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Position Title: Field Research Coordinator
Number of positions: One (1)
Duty Station: Somalia
Ref: VA 021/2019
Organizational background: Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security, livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The Positions and responsibilities:
Action Against Hunger (AAH) has received a two-year contract from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for the Identifying the Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Relapse after Recovery from Severe Acute Malnutrition Globally project.
The project is led by AAH, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
The goal of this research project is to measure relapse rates among children who are discharged from outpatient therapeutic programs (OTP) following successful treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
In addition to measuring relapse to SAM, the project aims to better understand overall child health and nutrition outcomes during the year following SAM treatment (e.g. linear growth, illness, relapse to moderate acute malnutrition [MAM]). Secondary outcomes will also include exploring the programmatic costs associated with relapse as well as individual-level and programmatic-level risk factors associated with relapse, in particular WASH-related risk factors. The study will be implemented in four different countries – Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia.
The Field Research Coordinator in each country will be primarily responsible for implementing the data collection processes as described in the study protocol. They will be the main in-country point of contact for all matters related to the study.
The Field Research Coordinator’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
The Field Research Coordinator will be based in the field and serve as the main point-of-contact in-country for all elements of the project.
Potential responsibilities in this role include:
·         Serve as the in-country point of contact achieve in-country IRB approval (with support from ACF-USA and implementing NGO support)
·         Coordinate closely with the PI by participating in regular (weekly/bi-weekly) calls with the PI to communicate progress in recruitment, enrollment, and completion of follow-up visits by participants, as well as submitting weekly reports regarding data collection and study activities
The Field Research coordinator will have primary responsibility for the collection of data for the project, as well as maintaining overall data quality.
Responsibilities include:
·         Train and manage all data collectors
·         Oversee proper informed consent process by data collectors
·         Ensure quality of data collection and fidelity of study protocol implementation
·         Work closely with community health workers / volunteers (CHW/Vs) as well as CMAM clinic staff to identify and enroll participants
·         Track enrollment progression of both post-SAM children and non-SAM children
·         Enter all data into electronic data bases and reconcile any data entry errors with original hard copy forms
·         Track participant completion of follow-up appointments and manage the CHWs who travel to the field to encourage caregivers to return to the clinic for their follow-up visit
·         Oversee anthropometric measurements by data collectors and OTP clinic staff during follow-up visits to ensure accuracy in data
·         Oversee household surveys, water sample collection and analysis, food sample collection and analysis and rectal swab collection, and ensure compliance with study protocols with support from LSHTM
·         Collaborate closely with AAH Nutrition and WASH Heads of Departments
·         Collaborate closely with OTP clinic staff to obtain OTP clinic data of each post-SAM participant and transfer data from clinic forms into electronic database for the research project
·         Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience working in research projects and/or monitoring and evaluation in the field.
We are seeking an individual who is adept at following study protocols, who has good judgment and problem-solving skills, and has strong communication skills and documentation habits.
The person needs to have well-developed interpersonal skills (to be able to develop good rapport with data collectors and other in-country stakeholders) and be familiar with Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programming.
·         At least a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a major such as social or health science with 2 years relevant experience in the field; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a major such as social or health science with 5 years relevant experience in the field
·         Experience organizing and participating in field-level data collection as part of a research study or program monitoring and evaluation;
·         Training in and proven knowledge around nutrition programming in low-income countries;
·         Knowledge of MS Office Suite required and comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support.
·         Experience with mobile data collection tools (eg Kobo) (preferred but not required)
·         Ability to live and work in a developing country with travel to remote locations for the duration of data collection
·         Fluent in English and French is a requirement
·         Proven experience with field work, preferably the country where the study takes place
·         Possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail.
·         Possess significant team management skills.
·         Ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
·         Genuine interest in and commitment to the mission and principles of Action Against Hunger.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

Position Title: Human Resources Coordinator
Number of positions: One (1)
Duty Station: Mogadishu – Somalia
Ref: VA 019/2019
Organizational background: Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992.
Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security, livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.
The Positions and responsibilities:
AAH Somalia is looking for a Somali national to fill the position of Human Resources Coordinator.
The position will be based in Mogadishu-Somalia.
The incumbent reports hierarchically to the Country Director in Somalia and technically to the Global Human Resources, Learning & Development Department.
The HR Coordinator acts as a core business partner to the Country Director and Country Management Team, providing technical HR support, advisory and expertise.
The HR Coordinator’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
·         Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the Somalia office strategic vision.
·         Adapt and contextualize global organizational HR strategies, initiatives, programs and approaches to create a strong Employee Value Proposition at country level.
·         Contextualize, adapt and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective for the Somalia Country office.
·         Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function in the Somalia country office to ensure efficient and quality HR service delivery to internal clients.
·         Provide ongoing performance management guidance to line managers (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
·         Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, provide guidance on interpersonal/interdepartmental conflict, and build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
·         Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation
·         Ensures HR input in proposal development processes and donor reporting
·         Develop Annual HR plans i.e. recruitment, training and leave plans
·         Develop contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.
·         Provide guidance and input on country level change management initiatives, restructuring processes workforce planning, and succession planning.
·         Provide guidance, support and advice to the Country Director and the Country Management Team on risk management, investigations and HR compliance.
·         Engage with the global HRLD department and other HR team in field offices to enhance joint learning, implementation of best practices and contribute to fostering a sense of pride, purpose and belonging amongst employees.
·         Champion Prevention of Harassment, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PHSEA) in the country office
·         Champion Gender Equity and Diversity initiative and staff wellness programs in the country office.
Qualifications
·         Minimum of Bachelor degree or equivalent in HR, business, organizational behavior, organizational psychology or another related field. Master degree preferred.
·         At least 5 years progressive HR experience, with 2 years in a senior supervisory role.
·         Previous working experience in with an international development or humanitarian organization preferred.
·         Professional HR certification from a reputable body such as IHRM, SHRM, CIPD or HRCI preferred.
Skills and Experience
·         Ability to think strategically assessing options and actions based on trends and conditions in the work environment, and the vision and values of the organization.
·         Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on a management team that provides the countrywide leadership and direction.
·         Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, demonstrated ability to lead and develop HR staff.
·         Ability to work cooperatively with internal clients and organizational stakeholders at all levels and from all disciplines
·         Seasoned knowledge and experience in Somali employment law, compensation and benefits, workforce planning, employee relations, safety, and training and development.
·         Excellent oral and written verbal communication skills
·         Willingness and ability to travel, both nationally and internationally.
·         Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in HR database management and record keeping.
·         Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
·         Fluent written and spoken English and Somali.
·         Demonstrated ability to analyze complex and sensitive material and report on it cogently.
·         Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
·         Membership in a professional HR body is an added advantage.

Position Title: Technical Lead – SHINE Supply
Number of positions: One (1)
Duty Station: Mogadishu – Somalia
Ref: VA 020/2019
Organizational background: Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992.
Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security, livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.
The Positions and responsibilities:
AAH Somalia is looking for a Somali national to fill the position of Technical Lead-SHINE Supply.
The position will be based in Mogadishu-Somalia.
The incumbent reports hierarchically and technically to the SHINE Team Lead.
The Technical Lead-SHINE Supply ’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
Objective 1: Provide high quality technical support and input in the delivery of EPHS/HSS
·         Lead collaboration across the project technical teams to identify, analyse, formulate, and implement activities to strengthen key systems (leadership, quality of care ,logistics, and information systems) that support delivery of high quality health and nutrition services among the 10 SHINE districts.
·         Provide technical guidance to MoH Somalia and the health and nutrition teams of Consortium partners for Supply Chain Management, identifying evidence-based approaches that are contextually appropriate to reform the overall ACF Health Commodity Supply System.
·         In collaboration with MoH Somalia and SHINE partners, identify short and long-term technical assistance required for the successful implementation of the planned nutrition and Health activities.
·         Coordinate with other partners and support efforts to address health system strengthening gaps and help build technical capacity within the SHINE partners/MoH in 10 target district.
Objective 2: Capacity Strengthening Support
·         Provide technical support including leadership, monitoring, motivation and management of the health and Nutrition technical teams of MoH and SHINE partners
·         Conduct regular evaluation of the skills levels and technical competences of the SHINE health and nutrition teams in performing their assigned duties
·         Support MoH and SHINE partners in identifying and harmonizing training needs as well as ensuring the quality and pertinence of training programs established for SHINE Supply Consortium
·         Support MoH/SHINE Partners in managing training activities as envisaged in work plan.
·         Ensure that the health and nutrition teams meet the strategic objectives of SHINE SUPPLY in supporting the targeted areas in both nutrition and health response
·         Ensure that the services provided by the health and Nutrition team are adequate and meet the basic needs of the affected communities
Objective 3: To Develop strategies and support direct operations
·         In collaboration with MoH Somalia and SHINE partners, support the development of strategies related to health system strengthening, addressing the problems linked to poor health and malnutrition in the Banadir Region.
·         Coordinate and support the smooth implementation of planned nutrition and health activities
·         Ensure that the nutrition and health sections of the project implementation reports include critical analysis and technical sounds
·         Contribute through coordinating with the project team in the development of the nutrition and health sections for future proposals when required
Objective 4: To appropriately represent and coordinate
·         Disseminate the information collected to the key partners when required
·         Ensure that positive collaboration and he quality of relations with partners in regard to SHINE Supply project maintained throughout
·         Represent the SHINE at the national and regional level for Nutrition and Health Activities; coordinate and collaborate with MoH, WHO, external consultants and partners.
Objective 5: To produce timely and quality reports
·         Support and provide technical back stopping to the MEAL and program teams during the completion of the monthly and quarterly reports.
·         Ensure that reports on any training session and/or workshop organized by the SHINE partners is documented and disseminated widely as per the Consortium guidelines
·         Ensure that all technical reports for external release are validated by relevant Technical experts in MoH and SHINE partners
·         Contribute to the donors reports: interim and final reports as required
Additional Responsibilities
·         This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
·         The employee should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
·         The employee is expected to conduct all assigned tasks in a very professional manner following Action against Hunger Somalia, staff regulations and charter including promotion of gender equality.
Qualifications
·         Master Degree in the health sciences, epidemiology or public Health Nutrition, or related field
·         Bachelor’s degree in Health &Nutrition with extensive experience or field related/relevant to international H&N work
·         At least 3 years of proven experience in Managing Health and Nutrition projects, research and surveys as well as humanitarian work
Skills and Experience
Essential
·         Excellent Reporting and analytical skills
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Good management , coordination and representation competencies
·         Excellent in influencing and negotiation skills
·         Proven technical knowledge and capacity to lead implementation of H&N activities, projects, programs
·         Good understanding of links between emergency and development programs,
·         Strong planning and organizational skills
·         Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision and to deal with problems and issues both promptly and efficiently.
Preferred
·         Strong understanding of Health Management information System, Health Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation methods.
·         Experience in health and nutrition program management in emergency set-up including proposal writing, project budget management, reporting and training provision
·         Knowledge of Health assessment, Patient satisfaction surveys and KAP methodologies will be of added value.
·         Willing for frequent travel to mentor and monitor activities.
·         Easily acculturate with remote areas living conditions
·         Ability to absorb and manage workloads and stresses without affecting the quality of the deliverables.
·         Computer and IT expertise highly.
·         Experience in donor reporting e.g. DFID, ECHO, EU, UN Agencies, OFDA/USAID preferred,
·         Experience in hardship postings/complex emergencies, with proven leadership experience; able to work in a fluid and insecure area; Maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions.
How to Apply
Applications, should include a CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to: hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 20 September 2019 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line and the preferred duty station.
Technical Lead – SHINE Supply – Mogadishu
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
This position is open to Somalia nationals

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