large-scale programs.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge in developing proposal, concepts, strategies and interventions to address nutrition and development issues.
  • Knowledge in program design, implementation and M&E.
  • Excellent knowledge in project management and frameworks.
  • Sound understanding of the international programming in Nutrition and Food Security sector for developing countries.
  • Knowledge of individuals, donors and networks making significant contributions in the global response of development.
  • Sound understanding of the funding landscape.

Skill:

  • Strong network and interpersonal skill
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to deliver results.
  • Excellent skill in verbal and written communications in English particularly in preparing issue-based papers or reports.
  • Skills in training, process facilitation, strategic planning and partnership building.
  • Excellent project management skill.
  • Computer literacy.

Attitudes:

  • Passionate about development of Bangladesh and Eminence’s vision and mission.
  • Approachable, flexible, creative and supportive.
  • Diplomacy, tact and Strong judgment – able to assess situation, take responsibility and act accordingly.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels.
  • Patience and perseverance.
  • Team player and manager.

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